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Last updated: Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:14:03 PM

Asians lead in shunning PCs for smartphones
Singapore, Oct 29 (IANS) When it comes to surfing the internet on smartphones, Asians are way ahead than their Western counterparts, said a survey, adding that the trend has put the continent on top in replacing personal computers with smartphones.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:32:19 PM

Bangladesh's Jamaat calls shutdown after chief's death sentence
Dhaka, Oct 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's largest Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami, Wednesday called for a country-wide shutdown after its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami was handed down the death sentence for wartime atrocities committed during the country's 1971 Liberation War, media reports said.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:32:18 PM

Over 250 still missing in Sri Lanka landslide
Colombo, Oct 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center(DMC) Wednesday said that over 250 people remain missing, hours after a massive landslide which buried over 150 houses in Haldammulla, located between Southern and Eastern Sri Lanka.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:32:17 PM

Modi to have jam-packed itinerary at SAARC Summit
Kathmandu, Oct 29 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrives in Nepal on a four-day visit Nov 25 to participate in the 18th SAARC Summit, will be visiting three religious sites -- Janakpur, Lumbini and Muktinath.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:26:18 PM

Rajapaksa can contest for a third term: PM
Colombo, Oct 29 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa can contest the upcoming presidential election for a third term, Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne has said.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:50:10 PM

Peshmerga forces ready to cross into Syria to fight IS
Damascus, Oct 29 (IANS) Preparations are currently underway at the predominantly Syrian Kurdish city of Kobane for receiving Peshmerga forces who arrived in southeastern Turkey early Wednesday to fight alongside other Kurdish groups against the Islamic State (IS) militants.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:42:21 PM

Iraqi Kurds on their way to Syria to fight IS
Ankara, Oct 29 (IANS) A group of Iraqi Kurdish fighters arrived in Turkey early Wednesday to fight the Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, a media report said.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:22:14 PM

Paleolithic Age site found in China
Beijing, Oct 29 (IANS) Chinese archaeologists have discovered a large paleolithic site that dates back 10,000-30,000 years in China's Heilongjiang province, Xinhua reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:20:10 PM

Over 30 Syrian soldiers killed in clashes with IS
Damascus, Oct 29 (IANS) Over 30 Syrian troops were killed during overnight clashes with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group near a key gas field in the country's central province of Homs, an oppositional monitoring group reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:18:03 PM

14 bodies found after Sri Lanka landslide
Colombo, Oct 29 (IANS) Fourteen bodies have been found after a massive landslide hit central Sri Lanka, and authorities say more than 150 people remain missing.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:00:04 PM

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