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Iran says nuclear deal 'impossible' by November 24 deadline

Iran says it will not be possible by a November 24 deadline to reach a comprehensive deal with world powers aimed at resolving the stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, the Iranian Students News Agency ISNA reported on Sunday.

ISIS kills at least 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi

Islamic State militants have killed at least 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe in a village on the eastern edge of the provincial capital Ramadi, local officials said on Saturday, in apparent revenge for tribal opposition to the radical Islamists.

Foreign secys deliberate to make Saarc effective

Foreign secretaries of all eight Saarc member states began meeting in Kathmandu on Sunday to find out ways to make the three decade old regional body more effective.

Shabaab claims responsibility for Kenya bus attack

Somalia’s al Shabaab insurgents said they staged a bus attack in northeast Kenya on Saturday that killed 28 people, all non-Muslims led out to be shot while passengers identified as Muslims were spared.

IS kills 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi

Islamic State militants have killed 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe during their assault on a provincial capital west of Baghdad, local officials said on Saturday, in apparent revenge for tribal opposition to the radical Islamists.

New jolt for Cameron before May 2015 poll

Prime Minister David Cameron suffered another setback before the May 2015 general elections when his Conservative party MP who defected to the UK Independence Party (UKIP) won a byelection on Friday morning.

China commits $45.6 bn for economic corridor with Pakistan

The Chinese government and banks will finance Chinese companies to build $45.6 billion worth of energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan over the next six years, according to new details of the deal seen by Reuters on Friday.

Battling Ebola: the worst of humanitarian missions

An invisible, murderous enemy that puts caregivers in almost unbearable working conditions, Ebola is a gruelling test for even the most experienced humanitarian.

Sharif urges Obama to take up Kashmir issue

Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif has asked US President Barack Obama to take up the Kashmir issue with the Indian leadership when he travels to India in January, saying its early resolution would bring enduring peace, stability and economic cooperation to Asia. Obama accepts Modi's invitation to be chief guest at Republic Day

Saarc committee meets to set agenda for Kathmandu summit

Senior diplomats of all eight member countries began meeting here on Saturday to set the agenda ahead of the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit in Nepal.

Indonesia’s new president causes a buzz by flying economy

Indonesia’s new President Joko Widodo caused a stir this weekend by opting to fly economy class to watch his son’s high school graduation in Singapore, drawing praise and criticism online.

Moscow accuses West of seeking 'regime change'

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the West on Saturday of trying to use sanctions imposed on Moscow in the Ukraine crisis to seek "regime change" in Russia.

Does living in a democracy make you tall?

New research linking democracy and wellbeing suggests that men growing up in a democracy are likely to be taller than those who spend the first 20 years of their lives in a communist regime.

Nigeria: 45 dead in suspected Boko Haram attack

At least 45 people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, officials and witnesses have said, in the latest violence to hit the restive region.

Obama vows 'more fair and just' immigration to US

Pledging to fix America's 'broken' immigration system, President Barack Obama offered five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation Thursday, allowing families to emerge from the shadows and seek work permits.

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