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Last updated: Sunday, November 19, 2017 10:58:04 PM

Fresh outbreak of bird flu detected in South Korea
Seoul, Nov 18 (IANS) South Korea's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on Saturday said it had detected a fresh outbreak of bird flu at a farm in the country's south and ordered the culling of 12,300 fowls as a preventive measure.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 4:48:04 PM

India replies to offer on Jadhav, wife to meet: Islamabad
Islamabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Saturday said it has received a response from India on Islamabad's offer to allow alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife and it was being considered.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 4:22:05 PM

Antibiotic resistance: 'Bad bugs, no drugs' turning into reality (Nov 13-19 is World Antibiotic Awareness Week)
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) With the growth of antibiotic resistance already complicating treatments for several diseases in India including common urinary tract infections, the country appears to be in an advanced position to immerse itself in the ignominy of the fast-arriving post-antibiotic world in which even common infections would once again become incurable.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 4:20:05 PM

Huawei accidentally installs GoPro Quik app on some handsets: Report
Shenzhen (China), Nov 18 (IANS) Chinese handset maker and networking company Huawei is reportedly installing a third-party application named GoPro Quik on some devices without notifying the users or asking for consent.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 4:18:05 PM

China has begun feasibility study on cross-border rail line with Nepal: Envoy
Kathmandu, Nov 18 (IANS) The Chinese Ambassador to Nepal has said that China has taken the request of Kathmandu for building a cross-border railway line seriously and has begun a feasibility study, the media reported.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 3:34:04 PM

Magnitude-4.4 quake hits Iran-Iraq border
Tehran, Nov 18 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale on Saturday struck Iran's Kermanshah province near the Iraqi border, the same area which is still recovering from a powerful tremor last week that killed over 400 people.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 3:14:05 PM

Katy Perry banned from China?
Shanghai, Nov 18 (IANS) American singer Katy Perry has reportedly been banned from China over a dress and cannot perform at Victoria's Secret show here.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 2:08:04 PM

BBC investigation exposes US, UK protecting IS in Syria (Comment: Special to IANS)
A BBC expose, with graphic visuals, is quite emphatic: The US and British-led coalition forces enabled hundreds of IS jihadists escape from Raqqa after the headquarters of their self-declared Caliphate was bombarded out of recognition. This will set the cat among the pigeons.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:36:04 AM

19 arrested in Sri Lanka following violent clashes
Colombo, Nov 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan police on Saturday arrested 19 people after violent clashes erupted in Galle District.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:30:04 AM

6.9-magnitude quake strikes southern China
Lhasa, Nov 18 (IANS) An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 6.9 hit Nyingchi, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, in the early hours of Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

Saturday, November 18, 2017 7:54:03 AM

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