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Pakistani daily lauds marriage law for Hindus
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) The Pakistani parliament has worked out a mechanism to register marriages between Hindus in the country, a daily said Thursday, noting that while this is "good news" for the country, "we must remember that parliament has only done what it should have done decades ago".

Thursday, February 11, 2016 11:16:03 AM

Seoul begins closing inter-Korean industrial complex
Seoul, Feb 11 (IANS) South Korea began pulling its nationals out of an inter-Korean industrial complex on Thursday, which is located just across the North Korean border.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 11:12:03 AM

Abu Dhabi crown prince accorded ceremonial welcome
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is on a three-day visit to India, was on Thursday accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 11:00:03 AM

Taiwan quake death toll rise to 55
Taipei, Feb 11 (IANS) The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck Taiwan on February 6 has increased to 55 with over 80 still reported missing.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 9:00:03 AM

New show to explore train journey from India to Pakistan
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) "India's Frontier Railways", a new TV series will explore the journey of passengers on the international trains that connect India to Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 8:56:03 AM

TB vaccine unavailability in Pakistan putting children at risk
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) Pakistan's Punjab province has not been able to acquire tuberculosis (TB) vaccine for two months as a result of which children may be more vulnerable to the disease, the media reported on Thursday.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 8:30:03 AM

Situation not yet right for two-state solution: Netanyahu
Jerusalem, Feb 11 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the parliament on Wednesday that the situation is not yet right for a two-state solution aimed at ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a statement from his office read.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 7:50:03 AM

Netanyahu's wife mistreated staff, court says
Jerusalem, Feb 11 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara mistreated household staff, a labour court has found, in a case brought by a former caretaker.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 7:38:03 AM

Israel's fences negative to peace: Palestinian
Ramallah, Feb 11 (IANS) The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday in a press statement that the Israeli walls and fences will not make peace with Palestinians.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:56:03 AM

North Korea 'executes' its army chief
Payongayong, Feb 11 (IANS) North Korea has executed its army chief Ri Yong-gil, according to unconfirmed South Korean media reports.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:14:04 AM

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