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WHO declares Nigeria officially Ebola-free (Roundup)
Abuja/Dar-es-Salam/Tokyo, Oct 20 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday officially declared Nigeria Ebola-free , after no new cases were confirmed in the past 42 days, even as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) appealed to the donor community to provide grants to countries affected by the deadly virus.

Monday, October 20, 2014 10:14:04 PM

Israeli settlers occupy homes in east Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Oct 20 (IANS) A large number of Israeli settlers took over two buildings in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan in east Jerusalem overnight Monday, Israel Radio reported.

Monday, October 20, 2014 10:00:05 PM

Pakistan, Afghanistan working on roadmap for better ties
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Pakistan said Monday that it is working with Afghanistan on a "comprehensive roadmap" for better bilateral relations, which will be free of mistrust and will focus on constructive engagement and economic cooperation.

Monday, October 20, 2014 9:54:03 PM

Iranian cleric tones down warning to women following acid attacks
Tehran, Oct 20 (IANS/EFE) A prominent cleric in Isfahan, Mohamad Tagui Rahbar, said Monday that when he recently issued a warning to improperly veiled women he meant to do it with words, not with acid, following several attacks that have disfigured women in the central Iranian city.

Monday, October 20, 2014 9:38:03 PM

Japanese firm to produce more drug for Ebola
Tokyo, Oct 20 (IANS) Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corporation announced Monday that it will start production of the anti-influenza drug Avigan in preparation for a larger number of patients infected with the Ebola virus.

Monday, October 20, 2014 9:34:03 PM

UNRWA calls for speeding up construction materials for Gaza
Gaza, Oct 20 (IANS) The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Monday called on Israel to speed up the shipment of construction raw materials to the Gaza Strip.

Monday, October 20, 2014 9:30:05 PM

India's Karman Thandi wins WTA Future Stars title
Singapore, Oct 20 (IANS) India's Karman Kaur Thandi dispatched Chinese Taipei's Huan Hsiang-Wen 6-4, 6-2 in the women's singles final to clinch the Under-16 2014 WTA Future Stars event at the Kallang Tennis Centre here Monday.

Monday, October 20, 2014 9:00:04 PM

Hong Kong court bans protesters from blocking roads (Roundup)
Hong Kong, Oct 20 (IANS) The Hong Kong High Court Monday granted two interim injunctions barring protesters from occupying key areas in the city even as the Chinese government accused the demonstrators of "putting social order at risk".

Monday, October 20, 2014 8:18:04 PM

U-16 India girls face must-win game against UAE
Dhaka, Oct 20 (IANS) The Indian women's Under-16 football team will take on United Arab Emirates in a must-win Group B clash of the AFC Championship qualifying round at the Bangabandhu Stadium here Tuesday.

Monday, October 20, 2014 8:16:07 PM

Egypt asks Israelis, Palestinians to resume talks
Ramallah, Oct 20 (IANS) Egypt Monday called on the Israelis and the Palestinians to resume in Cairo next week the talks on reinforcing the ceasefire and restoring calm in the Gaza Strip, a senior official said.

Monday, October 20, 2014 7:58:04 PM

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