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Rajapaksa endorses jail sentence for ex-army chief
Colombo, Sep 30 (DPA) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday endorsed the decision of a court martial sentencing ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka to 30 months in jail after finding him guilty of violating tender procedures for army supplies, a military spokesman said.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:16:46 AM

Chinese people to select country's 10 best scientists
Beijing, Sep 30 (IANS) The Chinese public will help select the country's 10 best scientists and technicians in a vote that will show 'respect for knowledge and innovation'.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:05:42 AM

Beverage giant chief becomes China's richest man
Beijing, Sep 30 (IANS) Zong Quinghou, founder and CEO of China's softdrink giant Hangzhou Wahaha Group, has become the country's richest man with a fortune of 80 billion yuan (US$12 billion), the Hurun Rich List 2010 has announced.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 10:54:05 AM

Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew hospitalised for chest infection
Singapore, Sep 30 (DPA) Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, was hospitalised late Wednesday for treatment of a chest infection, media reports said.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 10:49:44 AM

North, South Korea begin first military talks in two years
Seoul, Sep 30 (DPA) North and South Korea began their first working-level military discussions for almost two years Thursday, a news report said.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 10:46:45 AM

China sets free three Japanese who entered military zone
Beijing, Sep 30 (IANS) China Thursday released three of the four Japanese detained for intruding into Chinese military zone, authorities said.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 10:38:31 AM

Tsunami warning issued after quake off Indonesia
Jakarta, Sep 29 (DPA) An earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua early Thursday, prompting a tsunami warning.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 11:52:54 PM

Sri Lanka to release 400 former Tamil rebels
Colombo, Sep 29 (DPA) The Sri Lankan government is set to release Thursday over 400 former Tamil rebels who have undergone rehabilitation from detention camps in the north of the country, a military spokesman said Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 9:57:51 PM

Pakistani man sets tree plantation world record
Islamabad, Sep 29 (IANS) A Pakistan Army soldier set a new world record Wednesday by planting the maximum number of saplings in 24 hours.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 8:38:32 PM

Train hits two buses in Dhaka
Dhaka, Sep 29 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and over 20 injured when a passenger train rammed into two buses at an unmanned level crossing here in the Bangladesh capital Wednesday, police said.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 7:04:15 PM

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