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Last updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:04:03 PM

Jokowi sworn in as Indonesian president
Jakarta, Oct 20 (IANS) Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, locally known as Jokowi, was sworn in as the seventh Indonesian president at the parliament building Monday, replacing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Monday, October 20, 2014 10:34:03 AM

Six killed in Pakistan road accident
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) At least six people were killed and 13 injured Monday when a bus collided with a truck in Pakistan, media reported.

Monday, October 20, 2014 10:02:13 AM

China stocks open higher
Beijing, Oct 20 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened higher Monday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index opening at 2,346.05 points, up 4.87 points, or 0.21 percent.

Monday, October 20, 2014 8:28:03 AM

Japanese PM accepts trade minister Obuchi's resignation
Tokyo, Oct 20 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Monday accepted Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yuko Obuchi's resignation filed early Monday over alleged misuse of political funds at Abe's official residence, media reported.

Monday, October 20, 2014 6:52:16 AM

Israel's Tamar gas field to sell gas to Egypt
Jerusalem, Oct 20 (IANS) Israel's Tamar gas field announced Sunday they have signed a bid to sell at least five billion cubic meters of natural gas over three years to private consumers in Egypt.

Monday, October 20, 2014 5:30:07 AM

21 Iraqis killed in mosque sucide attack
Baghdad, Oct 20 (IANS/EFE) At least 21 people died and 25 others wounded in a suicide attack inside a Shiite mosque in western Baghdad, a police official said Sunday.

Monday, October 20, 2014 4:10:05 AM

China, France to join hands to combat Ebola
Beijing, Oct 19 (IANS) China and France Sunday agreed to join hands to combat the "unprecedented" spread of Ebola in western Africa.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:00:06 PM

U-21 India can emerge as world's best: Coach
Johor Bahru (Malaysia), Oct 19 (IANS) Elated at his team retaining the Sultan of Johor Cup title after beating Great Britain 2-1 in the final here Sunday, India's Under-21 hockey coach Harendra Singh said the squad showed that it can emerge as one of the strongest forces in the sport.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 9:54:15 PM

Israel arrests 13 Palestinians for rioting
Jerusalem, Oct 19 (IANS) Israeli troops overnight Saturday arrested 13 Palestinians across the West Bank who were suspected of rioting and using violence towards Israeli civilians and security forces, the Israeli army said.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 9:54:14 PM

India girls beat Bangladesh in AFC U-16 Championship
Dhaka, Oct 19 (IANS) India came from a goal down to register their first win in the Asian Federation Confederation (AFC) Under-16 Women's Championship qualifying round, beating 10-women Bangladesh 2-1 at the Bangabandhu Stadium here Sunday.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 9:54:11 PM

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