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July 21, 2013, 8:54 am
Bogota: Six guerillas from the leftist FARC rebel group and four Colombian soldiers died in clashes in southwest Colombia, the military said.
The fighting occurred yesterday in the town of El Doncello, in the department of Caqueta, a stronghold of the southern bloc of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the military statement said.
Three soldiers were injured and two militants were captured.
July 20, 2013, 9:18 pm
US Vice President Joe Biden
Washington/New Delhi: Arriving in India Monday on a four-day visit, US Vice President Joe Biden is expected to focus on four key areas - trade, energy and climate, defence and regional cooperation - during his talks here as the US seeks to keep up the momentum in ties with a strategic partner.
July 20, 2013, 8:30 pm
Cairo: Four women supporters of Egypt’s deposed president Mohammed Morsy were killed in an attack in a Nile Delta city, his Muslim Brotherhood group said on Saturday.
The attack took place at a pro-Morsy march early on Saturday in Mansoura, the group said on its website.
July 20, 2013, 8:20 pm
Beijing: A man in a wheelchair was injured when he set off an explosion at the Beijing International Airport Saturday.
The explosion was heard in Terminal 3 of the airport at 6:24 pm (local time), witnesses said.
State-run CCTV said the man injured in the blast was 34-year-old Ji Zhongxing from Heze in Shandong Province.
He set off a home-made explosive device packed with gunpowder from fireworks. There were no other casualties.
July 20, 2013, 5:08 pm
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Tokyo: Candidates for the upper house of Japan’s parliament made final campaign pushes on Saturday, a day before elections that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition is expected to easily win as the economy picks up steam.
July 20, 2013, 2:11 pm
Cairo: Three women died in clashes between loyalists and opponents of Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, medics said Saturday, despite warnings by the military that it would crackdown on violent protests.
"Three people were killed and seven others wounded by birdshot and stabbing attacks during clashes between Morsi supporters and his opponents," Adel Said, a hospital official in the Nile Delta city of Mansura, told AFP.
The three killed yesterday were all women, he added.
July 20, 2013, 1:33 pm
Yangon: The Myanmar government Saturday announced lifting of the state of emergency in four riot-hit towns in Meikhtila district 120 days after the imposition, saying that peace and stability have been restored in the areas.
The government had imposed emergency in Meikhtila, Wandwin, Mahlaing and Thazi townships in the northern Mandalay region following the outbreak of deadly communal riot on March 22, Xinhua reported.
July 20, 2013, 10:35 am
Washington: Justifying the secret surveillance program, a top US official has said that America neither uses its intelligence capabilities to collect trade secrets of foreign companies, nor does it listens to everything said by every citizen of any country.
"We do not use our foreign intelligence collection capabilities to steal the trade secrets of foreign companies in order to give American companies a competitive advantage," Robert Litt, the top lawyer for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said.
July 20, 2013, 10:16 am
Baghdad: At least 24 people were killed and 77 others wounded in a bomb blast during Friday prayers at a Sunni mosque in Iraq, police said.
The attack occurred around midday at the Abu Bakr al-Sideeq mosque in Wajihiyah in the eastern province of Diyala, police told Xinhua.
CNN said the bomb was hidden under a podium from which an imam was speaking in the mosque and it exploded while worshipers were listening to a sermon.
July 19, 2013, 9:12 pm
Washington: US state department’s heavy hitter for India will be an Indian origin bureaucrat, Nisha Desai Biswal, a first for both the community and the administration. President Barack Obama on Thursday sent a proposal to the senate to appoint Biswal assistant secretary of state for South Asia, top US diplomat for India.
If confirmed Biswal will replace Robert Blake, an impossibly gangly career diplomat who liked to joke at India-US events his speeches were almost always the same as Indian ambassador’s.