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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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