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North Korea fires artillery shells near maritime border
Seoul, Aug 9 (DPA) North Korean forces fired over 100 artillery rounds into the Yellow Sea near the disputed border with the South Monday, a media report said.

Monday, August 09, 2010 5:05:03 PM

10 die in Indonesian boat sinking
Jakarta, Aug 9 (DPA) At least 10 people were killed and 32 others were missing and feared drowned after a boat sank Monday off a remote eastern Indonesian province, a rescue official and media reports said.

Monday, August 09, 2010 4:57:31 PM

Four South Asian nations to permit mutual transit
Dhaka, Aug 9 (IANS) An exchange of letters among four South Asian nations - India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan - will formalise arrangements that will allow transit through each others' territories.

Monday, August 09, 2010 3:31:30 PM

Choppers grounded as Pakistani flood victims face food shortages
Islamabad, Aug 9 (DPA) Efforts to airlift aid to flood victims in northwestern Pakistan had to be halted due to bad weather Monday as tens of thousands of refugees faced food shortages.

Monday, August 09, 2010 3:29:28 PM

Chinese blame milk powder as baby girls develop breasts
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Three baby girls fed on the same batch of infant formula have begun to develop breasts in China's Hubei province, reports said.

Monday, August 09, 2010 2:07:47 PM

Britain's Pakistanis ask Zardari to act against PCB
Karachi, Aug 9 (IANS) Leaders of the Pakistani community in Britain have requested President Asif Ali Zardari to make sweeping changes in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Monday, August 09, 2010 1:30:07 PM

Shoaib Akhtar working hard to revive international career
Karachi, Aug 9 (IANS) Pakistan's discarded fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is yet to give up hopes of reviving his international career and is eyeing a spot in the country's squad for next year's World Cup.

Monday, August 09, 2010 1:14:21 PM

Indonesian hardline Muslim cleric arrested
Jakarta, Aug 9 (DPA) Indonesian police Monday arrested Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, the alleged spiritual leader of terror group Jemaah Islamiyah, his lawyer and police officials said.

Monday, August 09, 2010 12:42:30 PM

India delays building homes for Bangla cyclone victims
Dhaka, Aug 9 (IANS) Bangladesh has told India that the building of homes for the victims of the November 2007 Cyclone Sidr was 'very slow' and that it should be expedited.

Monday, August 09, 2010 12:10:08 PM

$1 bn loan from India suicidal, says Khaleda Zia
Dhaka, Aug 9 (IANS) Bangladesh's opposition leader Khaleda Zia has termed as 'suicidal' the $1 billion deal the government signed with India's Exim Bank last Saturday.

Monday, August 09, 2010 12:01:20 PM

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