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Malaysia reports 68 H1N1 deaths
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 21 (IANS) A 33-year-old woman who was eight months pregnant died of the Influenza A(H1N1) virus, making the toll 68. Her unborn baby did not survive either, a media report said.

Friday, August 21, 2009 10:53:28 AM

Whip me in public, says Malaysian ex-model
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 21 (IANS) A distraught and repentant former Malaysian model, who was convicted for drinking beer at a nightclub, wants to be publicly whipped with her family members watching.

Friday, August 21, 2009 9:52:55 AM

More than 50 killed during Aghanistan voting
Kabul, Aug 20 (DPA) More than 50 people were killed during Thursday's voting in the Afghanistan presidential election, the government said after lifting the day-long reporting restriction.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 9:49:54 PM

South Korea reports 97 new swine flu cases
Seoul, Aug 20 (IANS) South Korea Thursday reported 97 new cases of swine flu, raising the number of people infected by the influenza A (H1N1) virus in the country to 2,417, the WAM news agency reported.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 8:44:38 PM

Afghan polls successful despite attacks: Karzai
Kabul, Aug 20 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Thursday the presidential election was conducted 'successfully' throughout the country despite 73 attacks by Taliban militants that resulted in deaths of Afghan security forces and civilians.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 8:31:13 PM

Voting picks up after rocket fire dies down in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 20 (DPA) Turnout was low Thursday morning in Afghanistan's presidential and provincial elections as rockets hit southern and northern provinces, but more voters turned out in the afternoon, defying Taliban threats to disrupt the balloting.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 4:14:10 PM

Rockets hit Afghan towns on poll day; early turnout low
Kabul, Aug 20 (DPA) Several rockets hit southern and northern provinces early Thursday and police arrested two would-be suicide bombers, shortly after voting started in Afghanistan's presidential election, officials said.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 1:28:03 PM

Afghanistan polling booth comes under rocket attack
Kabul, Aug 20 (Xinhua) A rocket fired by militants Thursday morning slammed next to a polling booth in Ghazni province in southern Afghanistan, police said.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:39:42 AM

Dhaka to continue with peace accord in Buddhist tribal area
Dhaka, Aug 20 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has said it would press ahead with vacating army camps as per the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord, allaying security concerns of the Bengali population in the Buddhist tribal region.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:36:47 AM

Bangladesh border guards to have new name, uniform
Dhaka, Aug 20 (IANS) Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), the country's border guards whose troopers mutinied in February killing 73 people, will soon have a new name, uniform, insignia and a law to try those members who commit serious offences, a minister said.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:27:44 AM

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