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Dhaka court reopens trial, hanging of 1971 war hero
Dhaka, Aug 24 (IANS) The high court in Bangladesh has reopened the case of a 1971 war hero who was tried and hanged after he fell out with the then military strongman Ziaur Rahman, husband of opposition leader Khaleda Zia.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:21:22 PM

Quake hits Pakistan
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of flood-hit Pakistan Tuesday afternoon, meteorology office said.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 5:50:17 PM

Floods threaten Hyderabad city in Pakistan
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) With the threat of floods to Hyderabad city in Pakistan's Sindh province increasing further, the army has rushed in to take protective measures fearing a breach in the Kotri barrage.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 5:12:11 PM

NATO soldier, 35 insurgents killed in Afghan clashes
Kabul, Aug 24 (DPA) A NATO soldier and 35 Taliban insurgents were killed in clashes in Afghanistan, the military alliance said Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 4:50:22 PM

14 killed in Nepal plane crash, government orders probe
Kathmandu, Aug 24 (IANS) As soldiers of the Nepal Army aided by police began to hunt for mangled and badly burnt bodies in a village Tuesday after a private aircraft exploded mid-air, killing all 14 people on board, including six foreign tourists, the government ordered a probe into the accident.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 4:22:18 PM

14 dead in Nepal plane crash, soldiers search for bodies
Kathmandu, Aug 24 (IANS) Soldiers of the Nepal Army aided by police began to collect scattered and badly burnt body parts in a village Tuesday after a private aircraft exploded in mid-air, killing all 14 people, including six foreign tourists, on board.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 3:22:12 PM

A traffic jam in China that is 100 km long!
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) Does your blood boil when you get caught in a traffic snarl? If so, then do spare a thought for motorists in China who have been stuck for the past 10 days in a traffic jam that stretches a good 100 km on a highway.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 2:47:57 PM

Iran says Middle East peace talks futile
Tehran, Aug 24 (DPA) Iran Tuesday said that the forthcoming Middle East peace talks between Israel and Palestine would be futile.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 2:22:08 PM

Not easy to adopt basketball in Youth Olympics: Rogge
Singapore, Aug 24 (DPA) Jacques Rogge announced himself as a fan of the new three-on-three basketball format featured in the current Singapore inaugural Youth Olympic Games.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 1:20:14 PM

Next Nepal PM duel Sep 5
Kathmandu, Aug 24 (IANS) After failing to elect a new prime minister Monday despite five rounds of vote spread over a month, Nepal's parliament will now hold an unprecedented sixth round of election Sep 5 amidst growing protests at home and concern among the world community.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 1:13:38 PM

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