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Last updated: Friday, October 24, 2014 10:22:24 AM

Japanese firm develops wireless charging system for electric vehicles
Tokyo, Oct 21 (IANS) Japanese electronic components maker TDK has developed a wireless charging system for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, which it hopes will be in use around 2018.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:44:04 PM

Israeli PM summons coalition leaders amid possible political crisis
Jerusalem, Oct 21 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned leaders of the parties in his coalition to a meeting Wednesday amid what is claimed to be a looming political crisis, his office confirmed to Xinhua.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:28:03 PM

Hong Kong government, protesting students hold talks (Roundup)
Hong Kong , Oct 21 (IANS) The Hong Kong government Tuesday held the first formal talks with student leaders speaking for sit-in protesters to find a peaceful way to end the Occupy Central movement which started Sep 28.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 8:36:09 PM

Pakistan president orders steps against Ebola
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain has issued instructions to the authorities to take precautionary measures against the Ebola virus disease, officials said Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:46:27 PM

U-16 India girls thrash UAE
Dhaka, Oct 21 (IANS) A ruthless Indian Under-16 women's football team Tuesday routed minnows United Arab Emirates 12-0 to keep alive its hopes in the AFC Championship qualifying round.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:30:05 PM

Seoul woman arrested for making 5,000 prank phone calls
Seoul, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) A South Korean woman has been arrested in Seoul for making almost 5,000 prank calls in the last four years to emergency services under the influence of alcohol, police reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:18:03 PM

10 killed in Baghdad car bombings
Baghdad, Oct 21 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 48 wounded in three car bomb explosions in Iraq's capital Baghdad Tuesday, an interior ministry source said.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:12:17 PM

Indonesia to grant Diwali holiday to Indians
Jakarta, Oct 21 (IANS) The Jakarta administration will grant a one-day holiday to all Indian nationals and Indonesians of Indian descent Wednesday so that they can celebrate Deepavali or the festival of lights.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:40:04 PM

IS militants advance in Syrian city
Beirut, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) Militants of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group Tuesday seized the industrial area of Deir al-Zour city in northeastern Syria after battling government forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:18:04 PM

Protestors demand higher salaries in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Oct 21 (IANS) Trade unions affiliated to Sri Lanka's opposition parties took to the streets demanding a salary hike, an official said Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:06:16 PM

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