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Shanghai's population may top 23 million
Shanghai, Feb 23 (IANS) The population in Shanghai, one of the major economic powerhouses of China, might have reached 23 million, far exceeding the earlier estimates of 20 million, a demographer has said.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 5:20:27 AM

Bangladesh to evacuate its citizens from Libya
Dhaka, Feb 22 (DPA) The government in Dhaka said Tuesday it was working to evacuate Bangladeshi workers from Libya.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:21:44 PM

Putting spot-fixing scandal behind, Pakistan start World Cup campaign Wednesday (Preview)
Hambantota (Sri Lanka), Feb 22 (IANS) Pakistan have put the unsavoury spot-fixing scandal behind as they begin their World Cup campaign - with a match against Kenya here Wednesday - as serious contenders.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:01:40 PM

Gaddafi barricaded in Tripoli compound, says ex-diplomat
Istanbul, Feb 22 (DPA) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has barricaded himself in a compound in capital Tripoli, a former diplomat said Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:35:03 PM

Yemen: 10 injured, car set afire in rival protesters' clashes
Sanaa, Feb 22 (IANS) At least 10 people suffered injuries and a car was set on fire Tuesday as fierce clashes erupted in the capital city between armed loyalists of the Yemen government and protesters seeking ouster of the Yemeni president.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 6:19:55 PM

JuD starts 'Hate America' campaign on Davis issue
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), the public face of banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), is gunning for the head of US diplomat Raymond Davis, accused of killing two Pakistanis, by starting a 'Hate America' campaign in Pakistan.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:47:57 PM

World Cup hits cinema, theatre business in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) With the start of cricket World Cup 2011, ticket sales at cinema halls and theatres across Pakistan has dropped down by more than 50 percent and it is predicted that film and stage business will bear a loss of 250 million rupees, the media reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:34:11 PM

Sri Lanka refuses entry to Indian politicians
Colombo, Feb 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka has denied access to three Indian politicians who arrived here to take part in the funeral of the slain Tamil Tigers chief's mother.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 2:54:41 PM

Hasina draws flak for poor law and order, high prices
Dhaka, Feb 22 (IANS) Just over two years into office, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is facing dissent and criticism from some of the party veterans and alliance partners for poor law and order and high prices of essential commodities.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 2:49:40 PM

Egypt allows Iranian warships through Suez Canal
Cairo/Jerusalem, Feb 22 (DPA) Authorities in Egypt Tuesday allowed two Iranian warships to pass through the Suez Canal in the direction of the Mediterranean Sea, security sources in Cairo said.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 2:27:58 PM

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