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Last updated: Monday, October 05, 2015 6:00:04 PM

Tokyo stocks open higher
Tokyo, Oct 5 (IANS) Tokyo stocks opened sharply higher on Monday as investor sentiment was boosted by gains in the US markets before the weekend and signs of progress in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations.

Monday, October 05, 2015 6:52:15 AM

Israel threatens 'harsh response' amid violent attacks
Jerusalem, Oct 5 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Sunday to deliver a harsh response on "Palestinian terrorism" amid a wave of violent attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Monday, October 05, 2015 6:26:16 AM

Jordan, Romania call for intensified efforts to fight terrorism
Amman, Oct 5 (IANS) Jordan and Romania on Sunday called for intensified efforts to fight terrorism, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

Monday, October 05, 2015 5:10:03 AM

Afghan hospital bombing: Toll rises to 22
Kabul, Oct 5 (IANS) The toll by air strikes at a hospital in Afghanistan's Kunduz city has risen to 22, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), the agency running the hospital, said on Sunday.

Monday, October 05, 2015 3:12:16 AM

US denies halting anti-IS cooperation with Iraq
Baghdad, Oct 4 (IANS) The US embassy here denied on Sunday it has halted military cooperation with Iraqi security forces to fight the Islamic State (IS) militant group which has captured parts of the western province of Anbar.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 10:24:03 PM

Four dead as typhoon Mujigae hits China
Beijing, Oct 4 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 80 injured, while another 16 were reported missing as typhoon Mujigae, the 22nd typhoon this year, hit China's Guangdong province on Sunday, a media report said.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 9:36:14 PM

Sharif to visit Washington this month
Islamabad, Oct 4 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Washington this month at the invitation of US President Barack Obama, state media reported on Sunday.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 9:28:03 PM

Ferrer beats Lopez to claim Malaysia Open title
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 4 (IANS) World No.8 David Ferrer claimed the Malaysian Open title here on Sunday, defeating his Spanish compatriot Feliciano Lopez in the final between the top two seeds.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 8:20:04 PM

Palestine seeks intervention to end Israeli escalation
Ramallah, Oct 4 (IANS) Palestinians on Sunday called on the international community to intervene to stop the Israeli escalation in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 7:24:04 PM

Assad says Russia's anti-terror drive would succeed
Damascus, Oct 4 (IANS) President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday said Russia's recently launch anti-terror drive in Syria has high chances of success.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 7:06:17 PM

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