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Last updated: Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:28:03 AM

China, Sri Lanka ink $1.63 bn currency swap deal
Beijing, Sep 16 (IANS) China's central bank announced late Tuesday that it has signed a 10 billion yuan (about $1.63 billion) currency swap deal with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:50:05 PM

Modi government improved economy, India's global image: President
Ho Chi Minh City, Sep 16 (IANS) In a departure from custom, President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday largely abandoned his prepared speech to the Indian community in Vietnam and instead extolled the Narendra Modi government for its steps to improve the economy and burnish India's global image.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:50:04 PM

7 killed in bomb attack near Syria-Turkey border
Damascus, Sep 16 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and many others wounded Tuesday when an explosives-laden vehicle exploded near a rebel-held Syrian-Turkish border, activists and al-Mayadeen TV reported.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:24:03 PM

Assad targets regimes supporting terror in Iraq, Syria
Damascus, Sep 16 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Tuesday said fighting terrorism would start by putting pressure on the governments that support terrorism in Syria and Iraq, Xinhua reported.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:16:11 PM

14 IS militants killed as their rocket explodes
Baghdad, Sep 16 (IANS/EFE) At least 14 members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group were killed Tuesday near Baghdad when a rocket whose warhead they were filling with chlorine gas exploded.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:00:04 PM

Ho Chi Minh City's rise as economic hub marvellous: President
Ho Chi Minh City, Sep 16 (IANS) Lauding the perseverance and success of the people of Vietnam, President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday expressed admiration at how Ho Chi Minh City has transformed into a prosperous regional economic hub.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:50:05 PM

Chip in to enhance links, president tells Indians in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Sep 16 (IANS) The Indian diaspora in Vietnam can play a "significant role" as a "bridge" in deepening relations between the two countries, President Pranab Mukherjee said Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:40:04 PM

Pakistan interior minister skipping SAARC home ministers' meet
Kathmandu, Sep 16 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudary Nisar Ali Khan will not attend the sixth meeting of the SAARC home or interior ministers that will get under way in Kathmandu Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:32:07 PM

Iraqi troops retake villages, US jets pound IS positions (Roundup)
Baghdad, Sep 16 (IANS) Iraqi security forces Tuesday recaptured several villages in heavy clashes with extremist insurgent groups, while US warplanes expanded their airstrikes and pounded Islamic State militants near Iraq's capital Baghdad.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:10:04 PM

22 Palestinians arrested on suspicion of rioting
Jerusalem, Sep 16 (IANS) Jerusalem police and border patrol officers have arrested 22 Palestinians on suspicion of rioting in east Jerusalem in recent days, Israeli police said in a statement Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:00:06 PM

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