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Last updated: Saturday, February 06, 2016 11:42:03 PM

Vice president meets Thai princess
Bangkok, Feb 5 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari met Thai Princess Maha Chikri Sirindhorn here on Friday, the third and final day of his visit to Thailand.

Friday, February 05, 2016 2:46:05 PM

South Korea posts first tax revenue surplus in four years
Seoul, Feb 5 (IANS) The South Korean government posted its first tax revenue surplus in four years in 2015 due to a rise in property transactions leading to increased tax revenue, an official report showed on Friday.

Friday, February 05, 2016 2:42:07 PM

Cambodia arrests 23 South Koreans over suspected telecom scam
Phnom Penh, Feb 5 (IANS) Cambodian police on Friday raided a villa on the outskirts of capital Phnom Penh and arrested 23 South Koreans on the suspicion of their involvement in a telecom scam.

Friday, February 05, 2016 2:42:05 PM

China's 'man-made sun' sees ground-breaking progress
Beijing, Feb 5 (IANS) A team of Chinese scientists in Hefei, capital city of east Anhui province, has made an unprecedented breakthrough on an energy generation device that will bring it one step closer to transforming energy into stable, sustainable and controllable resources.

Friday, February 05, 2016 2:40:04 PM

South Korean college students now allowed to get pregnant
Seoul, Feb 5 (IANS) South Korea's education law has been revised to allow all undergraduate students to continue their studies and to take semesters off if they are married or become pregnant while at school, the education ministry announced on Friday.

Friday, February 05, 2016 2:34:04 PM

Bahadur Shah Zafar's wish remains unfulfilled despite promises by Indian leaders
Yangon, Feb 5 (IANS) India's last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar died in this former capital of Myanmar 154 years ago. But his exile still continues.

Friday, February 05, 2016 2:10:05 PM

Beijing limits sale, use of Spring Festival fireworks
Beijing, Feb 5 (IANS) The sale of fireworks and their use will be banned in the Chinese capital Beijing if serious air pollution is forecast for the upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations, the media reported on Friday.

Friday, February 05, 2016 2:06:03 PM

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Feb 5 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived here on Friday on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka during which she will attend a meeting of the joint commission of the two South Asian neighbours.

Friday, February 05, 2016 1:48:03 PM

Cambodia reiterates stance over South China Sea ahead of summit
Phnom Penh, Feb 5 (IANS) Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday reiterated the country's stance over the issue of South China Sea ahead of the US-ASEAN - Association of Southeast Asian Nations - Summit.

Friday, February 05, 2016 1:28:07 PM

China bans over 200 illegal websites
Beijing, Feb 5 (IANS) China's internet watchdog said it banned hundreds of websites and thousands of accounts with illegal content including pornography, gambling and terrorism, the media reported on Friday.

Friday, February 05, 2016 1:28:05 PM

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