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Japan's child population at historic low
Tokyo, May 4 (IANS) The number of children in Japan under the age of 15 reached a historic low again, according to figures released by the government on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 4:04:04 PM

Cracks in Nepal ruling alliance, Maoists propose Prachanda as PM
Kathmandu, May 4 (IANS) The harmonious ties between Nepal's two main communist parties -- CPN (UML) and UCPN (Maoist) -- were on Wednesday set to end with the latter deciding to form a government under the leadership of party chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 4:03:25 PM

US, South Korea to hold defence talks next week
Seoul, May 4 (IANS) South Korea and the US will hold a high-level defence dialogue next week in Washington, US, to discuss a joint response to North Korea's nuclear and missile threats, Seoul's defence ministry said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 3:30:04 PM

Grisly warnings on cigarette packs shock Bangladeshis
Dhaka, May 4 (IANS) Rickshaw puller Kawsar Islam was a chain smoker. But once the health risks from smoking became clear to him, he drastically cut down the number of cigarettes he smoked. He is now seriously planning to kick his addiction for good.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 3:06:03 PM

Taiwan probes suspected poisoning deaths of macaques
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) Taiwan's forestry and police authority is investigating the alleged poisoning of six protected indigenous macaques, including two that were pregnant, media reported on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 2:20:03 PM

PSL fetches $2.6 mn profit for PCB
Lahore, May 4 (IANS) The inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) held in February in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) fetched the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) an overall profit of $2.6 million.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 1:38:03 PM

60 girls poisoned in Afghanistan
Kabul, May 4 (IANS) Around 60 students of a girl's school were mysteriously poisoned in Takhar province of Afghanistan on Wednesday, police said.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 1:28:05 PM

Seoul-Tehran to cooperate for denuclearised Korean peninsula
Seoul, May 4 (IANS) South Korean President Park Geun-hye has said her landmark visit to Iran was an opportunity to secure Tehran's cooperation in denuclearising the Korean peninsula.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 1:08:06 PM

Abu Sayyaf threatens to behead three more hostages
Manila, May 4 (IANS) Extremist group Abu Sayyaf released a new video on Wednesday threatening to kill three more hostages, who were kidnapped along with John Ridsdel, who was beheaded on April 25 in southern Philippines.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 11:52:05 AM

'Charcoal' cheers up Indianness in Bangkok (Foodie Trail-Bangkok)
Bangkok, May 4 (IANS) A 'Spice Library' with traditional condiments from all corners of India, Mumbai's famous 'Dabbawalas', an Indian mixology concept at the bar to fire up your drinks and a restroom where you can hear the lively noises of Delhi's famous Chandini Chowk area - all of this and more are on offer at the most unlikely of places, Bangkok.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 11:44:02 AM

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