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Last updated: Friday, October 24, 2014 10:22:24 AM

China has nearly 60,000 centenarians
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) A total of 58,789 centenarians are living in China, and the oldest is 128 years old, the Gerontological Society of China revealed Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:12:18 PM

European Union defends lifting sanctions on Sri Lankan rebels
Colombo, Oct 21 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Tuesday said that lifting sanctions imposed on Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels is not a political decision taken by the EU but a legal ruling of a court.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 2:46:17 PM

Pakistan Taliban sacks its spokesman
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has sacked its spokesman, media reports said Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 2:40:04 PM

Hong Kong leader mulls disclosing interference evidence
Hong Kong, Oct 21 (IANS) Hong Kong's Chief Executive C.Y. Leung Tuesday said he would consider disclosing the evidence of external interference in the Occupy Central movement.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 2:14:04 PM

Four die in Afghan bombing
Kabul, Oct 21 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 12 others injured in a bomb blast in Kabul Tuesday, media reported.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:42:13 PM

10 killed in Pakistan road accident
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed Tuesday when a passenger van plunged into a ravine in Pakistan's Muzaffarabad district.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:36:12 PM

Myanmar pledges free, fair elections in 2015
Yangon, Oct 21 (IANS) Myanmar's Union Election Commission (UEC) Tuesday pledged free and fair general elections in 2015, calling upon political parties, civil society organisations and international aid groups to cooperate for the upcoming event.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:50:08 PM

Lebanon to stop accepting Syrian refugees
Beirut, Oct 21 (IANS) Lebanese government has announced no to accept Syrian refugees anymore, state media reported.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:50:05 AM

'Lebanon at a high risk for Ebola'
Beirut, Oct 21 (IANS) Lebanon is at a high risk of being affected by deadly Ebola virus, which has ravaged parts of West Africa and prompted a worldwide health scare, the country's health minister said Monday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:48:04 AM

13 killed in attacks in Shia areas in Iraq (Roundup)
Baghdad, Oct 20 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 48 injured Monday in separate bomb attacks in Shia areas in Iraq even as the country's top Shia cleric expressed support for the government of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

Monday, October 20, 2014 10:30:05 PM

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