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North Korean hopes for resumption of six-party talks
Beijing, Aug 30 (DPA) North Korean leader Kim Jong Il says he hoped for an early resumption of international talks to end his country's nuclear weapons programme, with the hope of easing tension with South Korea, Chinese state media quoted him as saying Monday.

Monday, August 30, 2010 10:51:08 PM

ASEAN, UN stress rapid aid for Myanmar cyclone
Bangkok, Aug 30 (DPA) The United Nations Monday stressed the importance of rapid international reaction to disasters, after the delay in getting help to Myanmar after a cyclone two years ago was widely condemned.

Monday, August 30, 2010 9:50:36 PM

Flood waters recede, people return home in north Pakistan
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) Flood waters began receding in northern Pakistan as a major breach in the embankment of the turbulent Indus river has been plugged, restoring life in the worst affected parts of Sindh province back to normalcy, officials said Monday.

Monday, August 30, 2010 6:03:04 PM

'India using hunting weapons against protesting Kashmiris'
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) India is using weapons 'used to kill animals' against protesting Kashmiris, an editorial in a Pakistani daily said Monday, lamenting the lack of concern in the world at the 'ongoing saga of brutal repression in occupied Kashmir'.

Monday, August 30, 2010 5:13:15 PM

Sri Lanka to boost presidential powers
Colombo, Aug 30 (DPA) Sri Lanka's cabinet Monday passed constitutional amendments that boost the powers of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, officials said.

Monday, August 30, 2010 5:04:05 PM

Chinese student cycles 15 days to attend her college
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) A 19-year-old Chinese woman and her father cycled about 15 days covering 1,200 km to attend her first day in college in Beijing, a media report said Monday.

Monday, August 30, 2010 3:46:45 PM

8 die as bullets settle militants' argument over widow
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS/AKI) The argument over an Arab militant's widow last weekend became so heated that gunfire broke out among insurgent factions, leaving eight people dead, militant sources told AKI from the Pakistan's North Waziristan.

Monday, August 30, 2010 3:34:57 PM

15 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 30 (IANS) Fifteen Taliban militants, including a rebel commander, were killed in fighting with security forces in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported Monday.

Monday, August 30, 2010 3:08:53 PM

Beijing asks parents to register second child
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) Beijing has urged parents to register the birth of their second child before Nov 1 -- if they don't, they will be liable to pay fines, a media report said Monday.

Monday, August 30, 2010 3:08:22 PM

National Insurance hit hard by Nepal plane crash
Kathmandu, Aug 30 (IANS) India's oldest insurance company, the 103-year-old National Insurance Company Ltd (NIC), has been hit hard by last week's plane crash in Nepal with its sole office abroad having been the insurer for all 14 people on board as well as the 15-seater Dornier aircraft.

Monday, August 30, 2010 3:03:15 PM

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