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Japan stocks fall on profit taking
Tokyo, Dec 28 (DPA) Japanese shares were down in Tuesday morning trading, as investors sold to lock in gains.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 8:10:13 AM

Taiwan man says killing wife was 'euthanasia'
Taipei, Dec 28 (DPA) An 83-year old man in Taiwan has admitted murdering his wife with a screwdriver in what he claims was a 'mercy killing' in the light of her Parkinson's disease.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 6:34:51 AM

New method for testing foetus genes could end miscarriage risks
Hong Kong, Dec 28 (DPA) For decades doctors and pregnant women have relied on amniocentesis - taking a sample of DNA from the amniotic fluid - to diagnose certain disorders in unborn babies, despite the risk of triggering a miscarriage.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 3:15:16 AM

Major setback for Pakistan government as MQM parts ways
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) The coalition government in Pakistan has hit a major roadblock as a key ally, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), has decided to part ways, media reports said early Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 2:30:40 AM

Toll in Nigeria blasts reaches 80
Abuja, Dec 27 (IANS) The toll in the Christmas eve bomb blasts that rocked Nigeria's restive Jos city has reached at least 80, the authorities said Monday.

Monday, December 27, 2010 11:25:23 PM

UN probe of Benazir assassination flawed: Zardari
Islamabad, Dec 27 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Monday said the UN probe into the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto has certain flaws in it.

Monday, December 27, 2010 8:54:59 PM

Eight killed, 50 injured in Iraq suicide blasts
Ramadi (Iraq), Dec 27 (DPA) At least eight people -- including four policemen -- were killed and 50 injured Monday in two suicide attacks near a government compound in the city of Ramadi.

Monday, December 27, 2010 6:53:17 PM

China invites South Africa to join BRIC group
Beijing, Dec 27 (DPA) China has invited South Africa to become the fifth member of the informal group of major developing economies that also consists of Brazil, India and Russia, its foreign ministry said Monday.

Monday, December 27, 2010 5:56:11 PM

NATO says Afghan war to escalate in 2011
Kabul, Dec 27 (DPA) A senior officer of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said Monday that the war in Afghanistan would escalate in 2011 as the coalition pursues militants.

Monday, December 27, 2010 5:47:22 PM

Family of five killed in fire in Philippines
Manila, Dec 27 (DPA) A family of five, including three children, were killed when a fire razed their house in the eastern Philippines, a provincial police chief said Monday.

Monday, December 27, 2010 5:04:52 PM

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