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Last updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:12:17 PM

All casinos in Nepal shut shop over royalty dues
Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) All casinos in Nepal have been shut down since Monday after their managements failed to heed the government's repeated warnings over their outstanding tax and royalty dues, the ministry of culture said Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:08:05 PM

Nepal offers relief to kin of Sherpa guides killed in avalanche
Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) Four days after a deadly avalanche on the slopes of Mt Everest claimed 13 lives, the Nepalese government Tuesday announced relief packages for the families of those Sherpa guides killed in the mishap.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 8:00:04 PM

Thai elections may take place in July
Bangkok, April 22 (IANS) Fresh elections in Thailand will be held in July or latest by September, the Election Commission said Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7:54:06 PM

Four militants killed, eight captured in Afghanistan
Kabul, April 22 (IANS) At least four militants were killed and eight others were detained Tuesday as security forces stormed Taliban hideouts in Afghanistan, the country's interior ministry said.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6:34:04 PM

Nigeria target semifinals in FIFA U20 Women's World Cup
Abuja (Nigeria), April 22 (IANS) Nigeria hope to reach the semifinals in the FIFA's U-20 Women's World Cup to be hosted by Canada in August

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6:24:04 PM

Iran to warm up for World Cup with Mozambique friendly
Tehran, April 22 (IANS) Iran will play a football friendly against Mozambique Wednesday in preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2014.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6:04:03 PM

South Korean ferry toll reaches 113
Seoul, April 22 (IANS) The toll in last week's South Korean ferry capsize off the country's southwestern coast reached 113 Tuesday as divers searched intensively inside the submerged hull.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:52:12 PM

103 countries to attend Sri Lankan youth conference
Colombo, April 22 (IANS) A total of 103 countries have confirmed their participation in the World Conference on Youth (WCY) to be hosted by Sri Lanka next month, the country's youth ministry stated Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:46:09 PM

Gunmen kill two Yemeni army officers
Sanaa, April 22 (IANS) Suspected Al Qaeda gunmen killed two army officers in the Yemen's capital Sanaa Tuesday, an interior ministry official said.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:42:17 PM

Turkish midfielder injured in armed assault in Istanbul
Ankara, April 22 (IANS) Turkish football club Besiktas's midfielder Gokhan Tore and five others were wounded in an armed assault at a nightclub in Istanbul.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:14:05 PM

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