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Blasts, ambush kill 30 people in Afghanistan
Kabul, May 4 (DPA) A provincial mayor along with six others were killed in a suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan Monday, while 15 civilians, six private security guards and two Taliban militants were killed in separate attacks elsewhere in the country, officials said.

Monday, May 04, 2009 11:34:22 PM

14 civilians, six security guards killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, May 4 (DPA) A roadside bomb blast in southern Afghanistan killed 12 civilians Monday, while Taliban militants attacked a supply convoy in the same region, killing six private security guards and two civilians, officials said.

Monday, May 04, 2009 10:11:46 PM

Thailand asks UAE to extradite fugitive premier
Bangkok, May 4 (DPA) Thailand has asked the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Nicaragua to extradite fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra on 'a reciprocal and voluntary basis', foreign ministry officials said Monday.

Monday, May 04, 2009 6:10:01 PM

China develops new method to test swine flu in pigs
Beijing, May 4 (Xinhua) China has developed a new diagnostic method to test influenza A(H1N1) virus in pigs, the agriculture ministry said.

Monday, May 04, 2009 4:43:55 PM

Eight killed in Afghan suicide attack
Kabul, May 4 (DPA) A mayor, three of his bodyguards and three civilians were killed Monday when a suicide bomber attacked a government building in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.

Monday, May 04, 2009 3:05:29 PM

President Karzai to stand for re-election in Afghanistan
Kabul, May 4 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai officially registered with the Election Commission Monday to stand for re-election in country's presidential polls slated for Aug 20.

Monday, May 04, 2009 2:57:51 PM

Asia should rebound next year: ADB president
Bali, May 4 (DPA) Developing countries in Asia should be able to rebound from the global economic crisis and reach 6 percent growth next year, the president of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Haruhiko Kuroda, said here Monday.

Monday, May 04, 2009 11:24:39 AM

Hong Kong urged to release quarantined swine flu hotel guests
Hong Kong, May 4 (DPA) The Hong Kong government Monday faced growing pressure to release 300 guests and staff quarantined for seven days in a hotel where East Asia's first swine flu patient stayed.

Monday, May 04, 2009 10:12:46 AM

Thai electronics manufacturers start rehiring workers
Bangkok, May 4 (DPA) Thailand-based electronics manufacturers have hired thousands of staff as orders from abroad have resumed, news reports said Monday.

Monday, May 04, 2009 8:41:17 AM

Storm batters eastern Philippines, 12 dead, 15 missing
Manila, May 3 (DPA) At least 12 people were killed and 15 others were missing in landslides and floods triggered by a storm battering the eastern Philippines, the Office of Civil Defence (OCD) said Sunday.

Sunday, May 03, 2009 8:39:06 PM

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