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Flood-hit Pakistanis observe Ramadan fast in relief camps
Islamabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Millions of flood-affected Pakistani Muslims living in various relief camps began their month-long fast with little or no arrangements of eatables which are consumed before dawn everyday during the holy month of Ramadan.

Thursday, August 12, 2010 5:28:32 PM

Shoes thrown at Zardari: Pakistani media battles government
Islamabad, Aug 12 (IANS) A pair of shoes hurled at Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari during his Britain visit threaten to pit the Pakistani media against the government with TV channels charging the ruling elite of victimising them for airing the incident.

Thursday, August 12, 2010 3:49:54 PM

China launches probe into milk powder controversy
Beijing, Aug 12 (IANS) China Thursday launched a probe into claims that milk powder produced by a Chinese company caused infant girls to grow breasts.

Thursday, August 12, 2010 2:56:11 PM

China to relocate 330,000 for water project
Beijing, Aug 12 (IANS) Over 330,000 people in two provinces in China would be relocated by 2014 to make way for one of the country's biggest water diversion projects.

Thursday, August 12, 2010 2:41:46 PM

Pakistan rivers in spate
Islamabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Rivers in Pakistan's Punjab and Sindh provinces reached 'exceptionally high' levels Thursday and may soon inundate low-lying areas, as the country grappled with its worst ever floods that have affected over 14 million people.

Thursday, August 12, 2010 1:35:08 PM

Indian utility vehicle maker prime bidder for Ssangyong
Seoul, Aug 12 (DPA) Indian utility vehicle maker Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has emerged Thursday as preferred bidder for a majority stake in ailing South Korean carmaker Ssangyong Motor Co.

Thursday, August 12, 2010 11:29:41 AM

More rain threatens China's mudslide-hit region
Beijing, Aug 12 (IANS) Rescuers Thursday scrambled to look for survivors in China's Zhouqu county, where mudslides triggered by torrential downpour killed 1,117 people, as more heavy rains are expected to lash the region Friday.

Thursday, August 12, 2010 10:41:43 AM

'Israeli army lacked intelligence before raid on aid flotilla'
Jerusalem, Aug 12 (IANS) The Israeli military lacked enough intelligence, especially about the main organisers of the Gaza-bound aid vessels, before its raid on the flotilla May 31, the army chief said Wednesday.

Thursday, August 12, 2010 4:50:12 AM

Commission begins probe into Sri Lanka ethnic conflict
Colombo, Aug 11 (DPA) A commission began probing the final eight years of Sri Lanka's ethnic conflict Wednesday amidst skepticism whether it would investigate allegations of war crimes.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 9:06:51 PM

Six, including medic, killed in Iraq attacks
Baghdad, Aug 11 (DPA) Six people, including a medic, were killed and four others injured in attacks in Iraq Wednesday, officials in the country said.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 8:53:58 PM

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