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Last updated: Saturday, October 22, 2016 7:24:04 PM

Pakistan, Indian border troops clash in Punjab
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistani and Indian border troops exchanged fire on Friday across the working boundary in Shakargarh sector in Punjab, the Pakistani military said.

Friday, October 21, 2016 12:56:03 PM

Just call me Big Onions from now on (The Funny Side)
Whenever my children express a low opinion of their parents, I remind them that author Dallas Clayton named his son Audio Science, actor Jason Lee called his child Pilot Inspektor, singer Frank Zappa called his son Moon Unit -- and that I have the legal right to change their names at any time (probably not true).

Friday, October 21, 2016 11:12:04 AM

Hong Kong shuts down as typhoon Haima nears
Hong Kong, Oct 21 (IANS) Hong Kong was shut down on Friday due to the arrival of typhoon Haima, the most powerful tropical storm of the season that has already caused several deaths in the Philippines with winds up to 145 km.

Friday, October 21, 2016 11:08:05 AM

6.6 magnitude quake jolts Japan
Tokyo, Oct 21 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted Japan's Tottori prefecture on Friday, weather officials said.

Friday, October 21, 2016 11:08:04 AM

Samsung smartphone found emitting smoke at Japan airport
Tokyo, Oct 21 (IANS) Japan's Transport Ministry on Friday said that a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone belonging to a foreign passenger was found emitting smoke at Kansai International Airport earlier this week.

Friday, October 21, 2016 9:52:04 AM

Chinese yuan weakens to 6-year low against USD
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) The central parity rate of the Chinese yuan weakened to a six-year low against the US dollar on Friday.

Friday, October 21, 2016 9:10:04 AM

China fish fossil reveals where our jaws come from
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) Paleontologists from China and Sweden revealed that our jaws can be traced back to these extinct armoured prehistoric fish that dominated the oceans, rivers and lakes over 400 million years ago.

Friday, October 21, 2016 8:34:05 AM

Syria accuses Turkish air strikes of killing 150 in Aleppo countryside
Damascus, Oct 21 (IANS) The Syrian Army on Thursday accused Turkish air strikes of killing 150 people in the countryside of the northern province of Aleppo a day earlier, state news agency SANA reported.

Friday, October 21, 2016 2:16:03 AM

'Five Houthi commanders killed in Yemen'
Sanaa, Oct 21 (IANS/AKI) Five senior commanders from Yemens Shia Houthi rebel movement have been killed in clashes in its northern heartland of Saada province and in western Marib province, the Al-Arabyia TV channel reported on Thursday.

Friday, October 21, 2016 12:26:04 AM

2 Pakistani youngsters in Times' 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Two teenagers of Pakistani-origin, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and gamer Sumail Hassan, have been listed in the Times' 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016, a media report said.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 10:12:04 PM

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