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Bangladesh to have TV boom, but government to keep an eye
Dhaka, Sep 8 (IANS) Bangladesh may soon witness a boom in private television channels, but the government has said it will formulate a policy to watch the content and curb what the government Tuesday called 'irritating and indecent advertisements'.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 11:36:57 AM

McDonald's loses trademark fight to Malaysian McCurry
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 8 (IANS) American fast-food giant McDonald's Tuesday lost an eight-year trademark battle to stop Malaysian Indian McCurry Restaurant from using the 'Mc' trademark.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 11:12:08 AM

Colombians abducted 10 years back may be alive: Official
Bogota, Sep 8 (EFE) The Colombian army has found proof that several hostages held by the FARC guerrilla group, including some kidnapped in 1998, are alive. A man who was carrying the information in a USB computer memory stick has been arrested, an official has said.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 10:57:58 AM

Unicef slams Sri Lanka's decision to expel official
Colombo, Sep 8 (DPA) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) said it was extremely 'concerned and disappointed' with the Sri Lankan government's decision to expel the organisation's chief of communications in Sri Lanka, James Elder.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 10:02:33 AM

13 killed, 66 missing in China coalmine accident
Beijing, Sep 8 (Xinhua) At least 13 people were killed and 66 others missing in a coalmine accident early Tuesday in China's central Henan province, officials said.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 5:32:45 AM

Strong earthquake jolts Indonesia
Jakarta, Sep 7 (DPA) A strong earthquake registering 6.8 on the Richter scale struck off the southern coast of the Indonesian island of Java late Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage, the Indonesian seismology agency said.

Monday, September 07, 2009 11:39:53 PM

Japan's new government seeks deeper cuts in greenhouse gases
Tokyo, Sep 7 (DPA) Japan's premier-designate said Monday that his incoming government wants to make deeper cuts in the country's emissions of greenhouse gases.

Monday, September 07, 2009 4:24:46 PM

Naval aircraft plane crashes in Indonesia
Jakarta, Sep 7 (DPA) An Indonesian Navy plane crashed Monday afternoon in eastern Kalimantan in the Indonesian part of Borneo, and all nine people on board were feared dead, news reports and officials said.

Monday, September 07, 2009 4:02:49 PM

Taiwan premier resigns
Taipei, Sep 7 (DPA) Taiwan Premier Liu Chao-shiuan said Monday that he submitted his resignation to the president to take the blame for a disaster triggered by last month's Typhoon Morakot that left close to 700 dead and thousands homeless.

Monday, September 07, 2009 4:00:13 PM

Taiwan premier resigns over typhoon disaster
Taipei, Sep 7 (DPA) Taiwan Premier Liu Chao-shiuan submitted his resignation to the president Monday to take the blame for a disaster triggered by last month's Typhoon Morakot that left close to 700 dead and thousands homeless.

Monday, September 07, 2009 3:19:16 PM

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