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Warming threatens Southeast Asia''s cassava industry
Bangkok, April 15 (IANS) Rising temperatures are triggering severe outbreaks of new, invasive pests that could threaten Southeast Asia''s multi-billion dollar cassava industry and the livelihoods of thousands of small farmers, a study reveals.

Sunday, April 15, 2012 4:10:54 PM

Militants storm Kabul hotel
Kabul, April 15 (IANS) Blasts and gun shots were heard inside a luxury hotel in Kabul Sunday after militants stormed the building near the UN mission in Afghanistan.

Sunday, April 15, 2012 3:57:45 PM

Chinese PM vows to rid corruption
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has promised to introduce harsher measures to curb corruption in government offices.

Sunday, April 15, 2012 3:42:04 PM

US, Chinese teams head to Pakistan avalanche site
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) Experts from the US, Norway and China will arrive in Pakistan Sunday to help search for 138 soldiers and civilians trapped in an avalanche a week ago.

Sunday, April 15, 2012 3:20:34 PM

Blasts near UN mission in Kabul
Kabul, April 15 (IANS) Blasts and gun shots were heard near the UN Assistance Mission in Kabul Sunday, Xinhua reported.

Sunday, April 15, 2012 3:15:44 PM

Taliban storm Pakistani jail, free nearly 400 inmates
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) Taliban militants armed with guns and granades stormed a Pakistani jail early Sunday and freed nearly 400 prisoners.

Sunday, April 15, 2012 2:16:34 PM

Five dead in Karachi violence
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) Two political activists were among five people killed in violence in Pakistan''s southern port city of Karachi, a media report said Sunday.

Sunday, April 15, 2012 1:46:34 PM

Taliban attack Pakistani jail, nearly 400 escape
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) Nearly 400 inmates escaped from a Pakistani jail early Sunday after Taliban militants attacked the facility with guns and grenades.

Sunday, April 15, 2012 1:17:04 PM

China''s smartphone firms warned of patent disputes
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) China''s smartphone companies are at risk of becoming embroiled in disputes over intellectual property rights since many important patents are held by international companies like Google and Microsoft, experts have said.

Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:44:33 AM

Journalists must be watchdogs, not rumour-mongers: Chinese daily
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) Although journalists have the power to influence public opinion, this power is given to them to better fulfill their role as watchdogs, not to abuse it, a leading Chinese daily has said.

Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:20:23 AM

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