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Last updated: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:34:03 AM

Japanese death-row convict seeking retrial dies
Tokyo, Oct 5 (IANS) An 89-year-old Japanese death-row inmate convicted of fatally poisoning five people in 1961 has died while seeking a retrial, the media reported.

Monday, October 05, 2015 2:34:04 PM

Beijing entirely covered by video surveillance system
Beijing, Oct 5 (IANS) Beijing police have covered every corner of the Chinese capital with a video surveillance system, a media report said on Monday.

Monday, October 05, 2015 2:28:02 PM

China to fight corruption in prisons
Beijing, Oct 5 (IANS) Chinese officials have been asked to fight corruption and other illegal conduct in its prison system.

Monday, October 05, 2015 2:20:03 PM

Golfer Lahiri seeks Malaysian double
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 5 (IANS) Current Asian Tour number one golfer Anirban Lahiri of India will be aiming to clinch a magical Malaysian double when he tees up in the $7 million CIMB Classic at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club's West course later this month.

Monday, October 05, 2015 2:08:03 PM

North Korea to release detained South Korean student
Seoul, Oct 5 (IANS) North Korea will release a detained South Korean student later on Monday, South Korea's unification ministry said.

Monday, October 05, 2015 2:04:04 PM

Bangladesh cricketer Shahadat Hossain surrenders in court
Dhaka, Oct 5 (IANS) Cricketer Shahadat Hossain surrendered before a Dhaka court on Monday, a day after police arrested his wife -- the couple is accused of torturing their minor housemaid.

Monday, October 05, 2015 2:02:15 PM

Ex-Hong Kong leader charged with misconduct
Hong Kong, Oct 5 (IANS) Hong Kong's former leader Donald Tsang has been charged with two counts of misconduct during his time in office, the department of justice announced on Monday.

Monday, October 05, 2015 1:52:12 PM

Koreas to exchange confirmation letters for family reunions
Seoul, Oct 5 (IANS) South Korea and North Korea will exchange letters to confirm whether applicants for a reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War are still alive.

Monday, October 05, 2015 1:42:12 PM

Seoul has no plan to adopt US high altitude defence system
Seoul, Oct 5 (IANS) South Korea has no plan yet to adopt the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system of US although its local deployment could benefit the military, the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman-designate said on Monday.

Monday, October 05, 2015 12:58:04 PM

Cambodia's growth projected to ease to 6.9 percent
Phnom Penh, Oct 5 (IANS) Cambodia's economic growth is expected to slightly ease to 6.9 percent this year, 0.2 percentage point lower than the 7.1 percent growth last year, according to a World Bank report released on Monday.

Monday, October 05, 2015 12:56:10 PM

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