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Non-bailable warrant for Musharraf in Bugti assassination case
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan Wednesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for former president Pervez Musharraf and former prime minister Shaukat Aziz in the assassination case of Balochistan leader Nawab Akbar Bugti, Xinhua reported.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 10:50:03 PM

15,000 people in Sri Lankan jails over unpaid fines
Colombo, Aug 15 (IANS) There are over 15,000 people in detention in Sri Lankan jails for failing to pay fines, an official revealed Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 5:26:33 PM

China to elevate 600-year-old religious site
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) A 600-year-old religious building in central China will be raised 15 metres above ground by the year-end to prevent its inundation due to a water project.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 4:32:33 PM

Pakistan frees 55 Indian fishermen
Karachi, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday set free 55 Indian fishermen as a gesture of goodwill on the occasion of India's Independence Day.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 2:14:54 PM

Over 100,000 cigarettes seized in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Aug 15 (IANS) Hong Kong has seized 102,400 sticks of duty-not-paid cigarettes valued at about 255,000 HK dollars (over $32,000).

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 1:22:03 PM

Navy chief to be Myanmar's new vice president
Nay Pyi Taw, Aug 15 (IANS) Myanmar's parliament Wednesday approved Admiral Nyan Tun, commander-in-chief of the navy, as the new vice president to succeed U Tin Aung Myint Oo, who has resigned for health reasons.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 12:33:34 PM

Afghan girls inspired by Kohistani going to Olympics

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 12:21:04 PM

Two Japanese ministers defy PM, visit shrine
Tokyo, Aug 15 (IANS) Two Japanese cabinet ministers defied the prime minister Wednesday to visit the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo on the 67th anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 12:10:13 PM

Google doodle celebrates India's I-Day
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The latest Google doodle celebrates India's Independence Day.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 11:02:24 AM

`Kayani's speech a welcome change from persecution complex'
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's Independence Day eve speech is a welcome change from "the persecution complex and denial of responsibility that so often colours both the state's and citizens' discourse on militancy", a leading daily has said.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 10:36:54 AM

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