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Last updated: Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:18:04 AM

Tahirul Qadri ends protest in Islamabad
Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Tahirul Qadri ended his sit-in protest Tuesday, only to restart its new stage in December in the port city of Karachi.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:10:06 AM

Iran supports Iraq's new government: supreme leader
Tehran, Oct 22 (IANS) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Tuesday said the Islamic republic fully supports the new Iraqi government.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:36:15 AM

Air strikes kill 28 militants in Pakistan
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) At least 28 militants were killed when the Pakistani army launched an air strike in the country's northwest tribal town of Datta Khel Tuesday, military said.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:42:17 PM

Report reveals large-scale torture in China's 'Black Jails'
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) The use of hotels and factories as clandestine prisons where thousands of people -- mostly women -- are tortured to prevent their complaints against the government from coming to light has rapidly increased in China, an organisation Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) said Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:22:14 PM

IS seizes weapons airdropped for Kurds in Syria
Damascus, Oct 21 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) militants captured one of the weapons shipments airdropped by the US to the Kurdish fighters of the People Protection Units (YPG) in the city of Kobane in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:14:04 PM

Over 40 Nusra Front fighters desert to join IS
Beirut, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) Some 40 fighters from the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, have joined the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group in recent months, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:54:04 PM

Japanese firm develops wireless charging system for electric vehicles
Tokyo, Oct 21 (IANS) Japanese electronic components maker TDK has developed a wireless charging system for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, which it hopes will be in use around 2018.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:44:04 PM

Israeli PM summons coalition leaders amid possible political crisis
Jerusalem, Oct 21 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned leaders of the parties in his coalition to a meeting Wednesday amid what is claimed to be a looming political crisis, his office confirmed to Xinhua.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:28:03 PM

Hong Kong government, protesting students hold talks (Roundup)
Hong Kong , Oct 21 (IANS) The Hong Kong government Tuesday held the first formal talks with student leaders speaking for sit-in protesters to find a peaceful way to end the Occupy Central movement which started Sep 28.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 8:36:09 PM

Pakistan president orders steps against Ebola
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain has issued instructions to the authorities to take precautionary measures against the Ebola virus disease, officials said Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:46:27 PM

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