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Intense fighting increases civilian deaths in Ukraine: UN
Geneva, Aug 29 (IANS) Intense fighting, including the use of heavy weaponry by both independence-seeking rebels and Ukrainian troops in densely populated areas of eastern Ukraine, has increased the loss of civilian life, the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Friday in a new report.

Friday, August 29, 2014 5:38:14 PM

Swiss squad for Euro 2016 qualifier against England
Geneva, Aug 29 (IANS) Switzerland manager Vladimir Petkovic Friday named the squad to face England in their opening 2016 European Championship qualifier in Basel Sep 8.

Friday, August 29, 2014 4:16:12 PM

Bahrain denies inviting expelled US diplomat
Manama, Aug 28 (IANS) Bahrain Thursday denied a US official's claim that the island nation has invited a senior US diplomat to return to the kingdom after expelling him for "interfering in domestic affairs".

Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:04:04 PM

Saudi top cleric warns youth against calls for jihad
Riyadh, Aug 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's top cleric Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh Thursday urged the country's youth to ignore calls for jihad by extremist groups.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 9:24:08 PM

Number of Ebola cases may reach 20,000: WHO
Geneva, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) The number of people infected with the Ebola virus in Western Africa could reach 20,000, six times more than the current estimates, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Thursday.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:48:04 PM

Diaspora meet to focus on Bahrain-India trade
Dubai, Aug 28 (IANS) A key meeting of the Indian diaspora in Bahrain next week will set the stage for partnership agreements and investment announcements initiated during and after King Hamad's visit to India in February this year, a Bahrain daily reported Thursday.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 5:38:04 PM

Richardson pleased with ICC World Cup 2015 preparations
Dubai, Aug 28 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive David Richardson Thursday expressed his satisfaction with preparations for World Cup 2015 after receiving detailed updates in Wellington and Melbourne this week.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:48:03 PM

England fined for slow over-rate in Cardiff ODI
Dubai, Aug 28 (IANS) The England cricket team was Thursday fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second One-Day International (ODI) against India in Cardiff Wednesday.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:54:03 PM

Four held in UAE for trying to sell fake Indian currency
Dubai, Aug 27 (IANS) Four people have been arrested in the UAE for trying to sell fake Indian currency worth 4.7 million rupees (around $78,000) to a businessman, a media report said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:02:21 PM

Indian arrested in UAE for stealing $54,450
Dubai, Aug 27 (IANS) An Indian expatriate was arrested Wednesday for stealing over $54,000 from his company, a media report here said.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:00:04 PM

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