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Article 44 of interim charter can be constructive: Thai deputy PM

Bangkok, April 7 (IANS) Article 44 of Thailand's interim constitution, under which an order has been issued to replace martial law, can be constructive,...

China rejects international calls to release female activists

Beijing, April 7 (IANS) The Chinese government on Tuesday ignored appeals made by several countries to release five female activists who were arrested a...

France, Germany, Italy confirm joining China-backed Asian bank

Paris/Berlin/Rome, March 17 (IANS) Three more European countries - France, Germany and Italy - on Tuesday confirmed their intetion to become founding member of...

P&G fined $1 mn in China for photoshopping advertisement

Beijing, March 10 (IANS) China has slapped a fine of about $1 million on a well-known toothpaste brand owned by Procter & Gamble (P&G)...

Indonesia not to postpone planned executions

Jakarta, Feb 24 (IANS) Indonesian President Joko Widodo Tuesday said there will be no postponement of the executions of 11 convicts on death row,...

Bangladesh opposition extends countrywide strike till Friday

Dhaka, Feb 24 (IANS) Bangladesh's opposition alliance led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) decided Tuesday to extend the ongoing nationwide strike till Friday...

CCTV camera catches bombing on bus in Dhaka

Dhaka, Feb 24 (IANS) A closed-circuit police camera has recorded the bombing on a bus in Dhaka during the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led opposition...

Nepal PM regrets delay in constitution drafting

Kathmandu, Jan 23 (IANS) Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala Friday expressed regrets for failing to promulgate a new constitution within the deadline, Xinhua reported. A...

Two afflicted with H7N9 bird flu strain in China

Guangzhou, Jan 13 (IANS) Two new confirmed cases of humans infected by the H7N9 strain of bird flu was reported from China's Guangdong province...

AirAsia crash: Two more bodies recovered, metal objects located

Jakarta, Jan 6 (IANS) Recovery teams Tuesday found two more bodies and located two large metal objects on the sea bed as they expanded...

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