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France to boost ties with sanction-free Iran
Tehran, July 29 (IANS/EFE) Iran and France will deepen bilateral political and economic relations in the "near future", once the historic nuclear agreement is implemented, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and his Iranian counterpart Mohamad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:26:17 PM

Afghan government says Taliban chief died two years ago (Third Lead)
Kabul, July 29 (IANS) The Afghan government on Wednesday evening said Taliban leader Mullah Omar died in 2013 in Pakistan -- the news coming ahead of the second round of peace talks between Afghan officials and Taliban representatives in Pakistan on Friday.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:16:18 PM

Gay couple in Thailand fight for daughter's custody
Bangkok, July 29 (IANS/EFE) Gordon Lake smiles as Carmen's little fingers cling to his thumb. For the past six months he has been waiting, terrified that Thailand's social services will separate him from his daughter but asserting he will never let that happen.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:00:03 PM

Taliban's Mullah Omar died two years ago: Afghan intelligence
Kabul, July 29 (IANS) Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar died two years ago in Pakistan and his death was kept secret to avoid demoralisation of Taliban militants, an Afghan intelligence agency said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:28:04 PM

Maldives mulls withdrawing from Commonwealth over foreign interference
Male/London, July 29 (IANS) The Maldives has briefed Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma on the government's proposed move for withdrawing from membership of the Commonwealth grouping, days after President Abdulla Yameen hit out at perceived foreign interference over the jailing of former president Mohamed Nasheed.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:08:03 PM

Afghan government to examine reports of Taliban chief's death
Kabul, July 29 (IANS) The Afghan government on Wednesday said it was examining reports that Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead - which comes as Afghan officials and Taliban representatives are set to hold a second round of peace talks in Pakistan on Friday.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 7:58:03 PM

Ex-Nepal PM opposes giving road project to Indian consortium
Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) Former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai has opposed the government's plan to hand over the Kathmandu-Nijgadh Fast Track Road Project to an Indian consortium, terming the move against Nepal's national interest.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 7:44:03 PM

China twin tower boasts of world's largest LED wall
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) A twin tower in China's Jiangxi Province now has the world's largest LED wall, exceeding that of the 828-metre-high Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world's tallest tower, a media report said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 7:22:19 PM

Bangladesh SC upholds opposition leader's death sentence
Dhaka, July 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for opposition BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury for atrocities committed during the 1971 liberation war, including the large-scale killing of minority Hindus.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 6:12:13 PM

China's Yao Ming, Song Andong weigh in for Olympics 2022 bid
Kuala Lumpur, July 29 (IANS) With two days to go before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decides on the 2022 Winter Olympics host city, Yao Ming and Song Andong, the two best known Chinese sportsmen, said they can't wait for the result.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 5:24:02 PM

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