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British reporter freed, Afghan aide killed in raid
Kabul, Sep 9 (DPA) A New York Times reporter taken captive by the Taliban at the weekend in northern Afghanistan was freed, but his Afghan translator and a civilian were killed in a raid by international forces, a district governor said Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 3:52:36 PM

Malaysia detains 116 Indians, Sri Lankans for human trafficking
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 9 (DPA) Malaysian immigration officials Tuesday discovered a major human trafficking syndicate when authorities detained 116 Indian and Sri Lankan citizens believed to be headed for Indonesia en route to Australia, news reports said.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 12:54:24 PM

US forces free reporter kidnapped in Afghanistan
Kabul, Sep 9 (DPA) A New York Times reporter taken captive by the Taliban in northern Afghanistan was freed in a raid by US forces, an official said Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 11:08:53 AM

Bank launches world's first $150 note in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Sep 9 (DPA) A bank Wednesday marked its 150th anniversary in Hong Kong by launching what it claimed to be the world's first 150-dollar bank notes.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 10:38:39 AM

13 trapped in China gold mine fire
Zhengzhou (China), Sep 9 (Xinhua) A fire broke out Wednesday morning in a gold mine in central China's Henan province, trapping 13 miners including seven who had gone to rescue them, authorities said.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 10:36:18 AM

Karzai wins majority amid 'clear proof of fraud'
Kabul, Sep 9 (DPA) Despite international pressure to carry out recounts, the Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) Tuesday announced that President Hamid Karzai had achieved an absolute majority in the Aug 20 presidential election.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 1:36:15 AM

Sedition charge against Malaysian protesters
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 8 (IANS) Malaysian Police Tuesday nabbed four of the 12 people allegedly involved in the Aug 28 protest when a severed head of a cow was displayed, trampled and spat upon to oppose location of a Hindu shrine.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 8:01:44 PM

Military says probe into NATO airstrike will take 'several weeks'
Kabul, Sep 8 (DPA) The NATO military command said Tuesday its probe into a deadly airstrike in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz would take 'several weeks' and an initial assessment showed 'civilians had been killed or injured in the strike'.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 4:56:17 PM

South Korea demands North apologise for fatal dam release
Seoul, Sep 8 (DPA) South Korea Tuesday demanded an apology from North Korea for what it said was the unannounced release of water from a dam that created a wave of water that swept away six people in the South.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 4:49:11 PM

Suicide bomber targets NATO forces near Kabul airport
Kabul, Sep 8 (DPA) The Taliban took responsibility for an attack in which a suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden vehicle close to a NATO convoy near the military base at Kabul airport early Tuesday. An official said three civilians had been killed and seven injured.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 3:05:35 PM

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