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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian authorities are investigating the identities of at least two other passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, in addition to two who were found to be using stolen passports, a security official said. Investigators were verifying the identities with the relevant embassies in Malaysia, said the official, who has knowledge of the investigation and declined to be identified. The passengers being checked had all bought their tickets through China Southern Airlines, the official said. The flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday, after losing contact with air traffic controllers off the eastern Malaysia coast.

South Korea, Japan to hold talks on sex slavery during Second World War

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South Korea, Japan to hold talks on sex slavery during Second World War

Seoul: Senior diplomats from South Korea and Japan will hold talks about Tokyo's sexual enslavement of Korean women during the Second World War, Seoul's foreign ministry said on Thursday.The director ...


Timeline: President Xi Jinping's diplomatic itinerary for the day

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Timeline: President Xi Jinping's diplomatic itinerary for the day

Chinese President Xi Jinping who arrived in India on Wednesday is on a three-day bi-lateral meeting where he is expected to sign key bi-lateral agreements.President Xi, who met Prime Minister Narendra...

IFFI 2014 will focus on Chinese cinema; treaty to be signed today

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IFFI 2014 will focus on Chinese cinema; treaty to be signed today

Panaji: On the backdrop of India inking the film co-production treaty with China, organisers of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) have decided to focus Chinese cinema in its upcoming edi...

UP: Four-year-old girl allegedly raped by youth

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UP: Four-year-old girl allegedly raped by youth

Bhadohi: A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Sagar Raipur village, triggering protests by villagers who set afire the house of the accused.The incident took place on Wednesday when ...

Nasa's spacecraft Maven to reach Mars this weekend

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Nasa's spacecraft Maven to reach Mars this weekend

Washington: US space agency NASA said Wednesday its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft will enter orbit around the Red Planet this weekend.The spacecraft has completed a 10-mont...

Bangladesh lawmakers vote to give parliament right to impeach SC judges

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Bangladesh lawmakers vote to give parliament right to impeach SC judges

Dhaka: Bangladesh's parliament now has the authority to impeach Supreme Court judges after lawmakers late on Wednesday voted to approve a much-debated amendment to the constitution.The amendment passe...

PM Modi to raise Chinese incursions issue with President Xi: MEA

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PM Modi to raise Chinese incursions issue with President Xi: MEA

Prime Minister Narendra Modiwilltoday raise the issue ofincursions by China's People Liberation Army with Chinese President Xi Jinping who is on a three-day bilateral visit to India."Yesterday, t...