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Plane slides off runway on Thai holiday island
Bangkok, Aug 4 (DPA) Several passengers were injured Tuesday when a plane slid off a runway when landing at the popular Thai tourist island of Samui, an airline spokeswoman said.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009 2:11:56 PM

Eight rockets hit Kabul ahead of election
Kabul, Aug 4 (DPA) Eight rockets were fired into Kabul early Tuesday, wounding two people, while police defused a ninth one before it was launched, interior ministry said.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009 2:04:02 PM

Teenage Internet addict beaten to death in China
Nanning (China), Aug 4 (Xinhua) A teenager in a Chinese camp meant to help people fight Internet addiction was beaten to death by camp workers.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009 1:07:32 PM

Body of Malaysian marathon runner found day after race
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 4 (DPA) Malaysian police discovered the body of a marathon runner a day after he failed to return home after finishing the race, news reports said Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009 11:34:10 AM

Malaysian SEZ to be biggest in Asia, says premier
Kuantan (Malaysia), Aug 4 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak Tuesday launched the country's first Special Economic Zone (SEZ) that he said would be 'Asia's biggest'.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009 10:43:15 AM

Civil servants accused of surfing porn sites instead of working
Hong Kong, Aug 4 (DPA) Two highly paid senior civil servants could be disciplined after a probe found they surfed the internet for pornography rather than working, a media report said Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009 10:37:23 AM

Bill Clinton arrives in North Korea
Seoul, Aug 4 (DPA) Former US president Bill Clinton arrived Tuesday in Pyongyang, state media reported, as South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said the focus of the trip would be to negotiate the release of two American journalists held since March in the reclusive communist state.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009 10:36:54 AM

Plague outbreak takes third life in China
Beijing, Aug 4 (DPA) An outbreak of pneumonic plague in northwest China has claimed a third victim, local health authorities reported, as they continued to cordon off a town.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009 8:13:44 AM

Pneumonic plague toll rises to three in China
Xining (China), Aug 3 (Xinhua) One more person died of the fatal pneumonic plague in northwest China Monday, bringing the total number of deaths from the disease to three, health officials said.

Monday, August 03, 2009 10:53:59 PM

South Korean military staff to be vaccinated against swine flu
Seoul, Aug 3 (IANS) The South Korean government plans to vaccinate its entire 655,000-strong military personnel against the influenza A (H1N1) virus, also called swine flu, WAM news agency reported Monday.

Monday, August 03, 2009 10:10:44 PM

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