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Protect journalists, US tells Sri Lanka
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) The US Monday said it had urged Sri Lanka to take immediate steps to ensure the protection of journalists in the country.

Monday, July 28, 2014 5:56:15 PM

Toll in Philippines militant attack rises to 19
Manila, July 28 (IANS) At least 19 people were killed and 13 others injured Monday in an ambush staged by members of the militant group Abu Sayyaf in the southern Philippines province of Sulu, the military said.

Monday, July 28, 2014 5:42:15 PM

Iran urges Muslim countries to help end Gaza blockade
Tehran, July 28 (IANS) Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on Muslim countries to step up diplomatic efforts to help end Israel's blockade of Gaza, media reported Monday.

Monday, July 28, 2014 4:08:03 PM

Afghans offer Eid prayers in peaceful environment
Kabul, July 28 (IANS) Afghan civilians Monday offered Eid prayers to celebrate the end of the fasting month of Ramadan amidst tight security but in a peaceful environment across the country.

Monday, July 28, 2014 3:58:08 PM

Colombian artist to perform in New Delhi
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) A Colombian fusion artist will perform in New Delhi Aug 4 as part of Colombia's National Day celebrations and cultural promotion of the country in India, the Colombian embassy said in a statement Monday.

Monday, July 28, 2014 3:36:19 PM

The Gaza carnage: Israeli impunity and global helplessness (Comment: Special to IANS)
It is difficult, almost impossible, to envisage an early negotiated ceasefire to put an end to the unconscionable carnage in Gaza. US Secretary of State John Kerry has been working hard, but with his hands tied. President Obama has spoken more than once to Prime Minister Netanyahu on the need for a cease-fire, but always deferentially.

Monday, July 28, 2014 12:54:03 PM

Swaraj trip sets tone for Modi visit: Nepal daily
Kathmandu, July 28 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's three-day trip to Nepal set the "political tone" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's much-anticipated official visit here, a leading Nepal daily said Monday.

Monday, July 28, 2014 12:22:05 PM

16 killed in Philippines in Islamist militants' attack
Manila, July 28 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed and 13 injured Monday in an ambush staged by members of the militants group Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines, an official said.

Monday, July 28, 2014 11:58:04 AM

Stop violence in Saharanpur, says Pakistani daily
Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) The communal violence in Indian town of Saharanpur should be halted at once before it spreads and becomes uncontrollable, a Pakistani daily said in an editorial.

Monday, July 28, 2014 11:18:04 AM

Israel denies responsibility for UN school attack deaths
Jerusalem, July 28 (IANS) The Israeli army Sunday denied responsibility for the deaths of 16 Palestinians during Thursday's attack on a UN school in northern Gaza.

Monday, July 28, 2014 7:18:05 AM

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