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Philander fined for ball tampering
Dubai, July 19 (IANS) South Africa's Vernon Philander was fined 75 percent of his match fee for tampering with the ball during the third day's play in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 3:26:17 PM

37 Indian suicides in six UAE emirates in 2014
Dubai, July 18 (IANS) At least 37 Indian nationals committed suicide in six of the seven emirates of the UAE in the first half of 2014, latest figures from the Indian consulate in Dubai show.

Friday, July 18, 2014 7:04:12 PM

UN seeks $60 mn for aid in Gaza
Geneva, July 18 (IANS/WAM) The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has made a fund appeal for $60 million to respond to the immediate shelter, food, health needs of affected Palestinian families in Gaza.

Friday, July 18, 2014 9:52:11 AM

'Crashed Malaysian flight wasn't in restricted airspace'
Geneva, July 18 (IANS) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Thursday that it was believed the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight had not traversed to restricted airspace.

Friday, July 18, 2014 4:00:06 AM

High-tech app to help Indian Haj pilgrims
Riyadh, July 17 (IANS) Haj pilgrims from India will now be equipped with an innovative navigation system to trace their way to their respective accommodations while on their holy pilgrimmage to Mecca this year, media reported.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 7:12:18 PM

Financial losses behind suicide of film producer, family
Dubai, July 17 (IANS) Dubai police have confirmed that the deaths of an Indian film producer and his wife and daughter was a case of murder-cum-suicide, a step taken due to their financial woes, a media report said Thursday.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 5:42:12 PM

UN panel questions Japan on 'comfort women'
Geneva, July 17 (IANS) The UN Human Rights Committee Wednesday raised its concerns and questions on the issue of "comfort women" during its consideration of the sixth periodic report of Japan on its implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:52:07 AM

Digital mass surveillance must be independently checked: UNHRC
Geneva, July 16 (IANS) United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay Wednesday warned the dangerous practice of digital mass surveillance must be subject to independent checks and balances.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:00:04 PM

Indian boy chosen 'Preacher of the Nation' in UAE
Dubai, July 16 (IANS) An eight-year-old Indian boy was adjudged the "Preacher of the Nation" in an Arabic religious sermon contest in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report said Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:58:05 PM

Indian filmmaker, family found dead in UAE
Dubai, July 16 (IANS) An Indian film producer was found dead along with wife and daughter in an apparent case of suicide in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Tuesday, media reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:06:15 PM

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