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Thousands of peace advocates take part in signature campaign for law against war

Thousands of peace advocates take part in signature campaign for law against war
Seouk - 

Over 300,000 people gathered simultaneously in hundreds of cities including in Seoul, New York City, Sydney and Shanghai for the third annual commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka rain death toll hits 101 as waters recede

Sri Lanka rain death toll hits 101 as waters recede
Colombo - 

Floods subsided across Sri Lanka Tuesday revealing the full extent of damage from last week's deluge that also triggered landslides, officials said, as the death toll crossed 100.

Nigerian state declares emergency over 'tomato Ebola'

Nigerian state declares emergency over 'tomato Ebola'
Kano - 

A state government in northern Nigeria on Tuesday declared a state of emergency after moths destroyed swathes of tomato fields, threatening supplies of the country's leading staple food.

India uses outdated laws to silence dissent: HRW

India uses outdated laws to silence dissent: HRW
New Delhi - 

India routinely uses outdated and loosely worded laws to crackdown on dissent, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday, urging the government to repeal or amend legislation used to stifle free speech.

Third of ATMs don’t work in India, says central bank

Third of ATMs don’t work in India, says central bank
Mumbai - 

A third of India’s cash machines don’t work, the central bank said, posing a challenge for the government as it strives to provide banking services to millions of poor citizens living in rural areas.

Pakistani militant ‘leader’ killed in Kashmir: Police

Pakistani militant ‘leader’ killed in Kashmir: Police

Srinagar - 

Indian police officials said on Tuesday that they have killed the operations head of a major militant group in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir in a gunbattle.

A-bomb survivors to attend Obama's Hiroshima memorial

A-bomb survivors to attend Obama's Hiroshima memorial

Tokyo - 

Survivors of the American nuclear bombing of Hiroshima will be present when US President Barack Obama lays a wreath at ground zero this week, reports said Wednesday.

Children risk health farming tobacco in Indonesia: HRW

Children risk health farming tobacco in Indonesia: HRW

Jakarta - 

Children are being put to work on tobacco plantations in Indonesia that supply some of the world's biggest cigarette companies, putting their health at serious risk, Human Rights Watch warned Wednesday.



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