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Boao conference begins with focus on financial crisis
Boao (China), April 18 (Xinhua) The annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) opened in this scenic town of China's southern Hainan Province Saturday, focusing on the cooperation of Asian countries amid the global financial crisis.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 9:52:26 AM

New documentary tracks Indian footprints in southeast Asia
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) He has done a documentary on the spread of Hinduism and Buddhism from India to southeast Asia. Now filmmaker S. Krishnaswamy plans to come out with the second part of 'Indian Imprints' in 2010.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 7:14:42 AM

Cyclone Bijli hits Bangladesh coast
Dhaka, April 18 (DPA) Cyclone Bijli hit the Bangladeshi coast late Friday night, but the tropical storm had weaken slightly before reaching the southeastern shoreline, officials said.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 12:29:38 AM

Another Chinese contender for world's tallest man title
Beijing, April 17 (Xinhua) A new contender for world's tallest man title has been found in China after he attended a hospital for a foot surgery in northeast China.

Friday, April 17, 2009 9:56:39 PM

Donors pledge $5.28 bn aid for Pakistan
Tokyo, April 17 (IANS) Exceeding Pakistan's expectations, international donors Friday pledged $5.28 billion for the country over the next two years to enable it to stabilise its economy even as it continues the war against terror.

Friday, April 17, 2009 7:42:46 PM

Suicide bomb attack kills three in Afghanistan
Kabul, April 17 (Xinhua) Three people were killed and three others injured Friday in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan's western Nimroz province, an official said.

Friday, April 17, 2009 6:29:20 PM

Afghan earthquake kills 20
Kabul, April 17 (DPA) At least 20 people were killed Friday in back-to-back earthquakes in eastern Afghanistan.

Friday, April 17, 2009 4:40:00 PM

Hamilton tops first training in China GP
Shanghai, April 17 (DPA) Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton Friday topped the timesheets in the first practice for the Chinese Grand Prix motorsports.

Friday, April 17, 2009 4:38:33 PM

Pakistan receives pledges of $5.28 bn at donors conference
Tokyo, April 17 (IANS) A donors conference here has pledged $5.28 billion to Pakistan over the next two years to stabilise its economy even as it continues the war against terror, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Friday.

Friday, April 17, 2009 4:04:11 PM

Asian Development Bank approved $10.5 bn in loans in 2008
Manila, April 17 (DPA) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Friday said that it approved a total of $10.5 billion in loans in 2008, the highest in its 42-year history.

Friday, April 17, 2009 3:34:52 PM

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