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China moves to prevent further flooding, as rescue continues
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Rescuers have pulled out a 74-year-old woman from her fourth-floor apartment Monday, as search for survivors continued in northwest China, hit by mudslides and floods triggered by torrential rains that left at least 127 people dead and over 1,200 missing.

Monday, August 09, 2010 7:37:18 PM

Shoaib Malik unlikely to get central contract
Karachi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is unlikely to offer a central contract to all-rounder Shoaib Malik after his poor showing in the ongoing Test series against England.

Monday, August 09, 2010 7:01:50 PM

Nepal PM asked to explain Indian embassy 'threat'
Kathmandu, Aug 9 (IANS) A Nepali lawmaker's charge that he was threatened by two senior officials of the Indian embassy in Kathmandu has prompted a parliamentary committee to summon caretaker Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala. The Indian embassy has rubbished the allegation as 'baseless'.

Monday, August 09, 2010 5:26:48 PM

French citizen gets death for drug trade in China
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) A French citizen and one of his accomplices were sentenced to death for manufacturing large quantities of crystal methamphetamine also known as 'ice' in southern China, a media report said Monday.

Monday, August 09, 2010 5:21:31 PM

North Korea fires artillery shells near maritime border
Seoul, Aug 9 (DPA) North Korean forces fired over 100 artillery rounds into the Yellow Sea near the disputed border with the South Monday, a media report said.

Monday, August 09, 2010 5:05:03 PM

10 die in Indonesian boat sinking
Jakarta, Aug 9 (DPA) At least 10 people were killed and 32 others were missing and feared drowned after a boat sank Monday off a remote eastern Indonesian province, a rescue official and media reports said.

Monday, August 09, 2010 4:57:31 PM

Four South Asian nations to permit mutual transit
Dhaka, Aug 9 (IANS) An exchange of letters among four South Asian nations - India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan - will formalise arrangements that will allow transit through each others' territories.

Monday, August 09, 2010 3:31:30 PM

Choppers grounded as Pakistani flood victims face food shortages
Islamabad, Aug 9 (DPA) Efforts to airlift aid to flood victims in northwestern Pakistan had to be halted due to bad weather Monday as tens of thousands of refugees faced food shortages.

Monday, August 09, 2010 3:29:28 PM

Chinese blame milk powder as baby girls develop breasts
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Three baby girls fed on the same batch of infant formula have begun to develop breasts in China's Hubei province, reports said.

Monday, August 09, 2010 2:07:47 PM

Britain's Pakistanis ask Zardari to act against PCB
Karachi, Aug 9 (IANS) Leaders of the Pakistani community in Britain have requested President Asif Ali Zardari to make sweeping changes in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Monday, August 09, 2010 1:30:07 PM

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