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Japanese shares mixed on profit-taking
Tokyo, Feb 18 (DPA) Japanese stocks were mixed in Friday morning trading as investors sold shares to lock in quick profits after recent gains.

Friday, February 18, 2011 8:48:45 AM

Now robots become chefs in Chinese restaurant
Shanghai, Feb 18 (IANS) Visitors to a fast-food restaurant in Shanghai may be pleasantly surprised when they are served food cooked by two robot chefs.

Friday, February 18, 2011 8:31:04 AM

World Cup opener showcases South Asian culture (Roundup)
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) Fourteen captains rode around the arena in cycle-rickshaws and breathtaking laser shows simulated the experience of the 22-yard pitch as the cricket World Cup got off to a rousing start here Thursday evening, showcasing the diverse cultures of the three South Asian neighbours co-hosting the mega event.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:32:28 PM

One killed in Iraq protest
Baghdad, Feb 17 (IANS) One protestor was killed and over 20 were injured Thursday in a demonstration in Iraq's Kurdistan region, Xinhua reported.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:15:42 PM

Nepal Maoists do u-turn on joining government
Kathmandu, Feb 17 (IANS) Even a fortnight after becoming the new prime minister of Nepal, communist leader Jhala Nath Khanal's efforts to expand his four-member cabinet failed again Thursday with his main allies, the Maoists, deciding not to join the government over a protracted power-sharing row.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 8:13:35 PM

Cricket World Cup will strengthen ties between nations: Pawar
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) president Sharad Pawar said Thursday that the World Cup will strengthen bonds between the cricket playing nations.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 8:06:26 PM

Tough time for media at World Cup opening ceremony
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) The internet was irregular, the television sets in the media box did not work, and covering the Cricket World Cup opening ceremony turned a nightmarish experience for the scribes who gathered at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here Thursday.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 7:50:02 PM

Hasina hopes World Cup will strengthen fraternity among nations
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday hoped the fraternity among nations will be further strengthened through the cricket World Cup and said her country felt privileged to be one of the co-hosts of the 14-nation tournament.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 7:39:13 PM

Bangladesh PM declares Cricket World Cup open
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) The 2011 Cricket World Cup was declared open by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday amid thunderous applause at a colourful ceremony at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 7:19:39 PM

By the first match, we will be in good shape: Ponting
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) Australian captain Ricky Ponting admitted Wednesday that the defending champions were rusty in their two warm-up games, but sounded confident that his team will rise over the tide when it opens its World Cup campaign at Ahmedabad Monday, taking on Zimbabwe.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 6:38:36 PM

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