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Use music show funds for flood relief: Rajapaksa
Colombo, Feb 8 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has directed his sports minister to cancel the musical shows scheduled in Kandy and Hambantota areas as fringe events for the upcoming Cricket World Cup and instead utilise that money for flood relief operations.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011 2:03:12 PM

US puts bilateral contacts with Pakistan on hold: Report
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) The US has put bilateral engagements with Pakistan on hold till US official Raymond Davis, who has been arrested for fatally shooting two Pakistanis in Lahore, is released, Dawn reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011 1:05:07 PM

Minorities feeling insecure in Pakistan, says minister
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) Abduction for ransom and killing of people belonging to Pakistan's minority communities, including Hindus, has caused insecurity among them, a minister said.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011 1:05:06 PM

Benazir killing: Malik in dark about Musharraf being named accused
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik did not know that former president Pervez Musharraf was to be included in the list of accused in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case and was taken aback when he saw the news on TV, a media report said.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011 12:33:38 PM

Nine of family stabbed to death in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) Nine members of a family, including four children, were stabbed to death in a town in Pakistan's Punjab province following a family feud.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011 12:22:17 PM

Cyber chatting against Islam, says Malaysian preacher
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 8 (IANS) Cyber chatting is against Islam, a Muslim preacher in Malaysia has said.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011 12:21:11 PM

Nothing to mourn, nothing to rejoice on Thimphu: Pakistani daily
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) There is nothing to mourn and 'hardly anything to rejoice' over the meeting between the Pakistan and Indian foreign secretaries in Thimphu, said a leading Pakistani daily.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011 12:00:30 PM

Cop killed, four injured in Peshawar blast
Peshawar, Feb 8 (IANS) A police inspector was killed and four other personnel were injured in an attack launched on a police checkpost and police van by unidentified gunmen in Mathra area on Peshawar's outskirts early Tuesday,

Tuesday, February 08, 2011 11:45:47 AM

South Korea to expand its marine corps
Seoul, Feb 8 (IANS) South Korea's military is seeking to increase its marines' numbers by up to 2,000 soldiers, local media reported Tuesday, citing government sources.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011 11:25:11 AM

Former chief of Philippines Armed Forces commits suicide
Manila, Feb 8 (IANS) The former chief of Philippines' Armed Forces Angelo Reyes shot himself Tuesday in front of his mother's grave at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011 10:54:02 AM

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