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Asia stocks rise on China growth, US govt funding woes dent dollar

TOKYO | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST

Asia stocks shook off losses on Wall Street and edged up to record highs on Friday following China's announcement of faster-than-expected fourth quarter growth, while worries over a possible U.S. gove

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China a disruptive force in Indo-Pacific region: US Pacific Command chief

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST

US Pacific Command chief Admiral Harry Harris on Thursday called China a "disruptive force" in the Indo-Pacific region, while Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba pointed out towards increasing prese

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India should help resolve Tibetan issue: Tibetan leader

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) President Lobsang Sangay on Thursday said Tibetans expect India and other Asian nations to find an early solution to the Tibetan issue.

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Stable yuan good for China's trade and economy - stats bureau

BEIJING | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST

A stable yuan currency is good for China's trade and economy, Ning Jizhe, head of the National Bureau of Statistics, told reporters on Thursday. The yuan strengthened 6.8 percent against the dollar

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Sri Lankan women to challenge alcohol ban in top court

Colombo |Thursday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST

Several Sri Lankan women have filed fundamental rights petitions in the Supreme Court against a Cabinet decision to revoke two gazette notifications which permit women to buy alcohol and work in outle

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Insider attack leaves 9 policemen dead in Afghanistan

Kabul |Thursday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST

An insider attack against the police in Afghanistan's Helmand province claimed the lives of nine police personnel on Thursday, a local official said.

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Myanmar urges Bangladesh to extradite 1,300 'rebel' Rohingyas

Naypyidaw |Thursday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST

Myanmar said on Thursday that it has asked Bangladesh to arrest and extradite more than 1,300 Rohingyas suspected of taking part in a rebel assault against government checkpoints in Rakhine state in A

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Modi, Sushma misled nation on Doklam: Congress (Lead)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST

The Congress on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj of "misleading" the nation over Chinese troops occupying Doklam plateau, saying that India's s

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India successfully test fires n-capable Agni-V ballistic missile (Second Lead)

Bhubaneswar |Thursday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST

India on Thursday successfully test fired its indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-V -- the most potent and with the longest range in the A

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India, Pakistan flag war to continue at Attari-Wagah

Attari (Punjab) |Thursday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST

This is one war between traditional rivals India and Pakistan that has really been scaling new heights. The war of flags between the two countries at the Attari-Wagah joint check post (JCP) is set for

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Final consumption accounted for 58.8 pct of China's 2017 GDP growth -stats bureau

BEIJING | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST

Final consumption accounted for 58.8 percent of China's economic growth in 2017, while capital formation accounted for 32.1 percent of growth, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. Net

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BSF trooper, civilian injured in Pakistan firing

Jammu |Thursday, 2018 7:45:04 AM IST

A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper and a civilian were injured in overnight Pakistan shelling and firing on the international border in R.S. Pura sector of Jammu district in Jammu and Kashmir.

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