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Last updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014 2:38:03 PM

Syrian troops takes control of airbase under IS attack
Damascus, Aug 24 (IANS) Syrian troops took full control of the al-Tabaqa airbase Sunday after intense battles with the Islamic State (IS) militants, state-run media said.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 9:46:14 PM

80 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 24 (IANS) As many as 80 Taliban militants were killed and 47 others injured in military operations across Afghanistan, the country's interior ministry Sunday.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 9:44:04 PM

11 disgruntled PTI members to form own group
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) As many as 11 disgruntled Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Members of National Assembly (MNA) have decided to form their own group after developing serious differences with the party leadership over the issue of resignations from parliament, media reported Sunday.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 9:42:11 PM

50 rebels killed in Syrian army ambush
Damascus, Aug 24 (IANS) At least 50 rebel fighters were killed in an army ambush in Syria's southern province of Daraa, media reported Sunday.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:56:10 PM

Three killed in Afghanistan prison blast
Kabul, Aug 24 (IANS) At least three people were killed in a bomb blast that rocked a prison in southern Afghanistan, a police official said Sunday.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:54:03 PM

Basketball has Olympic dreams for 3x3 version
Nanjing (China), Aug 24 (IANS) The world governing body for basketball FIBA is targeting the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for the 3x3 basketball.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:14:03 PM

Gaza operation to continue till goals reached: Israeli PM
Jerusalem/Gaza, Aug 24 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday said the military operation in Gaza will go on until Israel's security goals are reached.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 7:32:18 PM

10 Taliban militants arrested in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 24 (IANS) At least 10 Taliban militants, including top commander Mullah Fazil alias Musafir, were arrested in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 7:24:03 PM

PTI MNAs resignation should not be accepted: Jamaat-e-Islami
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) The far-right political group Jamaat-e-Islami Sunday said the resignations submitted by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party members should not be accepted, otherwise the current political crisis in the country will worsen, media report said.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 6:34:04 PM

Karthikeyan retires with gearbox issues
Motegi (Japan), Aug 24 (IANS) A gearbox issue cost Indian driver Narain Karthikeyan a strong finish after an incident-packed Super Formula fourth round that concluded at the Twin Ring Motegi here Sunday.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 5:12:10 PM

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