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China set to punish web giant Sina for pornography

China set to punish web giant Sina for pornography

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 21:49

China has planned to revoke two crucial publication licenses for `Sina.Com`, which might partially ban the web giant`s operations, because obscene content was found during an anti-pornography crackdown, state media said today.

Marshall Islands sues India, 8 others for possessing Nuclear-Arms

Marshall Islands sues India, 8 others for possessing Nuclear-Arms

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 21:48

In a "David vs Goliath" battle, a tiny Pacific island nation today filed a lawsuit against nine nuclear-armed nations, including India, at the International Court of Justice for violating their legal obligation to disarm.

Ukraine launches deadly assault on rebel-held towns

Ukraine launches deadly assault on rebel-held towns

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 21:37

Ukraine`s military launched assaults to retake rebel-held eastern towns on Thursday in which up to five people were reported killed, a move Russian President Vladimir Putin warned would have "consequences".

Russia orders new military exercises on Ukraine border

Russia orders new military exercises on Ukraine border

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 21:32

Russia on Thursday ordered new military exercises in Russian regions bordering Ukraine in response to Kiev`s operation against militants in the east.

Indian woman jailed for husband`s murder to be deported

Indian woman jailed for husband`s murder to be deported

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 20:31

A 40-year-old Indian woman in Oman, jailed for killing her alcoholic husband, was released today on compassionate grounds ahead of her deportation.

Five killed as Ukrainian forces launch ``anti-terror`` operation

Five killed as Ukrainian forces launch ``anti-terror`` operation

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 20:27

At least five pro-Russian protestors were killed Thursday afternoon during an "anti-terror" operation in Ukraine`s eastern city of Slavyansk, the country`s interior ministry said.

Cornish recognised as British minority

Cornish recognised as British minority

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 20:23

The Cornish people are to be recognised as a national minority under a European convention, the British government announced Thursday.

Taiwan minister quits over extramarital affair claim

Taiwan minister quits over extramarital affair claim

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 20:19

A Taiwanese minister resigned Thursday after his alleged extramarital affair surfaced in the media, the latest blow to a government battling mounting anger over its policies on China and nuclear energy.

Air raid kills 27 at Syria market: Monitor

Air raid kills 27 at Syria market: Monitor

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 22:29

An air strike on a market on Thursday killed at least 27 people, including three children, in a village of the north Syrian province of Aleppo, a monitoring group said.