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Routine security for Afghanistan-Pakistan cricket series
Karachi, May 14 (IANS) Afghanistan will be the first international cricket team to tour Pakistan in more than two years when the two nations clash later this month -- but contrary to expectations, the bilateral series will not receive any special security protocol.

Saturday, May 14, 2011 4:58:26 PM

Storm damages crops worth $1.5 mn in west China
Beijing, May 14 (IANS) Strong winds accompanied by heavy rain and hailstorms have damaged 7,000 hectares of crops worth 10 million yuan ($1.5 million) in western China, officials said Saturday.

Saturday, May 14, 2011 4:54:33 PM

Al Qaeda kills six cops in Yemen
Sanaa, May 14 (IANS) At least six policemen were killed Saturday in an Al Qaeda attack in southern Yemen, Xinhua reported.

Saturday, May 14, 2011 4:48:49 PM

Shanghai to install sprinklers in city
Shanghai, May 14 (IANS) Shanghai plans to install water sprinklers at tourist attractions across the city to keep crowds cool during the sizzling months ahead.

Saturday, May 14, 2011 4:12:21 PM

Producers added drugs to health food: Chinese watchdog
Beijing, May 14 (IANS) Health food producers in Shanghai have been found to add a banned chemical in their products that drastically lowers the consumer's blood sugar, a health watchdog has said.

Saturday, May 14, 2011 4:10:35 PM

60-year-old worker at Japan's quake-hit n-plant dies
Tokyo, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 60-year-old man who was clearing rubble at the site of the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan died Saturday, Kyodo News reported.

Saturday, May 14, 2011 3:16:02 PM

US citizen detained at Peshawar airport
Islamabad, May 14 (IANS) An American national, whose Pakistani visa had expired in October last year, was Saturday detained at the Peshawar airport while trying to fly to the US via Dubai, a media report said.

Saturday, May 14, 2011 3:14:28 PM

Pakistani speaker role model for women: UN chief
Islamabad, May 14 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has lauded the role played by Pakistan's National Assembly Speaker Fehmida Mirza for numerous initiatives towards empowerment of women, and said she was a role model for women of many countries.

Saturday, May 14, 2011 3:06:38 PM

Disclose Pakistan army budget to parliament: Sharif
Islamabad, May 14 (IANS) Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who heads the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Saturday demanded that the budget of the country's army and intelligence agencies should be disclosed to parliament.

Saturday, May 14, 2011 2:26:47 PM

Pakistani woman killed in landmine blast
Islamabad, May 14 (IANS) A woman was killed and five people, including security personnel, were wounded Saturday in a landmine explosion in Pakistan's northwest, said a media report.

Saturday, May 14, 2011 2:04:06 PM

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