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Half-empty stands in sold-out Dhaka WC practice match
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) The first practice match between Bangladesh and Pakistan in the run up to the World Cup saw all tickets sold out but half-empty stands, leading to charges of mismanagement, a media report said Thursday.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 10:40:26 AM

Japanese shares up on US, European gains
Tokyo, Feb 17 (DPA) Japanese stocks rose in Thursday morning trading as investors sentiment was boosted by overnight gains on the US and European markets.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:49:14 AM

Protesters 'elements of coup': Yemeni president
Sanaa, Feb 17 (IANS) Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been in power for 33 years, dubbed the anti-government protesters as 'elements of the coup', the official Saba news agency reported.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 5:34:26 AM

Pakistan defiant on Davis case despite Kerry diplomacy
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Despite a hectic 24-hour visit of John Kerry, chairman of US Senate's Foreign Relations Committee, Pakistan's civil and military establishment seems to be in a defiant mood on the issue of granting diplomatic immunity to Raymond Davis, a US consular staffer arrested on charges of gunning down two Pakistani men in Lahore.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 11:24:02 PM

India-backed railway project inaugurated in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Feb 16 (IANS) Over six years after devastating tsunami severely damaged a coastal railway, the new refurbished Galle-Matara network, sponsored by the Indian government, was inaugurated here in Sri Lanka Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:11:42 PM

Bangladesh fans ecstatic on eve of World Cup opening
Dhaka, Feb 16 (IANS) Thousands of people are milling around the refurbished stadium creating stampede like situations, taking snaps of the facilities and raising slogans eulogising the home team, as World Cup cricket fever sweeps Bangladesh a day ahead of the tournament's official opening here.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:05:49 PM

Sri Lanka to charge 112 Indian fishermen with poaching
Colombo, Feb 16 (DPA) Sri Lankan officials said Wednesday that they would charge more than 100 Indian fishermen for poaching.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 9:52:44 PM

Protester dies in Yemen anti-government demos
Sana, Feb 16 (DPA) A protester suffered fatal injuries and at least 17 others were hurt in Yemen Wednesday when anti-government protests turned violent in the southern port city of Aden and in the capital Sana'a, witnesses and opposition sources said.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 9:39:18 PM

Cricket captains to ride rickshaws to World Cup opening
Dhaka, Feb 16 (IANS) The rickshaw, the common man's traditional transport in Bangladesh, will occupy the centre stage in Thursday's Cricket World Cup opening ceremony here. The captains of all participating teams will make a grand entry into a packed Bangabandhu Stadium riding these humble vehicles.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 9:04:12 PM

Beijing limits house purchasing for market control
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) Beijing municipal authorities have, in a significant decision, put a limit on the number of houses a family can buy in the Chinese capital city. The decision comes as part of the government's initiative to control rising prices of property in realty market.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 8:35:20 PM

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