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IS claims beheading US journalist
Damascus, Aug 20 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) group has claimed beheading a US journalist who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago, a media report said Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:44:04 AM

18 die as torrential rains hit Japan
Tokyo, Aug 20 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed Wednesday after torrential rains triggered landslides and flooding in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, a media report said.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 9:58:03 AM

Pakistan army calls for dialogue as protesters reach parliament
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) The Pakistan army Wednesday called for dialogue to resolve the current political crisis in the country as thousands of anti-government protesters forced their way to reach the parliament building demanding resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 9:30:05 AM

China's yuan weakens
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) The value of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened 32 basis points to 6.1580 against the US dollar in its central parity Wednesday, authorities said.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:22:05 AM

'Over 6,000 fighters joined IS in July alone'
Damascus, Aug 20 (IANS) A total of 6,300 rebel fighters joined the Islamic State (IS) militant group last month alone, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported has said.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:56:20 AM

Political dialogue key for South Sudan reconciliation: China
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) China Tuesday told South Sudan that political dialogues are the sole way for South Sudan to realise national reconciliation.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 6:36:16 AM

Qadri to hold session of 'Awami Parliament' Wednesday
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri said late Tuesday that a session of Awami Parliament (People's Parliament) will be held in front of the Parliament House Wednesday, Geo News reported.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 4:52:08 AM

Syria hails global anti-terror cooperation
Damascus, Aug 20 (IANS) Syrian government Tuesday welcomed global cooperation in its fight against terrorism.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 3:32:21 AM

Five Syrians killed in fresh mortar fire
Damascus, Aug 20 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 18 wounded Tuesday in a renewed mortar shelling against a central Syrian town, state media reported.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 3:32:19 AM

Pakistan PM refuses to resign
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided not to succumb to pressure exerted by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to make him step down from his post, Geo News reported late Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 3:32:17 AM

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