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Nearly one in two births in China caesarean: Survey
Beijing, Jan 14 (IANS) Nearly one in two births in China are caesarean, said the latest survey by the World Health Organisation as a professor pointed out that many hospitals are motivated by financial incentives to encourage unnecessary caesarean operations.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 1:18:58 PM

Dhaka opposition to protest pacts with India
Dhaka, Jan 14 (IANS) Main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has said it will return to parliament, which it has been boycotting for the past seven months, to protest the government's performance, including signing of treaties with India.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 12:04:27 PM

Bangladeshi media hails Hasina's Delhi visit
Dhaka, Jan 14 (IANS) Leaders of Bangladesh and India displayed 'maturity' and viewed the big picture during the New Delhi visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that marks 'an end to mutual mistrust' between the two South Asian neighbours, large sections of the media here observed Thursday.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 10:56:58 AM

Malaysian Indian leader calls for unity
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 14 (IANS) Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) president S. Samy Vellu in his message Thursday on Pongal, the annual harvest festival celebrated by Hindus, asked Malaysians to promote unity.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 10:09:41 AM

Strong quake rocks Indonesia's Papua region
Jakarta, Jan 14 (DPA) An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia's Papua region early Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, the meteorology office said.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 1:43:46 AM

Taiwan to axe 50,000 civil servants by 2012
Taipei, Jan 13 (DPA) Taiwan plans to eliminate 50,000 civil servants by 2012 in a bid to revamp its government system, the Central Personnel Administration said Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 7:56:41 PM

8 Chinese peacekeepers buried in Haiti quake
Beijing, Jan 13 (IANS) At least eight soldiers from China's peacekeeping force were buried beneath the rubble and over 10 were missing in the aftermath of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Haiti, an official said Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 7:00:47 PM

139,000 arms licences issued in Pakistan in 21 months
Karachi, Jan 13 (IANS) Even as Pakistan is engaged in battling the Taliban in the restive northwest, it emerges that a staggering 139,000 arms licences have been issued in the country in the 21 months since the present government came to power, generating a whopping Rs.20 billion for arms merchants.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 2:15:22 PM

School pressures, heartbreak behind Hong Kong's teenager suicides
Hong Kong, Jan 13 (DPA) Pressures over school work and broken hearts are the main reasons why Hong Kong teenagers commit suicide, a report published Wednesday said.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 10:19:04 AM

'Over 39,000 illegal Indian migrants living in Malaysia'
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 13 (DPA) A total of 39,046 Indian nationals are believed to be staying illegally in Malaysia as of June 2009, after entering the country on tourist visas, official news reports said Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 9:42:36 AM

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