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Bitcoin prices climb over 10% post stock exchange debut
Tokyo, Dec 11 (IANS) The price of bitcoin rose over 10 per cent to 1.99 million yen ($17,594), coinciding with its futures debut on a major US stock exchange and after registering a sharp drop over the weekend.

Monday, December 11, 2017 1:48:06 PM

AIIB grants loan to China to cut coal use
Beijing, Dec 11 (IANS) The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on Monday announced a $250 million loan to China to reduce its dependence on coal by 650,000 tonnes annually by connecting around 216,750 rural households to a natural gas distribution network.

Monday, December 11, 2017 1:12:03 PM

Pakistan tells India don't drag us into your politics
Islamabad, Dec 11 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday rebuffed allegations of a secret meeting between Congress leaders and its High Commissioner in New Delhi, saying India should stop "dragging" Islamabad into its electoral debate and termed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark as "baseless and irresponsible".

Monday, December 11, 2017 12:44:04 PM

Pollution in Beijing region reduced by 38%
Beijing, Dec 11 (IANS) China has managed to reduce the average concentration of the most harmful air pollution particles by 38.2 per cent so far this year in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, the country's most polluted area, according to official data.

Monday, December 11, 2017 12:18:04 PM

1,000 schools closed in Pakistan province over low enrolment
Islamabad, Dec 11 (IANS) Authorities in Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province have closed down around 1,000 government primary schools due to low enrolment, the media reported.

Monday, December 11, 2017 12:16:03 PM

US, Pakistan engage in quiet diplomacy to improve ties
Islamabad, Dec 11 (IANS) Talks between the US and Pakistan for finding common ground in Afghanistan have moved into a phase of quiet diplomacy aimed at resolving differences, according to authorities.

Monday, December 11, 2017 12:14:04 PM

Google Doodle honours German physicist Max Born
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Google Doodle on Monday celebrated the 135th birth anniversary of German physicist and mathematician Max Born who was awarded the Nobel Prize for his contribution to the field of quantum mechanics.

Monday, December 11, 2017 10:54:03 AM

Chinese medical team launches free health camp in Nepal
Kathmandu, Dec 11 (IANS) A team of doctors from China's Sichuan province have launched a week-long free health camp in Nepal.

Monday, December 11, 2017 9:40:04 AM

S.Korea, Japan, US start joint missile detection exercises
Seoul, Dec 11 (IANS) South Korea, Japan and the US have begun joint missile detection exercises amid escalating regional tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons program, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Monday.

Monday, December 11, 2017 9:04:03 AM

Iran blasts Trump for pouring gasoline on flames in Middle East
Tehran, Dec 11 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday criticized the policies of US President Donald Trump in Middle East regarding Jerusalem, Press TV reported.

Monday, December 11, 2017 5:02:04 AM

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