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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

Houthis reject UN arms embargo, call for protests in Yemen
Sanaa, April 15 (IANS) Yemeni Houthi rebels rejected on Wednesday an arms embargo and extension of sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council, and called for mass protests against the action.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 5:52:13 PM

Shooter Chain misses World Cup finals by a point
Changwon (South Korea), April 15 (IANS) India's rifle troika of Olympic bronze medallist Gagan Narang, Chain Singh and Sanjeev Rajput, who survived their respective elimination rounds on Tuesday, failed to make it to the 50m Rifle 3 Positions finals on Wednesday at the shooting World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 5:40:03 PM

Chile to host 70 percent of world's astronomical infrastructure by 2020
Santiago, April 15 (IANS) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has said that by 2020 Chile should host about 70 percent of the global astronomical infrastructure.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 5:36:12 PM

Israel arrests dozens of Hamas activists
Jerusalem/Ramallah, April 15 (IANS) Israeli security forces Tuesday night raided the West Bank city of Nablus, arresting 29 Hamas activists amid fears of increased activity by the organisation in the West Bank.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 4:48:02 PM

New Asian bank founding member-states finalised at 57
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) The number of prospective founding members of the China-proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was finalised at 57 on Wednesday after the names of seven more countries were approved, the Chinese finance ministry said.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 4:26:08 PM

34 killed in Syria airstrikes
Damascus, April 15 (IANS) As many as 34 people have been killed on Wednesday by Syrian airstrikes on rebel-held areas in northwestern and southern parts of the country, a monitoring group said.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 4:02:02 PM

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