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Poroshenko, Merkel call for peaceful settlement of Ukraine crisis

Kiev, Aug 23 (IANS) Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel Saturday called for a peaceful resolution of the Ukraine crisis, the presidential press service said. At a joint press briefing following their talks here, the two sides called for a peaceful solution to the ongoing Ukraine crisis amid violent confrontations between government forces and...

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Yemeni army commander killed in bomb blast

Sana'a, Aug 23 (IANS) A high-ranking commander of the Yemeni armed forces was killed Saturday in a bomb attack in the port city of Aden, a government official said. Brigadier Ahmed Saleh Omari was killed in Aden's Mansoura district, when a bomb believed to have been attached to his car exploded near a public market, Xinhua reported citing a government official. The brigadier was...

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Egyptian court postpones trial of Morsi, 130 others

Cairo, Aug 23 (IANS) A criminal court in Egypt Saturday postponed the trial of ousted president Mohamad Morsi and 130 other defendants in a jailbreak case till Sep 15. The case was postponed to listen to the testimonies of the officer in charge of the national security investigations on this case, MENA news agency reported. Morsi and other leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood group,...

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Ten killed in attacks across Iraq

Baghdad, Aug 23 (IANS) Ten people were killed and 50 wounded in a wave of attacks across Iraq Saturday, security sources said. The deadliest attack occurred around mid-day when a suicide bomber blew an explosive-laden car near the intelligence headquarters in Baghdad's al-Masbah district, leaving up to four people dead and 35 wounded, Xinhua reported citing an interior ministry source.<...

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31 held in Hong Kong drug bust

Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) At least 31 people were arrested for possessing drugs in two unlicensed bars in Hong Kong, police said Saturday. Hong Kong police seized drugs worth over 640,000 HK dollars (about 82,580 dollars), that includes more than 130 tablets of Class A drugs, from two unlicensed bars on Minden Avenue and Carnavon Road, Xinhua reported. A number of weapons were als...

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11 militants killed in Libyan air strikes

Tripoli, Aug 23 (IANS) At least 11 Islamist militants were killed and 20 injured in air strikes in Libya Saturday, Xinhua reported citing military sources. Mohammed Ghiryany, spokesman for the Islamist armed group, said their militants hideouts were bombed near Tripoli's airport highway while performing the morning prayer. ...

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AAP protests crime against women in UP

Ghaziabad, Aug 23 (IANS) The AAP organized a protest here against rising crime against women in Uttar Pradesh under the Samajwadi party government. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) district secretary Prashant Tomar, accompanied by party volunteers, submitted a memorandum, addressed to the governor, to the district magistrate in which the AAP leaders demanded direct action from the governor to inter...

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Kabaddi: Five teams in fray for semi-final spots

Bangalore, Aug 23 (IANS) The stage is all set for the final league phase in the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League commencing here Sunday with teams jostling for spots in the semi-finals with three spots up for grabs as Jaipur Pink Panthers have already qualified. Five teams - U Mumba, Patna Pirates, Telugu Titans, Bengaluru Bulls and Dabang Delhi - are still in the running for the three sem...

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Saradha scam: CBI grills former Bengal police officer

Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, the CBI Saturday grilled retired IPS officer Rajat Majumdar for nearly seven hours. Besides Majumdar, who had served as director general of the state armed police and after retirement, as security advisor for the tainted company, CBI sleuths, during the day, also interrogated scam kingpin Sudipta Sen and Amrin Ara - a for...

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Two British Indians charged with murder

London, Aug 23 (IANS) Two British Indian men were Saturday charged with stabbing and murdering a man on a London street, a media report said. Gaurav Sharma, 33, and Jaswinder Singh, 27, have been accused of attacking Mohamed Afzal, 38 on a street in Southall, a large suburban district, in west London Wednesday, London Evening Standard reported. Afzal, who worked as a plumber, was...

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Heavy rains in Kerala leave 7 dead, cause extensive damage

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 (IANS) Heavy rains that have lashed Kerala for the past three days have left seven people dead and caused huge damage to property in many districts, officials said Saturday. The worst-affected districts include the capital district, Kozhikode, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Kollam, Malappuram and deaths have been reported from these districts. Mo...

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JSPL wins $22.5 million arbitration against Bolivian company

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Jindal Steel and Power arm, Jindal Steel Bolivia has won a more than $22.5 million arbitration judgement against the south American country's state-run mining company Empresa Siderurgica del Mutun (ESM). Jindal Steel Bolivia, an entity of leading international company Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL), has been vindicated in connection with its investment in t...

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Political stalemate continues, as opposition wants Sharif's head

Lahore/Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan's political stalemate continued Saturday amid political discussions by the government to find a solution and protest leaders Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri refusing to give up until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns. The government said Saturday former president Asif Ali Zardari has denied any need for the prime minister to resign over the demand...

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Bombardier's Savli facility to be export hub

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Created at an investment of Rs.230 crore Bombardier Transportation will develop its Savli facility near Vadodra in Gujarat as an export hub to service orders of $2.7 billion for commuter cars and bogies from various parts of the world, including Australia and Brazil, the company has said. QNGR is one of the largest projects for Bombardier Transportation globally ...

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Zardari dismisses need for Sharif's resignation: Government

Lahore/Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) The Pakistani government said Saturday former president Asif Ali Zardari has denied any need for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over the demand by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). Following a meet between Sharif and Zardari over the prevailing political crisis, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar quoted Zardari, the co-chair...

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WKL organisers rethink on final in Lahore

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Simmering border tensions between India and Pakistan Saturday prompted the organisers of the World Kabaddi League (WKL) to rethink their decision to host the final in Lahore. But Lahore Lions, the team fielded by Pakistan's Punjab province, has been granted visas and crossed the border into India Saturday. WKL chief executive Raman Raheja said that the in...

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Three wanted Maoists arrested in Patna

Patna, Aug 23 (IANS) Three wanted Maoists were arrested here Saturday, police said. Patna senior superintendent of police Manu Maharaj said the three arrested Maoists were wanted by police in Jharkhand and Chattishgarh also. He said police have recovered two dozen detonators from their possession. Arrested Maoists were involved in several cases in Bihar and two other stat...

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Imran Khan adamant on Sharif's resignation

Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan Saturday reiterated his protest would continue until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigned and said the meeting between Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari would make no difference to the people. Khan has claimed that the 2013 elections were rigged and that Sharif has a fake mandate. Talking to his s...

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Clarify stand on Bangladeshi immigrants, VHP tells Mamata

Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Claiming that there were more than 3.5 crore illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in India, Vishwa Hindu Parisad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia Saturday threatened legal action against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for sheltering them. We will continue our efforts to build a mass movement to get India rid of Bangladeshi infiltrators whose number has now grown ...

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Lok Sabha Speaker defends decision on leader of opposition

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan Saturday defended her decision to deny the leader of opposition post to the Congress, saying it was based on rules and that the Supreme Court had made no observation against her. The Supreme Court has questioned the centre on the issue of Lokpal's appointment in the absence of leader of opposition and the attorney general will in...

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