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Malaysia officially declares flight MH370 is lost
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 29 (IANS) Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was Thursday declared as lost by the Malaysian authorities -- almost a year after it went missing.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:38:04 PM

Indian rupee debt forms 64 percent of Bhutan's total owing
Thimphu, Jan 29 (IANS) Bhutan's outstanding external debt went up by 9.5 percent between June 2013 and June 2014, with Indian rupee debt constituting 64 percent of the total owing.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:18:03 PM

After popular support, Japan to continue capital punishment
Tokyo, Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) Japan is to continue applying the death penalty after over 80 percent of the country's population expressed their support for the measure, media Thursday cited Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa as saying.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:06:06 PM

Bangladesh president decries BNP blockade
Dhaka, Jan 29 (IANS) Bangladesh President Md. Abdul Hamid Thursday called on law enforcers to take stern action against troublemakers during the BNP-sponsored countrywide blockade.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:00:12 PM

Bhutan's private media seeks to merge
Thimphu, Jan 29 (IANS) The Media Owners Association of Bhutan (MOAB) is considering a merger of private media companies and has sought government incentives to make it feasible.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:00:10 PM

11 of family die of suffocation in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) A total of 11 members of a family died due to a gas leak from a heater in a southwest province of Pakistan Thursday morning, local media reported.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:58:03 PM

'Foxcatcher' - ace acting, mediocre fare (IANS Movie Review, Rating ***)
Film: "Foxcatcher"; Cast: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller and Vanessa Redgrave; Director: Bennett Miller; Rating: ***

Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:34:03 PM

Golfer Yang signs up for Malaysian Open
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 29 (IANS) Asia's first Major champion Y.E. Yang will join the star-studded cast at the $3 million Malaysian Open next week.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:32:18 PM

Bangladeshi trawler with 100 on board sinks, many rescued
Dhaka, Jan 29 (IANS) A Bangladeshi trawler with over a hundred people on board sank in the Bay of Bengal Thursday and police claimed that it was heading to Malaysia with illegal immigrants.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:10:06 PM

Jordan looking into new IS audio clip
Amman, Jan 29 (IANS) The Jordan Armed Forces Thursday said they were looking into a new audio clip by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in which it threatened to kill a captured Jordanian pilot.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:02:18 PM

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