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India climb two spots to fourth in Test rankings
Dubai, May 11 (IANS) India on Monday gained four points and climbed two rungs in the ladder to rest at the fourth position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test team rankings as heavy defeats against England and Australia in 2011-12 no longer count.

Monday, May 11, 2015 8:28:02 PM

First Swiss business jet takes to the skies
Geneva, May 11 (IANS) The first Swiss business jet took to the skies from Buochs airport on Monday, with its developer describing it as "an emotional moment for sure, and another major milestone in the Pilatus and Swiss aviation history".

Monday, May 11, 2015 8:10:04 PM

Pakistani killed in Houthi attack: Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, May 11 (IANS) A Pakistani national was killed on Monday in an attack carried out by Yemen's Houthis on the Saudi border town of Najran, media reported.

Monday, May 11, 2015 7:56:20 PM

Syria, Venezuela have world's highest violent death rates
Geneva, May 9 (IANS/EFE) Nearly 25 percent of all violent deaths occur in countries that constitute only 4 percent of the world's total population, with countries such as Syria, Honduras and Venezuela suffering the worst rates, according to a UNDP report.

Saturday, May 09, 2015 3:48:03 AM

Saudi warning before bombing Yemen province
Riyadh, May 8 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition warned on Friday that all of Yemen's Saada province is a military target from 7 p.m., media reported.

Friday, May 08, 2015 8:30:03 PM

Kerry discusses Yemen conflict with President Hadi
Riyadh, May 7 (IANS/EFE) US Secretary of State John Kerry met Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi here on Thursday to discuss the current conflict in Yemen, and the means to promote peace in the region.

Thursday, May 07, 2015 7:36:19 PM

Saudi Arabia, US propose five-day ceasefire in Yemen
Riyadh, May 7 (IANS) Saudi Arabia and the US said here on Thursday that a five-day "humanitarian pause" will start "soon" in Yemen.

Thursday, May 07, 2015 6:56:20 PM

India moves up in global tourism competitiveness list
Geneva, May 7 (IANS) India has moved up 13 notches to the 52nd position on a list of countries in terms of their travel and tourism competitiveness.

Thursday, May 07, 2015 6:08:02 PM

Number of displaced people in world reaches over millions
Geneva, May 7 (IANS) The number of people displaced by conflicts has reached a record high of 38 million people, equivalent to the population of major metropolitan cities such as Beijing, London or New York, the UN and the Norwegian Refugee Council, (NRC) said.

Thursday, May 07, 2015 3:36:18 AM

Five killed in attacks from Yemen on Saudi border city
Riyadh, May 6 (IANS) Five people were killed and 11 others injured on Wednesday in two attacks launched from Yemen on the Saudi border city of Najran, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 11:44:02 PM

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