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War against Pakistan militants to take 15 years: US cable
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) The US embassy in Islamabad had said last year that the fight against Al Qaeda and other militants operating in Pakistan will last 10-15 years, secret diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks have revealed.

Sunday, December 05, 2010 3:32:03 PM

Indian firm seeks $48,000 from Nepal for aborted passport deal
Kathmandu, Dec 5 (IANS) India's state-owned currency printing firm, the Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India, has asked the Nepalese government to reimburse the $48,000 the company incurred after Kathmandu signed a major passport contract with it but then cancelled it unilaterally because of political pressure.

Sunday, December 05, 2010 2:39:19 PM

Illegally stored chemicals blamed for China blast
Beijing, Dec 5 (IANS) Illegally stored chemicals in an adjacent room were responsible for a powerful explosion that ripped through an Internet cafe in China's Guizhou province, leaving six dead and 38 injured, police said Sunday.

Sunday, December 05, 2010 2:19:07 PM

Nepal's Maoists fail to bring economy under state control
Kathmandu, Dec 5 (IANS) The battle by Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas to push for a new economical model next year in which the state would control economy and all resources with the private sector was defeated Sunday with the major ruling parties thumbing down the proposal.

Sunday, December 05, 2010 1:36:20 PM

Indian firm seeks $48,000 for aborted Nepal passport deal
Kathmandu, Dec 5 (IANS) India's state-owned currency printing firm, Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India, has asked Nepal to reimburse the $48,000 the New Delhi-headquartered company incurred after the Nepalese government signed a major passport contract with it but then cancelled it unilaterally due to political pressure.

Sunday, December 05, 2010 1:11:28 PM

Bangladesh's first foreign secretary dead
Dhaka, Dec 5 (IANS) A.F.M. Abul Fateh, Bangladesh's first foreign secretary who was appointed after the country's liberation in 1971, has died in London. He was 86.

Sunday, December 05, 2010 11:51:13 AM

Yaxi named China's slow city
Beijing, Dec 5 (IANS) Yaxi, a tiny village with a population of just 20,000 in China's Jiangsu province, has been given the title of 'slow city' by a global organisation that researches on life in places which have resisted the fast-moving world.

Sunday, December 05, 2010 11:30:01 AM

Chinese teenage helpline swamped with sex queries
Beijing, Dec 5 (IANS) A mental health helpline set up for teenagers in China is now being flooded with queries - most of them related to sex.

Sunday, December 05, 2010 9:58:52 AM

Six killed in China internet cafe blast
Beijing, Dec 5 (IANS) At least six people were killed and 37 injured in a powerful explosion that ripped through an internet cafe in China's Guizhou province Saturday night, a media report said Sunday.

Sunday, December 05, 2010 8:50:23 AM

Firefighters make headway in battling Israel bush blaze
Tel Aviv/Haifa, Dec 5 (DPA) Israel allowed people evacuated in the face of a raging bush fire to return to their homes Saturday, but firefighters noted that while the blaze was no longer the raging inferno it had been, it was still not fully under control.

Sunday, December 05, 2010 5:06:54 AM

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