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World Bank launches $6.1 bn support programme for Bangladesh
Dhaka, Sep 15 (DPA) The World Bank Wednesday launched its Country Assistance Strategy for Bangladesh, proposing financial support of $6.1 billion over a period of four years.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 9:48:53 PM

Typhoon kills dozens in North Korea
Seoul, Sep 15 (DPA) Typhoon Kompasu killed dozens of people in North Korea when it hit the country two weeks ago, state media reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 9:36:39 PM

Retired Myanmar generals join election fray
Yangon, Sep 15 (DPA) Three of Myanmar's top retired generals have registered to contest the Nov 7 general elections as candidates of the main pro-junta party, officials said Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 6:11:33 PM

Afghan president arrives in Pakistan to talk security
Islamabad, Sep 15 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in Islamabad Wednesday to discuss security on the two countries' shared border, a Pakistani official said.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 5:38:52 PM

Nine soldiers killed in Iraq
Baghdad, Sep 15 (IANS) Nine Iraqi soldiers were killed in a bomb explosion and gunfire attack in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh Wednesday, police said.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 5:27:07 PM

29 killed in Iran bus accident
Tehran, Sep 15 (IANS) Twenty-nine people were killed and 11 injured in a bus accident in Iran early Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 5:12:04 PM

Japanese teacher gets poor marks for deadly maths exercise
Beijing, Sep 15 (DPA) A Japanese primary-school teacher got into trouble after asking his students to calculate how many days it would take to kill 18 children if you murdered three each day, a news report said Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 4:25:17 PM

No legal action against me upon return: Musharraf
Hong Kong, Sep 15 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf said here Wednesday that no action will be taken against him on his return to the country but some 'political elements' are opposing him and making false cases.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 4:19:34 PM

Chinese courts struggling to handle labour dispute cases
Beijing, Sep 15 (IANS) Chinese courts are battling to address a growing number of cases involving labour disputes, partly because of the global financial crisis over the past two years, an official of the country's top court has said.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:21:18 PM

New dress code for teachers in Chinese province
Beijing, Sep 15 (IANS) Authorities will keep an eye on the behaviour and clothing of elementary and middle school teachers in Nanjing, the capital of China's eastern Jiangsu province, in a bid to keep their image 'graceful', a media report said Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:30:24 PM

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