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Indians knocked out of Asiad handball
Incheon, Sep 22 (IANS) The Indian men's and women's handball teams were knocked out of the 17th Asian Games after losing both their third and final group matches to Japan and China, respectively, at the Seonhak Handball Gymnasium here Monday.

Monday, September 22, 2014 8:28:05 PM

Turkey hampering refugee inflow: Syrian activists
Beirut, Sep 22 (IANS/EFE) Turkish authorities are hindering the access of sick and wounded Syrian Kurdish refugees fleeing Syria due to the cruelty and brutality of Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported Monday.

Monday, September 22, 2014 8:12:04 PM

Parental opposition defeating anti-polio efforts in Pakistan
Islamabad, Sep 22 (IANS) A lot of Pakistani parents' reluctance to administer oral polio vaccine (OPV) to their children is plaguing the anti-polio endeavour in the country, a media report here said Monday citing official statistics.

Monday, September 22, 2014 7:48:04 PM

Afghan president-elect to work for peace, prosperity
Kabul, Sep 22 (IANS) Afghan president-elect Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai Monday vowed to work for peace, economic prosperity and national unity with the objective to take the conflict-ridden country towards self-reliance.

Monday, September 22, 2014 7:32:18 PM

'India, China can mutually learn on inviting foreign capital'
Beijing, Sep 22 (IANS) At a time when India has firmed up major Chinese investment into the country during President Xi Jinping's just concluded visit, a top Indian stock exchange official Monday said there was a lot of cross-market learning between both countries.

Monday, September 22, 2014 7:08:03 PM

Four of family killed in rocket attack in Afghanistan
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS/EFE) At least four members of a family, including two children and two women, died and 13 others were injured when a rocket hit their home in the province of Khost, in southeastern Afghanistan, an official reported Monday.

Monday, September 22, 2014 7:02:19 PM

23 suspected terrorists killed in Pakistan: Army
Islamabad, Sep 22 (IANS) At least 23 suspected terrorists were killed Monday in aerial strikes on terrorist hideouts in the country's tribal region of North Waziristan, the Pakistani Army said.

Monday, September 22, 2014 6:54:03 PM

Six killed in China fireworks plant explosion
Beijing, Sep 22 (IANS) An explosion at a fireworks plant in central China's Hunan Province left six people dead and 33 others injured Monday, authorities said.

Monday, September 22, 2014 6:52:17 PM

IS seizes over 100 Kurdish villages in Syria
Beirut, Sep 22 (IANS/EFE) The Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical organisation has seized control over more than 100 Kurdish villages near Kobani city in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, a Kurdish source told Efe news agency Monday.

Monday, September 22, 2014 6:50:05 PM

16 Palestinians arrested in West Bank
Jerusalem, Sep 22 (IANS) Israel arrested 16 Palestinians in raids across the West Bank overnight, the Israeli army said Monday.

Monday, September 22, 2014 6:48:03 PM

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