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Malaysian minister pledges help for ethnic Indians
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 8 (IANS) Malaysian will initiate a slew of measures, including access to micro-credit facilities and skills training, to improve the economic condition of its 2.1 million ethnic Indians, a senior minister said Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 8:55:42 PM

19 killed in Bangladesh train collision
Dhaka, Dec 8 (IANS) At least 19 people were killed Wednesday when two passenger trains collided in Bangladesh's Narsingdi district, some 50 km northeast of Dhaka, reports Xinhua.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 5:42:06 PM

China chooses Taiwan politician for rival 'peace prize'
Beijing, Dec 8 (DPA) A group of Chinese scholars Wednesday said they had chosen veteran Taiwanese politician Lien Chan for the first Confucius Peace Prize, a rapidly organised award that some have touted as a potential rival to the Nobel Peace Prize.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 4:40:22 PM

15 killed in Pakistan suicide blast
Islamabad, Dec 8 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and more than 20 injured Wednesday morning in a suicide blast in Kohat's busy Teerah market in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, state-run PTV reported.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 2:39:25 PM

Bomb blast kills 15 in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 8 (IANS) A bomb exploded at a local market in Tirah Valley in Pakistan's federally administered tribal area, killing 15 people, sources told Geo News.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 2:00:40 PM

China 'very important' in Korean conflict: US official
Seoul, Dec 8 (DPA) The US sees a 'very important' role for China in dealing with escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula, as one of the few states to wield influence in Pyongyang, a US official said Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:04:27 PM

Nepal to skip Nobel ceremony under Chinese pressure
Kathmandu, Dec 8 (IANS) Under growing pressure by its giant neighbour China that continues to denounce the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to jailed dissident Liu Xiabo, the Himalayan republic of Nepal has become the 20th country to decide against attending the presentation ceremony in Oslo Friday.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 12:57:57 PM

WikiLeaks: Zardari, Kayani worked for Musharraf's 'honourable exit'
Islamabad, Dec 8 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and new army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had worked separately for the 'honourable exit' of then president Pervez Musharraf after a series of political and strategic blunders by him, according to US diplomatic cables released by whistleblower website WikiLeaks.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:21:01 AM

Unicef says crisis not over for Pakistani flood-hit children
Islamabad, Dec 8 (DPA) Unicef has appealed for millions of dollars of additional aid for the children in Pakistan worst hit by the summer's floods, warning that the winter posed a growing threat.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 9:20:53 AM

26 killed in China mine blast
Beijing, Dec 8 (IANS) Twenty-six people were killed in an explosion in a coal mine in central China's Henan province, authorities said Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 9:01:34 AM

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