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Pro-independence protesters rally outside Taipei-Shanghai Forum
Taipei, Aug 23 (IANS) As the Taipei-Shanghai Forum begins on Tuesday, pro-independence activists protested for the second day against the arrival of Shanghai official Sha Hailin and his delegation outside the Regent Taipei Hotel where the meeting is being held, a media report said.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 11:46:07 AM

Japan, China, S Korea to meet amid tensions
Tokyo, Aug 23 (IANS) Foreign Ministers from Japan, China and South Korea will meet on Wednesday in Tokyo to strengthen trilateral ties amid rising tensions between Tokyo and Beijing over the disputed Senkaku islands.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 11:46:06 AM

Turkey strikes IS and Kurdish positions in Syria
Damascus, Aug 23 (IANS) Turkey on Tuesday bombarded Islamic State (IS) militant group's targets in northern Syria amid reports that Syrian rebels are to launch an offensive against the group.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 11:46:04 AM

Modi condoles former Singapore President Nathan's death
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condoled the death of former Singapore President S.R. Nathan saying the country has lost a distinguished leader.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:22:03 AM

UN chief likely to address Myanmar's Panglong conference
Nay Pyi Taw, Aug 23 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will probably address Myanmar's upcoming 21st Century Panglong Ethnic Conference, sources quoted Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) Secretary, Sai Kyaw Nyunt, as saying on Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:46:04 AM

Quake hits Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw, Aug 23 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale jolted Myanmar, neighbouring Bangladesh and parts of the region on Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:06:04 AM

Turkey curbs coup risk by relocating military bases out of key cities
Ankara, Aug 23 (IANS) The process to relocate Turkish military bases outside of city centres after the coup attempt has begun at military barracks in Ankara and Istanbul, local NTV reported on Monday.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 5:10:03 AM

One killed in TV channel office attack in Pakistan
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) At least one person was killed and nine others were injured in Pakistan's Karachi city after activists attacked an office of a TV channel, police said.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:18:08 AM

US delegation in Ankara to discuss Gulen's extradition
Ankara, Aug 23 (IANS) A US delegation of officials from the Justice and State Department arrived in Ankara on Monday to discuss developments following the failed coup, the local media reported.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:18:05 AM

3 militants killed in Pakistan
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) At least three militants, including a local commander, were killed on Monday when paramilitary troops raided their hideout in Pakistan's Balochistan province, officials said.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:03:05 AM

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