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Live: China's dragon wants peace like India's elephant, says Xi

Sep 17, 2014 at 12:20 | Source: FirstPost

10.54 am: China's energy and India's wisdom will release massive potential, says XiChina's President Xi Jinping has written an editorial titled 'Towards an Asian century of prosperity' ahead of his visit to India.Xi is scheduled to land in India this...

VVIPs set to lose airport privileges

Sep 17, 2014 at 11:35 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Our pampered elected representatives will soon find their privileges getting pruned at airports. Highly placed sources say that Air India has been asked not to go "overboard" in rushing staffers to receive VVIPs and then have an army of pe...

Live: China's Xi writes peans of praise for India, Modi hours before arrival

Sep 17, 2014 at 11:00 | Source: FirstPost

10.54 am: China's energy and India's wisdom will release massive potential, says XiChina's President Xi Jinping has written an editorial titled 'Towards an Asian century of prosperity' ahead of his visit to India.Xi is scheduled to land in India this...

Live: Will Border issues trump trade ties as China's Xi visits India?

Sep 17, 2014 at 08:12 | Source: FirstPost

7.45 am: Border ties, trade issues on agenda as China's Xi visits IndiaChina's President Xi Jinping arrives in India on a two day visit today, where the two sides are expected to ramp up commercial ties and open the way for Chinese investment in Indi...

Nine killed, 30 wounded in new clashes in Libya's Benghazi - medic

Sep 17, 2014 at 02:30 | Source: FirstPost

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Heavy clashes broke out on Tuesday between a former Libyan general's forces and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least nine people, medics said.Armed Islamists are trying to prise Benghazi's civ...

China's Xi Jinping visits 'splendid pearl' - Sri Lanka

Sep 16, 2014 at 21:01 | Source: BBC

Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Sri Lanka where he is due to sign more than 20 co-operation agreements. They include inaugurating a Chinese-funded port city which will see land reclaimed from the sea at Colombo. China is the biggest investor in th...

Salmond Win Seen Raising Funding Costs for Britain

Sep 16, 2014 at 18:09 | Source: Business Week

Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, pauses as he speaks to journalists during a pro-independence event with "yes" campaigners at Edinburgh airport in Edinburgh, U.K., on Sept. 15, 2014. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg. A ...

Modi arrives in Ahmedabad ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit

Sep 16, 2014 at 17:42 | Source: FirstPost

Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi, on his first visit after becoming prime minister, arrived in Ahmedabad on Tuesday, a day ahead of President Xi Jinping's three-day sojourn.Modi flew in to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport here on a two-day offi...

State govts should rework tax structure on jet fuel: Centre

Sep 16, 2014 at 16:53 | Source: FirstPost

Hyderabad: The Centre has urged all state governments to rework the tax structure on jet fuel in the interest of the aviation industry and has received "positive" response from some states."We have written to all state governments. The...

Lanka welcomes Xi Jinping, first Chinese leader to visit country in 30 years

Sep 16, 2014 at 15:45 | Source: FirstPost

Colombo: Chinese President Xi Jinping who arrived here on Tuesday on a maiden visit to Sri Lanka was accorded a grand welcome.President Mahinda Rajapaksa received Xi at the airport who became the first Chinese leader to visit Sri Lanka since 1986.Sin...

Ukraine Truce Threatened as Rebels Call for Offensive

Sep 16, 2014 at 14:38 | Source: Bloomberg

Ukraine traded accusations with pro-Russian separatists over the biggest outbreak of hostilities since a truce was signed 11 days ago. The airport in Donetsk, the biggest city in the conflict zone, was shelled all day, with government troops attacked...

President Pranab arrives in Ho Chi Minh City as part of four-day visit to Vietnam

Sep 16, 2014 at 13:35 | Source: FirstPost

Ho Chi Minh City: President Pranab Mukherjee arrived in this historic Vietnamese city on Tuesday as part of his four-day state visit to the country.The tour of the city, formerly called Saigon, is the second and the last leg of Mukherjee's visit to t...

Relief distribution in flood-hit Kashmir sees irregularities

Sep 16, 2014 at 13:32 | Source: FirstPost

Srinagar: 'Might is right' seems to be the rule of the game as relief distribution in flood-affected areas of Kashmir has been hit by chaos due to lack of civil administration on ground.Scuffles between various groups of flood victims have been witne...

Three NATO soldiers killed in the suicide bombing in Afghan capital

Sep 16, 2014 at 12:42 | Source: FirstPost

Kabul: A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.Security forces in full battle gear adminis...

Air France says disruption to rise as strike continues

Sep 16, 2014 at 11:47 | Source: BBC

Air France has warned that disruption will get worse as a week-long strike by its pilots continues. It said 60% of its flights were likely to be cancelled on Tuesday as a result of the strike, which began on Monday. The pilots are protesting against ...

Afghan conflict: Three Nato troops killed in Kabul bomb attack

Sep 16, 2014 at 11:47 | Source: BBC

At least three coalition soldiers died after a Taliban suicide car bomber rammed into a foreign military convoy in the Afghan capital Kabul, Nato says. Another 16 civilians were injured, according to Afghan government sources. The blast took place in...

Afghanistan: Taliban claims responsibility for suicide attack on foreign convoy

Sep 16, 2014 at 11:36 | Source: FirstPost

Kabul: A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the US Embassy on Tuesday, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people and rattled nearby neighbourhoods, police officials said.Faird Af...

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets foreign convoy near US Embassy

Sep 16, 2014 at 09:57 | Source: FirstPost

Kabul: A police official in Kabul says that a suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the US Embassy.Faird Afzalai, the chief of criminal investigations for Kabul's police, said on Tuesday that the b...

Typhoon Kalmaegi brings life to standstill in Hong Kong

Sep 16, 2014 at 08:48 | Source: FirstPost

Hong Kong: Hong Kong was shuttered on Tuesday as a powerful typhoon swept past the city, bringing strong winds and rain that caused flight disruptions and forced the closure of the stock market and container ports.Typhoon Kalmaegi, packing gusts of 1...

Six killed in eastern Ukraine clashes, 10 days into cease-fire between rebels, govt troops

Sep 16, 2014 at 08:35 | Source: FirstPost

Kiev: Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said on Monday the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on September 5.F...

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