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End to Iraqi impasse nears with Maliki to stay premier
Baghdad, Nov 11 (DPA) Eight months of Iraqi political deadlock appeared to be coming to an end Thursday after a complex agreement was reached between parties, paving the way for the formation of a new government.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 8:46:58 PM

One dead as Sri Lankan capital, suburbs hit by floods
Colombo, Nov 11 (DPA) At least one person drowned and more than 260,000 were affected by floods Thursday as heavy rains hit Sri Lanka's capital and surrounding areas, interrupting the power supply, a government spokesman said.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 8:42:07 PM

Abbas says he will hold Obama to UN membership pledge
Ramallah, Nov 11 (DPA) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday he would hold US President Barack Obama to his declaration at the United Nations in September, when he expressed hope that the state of Palestine would be a fully fledged member of the UN in 2011.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 8:41:34 PM

India qualify for pre-quarters of Asian Games football
Guangzhou, Nov 11 (IANS) India qualified for the pre-quarters of the under-23 football tournament of the Asian Games with a stunning 4-1 win over Singapore in their last group match here Thursday.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 8:27:33 PM

Asian Games to kick-off with water-themed ceremony
Guangzhou, Nov 11 (IANS) China is looking to outdo the grand opening spectacle of the Beijing Olympics by taking the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games to a river front on a picturesque island here Friday.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 7:46:51 PM

Bangladesh links villages to internet
Dhaka, Nov 11 (DPA) Bangladesh Thursday launched rural information service centres to connect villages to the internet to give ordinary people the benefits of information technology.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 7:00:33 PM

Nepal's billion-rupee casino industry faces trouble
Kathmandu, Nov 11 (IANS) Nepal's casino industry, the oldest in South Asia and one of the top revenue-grossers in the country, is in deep trouble -- thanks to laws that stakeholders say are archaic and prejudiced.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 5:26:22 PM

80 percent Chinese lack real friends: Survey
Beijing, Nov 11 (IANS) Majority of Chinese feel that they have few real friends and that many people tend to make friends with vested interests, a survey of the online social network users have found.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 4:50:19 PM

Expectations are high from Indian athletes at Asian Games
Guangzhou (China), Nov 11 (IANS) After a stupendous performance at the Commonwealth Games last month, expectations will be high from Indian athletes at the Asian Games starting here Friday.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 4:35:46 PM

Woman sacked after 'no work' message on social networking
Beijing, Nov 11 (IANS) A woman in China's Hunan province was sacked from her job after she wrote on a social networking site: 'At work, but not much to do'.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 3:35:32 PM

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