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Last updated: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 3:14:03 AM

Obama's India visit a big development: Pakistani daily
Islamabad, Jan 25 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's visit to India for the country's Republic Day celebrations is a "big development" and Islamabad must "ensure it does not suffer as a new era of US-India relations gets underway", even though "there is an element of playing to the gallery" involved in such visits, leading Pakistani dailies said Sunday.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 11:46:19 AM

Japan says, IS hostage video 'likely authentic'
Tokyo, Jan 25 (IANS) Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said Sunday that the latest video suggesting a Japanese hostage held by the Islamic State (IS) militants was killed is likely authentic, Xinhua reported.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 10:30:04 AM

Power crises: Pakistan plunges into darkness
Islamabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Pakistan faced a major power breakdown early Sunday and most of the cities including Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta witnessed a large blackout.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 8:18:03 AM

Thailand ex-PM banned from politics
Bangkok, Jan 25 (IANS) Thai authorities have banned former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office for five years and launched a legal case that could see her jailed.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 1:40:04 AM

AirAsia flight QZ8501: Bid to raise fuselage begins
Jakarta, Jan 25 (IANS) Salvage teams have begun an operation to raise the fuselage of AirAsia flight QZ8501, which crashed into the Java Sea last month killing all 162 on board.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 12:46:10 AM

Japanese hostage executed by IS, PM says 'unforgivable act'
Tokyo, Jan 24 (IANS) A video released by the Islamic State (IS) militant group Saturday claimed one of the two Japanese hostages held by it was beheaded, according to media reports. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the possible execution, and called it "an unforgivable act of violence".

Saturday, January 24, 2015 11:40:04 PM

Another gas pipeline blown up in Pakistan
Quetta, Jan 24 (IANS) Miscreants blew up a gas pipeline in Pakistan's Balochistan province Saturday, a day after two gas pipelines were destroyed in the same province.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 11:02:17 PM

IS executes Japanese hostage: Reports
Tokyo, Jan 24 (IANS) A video released by the Islamic State (IS) militants Saturday claimed that one of the two Japanese hostages held by it was beheaded, according to media reports.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 10:06:14 PM

Pro-secession gunmen seize military sites in Yemen
Aden, Jan 24 (IANS) Dozens of pro-secession gunmen took control of several military and security checkpoints in southern Yemen Saturday, a government official told Xinhua.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 9:18:04 PM

117 rebels killed in Syria
Damascus, Jan 24 (IANS) Syrian troops killed at least 117 militants in separate operations in southern Syria, Xinhua reported citing the state-run news agency SANA Saturday.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 8:34:05 PM

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