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Local manufacturing makes Dhaka's river dredging cheaper
Dhaka, June 16 (IANS) Bangladesh's massive river dredging drive is for the first time using locally manufactured dredgers that are more cost effective and also energy efficient.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 12:15:11 PM

Strong quake jolts Indonesia, tsunami warning issued
Jakarta, June 16 (DPA) The Indonesian authorities Wednesday issued a tsunami warning after an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck the easternmost province of Papua, causing residents to flee their homes and workplaces in panic.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 10:33:02 AM

Afghan district governor among 21 killed in attacks
Kabul, June 15 (DPA) A district governor and two others were killed in a car bombing in southern Afghanistan, while 12 policemen and six civilians were killed elsewhere in the country, officials said Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:54:55 PM

Kyrgyzstan PM pledges to curb violence
Osh, Kyrgyzstan/Moscow, June 15 (DPA) Kyrgyzstan's acting prime minister insisted Tuesday the government could bring the inter-ethnic violence in her country under control - whilst admitting the death toll could be many times higher than the official tally of 171.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 8:52:50 PM

Migrant workers' condition must be improved: Chinese PM
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) Rural workers migrating to cities contribute significantly to the country's economy and deserve better living conditions, Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has said.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 8:44:04 PM

Jordan, Japan finalise draft nuclear deal
Amman, June 15 (DPA) Jordan said Tuesday that it had reached agreement with Japan on a draft nuclear cooperation accord, as King Abdullah II accused Israel of trying to block Amman's acquisition of nuclear know-how for peaceful purposes.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 6:38:55 PM

China makes strategic forays into Bangladesh
Dhaka, June 15 (IANS) In another sign of its growing strategic inroads into South Asia, China has proposed to help Bangladesh build a deep-sea port in Chittagong and agreed to exchange data about the Brahmaputra river that flows from Tibet to Bangladesh through India.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 2:10:01 PM

17 killed in China mountain collapse
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed Tuesday when a part of a mountain collapsed on work sheds at a construction site in China, authorities said.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 1:10:44 PM

23 die in landslides in Bangladesh
Dhaka, June 15 (IANS) Landslides triggered by heavy rains in Bangladesh Tuesday left at least 23 people dead and several others missing, officials said.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 12:36:48 PM

14 missing after houses collapse in China
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) Fourteen people were missing Tuesday after their homes collapsed in heavy rains in southwest China, Xinhua reported.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 9:16:08 AM

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