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10 NATO tankers torched in Pakistan, 4 killed
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) At least four people were killed as militants in Pakistan's restive tribal region torched 10 NATO tankers meant for fuel supply to troops in neighbouring Afghanistan, a media report said Friday.

Friday, February 25, 2011 10:08:33 AM

Japanese shares inch higher on oil price retreat
Tokyo, Feb 25 (DPA) Japanese stocks edged up in Friday morning trading on easing concerns about soaring oil prices amid unrest in Libya.

Friday, February 25, 2011 10:01:05 AM

12,000 Chinese evacuated from Libya
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) Around 12,000 Chinese nationals have so far been evacuated from protests-hit Libya, a Chinese minister said Friday.

Friday, February 25, 2011 3:29:39 AM

12 killed in Iraq suicide bombing
Baghdad, Feb 24 (DPA) At least 12 people were killed in a suicide bombing late Thursday that targeted a celebration in the city of Ramadi to mark Prophet Mohammed's birthday.

Thursday, February 24, 2011 11:20:43 PM

One protester killed in Yemen
Sanaa, Feb 24 (IANS) At least one person was killed and several were wounded Thursday in a landmine explosion when scores of anti-government protesters were marching in Yemen's southern province of Abyan, police said.

Thursday, February 24, 2011 11:07:55 PM

US drone attacks kill six in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 24 (IANS) At least six people were killed Thursday when two US drones fired missiles into Pakistan's tribal area of North Waziristan, Xinhua reported.

Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:29:42 PM

Philippine village requires prescriptions to buy condoms
Manila, Feb 24 (DPA) An upscale village in the Philippine capital has issued an ordinance requiring prescriptions to purchase condoms, a spokesman said Thursday.

Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:07:45 PM

China to award death penalty for organ trafficking
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) People convicted of organ trafficking in China may get the death penalty under a draft law amendment being reviewed by the top legislature, a media report said Thursday.

Thursday, February 24, 2011 5:40:59 PM

Hunt on for child snatching Indian 'tantrik'
Kathmandu, Feb 24 (IANS) A hunt is on in the southern plains of Nepal adjoining the Indian border as well as the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh for a 'tantrik' - regarded by traditional society as a man with supernatural powers - who abducted a seven-year-old girl.

Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:16:30 PM

Nepal civil servants aim for peak performance - Mt Everest
Kathmandu, Feb 24 (IANS) Despite being targeted by various armed groups who killed 34 officials and despite being slapped by a minister who went unpunished, Nepal's civil servants are out to prove that their morale is the highest in the world - by conquering Mt Everest.

Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:05:23 PM

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