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China blocks broadcast of Nobel award ceremony
Beijing, Dec 10 (DPA) Live broadcasts of the Nobel Prize award ceremony - which would have included presentation of an award to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo - was blocked Friday in China.

Friday, December 10, 2010 6:36:29 PM

Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony for Liu begins in Oslo
Oslo, Dec 10 (IANS) The Nobel Peace Prize committee Friday began its award ceremony for Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in the face of continuing anger from the Chinese government, a media report said.

Friday, December 10, 2010 6:14:24 PM

China hikes bank reserve ratio to fight inflation
Beijing, Dec 10 (IANS) China's central bank Friday announced increase in the banks' reserve requirement ratio (RRR) by 50 basis points from Dec 20 to curb lending amid accelerating inflation, reports Xinhua.

Friday, December 10, 2010 6:09:19 PM

Indian-origin deputy PM demanded for Malaysia
Ipoh (Malaysia), Dec 10 (IANS) Makkal Sakthi, a political party of ethnic Indians, has demanded that the opposition alliance Pakatan Rakyat consider appointing a deputy prime minister from among Malaysia's 2.1 million Indians.

Friday, December 10, 2010 5:28:03 PM

Pakistani media embarrassed by fake WikiLeaks disclosures
Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) The Pakistani media was in an acute embarrassing position Friday and offered apologies to the public after it published false stories about India based on fake WikiLeaks reports.

Friday, December 10, 2010 5:12:06 PM

Nepal celebrates 'marriage made in heaven' with India
Kathmandu, Dec 10 (IANS) Bands played joyously, Brahmins chanted mantras and women showered flowers as Nepal Friday celebrated a 'marriage made in heaven' thousands of years ago and forming one of its earliest social links with India.

Friday, December 10, 2010 3:31:04 PM

Bollywood dances are a hit with young Chinese
Beijing, Dec 10 (IANS) Bollywood dance numbers are becoming a huge hit in China, particularly with the young.

Friday, December 10, 2010 2:07:51 PM

Myanmar opposition leader discusses sanctions with US official
Yangon, Dec 10 (DPA) US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Joseph Yun Friday discussed sanctions with recently released Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Friday, December 10, 2010 2:07:18 PM

11 Taliban militants killed in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) Eleven Taliban militants, including a rebel commander, were killed in fighting with the security forces in northwestern Pakistan, Xinhua reported Friday.

Friday, December 10, 2010 1:32:40 PM

Explosion at central China factory, casualties unknown
Wuhan, Dec 10 (IANS) A blast occurred at a private pharmaceutical factory in a city of central China's Hubei Province Friday, local authorities said.

Friday, December 10, 2010 11:32:15 AM

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