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Sri Lanka's ruling party heads for landslide in local polls
Colombo, March 18 (DPA) Sri Lanka's ruling party was Friday heading for a landslide victory in local polls, further strengthening President Mahinda Rajapaksa's grip on power.

Friday, March 18, 2011 11:11:17 AM

Radiation on decline near reactor No.1 in Japan
Tokyo, March 18 (IANS) Radiation near the damaged No.1 reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan has seen a steady decline following water-dousing measures taken Thursday, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said Friday.

Friday, March 18, 2011 10:15:50 AM

Japan shares rise on yen's fall, G7 currency intervention
Tokyo, March 18 (DPA) Japanese stocks jumped in Friday morning trading as the yen dropped against major currencies after the Group of Seven industrial countries' currency intervention.

Friday, March 18, 2011 9:33:33 AM

China delivers drinking water to Japan
Beijing, March 18 (IANS) China Thursday delivered 10 tonnes of bottled drinking water to Japan as part of its aid to the disaster-stricken country.

Friday, March 18, 2011 2:36:09 AM

Six killed in attack on military checkpoint in Yemen
Sanaa, March 17 (DPA) At least six people, including three Yemeni soldiers, were killed Thursday in an attack on a military checkpoint amid ongoing anti-government protests in the country.

Thursday, March 17, 2011 11:51:34 PM

US drone targets Taliban meeting in Pakistan, 41 dead (Third Lead)
Islamabad, March 17 (DPA) US unmanned drones Thursday fired four missiles into a suspected Taliban compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal area along Afghan border, killing at least 41 and injuring several people, intelligence officials said.

Thursday, March 17, 2011 10:47:22 PM

Japan struggles to prevent n-meltdown, 20 people irradiated
Tokyo, March 17 (IANS) Japan scrambled to prevent a nuclear meltdown as military vehicles late Thursday started to pour water on the over-heating Fukushima plant that was severely damaged in last week's quake and tsunami. Twenty people were confirmed to have suffered from radiation exposure.

Thursday, March 17, 2011 10:32:26 PM

Shoaib walks off with no regrets
Colombo, March 17 (IANS) Once regarded as the world's fastest bowler, Pakistan's Shoaib Akhtar Thursday announced his retirment from international cricket after the World Cup and said he is walking off with no regrets in a career that has seen many ups and downs.

Thursday, March 17, 2011 9:04:56 PM

Choppers dump water over Japan n-plant, 20 people irradiated
Tokyo, March 17 (IANS) Japan Thursday scrambled to prevent a nuclear meltdown as army helicopters poured sea water on the over-heating Fukushima plant that was severly damaged in last week's quake and tsunami. Twenty people were confirmed to have suffered from radiation exposure.

Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:31:09 PM

Pakistanis protest against Davis' release
Islamabad, March 17 (IANS) Street protests erupted in Pakistan for a second day Thursday against the release of American Raymond Davis, whose arrest after he shot dead two Pakistani men in January triggered a major diplomatic row between the two countries.

Thursday, March 17, 2011 7:36:22 PM

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