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Last updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:08:04 AM

Four killed in Pakistan blast
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 33 injured Tuesday when a bomb exploded near a police vehicle in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police and eyewitnesses said.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:58:09 AM

About 150 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine
Tokyo, April 22 (IANS) About 150 Japanese lawmakers from a non-partisan group Tuesday morning visited the Yasukuni Shrine during the spring festival.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:06:10 AM

South Korean ferry toll reaches 104
Jindo (South Korea), April 22 (IANS) As 17 bodies were pulled out Tuesday morning out of the submerged vessel following overnight search operations, the toll in the accident reached 104.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 8:50:24 AM

Jordan summons Israeli ambassador over holy site clash
Amman, April 22 (IANS) Jordan summoned the Israeli ambassador here Monday over recent clashes in the al-Aqsa Mosque, the state media reported.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7:34:05 AM

Pakistani president postpones official visit to Nigeria
Abuja, April 22 (IANS) Pakistani president Mamnoon Hussain has indefinitely postponed a three-day official visit to Nigeria, citing some pressing concerns in his country, officials said Monday.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:56:14 AM

Four Yemeni soldiers killed in clashes
Aden, April 22 (IANS) Four Yemeni soldiers were killed Monday and three wounded during clashes with gunmen in southeastern province of Hadramout, military sources said.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:48:03 AM

Australia mulls more aid for Syrian refugees
Amman, April 22 (IANS) Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said here Monday that his country is looking into increasing aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan, local media reported.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:56:18 AM

Jordan vows to protect holy sites in Jerusalem
Amman, April 22 (IANS) Jordan will take all necessary measures to defend Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque and other Islamic and Christian holy sites in the city, the Jordanian government said Monday

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:18:03 AM

33 killed in attacks across Iraq
Baghdad, April 21 (IANS) Thirty-three people were killed and 50 others wounded in attacks across Iraq Monday, police said.

Monday, April 21, 2014 10:36:16 PM

Everest Sherpa guides threaten to strike work
Kathmandu, April 21 (IANS) Sherpa guides in Nepal Monday threatened to boycott this year's expedition to Mt. Everest if their demands, including for higher compensation for those who perished in last week's avalanche, are not met.

Monday, April 21, 2014 7:50:05 PM

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