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Seven killed in Bangladesh hut collapse
Dhaka, April 15 (IANS) At least seven people were killed on Wednesday after a two-storey hut collapsed into a lake in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 8:44:03 PM

Rugby player Burger claims Laureus comeback award
Shanghai, April 15 (IANS) South African rugby player Schalk Burger, who survived a life-threatening bacterial meningitis to return to the 'Springboks', won the Laureus World Comeback of the Year award here on Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 7:36:21 PM

Turkish Communist Party runs all-female ticket for elections
Ankara, April 15 (IANS) The Turkish Communist Party's 550 candidates to run in the country's general elections in June are exclusively women, although it is not expected that the party, having no presence in the parliament, will win a single seat.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 7:30:03 PM

Iran says no n-deal unless sanctions removed
Tehran, April 15 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that no deal on Iran's nuclear programme was possible unless sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic were lifted, Press TV reported.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 7:22:16 PM

Yao Ming joins Laureus academy
Shanghai, April 15 (IANS) Three Chinese, including former NBA star Yao Ming, joined the Laureus world sports academy here on Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 7:06:17 PM

Pakistan tests long-range n-capable missile
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday successfully conducted the test launch of a missile that can carry nuclear warheads up to 1,300 km, the military said.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 6:50:03 PM

Obscenity trial against 'vagina artist' begins in Japan
Tokyo, April 15 (IANS) A Japanese sculptor and graphic artist accused of public obscenity for distributing 3D copies of her vagina pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in the first session of her trial.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 6:46:17 PM

Bangladesh SC to hear war criminals' pleas on April 28
Dhaka, April 15 (IANS) The Bangladesh Supreme Court will hear the appeals of convicted war criminals Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed and Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, who are challenging their death sentences, according to media reports on Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 6:44:03 PM

IS seizes new areas in Iraqi city
Baghdad, April 15 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group on Wednesday captured four areas in Ramadi, capital of Anbar province in western Iraq, while heavy clashes are underway, a provincial security source said.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 6:40:04 PM

China's GDP growth slows as first quarter ends
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) China's gross domestic product (GDP) was 7 percent higher at the end of the first quarter in 2015 compared with the same period in 2014, the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics said Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 6:40:03 PM

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