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Cuba to free 52 political prisoners
Havana, July 8 (IANS/EFE) The Cuban government will release 52 political prisoners over the next few months, the Catholic church said Wednesday after a meeting between Archbishop Jaime Ortega and President Raul Castro.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 4:39:32 AM

Agricultural Bank of China on track for record IPO
Beijing, July 7 (DPA) The Agricultural Bank of China Ltd is on track to attract a record $22.1 billion after pricing its initial public offering in Shanghai and Hong Kong, reports said Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 11:23:07 PM

South Korean government websites hacked
Seoul, July 7 (IANS) Official websites of the South Korean presidential office and the foreign ministry were hacked Wednesday, a national telecommunications regulator said.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 9:41:51 PM

Rat menace may affect tourism in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, July 7 (IANS) Rat attacks are becoming worse and worse in Hong Kong, which officials say might have an impact on the territory's image as a tourist haven.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 7:26:27 PM

Russian pianist held in Thailand for child abuse
Bangkok, July 7 (DPA) Thai police arrested a well-known Russian pianist at a beach resort for alleged child abuse, before releasing him on bail, officials said Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 4:37:21 PM

Malaysia begins national census
Kuala Lumpur, July 7 (IANS) Multi-ethnic Malaysia, which has a significant population of people of Indian origin, began its fifth national head count Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 2:33:34 PM

NATO airstrike accidentally kills five Afghan soldiers
Kabul, July 7 (DPA) A NATO airstrike Wednesday mistakenly hit an Afghan army unit in southern Afghanistan, killing five soldiers, a Defence Ministry spokesman said.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 2:01:36 PM

Chinese official executed for corruption, rape
Beijing, July 7 (IANS) A senior officer of the Chinese justice department was executed Wednesday after being sentenced to death for corruption and rape.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 12:10:08 PM

Chinese city gets makeover before Asian Games
Beijing, July 7 (IANS) Old apartment buildings in China's southern Guangzhou city are getting a facelift as it prepares to hold the Asian Games Nov 12-27.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 7:28:50 AM

Four drug traffickers hanged in Iran
Berlin, July 6 (DPA) Four convicted drug traffickers were hanged Tuesday in central Iran, ISNA news agency reported.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010 10:49:33 PM

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