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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

Disgracing Sikh's turban: Five blasphemy accused get bail in Pakistan
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) A Pakistani court has granted bail to the five accused who were arrested on blasphemy charges on the complaint of a Sikh youth for publicly disgracing his turban.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 11:20:04 AM

Dengue cases in Singapore rise
Singapore, May 4 (IANS) The number of new dengue cases in Singapore rose to 244 with 15 new cases recorded last week, according to latest figures published by the National Environment Agency's (NEA) on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 11:08:03 AM

Hong Kong urged to improve hospitality: Experts
Hong Kong, May 4 (IANS) Hong Kong should focus on getting its citizens to behave well and rehabilitate the city's tourist-friendly image if it wants to attract more Chinese mainland tourists, tourism experts said.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 10:50:04 AM

China, Russia to hold computer-aided missile drills
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) China and Russia are scheduled to hold a first-ever joint computer-aided command staff missile defence exercise in May.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 10:26:04 AM

Chinese shares open lower on Wednesday
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened lower on Wednesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.32 percent to open at 2,983.03 points.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 8:12:04 AM

Chinese yuan weakens
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened 378 basis points to 6.4943 against the US dollar on Wednesday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 8:06:03 AM

Bangladesh approves China-financed rail project
Dhaka, May 4 (IANS) Bangladesh's highest economic policy-making body on Tuesday approved a multi billion-dollar China-financed project to develop a direct railway connectivity between the capital Dhaka and the southwestern parts of the country.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 2:13:45 AM

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