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Former Tamil rebel jailed for 290 years
Colombo, Oct 27 (DPA) A former Tamil rebel was jailed for 290 years by a Sri Lankan court Wednesday for his involvement in an attempt to assassinate then president Chandrika Kumaratunga with a bomb that killed 28 people, a court official said.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 3:14:49 PM

Suspected Al Qaeda supporters arrested in Turkey
Istanbul, Oct 27 (DPA) Turkish police have arrested 12 individuals in Istanbul and Turkey's east suspected of supporting Al Qaeda, the Turkish media reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 3:12:05 PM

A Pakistan school runs in graveyard
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Believe it or not, a government primary school in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city is run at a graveyard. And the school shuts whenever a body is brought for burial.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:39:34 PM

Reform the UN, say India, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 27 (IANS) India and Malaysia Wednesday said a comprehensive reform of the UN was needed to address today's global challenges.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 1:54:37 PM

India, Malaysia to deepen strategic partnership
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 27 (IANS) India and Malaysia Wednesday pledged to elevate their deepening relationship to a long-term and strategic partnership that would include promoting military ties and jointly fighting terror.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 1:54:04 PM

India, Malaysia announce comprehensive economic pact
Putrajaya, Oct 27 (IANS) India and Malaysia Wednesday announced the conclusion of negotiations on the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA), saying it would take the bilateral engagement to new heights.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 1:43:54 PM

BSF delegation arrives in Pakistan
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) A delegation of India's Border Security Force (BSF) has reached Lahore city to attend a bi-annual meeting with Pakistan Rangers in which the issues of smuggling and illegal border crossing will be discussed.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 1:28:56 PM

Politicians must have some theoretical construct, says PM
Putrajaya, Oct 27 (IANS) Politicians who seek to influence the 'course of economic policy and history' must have some theoretical construct at the back of their minds, India's technocrat-academic Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told a gathering in this Malaysian administrative capital Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 1:23:02 PM

Multi-cultural Malaysia can handle ethnic issues: PM
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 27 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday he was confident that Malaysia, a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic country and home to 2.1 million people of Indian origin, had a built-in flexibility to handle its ethnic issues.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 1:13:55 PM

Bangkok survives flood threat, countryside suffers
Bangkok, Oct 27 (DPA) Irrigation officials Wednesday claimed success in protecting Bangkok from floodwaters that have inundated Thailand's central region, leaving at least 59 people dead.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 12:48:12 PM

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