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Pakistan jumps up the corruption index
Islamabad, Oct 26 (IANS) Pakistan has climbed up the corruption index from 42nd position in 2009 to 34th this year, as per the new ranking of corrupt countries released by Transparency International here Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 4:53:09 PM

Manmohan Singh arrives in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Tuesday from Tokyo on the second leg of his three-nation Asian tour during which he will hold talks with Malaysian leaders.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 4:45:18 PM

Nepal fails to elect new PM - yet again
Kathmandu, Oct 26 (IANS) Amid deepening public gloom, Nepal's warring parties Tuesday failed to elect a new prime minister even after an unprecedented 13th round of election.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 4:36:08 PM

Former Iraqi foreign minister sentenced to death
Baghdad, Oct 26 (DPA) Former Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz and two other aides to toppled ruler Saddam Hussein were sentenced Tuesday by an Iraqi court to death by hanging.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 4:26:26 PM

Nepal fails to get new PM despite 13 polls
Kathmandu, Oct 26 (IANS) Amidst deepening public gloom and the spectre of imminent crises Nepal's warring parties Tuesday failed to elect a new prime minister even after an unprecedented 13th round of election.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 4:07:31 PM

Documentary on Tagore's East Bengal roots
Dhaka, Oct 26 (IANS) A documentary that traces the roots of India's Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore in then East Bengal, now Bangladesh, will be released simultaneously in both countries as part of the poet's 150th birth anniversary celebration.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 4:05:22 PM

Taliban responsible for Benazir's killing, says probe
Islamabad, Oct 26 (IANS) Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was responsible for the murder of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, says a probe carried out by the Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 4:04:50 PM

Rajapaksa appeals to Saudi Arabia to pardon maid
Colombo, Oct 26 (DPA) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Tuesday appealed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia to pardon a Sri Lankan maid sentenced to death for killing an infant, a government official said.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 3:54:37 PM

Iraq's Tariq Aziz sentenced to death
Baghdad, Oct 26 (DPA) Former Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz was sentenced to death by hanging by a Baghdad court Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 3:53:31 PM

Water level at Three Gorges Dam reaches full capacity
Beijing, Oct 26 (IANS) The water level at China's Three Gorges Dam, whose construction has forced over a million people out of their homes, reached the highest mark Tuesday, Xinhua reported.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 2:55:45 PM

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