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Last updated: Friday, October 24, 2014 10:22:24 AM

North Korea releases detained American
Pyongyang, Oct 22 (IANS) North Korea has released detained American Jeffrey Edward Fowle and handed him over to the US, state media reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:44:03 PM

New Afghan President to visit China
Beijing, Oct 22 (IANS) Afghanistan's new President, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai will pay a state visit to China from next Tuesday to Friday, his first foreign visit since assuming office last month, the Chinese foreign ministry announced Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:16:12 PM

EU sets 'red lines' for Israel in occupied territories
Jerusalem, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) The European Union (EU) will discuss with Israel "red lines" regarding the occupied territories in the West Bank and East Jerusalem to defend the two-state solution threatened by recent Israeli decisions, an Israeli newspaper reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:00:05 PM

Finding MH370 remains priority: Malaysian minister
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 22 (IANS) The Malaysian government is committed to finding the remains of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which vanished March 8 without any trace, media reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:38:06 PM

India eves face Jordan test in AFC Under-16 qualifiers
Dhaka, Oct 22 (IANS) Indian Under-16 women's team will aim to win against Jordan here Thursday and also hope hosts Bangladesh beat Iran to help India secure qualification to the main draw of the 2015 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women's Championships.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:28:06 PM

Malaysian Indians celebrate Diwali
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 22 (IANS) Malaysian Indians and people of the Hindu faith Wednesday celebrated Diwali with a great fervour here, media reported.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:30:09 PM

Pakistan, Iran agree on cooperation following border unrest
Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Pakistani and Iranian officials Wednesday agreed on intelligence cooperation at the border between the two neighbouring countries.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:04:03 PM

Bangladesh elected to the UN Human Rights Council
Dhaka, Oct 22 (IANS) Bangladesh has been elected a member of the UN Human Rights Council for 2015-2017 term, media reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:50:05 PM

Three injured in Pakistan blast
Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Three people were injured Wednesday when a remote-controlled blast targeted a polio team in Pakistan's Bajaur tribal region.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:40:06 PM

Release detained missionary, South Korea tells North Korea
Seoul, Oct 22 (IANS) Seoul Wednesday urged North Korea to release a South Korean Christian missionary who has been detained for about a year.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:40:05 PM

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