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Last updated: Monday, July 28, 2014 12:54:03 PM

Eight militants killed in Afghan attack
Kabul, July 27 (IANS) At least eight militants were killed Sunday in a Taliban attack on a police official's house in Afghanistan, a security source said.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 11:12:16 AM

Syrian army recaptures key gas field
Damascus, July 27 (IANS) The Syrian troops have recaptured a key gas field after intense fighting with militants of the Islamic State, the military said in a statement.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 11:00:03 AM

Abducted Iraqi official released
Baghdad, July 27 (IANS) An Iraqi official who along with his security guards was abducted here has been released, an official said Sunday.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 10:36:16 AM

China's industrial profits up
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) Chinese industrial businesses saw their profits rise by 11.4 percent year-on-year in the first half of this year, official data showed Sunday.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 9:02:08 AM

Israel approves 24 hour extension of humanitarian ceasefire
Jerusalem, July 27 (IANS) Israeli security cabinet Saturday night approved a 24-hour extension to the just ended UN-brokered humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip, media reports said.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 7:06:18 AM

Megan Fox gave up bread to shed baby weight
Los Abgeles, July 27 (IANS) Actress Megan Fox had to stick to a low-carb diet following the birth of her second child to get back to her pre-pregnancy weight.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 6:02:21 AM

Hamas rejects to extend ceasefire for extra four hours
Gaza, July 27 (IANS) The Islamic Hamas movement said Saturday night that it has rejected Israel's four-hour extension proposal to the just ended UN-brokered 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 1:52:12 AM

Power plan: India, Nepal to work big on electricity (Roundup)
Kathmandu, July 27 (IANS) India and Nepal will work fast on the implementation of the Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project to boost hydropower generation between the South Asian neighbours, a joint communique issued after a meeting of the India-Nepal Joint Commission at the foreign minister-level stated Saturday.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 12:46:08 AM

Leaders call for Gaza ceasefire extension as toll exceeds 1,000 (Roundup)
Gaza/Jerusalem, July 26 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry and top diplomats from Europe and the Middle East Saturday called for an extension to the temporary truce between Israel and the Hamas, as the toll in the Gaza strip violence rose to over 1,000 with the recovery of 130 bodies of Palestinians Saturday.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 11:56:20 PM

Overgrown Beijing 'forbids' development in core areas
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) In its bid to decongest the Chinese capital, authorities have banned construction of new universities and hospitals around the Forbidden City located in downtown Beijing.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 11:52:17 PM

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