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South Korea loses satellite after first space launch
Seoul, Aug 26 (DPA) South Korea's first domestically launched satellite failed to maintain orbit following technical problems and was likely destroyed in the atmosphere when it fell back to earth, government officials said Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:53:02 AM

Hong Kong couple jailed for beating 4-year-old daughter
Hong Kong, Aug 26 (DPA) A couple beat their daughter so severely she needed skin grafts on her bottom and was left scarred, a court report said Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 10:43:44 AM

Japan's trade surplus triples in July to $4 bn
Tokyo, Aug 26 (DPA) Japan's trade surplus more than tripled in July compared to a year earlier, to 380.23 billion yen ($4.04 billion), the finance minister said Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 10:42:03 AM

Face cream with mercury 43,266 times above limit poisons woman
Hong Kong, Aug 26 (DPA) Hong Kong women were Wednesday being urged not to use a face cream after it was found to contain more than 43,000 times the acceptable level of mercury.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 10:37:27 AM

Caning of ex-model: Malaysia tries to keep moderate image
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 26 (IANS) The Malaysian leadership Wednesday rallied to keep the nation's reputation as moderate and multi-racial following the punishment to an ex-model who could be the first woman to be caned for drinking beer in public.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 10:00:13 AM

Taiwan typhoon toll rises to 461
Taipei, Aug 26 (Xinhua) Taiwanese officials said Tuesday 461 people have been killed and 192 still missing after typhoon Morakot devastated the country Aug 8.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 4:00:19 AM

36 killed in Afghanistan bomb blast
Kabul, Aug 25 (Xinhua) A powerful blast rocked the city of Kandahar in south Afghanistan Tuesday evening leaving 36 persons dead and over 60 injured, all of them civilians, officials said.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 11:50:16 PM

Over 30 killed in 'huge explosion' in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 25 (DPA) More than 30 people were killed and at least 56 wounded when a car bomb targeting an international aid organisation in southern Kandahar province rocked the city Tuesday, officials said.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 10:46:18 PM

Karzai leads in partial vote count in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 25 (DPA) A partial vote count in Afghanistan's presidential election has shown incumbent Hamid Karzai narrowly ahead with about 40.6 percent of the ballots, the Independent Election Commission said Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 8:37:13 PM

Bomb kills four US soldiers in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 25 (DPA) Four US soldiers were killed Tuesday by a bomb while on patrol in volatile southern Afghanistan, military officials said.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 6:47:50 PM

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