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Indonesian cleric's terrorism trial resumes
Jakarta, Feb 14 (DPA) Muslim militant cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, alleged leader of terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah, was back on trial Monday in Indonesia.

Monday, February 14, 2011 2:10:20 PM

Nepal's 'Taj Mahal' remains hidden from honeymooners
Kathmandu, Feb 14 (IANS) When New Delhi resident Ketaki Gupta visited Nepal on her honeymoon this year, the bubbly copywriter and her sales executive husband Nitin dutifully visited popular tourist destination Pokhara city, the casinos, and the hallowed Pashupatinath temple, as recommended by their travel agent.

Monday, February 14, 2011 2:07:06 PM

500 women fatwa victims in Bangladesh in past 10 years
Dhaka, Feb 14 (IANS) A demand to prohibit the Muslim clergy from issuing fatwa is gathering momentum in Bangladesh as 503 women have been subjected to public flogging since the year 2000.

Monday, February 14, 2011 1:44:42 PM

UN envoy shows support for Tibetan refugees in Nepal
Kathmandu, Feb 14 (IANS) Tibetan refugees in Nepal, who feel increasingly vulnerable due to the growing Chinese influence on the republic's government, have been heartened by the visit of a top American envoy to Nepal.

Monday, February 14, 2011 1:44:41 PM

Afridi hints at including an extra spinner in Pakistan team
Dhaka, Feb 14 (IANS) Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi Monday hinted at playing an 'extra spinner' in the team during the World Cup which gets underway Feb 19.

Monday, February 14, 2011 1:27:10 PM

Haqqani network growing in Pakistan despite drone strikes
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) The Haqqani terror network is flourishing in Pakistan despite a surge in US drone strikes and there are 'no signs of it getting weak', an official said.

Monday, February 14, 2011 1:20:40 PM

Indian stars enthral Pakistanis at Lahore peace fest
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Singing and dancing to the poetry of eminent Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Bollywood stars Shabana Azmi and Ila Arun enthralled the crowd at the two-day Faiz Peace Festival in Lahore.

Monday, February 14, 2011 12:43:12 PM

Shah Rukh Khan in Malaysia to film 'Don' sequel
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 14 (IANS) Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is back in Malaysia to shoot a sequel to his blockbuster 'Don' - this time on a larger scale and with a local baddie to combat.

Monday, February 14, 2011 12:43:11 PM

Nepal's casinos get the axe
Kathmandu, Feb 14 (IANS) After months of a grim battle between Nepal's communist-led government and the republic's casinos, where an Indian businessman held major stakes, the death knell finally sounded for the gaming industry with revenue authorities seeking to scrap the licence of eight of the 10 casinos.

Monday, February 14, 2011 12:33:57 PM

We've learned lessons from 2007 World Cup: Strauss
Dhaka, Feb 14 (IANS) England captain Andrew Strauss Monday said his team has learnt from their dismal performance in the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean.

Monday, February 14, 2011 12:33:56 PM

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