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Israel's worst ever forest fire put out after four days
Tel Aviv/Haifa, Dec 6 (DPA) Firefighters have put out the massive forest fire that had raged on northern Israel's Carmel Hill for four days.

Monday, December 06, 2010 1:07:58 PM

Pakistan declares Afghan border region militant-free
Islamabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Pakistan's security forces have managed to get more than 85 percent of the country's troubled Orakzai agency cleared from the militants to enable return of displaced people, authorities said.

Monday, December 06, 2010 10:47:13 AM

Banned American author returns to promote Nepal
Kathmandu, Dec 6 (IANS) Nearly three decades ago, when Jeff Greenwald fell in love with a doctor in Greece, he had no inkling his karma would lead him to Nepal and make him an acclaimed author who would also suffer a ban for his outspoken criticism of Nepal's then all-powerful royal family.

Monday, December 06, 2010 10:34:13 AM

Thai woman's suicide screened over webcam
Bangkok, Dec 6 (DPA) A 24-year-old Thai woman committed suicide in front of a webcam and broadcast it through an online video chat room to her estranged boyfriend and others, a news report said Monday.

Monday, December 06, 2010 10:08:47 AM

South Korea launches live-fire drills
Seoul, Dec 6 (DPA) South Korea started live ammunition firing drills around its coastline Monday, as Seoul vowed to toughen its stance against its northern neighbour amid recent hostilities, a news report said.

Monday, December 06, 2010 10:00:03 AM

Iran becomes self-sufficient in uranium concentrate production
Tehran, Dec 6 (DPA) Iran claimed on Sunday to have become self-sufficient in uranium concentrate, or yellowcake, production when its first batch was produced in the Gachin uranium mine in southern Iran, the news network Khabar reported.

Monday, December 06, 2010 7:51:39 AM

Bangladeshi ship hijacked in Arabian Sea
Dhaka, Dec 5 (IANS) A Bangladesh-flagged private cargo ship was hijacked by pirates in the Arabian Sea off the coast of India Sunday afternoon, Xinhua reported.

Sunday, December 05, 2010 11:49:09 PM

Another female Taliban victim demands justice
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) A woman who was publicly lashed after being accused of adultery by Taliban militants three years ago in Pakistan's Swat valley had got an FIR registered against the culprits, reports said.

Sunday, December 05, 2010 11:49:05 PM

Italy asks for clemency against Tariq Aziz death sentence
Baghdad, Dec 5 (DPA) Italy has asked that Iraq not execute Tariq Aziz, a former top aid to toppled dictator Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi foreign minister said Sunday.

Sunday, December 05, 2010 11:14:12 PM

22 killed in China wildfire
Beijing, Dec 5 (IANS) A grassland fire in a mountainous Tibetan region in southwest China proved deadly Sunday when it trapped soldiers and local residents trying to douse the blaze, killing at least 22 people, officials said.

Sunday, December 05, 2010 10:35:35 PM

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