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Nepal slashes economic growth forecast
Kathmandu, Feb 18 (IANS) The government of Nepal has slashed the economic growth forecast from 5.3 percent to 4.2 percent for the current fiscal year 2012-13.

Monday, February 18, 2013 12:00:04 PM

Pakistani daily worried over aid workers' restrictions
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Testrictions on aid workers in the country's northwest must be "softened and rationalised" after new guidelines were issued following the tracking down of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden through a vaccination campaign, a leading Pakistani daily said Monday.

Monday, February 18, 2013 11:38:04 AM

China's first limo and Chinese leaders
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) What sedans did Chairman Mao Zedong choose for parade and daily use? Some of them can be found in a private classic car museum in the Chinese capital.

Monday, February 18, 2013 11:36:01 AM

Pakistan, Palestine to boost ties
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Pakistan and Palestine have agreed to form a joint commission comprising their foreign ministers to expand their existing political cooperation into other areas, Xinhua reported.

Monday, February 18, 2013 7:30:01 AM

China mulls curbing minors' online game addiction
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) Chinese authorities have decided to develop a China-specific criteria for diagnosing minors' addiction of online games, Xinhua reported.

Monday, February 18, 2013 3:24:02 AM

25 killed, 125 injured in Iraq violence
Baghdad, Feb 18 (IANS) Up to 21 people were killed and 125 wounded in a series of bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad Sunday, while four others were killed during a gunfire attack in Mosul city.

Monday, February 18, 2013 2:18:06 AM

10 killed in Indonesia
Jakarta, Feb 17 (IANS) Landslide and floods in Manado in central Indonesia Sunday killed 10 people, officials said here.

Sunday, February 17, 2013 4:48:10 PM

Smog disrupts Beijing traffic, flights
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) Fresh smog shrouded Beijing and some other provinces in China early Sunday, disrupting highway traffic and flights.

Sunday, February 17, 2013 4:46:09 PM

Chinese navy to join exercise in Pakistan
Beijing, Feb 17 (Xinhua) The 14th Chinese naval squad heading for Somali waters will take part in a multi-national exercise in Pakistan in March, military sources said Sunday.

Sunday, February 17, 2013 4:44:10 PM

5.6 magnitude earthquake jolts Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 17 (Xinhua) An earthquake measuring 5.6 magnitude on the Richter scale jolted northwest Pakistan Sunday, the meteorological department said.

Sunday, February 17, 2013 4:40:06 PM

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