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Islamic State has lost 95% territory in Syria, Iraq
Baghdad, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) The so-called Islamic State has lost control of 95 percent of the land it overran in Syria and Iraq in 2014, the US Presidential envoy to the global coalition fighting the jihadist group said.

Friday, November 17, 2017 2:18:04 PM

Security-centric line in Balochistan not working: Pakistani daily
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Pakistan needs to shed its "security-centric approach" in restive Balochistan if the government sincerely desires peace in the country's biggest province, Dawn newspaper said on Friday.

Friday, November 17, 2017 2:08:08 PM

Huawei removes advert of product 'favouring Muslims'
Beijing, Nov 17 (IANS) Chinese technology giant Huawei has removed a commercial of its latest product after it was accused by netizens of "favouring Muslims".

Friday, November 17, 2017 1:54:03 PM

Exotic Indonesian birds found in drain pipes
Jakarta, Nov 17 (IANS) A wildlife raid in Indonesia led to 125 exotic birds stuffed into drain pipes sealed by wire and ready to be smuggled, authorities said.

Friday, November 17, 2017 1:22:03 PM

Apology after Japanese train departs 20 seconds early
Tokyo, Nov 17 (IANS) A rail company in Japan has apologized after one of its trains departed 20 seconds early -- although no passenger complained.

Friday, November 17, 2017 1:18:04 PM

Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea
Singapore, Nov 17 (IANS) Singapore has suspended all trade ties with North Korea as the UN and the US seek tougher measures against Pyongyang, an official notice said on Friday.

Friday, November 17, 2017 12:48:04 PM

Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Top Pakistani and US military commanders have blamed each other for not doing enough to stop cross-border terrorism, the media reported on Friday.

Friday, November 17, 2017 11:04:03 AM

Mass graves found in Indonesia
Jakarta, Nov 17 (IANS) An Indonesian organisation investigating the 1965-1966 anti-communist purges, said on Friday that it has found 16 new mass graves on Java island that could contain some 5,000 bodies.

Friday, November 17, 2017 10:42:04 AM

NATO multinational naval exercise concludes in Turkey
Ankara, Nov 17 (IANS) The "East Mediterranean 2017" NATO naval exercise hosted by Turkey has ended, the media reported.

Friday, November 17, 2017 5:22:04 AM

'World's oldest' Buddha statue unearthed in Pakistan
Islamabad, Nov 16 (IANS) A centuries-old "sleeping Buddha" statue has been unearthed during excavations near Bhamala Stupa in Haripur district of Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:22:03 PM

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