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Western woman aid worker shot dead in Afghanistan
Kabul, Oct 20 (DPA) Unknown gunmen killed a foreign woman when she was going to her office in the western part of the capital city Monday,police said.

Monday, October 20, 2008 2:12:03 PM

Malaysian stranded in India for 31 years
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 20 (IANS) Malaysia-born C.K. Ravindran, who went to India for studies, has been stranded in the country for the past 31 years as Malaysian authorities have refused to renew his passport although he has a nationality certificate.

Monday, October 20, 2008 12:24:29 PM

Magnitude 6.5 quake jolts central Indonesia
Jakarta, Oct 20 (DPA) An undersea earthquake registering 6.5 on the Richter scale struck off Indonesia's central Sulawesi province Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage, the Indonesian seismologist agency said.

Monday, October 20, 2008 12:24:05 PM

China's GDP growth rate down 2.3 percent
Beijing, Oct 20 (Xinhua) China's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 9.9 percent year on year to 20.163 trillion yuan ($2.96 trillion) in the first three quarters of this year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Monday.

Monday, October 20, 2008 10:45:12 AM

In Central Asia, a giant 'steppe' towards 21st century city (Letter from Kazakhstan)
Astana, Oct 20 (IANS) An icy wind blasting across a large swathe of open steppe land welcomes you warmly in this spectacular capital city of Kazakhstan, sometimes making it hard to catch your breath.

Monday, October 20, 2008 10:29:26 AM

Tokyo markets open well, buoyed by earnings reports
Tokyo, Oct 20 (DPA) Japan markets opened up Monday, largely over reports that company earnings may not be as bad as expected.

Monday, October 20, 2008 8:02:59 AM

Coal mine accident kills five in China
Taiyuan (China), Oct 20 (Xinhua) Five people were killed and 37 others injured Sunday morning in a coal mine accident in China's northern province of Shanxi, officials said.

Monday, October 20, 2008 6:33:12 AM

Ninth-placed Gangjee and Bhullar closer to 2009 Asian Tour card
Guangzhou, Oct 19 (IANS) Rahil Gangjee (69) and Gaganjeet Bhullar (69) came closer to securing their full card for the 2009 Asian Tour after they finished tied ninth and 25th respectively in the Midea China Classic Sunday.

Sunday, October 19, 2008 8:16:29 PM

Taliban killed at least 30 passengers: Afghan officials
Kabul, Oct 19 (DPA) Afghan officials said Sunday Taliban militants killed at least 30 passengers after they took them hostage in southern Afghanistan, but Taliban said that those killed were Afghan army soldiers.

Sunday, October 19, 2008 6:18:55 PM

Former Beijing vice mayor handed suspended death sentence
Beijing, Oct 19 (DPA) China has handed a suspended death sentence to a former vice mayor of Beijing who was in charge of Olympic construction before his arrest for corruption.

Sunday, October 19, 2008 5:17:20 PM

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