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Indian is Malaysia's first woman mridhangam player
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 3 (IANS) An ethnic Indian teenager in Malaysia has qualified as a mridhangam player, becoming the first woman to specialise in playing the traditional South Indian drum.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010 10:50:47 AM

Beijing police now do blogging, podcasts
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) Police in the Chinese capital will now offer interactive services through blogs and podcasts in a country where the number of internet users is multiplying.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010 10:21:27 AM

New law on smokers flying to Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Aug 3 (IANS) Smokers travelling to Hong Kong by air watch out! Authorities here have passed new regulations that prohibit incoming passengers carrying more than 19 cigarettes.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010 10:01:45 AM

Dinosaur museum in China sets new world record
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) Guinness World Records has confirmed that a dinosaur museum in China's Shandong province is the largest of its kind in the world.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010 9:45:38 AM

Nine die in China mine accident
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and seven trapped in a coal mine accident in China, authorities said Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010 9:11:40 AM

Worker kills 11 in drunken rampage in China
Beijing, Aug 2 (DPA) A drunken coal worker in northern China killed a customer and then went on a rampage killing 10 other people and injuring a dozen more, officials and state media said Monday.

Monday, August 02, 2010 7:17:42 PM

Porn movie screened in Indonesian parliament
Jakarta, Aug 2 (IANS) Indonesia's parliamentarians and attending journalists and bureaucrats came in for a rude shock Monday when a hardcore pornographic move was flashed on their monitors for about 15 minutes.

Monday, August 02, 2010 6:47:26 PM

Hong Kong asks people not to eat meat products
Hong Kong, Aug 2 (IANS) Hong Kong authorities Monday advised people not to eat ready-to-eat meat products produced in Canada, as they suspect those may be contaminated with bacteria.

Monday, August 02, 2010 6:29:46 PM

30 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 2 (IANS) At least 30 Taliban militants were killed Monday in Afghanistan's eastern Nuristan province, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.

Monday, August 02, 2010 6:14:17 PM

Japan's anti-nuclear activist wins Ramon Magsaysay Award
Manila, Aug 2 (DPA) A Japanese anti-nuclear activist was among the seven people chosen to receive the 2010 Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia's equivalent to the Nobel Prize, organisers said Monday.

Monday, August 02, 2010 4:21:29 PM

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