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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

15 militants killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, May 1 (DPA) At least 15 suspected Taliban fighters were killed in a gunbattle with Afghan and US-led coalition troops in southern Afghanistan, the US military said Friday.

Friday, May 01, 2009 5:27:35 PM

Jailed Malaysian Indian lawmaker may quit: Report
Kuala Lumpur, May 1 (IANS) Unable to personally serve his constituency, a jailed Malaysian Indian legislator may quit his assembly seat, a website reported.

Friday, May 01, 2009 11:45:25 AM

Malaysian state may replace speaker with another Indian
Ipoh (Malaysia), May 1 (IANS) Malaysia's Perak state is considering appointing another ethnic Indian as the assembly's speaker, but the incumbent is not yet ready to give up the post.

Friday, May 01, 2009 11:33:34 AM

Beijing reports best air quality in nine years
Beijing, May 1 (Xinhua) Residents here breathed in the least amount of pollutants in nine years in April, with a record 23 'blue sky days' and zero 'hazardous days', an official said Friday.

Friday, May 01, 2009 11:29:37 AM

Three injured as helicopter crash-lands into Hong Kong coach
Hong Kong, May 1 (DPA) Three people were reportedly injured when a helicopter crash-landed into a coach as it tried to take off at Hong Kong's old airport site Friday.

Friday, May 01, 2009 11:28:05 AM

Malaysian Indian man may have molested daughters
George Town (Malaysia), May 1 (IANS) A Malaysian Indian man, accused of killing his disabled daughter and then secretly burying her, is now suspected of sexually abusing his three other daughters, media reports said.

Friday, May 01, 2009 10:57:19 AM

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