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Hong Kong students seek direct negotiations with Chinese PM
Hong Kong, Oct 29 (IANS/EFE) The Federation of Students of Hong Kong, one of the main groups carrying out pro-democracy protests, has asked the local government for direct talks with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, state broadcaster RTHK reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 5:04:03 PM

Syrian forces down drone in eastern city
Damascus, Oct 29 (IANS) Syrian troops Wednesday downed a drone in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, state-run SANA news agency reported.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 5:02:09 PM

Golfer Lahiri aims to maintain run at CIMB Classic
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 29 (IANS) Indian star Anirban Lahiri believes he now has the game to go toe-to-toe with golf's top names at the cash-rich CIMB Classic, starting here Thursday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:20:09 PM

Syrian rebels enter Kobane from Turkey to fight IS
Damascus, Oct 29 (IANS) Around 50 Syrian opposition fighters entered the predominantly Kurdish city of Kobane from the Turkish border Wednesday to join the fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorists, a monitoring group said.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:42:17 PM

Iran rejects UN human rights report as 'unfair'
Tehran, Oct 29 (IANS) The recent report by the UN rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran is unfair and politically motivated, the official IRNA news agency said Wednesday quoting Iran's permanent mission to the United Nations.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:34:04 PM

Asians lead in shunning PCs for smartphones
Singapore, Oct 29 (IANS) When it comes to surfing the internet on smartphones, Asians are way ahead than their Western counterparts, said a survey, adding that the trend has put the continent on top in replacing personal computers with smartphones.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:32:19 PM

Bangladesh's Jamaat calls shutdown after chief's death sentence
Dhaka, Oct 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's largest Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami, Wednesday called for a country-wide shutdown after its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami was handed down the death sentence for wartime atrocities committed during the country's 1971 Liberation War, media reports said.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:32:18 PM

Over 250 still missing in Sri Lanka landslide
Colombo, Oct 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center(DMC) Wednesday said that over 250 people remain missing, hours after a massive landslide which buried over 150 houses in Haldammulla, located between Southern and Eastern Sri Lanka.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:32:17 PM

Modi to have jam-packed itinerary at SAARC Summit
Kathmandu, Oct 29 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrives in Nepal on a four-day visit Nov 25 to participate in the 18th SAARC Summit, will be visiting three religious sites -- Janakpur, Lumbini and Muktinath.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:26:18 PM

Rajapaksa can contest for a third term: PM
Colombo, Oct 29 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa can contest the upcoming presidential election for a third term, Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne has said.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:50:10 PM

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