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Sri Lankan parliament extends presidential term
Colombo, Sep 8 (DPA) Sri Lanka's parliament approved constitutional amendments increasing presidential powers and extending term limits in a session boycotted by the main opposition Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 8:01:20 PM

721 inmates escape in Nigeria
Lagos, Sep 8 (DPA) Nigerian officials Wednesday said four people were killed as 721 prisoners escaped from a federal prison in Bauchi, northeastern Nigeria, the previous evening.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 6:44:08 PM

Terror strikes feared in Pakistan ahead of Eid
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Militant outfits in Pakistan are planning suicide attacks across the country on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, a media report said Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 5:42:26 PM

Pakistan to freeze assets of Balochistan militants
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik announced Wednesday that all assets of militant outfits in Balochistan province would be frozen as the government 'has come to its wits' end'.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 5:26:25 PM

Five of family killed in Kohat blast in Pakistan
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Five members of a family were among the 18 victims of Tuesday's blast targeting family quarters in police lines in Kohat city of northwest Pakistan.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 5:15:32 PM

Two killed in blast in Pakistan
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) At least two people were killed and several injured Wednesday in a blast in Balochistan province of southern Pakistan.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 3:59:37 PM

US drone attacks kill 10 militants in Pakistan
Islamabad, Sep 8 (DPA) At least 10 militants were killed in two attacks by unmanned aircraft in Pakistan's tribal region along the Afghan border Wednesday, security officials said.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 3:32:19 PM

Bangladesh to firm up money laundering laws
Dhaka, Sep 8 (IANS) Bangladesh will enact two legislation to firm up its laws against money laundering to fight the flow of funds used for terrorism, Finance Minister A.M.A. Muhith has said.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 3:12:22 PM

Sri Lanka opposition boycotts parliament
Colombo, Sep 8 (DPA) The main opposition in Sri Lanka Wednesday boycotted parliament, which was due to vote on proposed constitutional amendments that would boost powers of the president.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 1:58:11 PM

US drone strike kills six in Pakistan
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) At least six people were killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan's tribal region near Afghan border, a media report said Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 1:52:03 PM

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