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Hasina plotting to get foreign troops to fight militancy: Zia
Dhaka, May 3 (IANS) Bangladesh's opposition leader Khaleda Zia has strongly opposed the setting up of a South Asian task force to combat terrorism, alleging that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was using it as a guise to bring foreign troops into the country.

Sunday, May 03, 2009 10:56:07 AM

At least 10 killed as storm batters Philippines
Manila, May 3 (DPA) At least 10 people were killed in landslides and floods triggered by a storm battering the eastern Philippines, the Office of Civil Defence (OCD) said Sunday.

Sunday, May 03, 2009 10:55:51 AM

Sri Lankan boy held captive in Malaysia rescued
Kuala Lumpur, May 3 (DPA) Malaysian authorities rescued a Sri Lankan teenager who had been held captive for eight months and arrested two suspects, a news report said Sunday.

Sunday, May 03, 2009 10:05:07 AM

Asia tries to block swine flu after four confirmed cases
Seoul, May 2 (DPA) South Korea Saturday reported East Asia's second human case of swine flu as other countries in the region sought to minimise the risks of infections by cancelling flights and imposing visa requirements on Mexico, the worst-hit country in the outbreak.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 4:51:47 PM

China suspends flights from Mexico, traces passengers
Shanghai, May 2 (Xinhua) China Saturday suspended all flights from Mexico where over 300 confirmed cases of swine flu have been reported.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 2:46:14 PM

Malaysian state's Indian speaker cool to moves to replace him
Ipoh (Malaysia), May 2 (IANS) V. Sivakumar, ethnic Indian speaker of Malaysia's Perak state assembly, has said that he is yet to decide whether to accept or reject a motion to replace him with another Indian origin politician.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 1:54:02 PM

ADB to set up $3 bn emergency fund to fight downturn
Bali, May 2 (DPA) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) plans to set up a $3-billion fund to help developing member countries cope with the global economic crisis, its president, Haruhiko Kuroda, said Saturday.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 1:53:46 PM

Four swine flu infections in Asia
Seoul, May 2 (DPA) South Korea Saturday reported its first human case of swine flu, a nun who had recently travelled to Mexico - taking to four swine-flu infection in Asia after one was confirmed in Hong Kong and two in Israel.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 1:00:11 PM

Malaysia defers higher levy on foreign workers
Kuala Lumpur, May 2 (IANS) Malaysia has deferred a controversial move to double the levy on hiring foreign workers, including many from India, that was aimed at discouraging employers from recruiting outsiders, a minister announced following a cabinet decision.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 10:54:15 AM

Asia gets first swine flu case in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, May 1 (DPA) Asia got its first case of swine flu in Hong Kong, an official announced Friday.

Friday, May 01, 2009 11:18:28 PM

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