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Thai flood worst in decades, says PM; toll 252
Bangkok, Oct 7 (IANS) Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Friday called the flood, which has been ravaging the country's north for more than two months, as the worst in decades.

Friday, October 07, 2011 9:54:56 PM

Seize Israeli soldiers to swap for Palestinian prisoners: Hamas
Gaza, Oct 7 (IANS) A senior official of the Islamic Hamas movement in Gaza Friday called on Palestinian militants to seize Israeli soldiers and exchange them with Palestinians held in Israeli jails.

Friday, October 07, 2011 8:18:23 PM

China to give $5 million more for Pakistan's flood victims
Islamabad, Oct 7 (IANS) Chinese ambassador to Pakistan Liu Jian met Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Friday and told her that the Chinese government would provide $5 million in cash to the flood-hit people in the country, the foreign ministry said.

Friday, October 07, 2011 6:44:12 PM

Three Indian Haj pilgrims die
Jeddah, Oct 7 (IANS) Three of 30,177 Haj pilgrims who have arrived from India have died, the Indian Consulate General said Friday.

Friday, October 07, 2011 6:40:21 PM

Sri Lanka seek Asian support for hosting Commonwealth Games
Colombo, Oct 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka have sought support from Asian countries to secure the rights to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Friday, October 07, 2011 6:24:17 PM

AFC U-16: India outplay Tajikistan to qualify for final phase
Tashkent, Oct 7 (IANS) Indian boys trounced Tajikistan 4-1 in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-16 football qualifiers to make the final phase of the competition.

Friday, October 07, 2011 5:47:56 PM

Paes-Bhupathi out of China Open
Beijing, Oct 7 (IANS) India's Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi bowed out of the men's doubles quarterfinals of China Open tennis.

Friday, October 07, 2011 4:35:28 PM

ICC warns Sri Lanka over 'poor' Galle pitch
Colombo, Oct 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been officially warned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for preparing a poor quality pitch for the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia at Galle Aug 21-Sep 4.

Friday, October 07, 2011 4:30:53 PM

12 Shanghai Metro officials punished for crash
Shanghai, Oct 7 (IANS) A dozen Metro officials have been punished, three of them being sacked, for a collision between two trains that left over 250 people injured.

Friday, October 07, 2011 3:39:34 PM

Ban Indian films, demands Pakistan daily
Islamabad, Oct 7 (IANS) A leading Pakistani newspaper Friday sought a ban on Indian films, warning this was the only way to help the local cinema 'develop and thrive'.

Friday, October 07, 2011 3:27:03 PM

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