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Last updated: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:24:03 PM

Night racing in MRF Challenge series
Doha, Oct 17 (IANS) The MRF Challenge series, involving Formula 2000 cars powered by Renault engines and offering prize money of Rs. 65 lakh, takes a leap into history at the Losail circuit here this weekend by becoming the first Indian racing championship to be run under lights.

Friday, October 17, 2014 12:36:07 PM

UN tally says over 200,000 dead in Syria civil war
Geneva, Oct 17 (IANS/EFE) More than 200,000 people have died in Syria's civil war since it started in March 2011, said new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein.

Friday, October 17, 2014 10:28:03 AM

Ebola: UN drafts guidelines against rights violations in quarantine
Geneva, Oct 16 (IANS/EFE) The UN announced Thursday that it is drawing up guidelines to prevent human rights violations in health quarantine for people suspected of having contracted the deadly Ebola virus.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 8:34:08 PM

ICC announces teams for WCL Division 3
Dubai, Oct 16 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday announced the six squads that will travel to Malaysia for the World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 to be played Oct 23-30.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 3:46:21 PM

Ebola scare at Dubai airport
Dubai, Oct 16 (IANS) A passenger who arrived at Dubai airport from Liberia via Morocco underwent tests to check for symptoms of Ebola, media reported Thursday.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:56:20 AM

N-deal could help end regional chaos: Iran speaker
Geneva, Oct 15 (IANS/EFE) Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Wednesday that reaching an agreement on his country's controversial nuclear programme would help put an end to the "chaos in the region".

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:44:03 PM

Indian woman on trial for killing husband in Bahrain
Manama, Oct 15 (IANS) An Indian woman, accused of killing her husband while he was asleep by stabbing him 30 times in front of their minor daughter, appeared in court, media reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 1:58:03 PM

Bahrain undertakes measures to deal with Ebola
Manama, Oct 15 (IANS) Bahrain is tightening control of its ports and screening travellers from Ebola-hit countries, as officials announced intensive training for healthcare workers, the health ministry said.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8:22:15 AM

Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO
Geneva, Oct 15 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week by the first week of December.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3:48:07 AM

Bush shoe-tossing painting hits record at Doha auction
Doha, Oct 15 (IANS/EFE) A controversial painting by Iranian artist Mahmud Obaidi, depicting an Iraqi journalist throwing shoe in 2008 at then US president George W. Bush, was sold for $62,500 at a Sotheby's auction in Doha.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3:48:04 AM

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