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Mexican governor resigns over missing students

Oct 24 2014, 3:10am CDT | by IANS

Mexico City, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) The governor of the Guerrero state in Mexico has quit amid increasing protests over the disappearance of 43 students and the deaths of six others. Read more Oct 24 2014, 3:10am CDT
 
 

Pacific Islands Forum revokes Fiji suspension

Oct 24 2014, 3:08am CDT | by IANS

Suva, Oct 24 (IANS) The Pacific Islands Forum has revoked a ban imposed on Fiji, media reported Friday. Read more Oct 24 2014, 3:08am CDT
 
 

Pakistan won't let India build bunkers

Oct 24 2014, 3:04am CDT | by IANS

Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Pakistan has said it won't allow India to build bunkers along the Jammu and Kashmir border in violation of a bilateral pact. Read more Oct 24 2014, 3:04am CDT
 
 

Pope wants death, life terms to be abolished

Oct 24 2014, 2:44am CDT | by IANS

Vatican City, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) Pope Francis issued a call for all the countries to abolish capital punishment and also eliminate sentences for life imprisonment because "a lifetime in prison is a hidden death... Read more Oct 24 2014, 2:44am CDT
 
 

Five killed in Afghanistan as militants target car

Oct 24 2014, 2:28am CDT | by IANS

Kabul, Oct 24 (IANS) At least five people were killed Friday and two injured when militants opened fire on a car in Afghanistan, media reported. Read more Oct 24 2014, 2:28am CDT
 
 

Myanmar urges for closer UN-ASEAN ties

Oct 24 2014, 12:12am CDT | by IANS

Yangon, Oct 24 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein Friday urged the United Nations (UN) to further strengthen and expand the areas of cooperation for the people of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Read more Oct 24 2014, 12:12am CDT
 
 

India stands firm on objections to WTO Doha Round deal

Oct 23 2014, 10:56pm CDT | by IANS

United Nations, Oct 24 (IANS) Even as the World Trade Organisation's trade deal remained stalled due to India's objections, an Indian envoy at the UN stood firm on them, declaring a "permanent solution on... Read more Oct 23 2014, 10:56pm CDT
 
 

Convicted Bangladeshi war crimes mastermind dies

Oct 23 2014, 10:52pm CDT | by IANS

Dhaka, Oct 24 (IANS) Convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam, one of the most high profile leaders of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party, has died. Read more Oct 23 2014, 10:52pm CDT
 
 

Kerry hosts first Diwali celebrations, hails diaspora

Oct 23 2014, 10:48pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) As Diwali becomes an important marker in the American festival calendar, Secretary of State John Kerry hosted Diwali celebrations at the State Department for the first time, saying Prime... Read more Oct 23 2014, 10:48pm CDT
 
 

Why China does not want a boundary settlement with India (Comment: Special to IANS)

Oct 23 2014, 10:38pm CDT | by IANS

Recent transgressions by Chinese troops in the northern border areas of India and the protest note by the Chinese foreign office on road building in Arunachal Pradesh have again highlighted the fact that the Sino-Indian... Read more Oct 23 2014, 10:38pm CDT
 
 

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