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18 killed in car bomb attack in Yemen
Sanaa, Dec 18 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed in a suicide car bombing in Yemen's western port city of al-Hodayda late Thursday, security sorces said.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 11:34:11 PM

East Bengal only Indian side in top 100 of AFC's new club rankings
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 18 (IANS) City giants East Bengal are the only Indian team to feature in the top100 of the new club rankings announced by the Asian Football Confederation Thursday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 11:30:13 PM

26/11 mastermind Lakhvi gets bail, shocked India asks Pakistan to act (Roundup)
Islamabad/New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad Thursday granted bail to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, triggering shock and indignation in India which asked Pakistan to take steps to reverse the decision.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:48:09 PM

Iraqi premier drops lawsuits against journalists
Baghdad, Dec 18 (IANS/EFE) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Thursday ordered the withdrawal of all pending government lawsuits against journalists and media outlets that were filed by his predecessor, Nouri al-Maliki.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:44:10 PM

Palestinian statehood bid in UN 'act of aggression: Israel
Jerusalem, Dec 18 (IANS) Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Thursday slammed the Palestinian Authority's statehood bid in the UN, calling it an "act of aggression."

Thursday, December 18, 2014 9:56:14 PM

Iran backs Russia's Syria talks initiative
Tehran, Dec 18 (IANS) Iran backs talks between the Syrian government and the opposition groups, a senior Iranian diplomat was quoted as saying by media Thursday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 9:24:04 PM

Iraq calls for closer anti-terror cooperation
Baghdad, Dec 18 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Thursday urged Arab nations and the world to work even more closely with Baghdad in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 9:22:19 PM

Chinese village petitions to expel HIV-infected eight-year-old
Beijing, Dec 18 (IANS/EFE) The inhabitants of Shufangya, a village in China's southwestern Sichuan province, have been collecting signatures on a petition to expel an eight-year-old boy from the village because he is infected with the HIV virus.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 9:12:18 PM

Three killed in Pakistan bomb explosion
Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) A roadside bomb Thursday evening killed three paramilitary troopers in Pakistan's restive northwest, media reported.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 8:56:10 PM

New city inaugurated in Tibet
Beijing, Dec 18 (IANS) The Tibet Autonomous Region in China now has a new city after Xigaze was upgraded and inaugurated to become the third prefecture-level city in the region Thursday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 8:24:04 PM

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