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US submits list of 10 defence items for transfer to India

WASHINGTON, (PNA/PTI) — The US has submitted a list of 10 defence technologies for transfer to India, bringing it into a small group of closest allies with which America shares…

Garuda orders 35 ATR planes to serve medium cities

JAKARTA, (PNA/ANTARA News) — Garuda Indonesia has ordered 35 Avions de Transport Regional (ATR) 72-600 planes to serve medium cities. “Garuda Indonesia has ordered ATR72-600 planes to develop and strengthen…

Australian exports rise 3 % in August: trade data

CANBERRA, (PNA/Xinhua) — Australian exports rose 3 percent to 27.1 billion AU dollars (almost 25.4 billion U.S. dollars) in August, the latest trade data released by the Australian Bureau of…

Tension rises ahead of Italy’s confidence vote

By Alessandra Cardone ROME, (PNA/Xinhua) — International and domestic analysts looked worriedly at Italy’s crisis on Tuesday, on the eve of a crucial confidence vote scheduled in parliament on Wednesday….

PAL flies Middle East anew with A330 airplanes

MANILA, (PNA) — Philippine Airlines returns to the Middle East starting with Abu Dhabi using its new Airbus A330-300 aircraft starting this month. In a statement, PAL said the 414-seater…

(Lead) Chinese, Indonesian presidents agree to lift ties to comprehensive strategic partnership

JAKARTA, (PNA/Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Indonesian counterpart Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono agreed here Wednesday to lift bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership. During their talks, Xi…

Bulgaria Socialist-led gov’t survives no-confidence motion

SOFIA, (PNA/Xinhua) — The Bulgaria minority government led by Socialist Party on Wednesday survived a no-confidence motion maneuvered by the opposition GERB party over its investment policy. The motion, first…

Onion prices at Lasalgaon fall by Rs12/kg to Rs30/kg

NEW DELHI, (PNA/PTI) — Onion prices today fell sharply by Rs 12 to Rs 30 per kg at Lasalgaon Mandi in Nashik as supplies almost doubled with the arrival of…

India to be world’s most populous nation by 2050: study

PARIS, (PNA/PTI) –India will overtake China as the world’s most populous country by 2050, according to a new French study which predicts the global population to surge to 9.7 billion…

More bodies to be retrieved after Kenya’s mall attack

NAIROBI, (PNA/Xinhua) — Kenya’s investigators are expected to retrieve more bodies from the Westgate shopping mall which was stormed by terrorists on Sept. 21, leaving over 60 people dead and…

(Nightlead) Hong Kong stocks end 0.55 % higher

HONG KONG, (PNA/Xinhua) — Hong Kong stocks rose 124.62 points, or 0.55 percent to close at 22,984.48 points on Wednesday. The benchmark Hang Seng Index traded between 23,138.86 and 22,…

Zambia to issue 10 new oil exploration licenses

LUSAKA, (PNA/Xinhua) — The Zambian government says it will issue 10 new oil exploration licenses as it targets 2017 for its first oil or natural gas well, the Post of…

Indonesia to boost renewable energy tech cooperation

NUSA DUA, Bali, (PNA/ANTARA) — Indonesia will encourage cooperation in the renewable energy technology among members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APECT), Marzan A Iskandar of the Agency for Assessment…

Indonesia has not become favorite destination for Chinese students

BEIJING, (PNA/ANTARA) — Indonesia has not become a favorite destination country for Chinese students because Indonesia has not yet had a standard of academic study qualification program and high education…

Nigeria’s opposition party condemns college killings

LAGOS, (PNA/Xinhua) — Nigeria’s main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday strongly condemned the Sunday attacks that left many students of the College of Agriculture in northeast…