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New Year fireworks set off 5,945 blazes in China
Beijing, Feb 7 (IANS) The tradition of bursting firecrackers on the occasion of Chinese New Year to ward off evil spirits has been blamed for rising number of fire accidents across the country during the festive season.

Monday, February 07, 2011 5:28:56 PM

Floods in Sri Lanka displace more than 1.2 mn
Colombo, Feb 7 (DPA) Ongoing heavy rainfall in northern and eastern Sri Lanka raised the number of displaced people to more than 1.2 million as flooding caused widespread damage, the Disaster Management Centre said Monday.

Monday, February 07, 2011 4:44:44 PM

Fire at 1,000-year-old temple in China
Beijing, Feb 7 (IANS) A fire in a 1,000-year-old temple in China is believed to have destroyed a building of the temple.

Monday, February 07, 2011 4:38:00 PM

2 Indian vessels anchor off Pakistan coast
Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) Two Indian cargo vessels that were facing rough seas were permitted to anchor off the Pakistan coast, a media report said Monday.

Monday, February 07, 2011 2:50:57 PM

Sikhs in Pakistan seek compensation for terror losses
Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) Sikhs in Pakistan's Orakzai Agency bordering Afghanistan have asked the government to compensate the community for the huge losses inflicted on them by terrorists.

Monday, February 07, 2011 2:24:53 PM

Musharraf is now an accused in Benazir killing
Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) Former president Pervez Musharraf's name was Monday included in the list of accused in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case, a media report said.

Monday, February 07, 2011 1:47:13 PM

Lahore shooting: 3 more Americans barred from leaving Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) Three more Americans, besides US official Raymond Davis who fatally shot two Pakistanis in Lahore, have been prohibited from going abroad, said an official.

Monday, February 07, 2011 1:30:59 PM

Ahmadiyya convention in Bangladesh cancelled
Dhaka, Feb 7 (IANS) The permission for the 87th annual convention of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in Gazipur near here has been cancelled and curfew imposed around the venue after protests from Sunni Muslim hardliners, a media report Monday said.

Monday, February 07, 2011 1:21:08 PM

Two killed, 26 injured in Vietnam train crash
Hanoi, Feb 7 (DPA) At least two people were killed and 26 injured when a train hit several cars and motorbikes on a bridge in southern Vietnam, police said Monday.

Monday, February 07, 2011 1:15:37 PM

Nepal reels under 14-hour power cuts daily
Kathmandu, Feb 7 (IANS) As Nepal's new communist Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal assumed office Monday, Nepal's power authorities announced a stringent 14-hour daily electricity blackout, citing the drying up of rivers that are the main source of energy.

Monday, February 07, 2011 12:20:15 PM

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