Start intra-Ukrainian talks, Moscow urges Kiev; more international news of Sept 17

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International news updates Sept 17
Bangalore, Sept 17: Voting for Fiji's general elections started on Wednesday, the first election since the military coup in 2006. Follow international updates here-

10:26 pm: Saudi Arabia launches website for expatriate workers

10:00 pm: Asian Games: Indian women thrashed 10-0 by South Korea

9:30 pm: With U.S. help, determined Kurds push back ISIS in fiery battle

9:00 pm: Toll in Nigeria building collapse hits 70

8:30 pm: King Richard III's bones reveal fatal blows, scientists say

8:00 pm: Start intra-Ukrainian talks, Moscow urges Kiev

7:00 pm: Around 6,300 fighters joined IS in Syria in July

6:45 pm: India-China gaining stronger grounds with the 3 bilateral trade agreements sanctioned between Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi, even when Chinese joyride continues at Ladakh with civilians from China holding placards at the border.

6.05 pm: Nearly 4.3 million Scottish citizens will give their votes on Thursday to decide whether Scotland would emerge as an independent country outside the United Kingdom.

5.45 pm: Indian-American Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has for the first time acknowledged that he is considering a 2016 presidential run and will make a decision on it after the November Congressional polls.

5.20 pm: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has thrown his support behind the legalisation of marijuana for medicinal use.

4.55 pm: An Indian-origin man has been sentenced to six years and nine months in jail by a court in New Zealand for raping a woman in her sleep.

4.15 pm: A 17-year-old student in Australia was penalised 20 percent marks in his chemistry examination for having a haircut that breached the school's uniform policy.

4.00 pm: Malala Yousufzai set to receive first ever Asia Game changer award.

3.40 pm: Al Qaeda claims responsibility for hijacking Pakistani naval ship and trying to use it to fire rockets at US vessels.

3.25 pm: France arrests five in militant women recruiting ring.

3.15 pm: Bangladesh Supreme Court commutes death sentence of 1971 war crimes convict

2.25 pm: Philippines government vowed to continue seeking compensation from the United States for the damage caused by its navy ship to parts of a protected marine reserve.

2.10 pm: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said his government and intelligence agencies had no control over what data the US National Security Agency (NSA) collected from its citizens.

1.30 pm: A murder case has been registered against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his ministers and other top officials for their alleged involvement in the killing of anti-government protesters.

1.05 pm: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the US support against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and called for "bold and courageous" international efforts to fight the epidemic.

12.44 pm: Police investigate Palestinian football player at the Asian Games for alleged sexual harassment.

12.05 pm: Magnitude 7.1 earthquake strikes off the Pacific island of Guam.

11.55 am: US President Barack Obama renewed his call for "common-sense" gun control measures, one year after a shootout in a US Navy facility in Washington left 12 people dead.

10.42 am: Bangladesh top court commutes death sentence of a senior Islamist.

10.35 am: Tropical Storm Odile heads toward Arizona, as Mexico airlifts stranded tourists from Baja

10.23 am: Spain to amend penal code to prosecute nationals who join Islamic State.

10.00 am: Fijians vote in first election since the 2006 coup, with the military on standby in case violence flare (read more)

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