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Security tight for Afghan elections; Taliban attacks feared
Kabul, Sep 17 (DPA) Afghan voters were receiving contradictory messages Friday, less than 24 hours before parliamentary elections, with threats from the Taliban who were calling for a boycott and reassurances from government officials, promising adequate security.

Friday, September 17, 2010 4:16:31 PM

North Korean leader denies plan to hand power to son
Beijing, Sep 17 (DPA) North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has dismissed speculation that he is to hand power to his youngest son, a news report said Friday.

Friday, September 17, 2010 2:36:31 PM

62 killed in Sri Lanka blast
Colombo, Sep 17 (IANS) At least 60 policemen and two Chinese nationals were killed Friday in a massive blast in containers filled with explosives at a police station in eastern Sri Lanka, the Daily News reported quoting a military official.

Friday, September 17, 2010 2:25:48 PM

60 feared dead in accidental explosion in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sep 17 (DPA) At least 60 people were feared killed when a stock of dynamite exploded Friday inside a police station in eastern Sri Lanka, a military spokesman said.

Friday, September 17, 2010 1:44:33 PM

Dynamite store explodes inside police station in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sep 17 (DPA) A stock of dynamite exploded inside a police station in eastern Sri Lanka Friday, injuring at least seven people, police said, adding that foul play was not suspected.

Friday, September 17, 2010 1:39:27 PM

Chinese women prefer to pop the pill than rely on condoms
Beijing, Sep 17 (IANS) Many Chinese women prefer popping the morning-after pill rather than have other contraceptives as they no longer have to rely on their partners to use condoms, said a survey.

Friday, September 17, 2010 1:39:01 PM

Nepal Maoists pull out Prachanda from PM race
Kathmandu, Sep 17 (IANS) After failing to win the prime ministerial race seven times in a row, Nepal's opposition Maoist party said Friday it was withdrawing its chief and former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda from the eighth vote scheduled for Sep 26.

Friday, September 17, 2010 12:36:49 PM

Remains of 20 people found in Malaysian farmhouse
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 17 (IANS) Malaysian investigators probing the murder of four people have stumbled upon bones that could belong to as many as 20 people.

Friday, September 17, 2010 12:08:42 PM

Anti-government protesters in Thailand demand release of leaders
Bangkok, Sep 17 (DPA) Hundreds of anti-government protesters Friday defied emergency law in the Thai capital to call for the release of their colleagues arrested in a crackdown four months ago.

Friday, September 17, 2010 12:02:34 PM

Experts warn of earthquakes in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Sep 17 (IANS) Scientists at the Dhaka University Earth Observatory have recorded 10 tremors in the last one week and warned that more earthquakes can hit the country anytime.

Friday, September 17, 2010 12:00:28 PM

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