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Over 30 years needed to decommission Fukushima plant: Report
Tokyo, Oct 28 (IANS) Decommissioning the stricken reactors at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant is likely to take 30 years or more, the Japan Atomic Energy Commission said in a provisional report released Friday.

Friday, October 28, 2011 9:56:14 PM

Huge Pakistan rally demands halt to US drone strikes
Islamabad, Oct 28 (IANS) A large number of Pakistani tribesmen rallied here Friday to demand an immediate halt to the US drone strikes in tribal regions.

Friday, October 28, 2011 9:45:03 PM

Sri Lanka signs air service agreement with EU
Colombo, Oct 28 (IANS) Sri Lanka and the European Union (EU) have signed an air service agreement that will enhance overall cooperation between the two parties, the island nation's external affairs ministry said in a statement Friday.

Friday, October 28, 2011 7:54:52 PM

Sri Lanka boosts tourism via street spice food festival
Colombo, Oct 28 (IANS) One of the popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka's tourism calendar, 'World Spice Food Festival' kicked off along a Colombo street Friday.

Friday, October 28, 2011 7:54:38 PM

China's foreign trade to top $3 trillion this year: Official
Beijing, Oct 28 (IANS) A senior Chinese official said Friday the country's foreign trade volume will surpass $3 trillion this year, accounting for 10.5 percent of the world's total.

Friday, October 28, 2011 7:34:32 PM

Nepal's Maoist PM yields to brotherly love
Kathmandu, Oct 28 (IANS) Nepal's Maoist Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai Friday broke away from the official policy of his once underground organisation not to participate in religious rituals by taking part in Brothers' Day celebrations.

Friday, October 28, 2011 3:27:15 PM

Hefty donation for quake victims found in Japanese toilet
Tokyo, Oct 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An anonymous donor left 40 million yen ($526,000) in a toilet in the administrative building of the northern Japanese city of Hachinohe, media reports said Friday.

Friday, October 28, 2011 2:54:07 PM

China's foreign trade to top $3 tn
Beijing, Oct 28 (IANS) China's foreign trade will surpass $3 trillion this year, accounting for 10.5 percent of the world's total, a senior official said Friday.

Friday, October 28, 2011 2:46:57 PM

Two die in Pakistan suicide bombing
Islamabad, Oct 28 (IANS) At least two policemen were killed and several injured Friday in a suicide attack on a police vehicle in the northwestern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a media report said.

Friday, October 28, 2011 2:46:43 PM

Japanese PM vows to combat yen's rise
Tokyo, Oct 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda told parliament Friday that Japan is ready to take all measures to tackle the yen's appreciation to record highs, suggesting further intervention by Tokyo into currency markets to cool the currency's rise.

Friday, October 28, 2011 2:33:50 PM

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