BERLIN, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- Scottish voters' rejection of independence in a historic referendum has been received with relief by governments and politicians across Europe, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported

TEHRAN, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has denounced the Islamic State (IS) group for its brutality and said US presence in the region has "exacerbated the terrorism crisis since 2001".

COLOMBO, Sept 20 (Bernama)-- Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa warned Asian political leaders to work together to protect their countries from external forces seeking to interfere in domestic affairs under the guise of democracy, Xinhua news agency reported

NEW DELHI, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- At least six people were killed and 14 others injured in a huge explosion at an illegal fireworks factory in northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported.

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- Thailand risks facing trade sanctions under the Convention on International Trade on Endangered Species (CITES) if it fails to deal with illegal ivory trade by March 2015, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- The Nepal-India Boundary Working Group (BWG) on Friday agreed to settle border disputes within three years at the conclusion of a meeting.