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90-year jail for Turks who poisoned Russians
Ankara, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four Turkish nationals were sentenced Monday to 90 years in prison after they were found guilty of lethal poisoning a group of Russian tourists in 2011, a lawyer said.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:57:13 AM

Israel cancels UNESCO delegation's visit
Jerusalem, May 21 (IANS) Israel has cancelled a planned visit by a UNESCO delegation to Jerusalem due to the efforts of Palestinian factions to politicise it.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 7:15:17 AM

95 killed in Syrian violence: Report
Damascus, May 21 (IANS) A total of 95 people, including 23 Hezbollah members, have been killed in an intense fighting in Syria's Al-Qussair city since Saturday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:51:17 AM

812 drug suspects held in joint Mekong patrolling
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) A total of 812 drug crime suspects have been arrested as part of a joint anti-drug campaign launched by China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand on the trans-boundary river of Mekong, Xinhua reported.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:23:35 AM

61 killed in Iraq attacks
Baghdad, May 20 (IANS) A series of car bombings and shootings, mainly targeting Shia Muslim areas across Iraq, Monday killed at least 61 people, including Iranian pilgrims, and wounded around 200 others, officials said.

Monday, May 20, 2013 10:35:26 PM

Taliban's talks offer should be taken seriously: Nawaz Sharif
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) The Taliban's offer for peace talks should be taken seriously as every issue cannot be solved through use of power and bullet, Pakistan's prime minister-designate Nawaz Sharif said Monday.

Monday, May 20, 2013 10:35:25 PM

Three Syrian refugees die in Jordan
Amman, May 20 (IANS/AKI) Three Syrian refugees, including a 10-year-old boy, have died in Jordan, the country's official Petra news agency said Monday.

Monday, May 20, 2013 9:49:20 PM

Nepali-Canadian first to climb Everest without prosthetic limbs
Kathmandu, May 20 (IANS) In a bid to prove to the world that "disability was not inability", Sudharshan Gautam, a Nepali-Canadian citizen, became the first amputee to climb Mount Everest without the help of prosthetic limbs, officials said Monday.

Monday, May 20, 2013 7:13:28 PM

AFC Asian Cup: India women ready for Myanmar challenge (Preview)
Ramallah, May 20 (IANS) Indian women's football team will have to be at their best when they take on Myanmar, a higher ranked team, in their first match of the AFC Asian Cup (qualifiers) here Tuesday.

Monday, May 20, 2013 7:07:38 PM

Hot air balloons collide in Turkey, two dead
Ankara, May 20 (IANS) A hot air balloon crashed while flying over a popular tourist destination in Turkey, and collided with another balloon just 300 metres above the ground, killing two people and injuring 23 Monday.

Monday, May 20, 2013 6:57:25 PM

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