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China arrests nine for murder scam in mines
Beijing, Dec 31 (DPA) Police in south-western China's Sichuan province have arrested nine suspects accused of murdering at least nine people with learning difficulties and then claiming compensation from mine owners, state media said Thursday.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 11:23:27 AM

Bangladesh clocks will strike New Year after an extra hour
Dhaka, Dec 31 (IANS) The government has decided to restore Bangladesh standard time (BST) at midnight after Daylight Saving Time (DST) was introduced June 19 this year.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 11:12:03 AM

Indonesia's former president Wahid dies at 69
Jakarta, Dec 31 (DPA) Former president Abdurrahman Wahid, Indonesia's first elected leader after the 1998 fall of the Suharto regime, died Wednesday after long-term illnesses, relatives said. He was 69.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 1:17:10 AM

Tomorrow becomes yesterday in the Pacific
Singapore, Dec 30 (DPA) Is it Dec 31 or Jan 1, still yesterday or already today? Things get complicated at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:15:26 PM

Vietnam protests China's law on island protection
Hanoi, Dec 30 (DPA) Vietnam has protested a new Chinese law aimed at protecting the nation's islands, including the disputed Spratly and Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, local media reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:09:56 AM

Japanese researchers develop transparent goldfish
Tokyo, Dec 30 (DPA) A team of Japanese researchers succeeded in developing goldfish with transparent scales and skin so that its organs and muscles can be seen.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:13:53 AM

Facebook reunites Indonesian siblings after 35 years
Jakarta, Dec 29 (DPA) An Indonesian woman found a brother who had been missing for more than three decades through the popular social networking site Facebook, a report said Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 3:57:58 PM

Beijing to help Dhaka build permanent fair centre
Dhaka, Dec 29 (IANS) Bangladesh will begin work on a permanent fair centre in the national capital for which most of the financial assistance will come from China.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 1:40:47 PM

Former Samsung chairman pardoned to boost Olympic bid
Seoul, Dec 29 (DPA) Lee Kun Hee, the former chairman of Samsung Group, was granted a pardon from a tax evasion conviction by the South Korean government Tuesday to help boost the country's bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 1:02:20 PM

North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen for illegal entry
Seoul, Dec 29 (DPA) North Korea said Tuesday it had detained a US citizen who illegally crossed the border from China, confirming earlier reports that the activist entered the Stalinist state.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 1:02:09 PM

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