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28 freed from private Pakistani prison
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Twenty-eight peasants, includng 11 children, have been freed from a private prison run by a landlord in Pakistan''s Sindh province.

Monday, December 26, 2011 10:44:32 AM

China tests high-speed train
Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) China has test-run its latest high-speed train that can reach a maximum speed of 500 kmph.

Monday, December 26, 2011 9:41:32 AM

Six Iraqi policemen shot dead
Baghdad, Dec 26 (IANS) Six policemen were shot dead at a checkpost in western Iraq Sunday, Xinhua reported.

Monday, December 26, 2011 5:23:06 AM

Toll in Philippines tropical storm rises to 1,236
Manila, Dec 25 (IANS) The toll in the Philippines tropical storm that hit Mindanao and the central region of Visayas 10 days ago, causing massive rains and flooding, rose to 1,236 Sunday.

Sunday, December 25, 2011 10:18:15 PM

20 killed in Afghan suicide attack
Kabul, Dec 25 (IANS) At least 20 people, including a parliamentarian, were killed and over 50 injured in a suicide blast during a funeral in Afghanistan''s northern Takhar province Sunday, said officials.

Sunday, December 25, 2011 9:41:06 PM

Government committed to minorities'' rights: Gilani
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday expressed his government''s commitment to ensure the rights of minorities as enshrined in Pakistan''s constitution.

Sunday, December 25, 2011 7:30:22 PM

Government will complete 5-year term: Gilani
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, in the midst of the memogate scam, said Sunday his government would complete its full five-year term to 2013.

Sunday, December 25, 2011 7:28:12 PM

Gilani rejects information minister''s resignation
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday turned down Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan''s resignation from her post as minister during a one-on-one meeting, the News reported.

Sunday, December 25, 2011 5:54:42 PM

Respect ballot''s power to effect change: Zardari, Gilani
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Pakistan''s president and prime minister, on the backfoot in the wake of the memogate scandal, have urged the nation to keep their faith in the ballot as the instrument of change and not use force to bring this about.

Sunday, December 25, 2011 5:39:02 PM

Blast rips through Nigerian church on Christmas
Abuja, Dec 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An explosion ripped through a Catholic church during the Christmas service near Nigeria''s capital Sunday, causing deaths and injuries, officials said.

Sunday, December 25, 2011 5:20:32 PM

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