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Last updated: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:46:19 PM

Philippine officials, rebel group to meet in Netherlands
Manila, Oct 20 (IANS) Representatives from the Philippine government and the leftist rebel group National Democratic Front Philippines (NDFP) will meet in Utrecht, the Netherlands, in the next few days to discuss the possible resumption of the stalled peace negotiations.

Monday, October 20, 2014 3:56:25 PM

Japanese empress celebrates 80th birthday
Tokyo, Oct 20 (IANS/EFE) Japanese Empress Michiko Monday celebrated her 80th birthday by issuing a call to work for peace both inside and outside her country, which next year will mark a milestone anniversary of the end of World War II.

Monday, October 20, 2014 3:54:05 PM

Dead bodies of three Indian recovered in Nepal avalanche
Kathmandu, Oct 20 (IANS) Rescuers in Nepal Sunday found 12 more bodies, including those of three Indian trekkers, from the Annapurna Circuit in central Nepal, taking the toll from last Tuesday's snowstorm to 39.

Monday, October 20, 2014 3:46:19 PM

21 Shia Houthi rebels killed in Yemen
Sanaa, Oct 20 (IANS) At least 21 Shia Houthi rebels were killed Monday when suspected Al Qaeda militants attacked positions of the group in Yemen.

Monday, October 20, 2014 3:16:20 PM

Bangladesh mulls online voting
Dhaka, Oct 20 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) here is considering allowing poll-time officials to vote online, even though general elections in Bangladesh see voters exercise their right to franchise only through the ballot.

Monday, October 20, 2014 2:52:16 PM

Dutch Hofland triumphs in 2014 Tour of Hainan first stage
Haikou (China), Oct 20 (IANS) Defending champion Moreno Hofland claimed a circuit race victory Monday in the first stage of 2014 Tour of Hainan in Chengmai, putting on the first yellow jersey of the cycle race.

Monday, October 20, 2014 1:56:14 PM

Lipsky, Lahiri head stellar Asian Tour cast at CIMB Classic
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 20 (IANS) Asian Tour hotshots David Lipsky of the US and India's Anirban Lahiri will spearhead a strong line-up of Asian Tour stars at the $7 million CIMB Classic from Oct 30 to Nov 2.

Monday, October 20, 2014 12:58:04 PM

Japan's justice minister quits
Tokyo, Oct 20 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Monday accepted the resignation of Justice Minister Midori Matsushima after she offered to quit over an allegation of misusing campaign funds.

Monday, October 20, 2014 12:52:09 PM

Jokowi sworn in as Indonesian president
Jakarta, Oct 20 (IANS) Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, locally known as Jokowi, was sworn in as the seventh Indonesian president at the parliament building Monday, replacing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Monday, October 20, 2014 10:34:03 AM

Six killed in Pakistan road accident
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) At least six people were killed and 13 injured Monday when a bus collided with a truck in Pakistan, media reported.

Monday, October 20, 2014 10:02:13 AM

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