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Last updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:16:11 PM

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

180,000 people flee Iraq's Hit city
Geneva, Oct 14 (IANS) At least 180,000 people have fled the central Iraqi town of Hit over the weekend after the Islamic State (IS) militants captured it, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:54:03 PM

US national shot dead in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Oct 14, (IANS) A US national was shot dead and another wounded in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh Tuesday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:36:18 PM

MNCs risk raising gender inequalities: UNCTAD
Geneva, Oct 14 (IANS) While foreign investment has had a positive impact on women's empowerment through creating formal employment and business linkages, the operations of transnational corporations also risk increasing women's vulnerability as well as gender inequalities, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in a report released Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:22:16 PM

Ebola has killed more than 4,000 people: WHO
Geneva, Oct 14 (IANS) The World Health Organisation Tuesday said more than 4,000 people have killed by the Ebola virus till now and there might be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week in the next couple of months.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:38:03 PM

Dubai Petroleum finds gas in deepest Dubai well
Dubai, Oct 14 (IANS/WAM) Dubai Petroleum Establishment (DPE), owned 100 percent by the Dubai government and responsible for Dubai's offshore oil and gas development and production, has identified significant volumes of gas in its T-02 deep gas exploration well.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 6:52:17 PM

Three get death penalty on terror charges in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Oct 14 (IANS) Three terror suspects have been sentenced to death and 19 others have been given varied jail terms in Saudi Arabia for their role in various terror acts, media reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 6:50:04 PM

Sri Lanka face South Africa in ICC Women's Championship
Dubai, Oct 14 (IANS) Sri Lanka will host South Africa for three One-Day Internationals (ODI) in the final series of the opening round of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Women's Championship in Colombo this week.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3:56:20 PM

Clarke yet to recover for Tests
Sharjah, Oct 14 (IANS) Injury-plagued Australian captain Michael Clarke Tuesday refused to declare himself fully fit for the forthcoming two-match Test series against Pakistan in the UAE, saying he still had "a long way to go".

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3:38:06 PM

Ebola outbreak demonstrates lack of readiness: WHO
Geneva, Oct 13 (IANS/EFE) The Ebola epidemic shows that the world is ill-prepared to respond to a severe health emergency, World Health Organization director general Margaret Chan said Monday.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:00:05 AM

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