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14 killed, 300 missing in Sri Lanka landslide (Roundup)
Colombo, Oct 29 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and around 300 others are missing in a landslide in central Sri Lanka Wednesday as President Mahinda Rajapaksa directed the government to fully support rescue efforts.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:48:07 PM

Two killed in Yemen clashes
Sana'a, Oct 29 (IANS) At least two people were killed and six others injured during clashes between the army and protesters marching towards a military base in Yemen's southern port city of Aden Wednesday, a government official told Xinhua.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:08:04 PM

Bangladesh to hang top Islamist leader for war crimes (Intro Roundup)
Dhaka, Oct 29 (IANS) Motiur Rahman Nizami, the chief of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party, was sentenced to death Wednesday for crimes during the 1971 Liberation War, prompting his supporters to call nationwide protests.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:06:11 PM

China to join Afghanistan's infrastructure construction
Beijing, Oct 29 (IANS) China is willing to participate in Afghanistan's infrastructure construction, Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 8:28:08 PM

Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia to be quarantined
Manila, Oct 29 (IANS) Filipino peacekeepers who will return from Liberia in November because of the Ebola virus threat will be quarantined at a military camp in Tarlac province, a senior military officer said Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 8:14:09 PM

Bangladesh to hang top Islamic leader Nizami for war crimes (Roundup)
Dhaka, Oct 29 (IANS) Motiur Rahman Nizami, the chief of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party, will pay with his life for the 1971 wartime atrocities, a special tribunal ruled here Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 8:12:11 PM

Pakistan apex court trashes pleas against 2013 polls
Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Pakistan Wednesday dismissed all three petitions that challenged the 2013 general elections. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk heard the peitions.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:02:14 PM

Hong Kong students seek direct negotiations with Chinese PM
Hong Kong, Oct 29 (IANS/EFE) The Federation of Students of Hong Kong, one of the main groups carrying out pro-democracy protests, has asked the local government for direct talks with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, state broadcaster RTHK reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 5:04:03 PM

Syrian forces down drone in eastern city
Damascus, Oct 29 (IANS) Syrian troops Wednesday downed a drone in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, state-run SANA news agency reported.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 5:02:09 PM

Golfer Lahiri aims to maintain run at CIMB Classic
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 29 (IANS) Indian star Anirban Lahiri believes he now has the game to go toe-to-toe with golf's top names at the cash-rich CIMB Classic, starting here Thursday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:20:09 PM

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