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Last updated: Monday, March 18, 2019 8:40:06 PM

No threat to India-Pakistan WC clash, says ICC CEO
Karachi, March 18 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dave Richardson on Monday declined any threat to the India-Pakistan World Cup match, saying both the teams were bound by an agreement. India are scheduled to take on Pakistan in a group game in Manchester on June 16.

Monday, March 18, 2019 8:40:06 PM

Resume talks with Dalai Lama, aides, US tells China
Dharamsala, March 18 (IANS) The US Ambassador-At-Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel Brownback has said the US will continue to support the Dalai Lama's 'middle-way' approach and urged China to resume formal dialogue with him or his representatives, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said on Monday.

Monday, March 18, 2019 6:30:07 PM

Coffee compounds may reduce prostate cancer risk
Tokyo, March 18 (IANS) Besides being the perfect morning drink, coffee may also play a role in delaying prostate cancer, finds a study, which may pave the way for treating drug-resistant cancer.

Monday, March 18, 2019 5:36:05 PM

Musharraf in Dubai hospital after 'reaction' (Lead, correcting Intro)
Islamabad, March 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has been shifted to a hospital in Dubai after suffering a reaction from a rare disease for which he is already under treatment, the media reported.

Monday, March 18, 2019 5:22:06 PM

Sri Lanka plans colour coding for packaged food
Colombo, March 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said on Monday health authorities would introduce a colour coding scheme for packaged food, indicating levels of sugar, fat and salt, in an effort to curb non-communicable diseases.

Monday, March 18, 2019 4:28:06 PM

12,995 'terrorists' arrested in China's Xinjiang
Beijing, March 18 (IANS) China on Monday said it has arrested 12,995 terrorists since 2014 in the troubled region of Xinjiang, where, according to human rights organisations around a million Muslims are being held in internment camps.

Monday, March 18, 2019 4:18:05 PM

Sri Lanka launches Anti-Corruption Action Plan
Colombo, March 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday launched a five-year Anti-Corruption Action Plan aimed to create a corruption-free nation by 2023.

Monday, March 18, 2019 4:04:07 PM

Toll in Indonesia floods, landslides now 79
Jakarta, March 18 (IANS) The death toll from flash floods and subsequent landslides in Indonesia's Papua province has increased to 79, with search and rescue operations continuing on Monday to locate 43 missing people.

Monday, March 18, 2019 4:02:04 PM

Musharraf shifted to Dubai hospital after 'reaction'
Islamabad, March 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Pervez Musharraf has been shifted to a hospital in Dubai after suffering a reaction from a rare disease for which he is already under treatment, the media reported.

Monday, March 18, 2019 3:58:10 PM

Dead whale in Philippines ate 40 kg of plastic
Manila, March 18 (IANS) A young whale that washed up in the Philippines had died from "gastric shock" after eating 40 kg of plastic bags, the media reported on Monday.

Monday, March 18, 2019 3:40:06 PM

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