Jakarta/Washington, Jan 4 (DPA) An underwater earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 on the Richter scale was recorded early Sunday off the coast of eastern Indonesia, the US Geological Survey said.
Sunday, January 04, 2009 3:01:11 AM
Dhaka, Jan 3 (IANS) Indian fugitive Anup Chetia, who completed his jail term in Bangladesh in 2004, is awaiting the Dhaka High Court's verdict on his plea for political asylum, a media report said Saturday.
Saturday, January 03, 2009 12:01:24 PM
Dhaka, Jan 3 (IANS) With newly-elected members of parliament taking oath Saturday, the process of ushering in a democratic government in Bangladesh has begun after a gap of nearly two years.
Saturday, January 03, 2009 10:16:20 AM
Kabul, Jan 2 (DPA) A British soldier was killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, marking the first loss of the year for the NATO-led international forces in the war-ravaged country, officials said Friday.
Friday, January 02, 2009 4:20:50 PM
Beijing, Jan 2 (Xinhua) Through a New Year text message sent to millions of mobile phone subscribers, a group of Chinese dairy firms has apologised to people for the country's biggest milk scandal that killed at least six babies and made 290,000 ill.
Friday, January 02, 2009 2:53:09 PM
Dhaka, Jan 2 (IANS) Captains of Bangladesh's trade and industry have hailed Sheikh Hasina's poll victory this week and want her to promote private sector for more jobs and higher exports.
Friday, January 02, 2009 10:48:53 AM
Dhaka, Jan 2 (IANS) Bangladesh poll victor Sheikh Hasina has sought the United Nations' help in the trial of 'war criminals' - those who collaborated with authorities in the erstwhile East Pakistan in killing numerous unarmed civilians during Bangladesh's freedom movement in 1971.
Friday, January 02, 2009 9:57:11 AM
Yangon, Jan 1 (DPA) Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was in good health, said her personal doctor who was allowed a New Year's Day visit Thursday.
Thursday, January 01, 2009 7:33:50 PM
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 1 (DPA) A Malaysian helicopter Thursday foiled an attempt by a group of armed pirates to board an Indian oil tanker in the troubled Gulf of Aden off Somalia's coast.
Thursday, January 01, 2009 6:22:55 PM
Kandahar, Jan 1 (Xinhua) At least 20 Afghan security personnel were killed after a group of Taliban insurgents ambushed the convoy of a district chief in southern Afghanistan, an official said Thursday.
Thursday, January 01, 2009 5:07:27 PM
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