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Last updated: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 10:58:03 PM

Tibet plans new wetland nature reserve
Lhasa, May 30 (IANS) The Tibetan government is planning to establish a new nature reserve in 88,000 hectares of wetland, an official said on Monday.

Monday, May 30, 2016 12:50:08 PM

11 policemen killed in Afghan checkpoints attack
Kabul, May 30 (IANS) At least 11 Afghan police personnel were killed when Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in Helmand province, police said on Monday.

Monday, May 30, 2016 12:04:05 PM

Missing Japanese journalist's photo posted online
Tokyo, May 30 (IANS) An image of a a freelance Japanese journalist who went missing in Syria has been posted online.

Monday, May 30, 2016 10:30:04 AM

Japan PM may face no-confidence motion over tax issue
Tokyo, May 30 (IANS) Leaders of Japan's four opposition parties hoped to jointly submit a no-confidence motion against the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over his proposal to delay the scheduled hike in the consumption tax rate.

Monday, May 30, 2016 10:26:04 AM

Top Syrian negotiator quits peace talks
Damascus, May 30 (IANS) The chief negotiator of Syria's main opposition umbrella group has resigned over what he called the failure of peace talks.

Monday, May 30, 2016 9:38:04 AM

Khaleda freshly charged over 2015 blockade violence
Dhaka, May 30 (IANS) Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Khaleda Zia was freshly charged in two cases over violence during last year's blockade violence in Dhaka.

Monday, May 30, 2016 9:28:04 AM

Racial sensitivity urged as Chinese ad causes outrage
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) Legal experts have called for more education and stricter law enforcement to increase awareness of racial sensitivity after the release of an advertisement that caused widespread outrage in China.

Monday, May 30, 2016 9:16:04 AM

China to invest 4 trillion yuan in transportation
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) China has outlined a massive spending plan aimed at providing more reliable transportation access to the country's more remote areas.

Monday, May 30, 2016 9:06:03 AM

Chinese central bank pumps more money into market
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) China's central bank on Monday pumped more money into the market to ease a liquidity strain.

Monday, May 30, 2016 8:44:03 AM

Chinese yuan weakens to 5-year low
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) The central parity rate of the Chinese yuan, weakened to 294 basis points on Monday to 6.5784 against the US dollar, the lowest since February 2011.

Monday, May 30, 2016 8:12:04 AM

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