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

China factory blast toll rises to eight
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) The toll in the Wednesday's blast in a chemical plant in China's Jiangsu province reached eight after another body was found Saturday, authorities said.

Sunday, April 20, 2014 5:56:17 AM

South Korean cargo ship catches fire in Pacific Ocean
Tokyo, April 20 (IANS) A South Korean cargo ship engulfed in fire Saturday in the Pacific Ocean off Japan's Wakayama prefecture. But all crew members are safe, media reports said.

Sunday, April 20, 2014 5:56:16 AM

Hopes for survivors of sunken South Korean ferry fading
Seoul, April 20 (IANS/EFE) Hopes of finding survivors of the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol from among the 269 people still missing were fading fast Saturday, with little progress being made at recovering the vessel, which is completely submerged.

Sunday, April 20, 2014 5:56:15 AM

'Iranian heavy water reactor dispute almost solved'
Tehran, April 20 (IANS) Iran's Arak heavy water reactor dispute with the six world powers has almost been solved during their nuclear negotiations, the country's atomic chief said Saturday.

Sunday, April 20, 2014 3:40:06 AM

23 killed, 40 injured in Iraq attacks
Baghdad, April 20 (IANS) As many as 23 people were killed and 40 wounded in bombings and gunmen attacks across Iraq Saturday, security sources said.

Sunday, April 20, 2014 3:40:05 AM

Accidental blast kills six militants in Afghanistan
Kabul, April 20 (IANS) Up to six Taliban insurgents were killed Saturday in a blast in Afghan province of Ghazni, police said.

Sunday, April 20, 2014 2:06:18 AM

China army seeks more college students
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) China Saturday kicked off its army recruitment drive for this year with a focus on drawing youngsters with higher education background.

Sunday, April 20, 2014 2:06:17 AM

US court's ruling to sell property 'illegal': Tehran
Tehran, April 20 (IANS) Tehran Saturday termed "illegal" a US court's ruling to sell the property belonging to Alavi Foundation, a non-profit organisation, in the New York City.

Sunday, April 20, 2014 2:06:16 AM

Bodies retrieved from South Korean ferry, toll reaches 36
Jindo (South Korea), April 20 (IANS) Three bodies were retrieved for the first time late Saturday night from the sunken South Korean ferry, the emergency management headquarters said Sunday.

Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:40:04 AM

India-Bangladesh railway talks to commence Monday
Dhaka, April 19 (IANS) The annual India-Bangladesh railway cooperation talks will commence Monday in Dhaka to discuss improvement in connectivity between the two neighbours, media reported Saturday.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 7:32:17 PM

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