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Voting begins in Afghan parliamentary polls
Kabul, Sep 18 (DPA) Afghanistan's parliamentary elections began nationwide Saturday amid tight security and fears of widespread fraud.

Saturday, September 18, 2010 8:24:33 AM

Taiwan issues warning as Typhoon Fanapi approaches
Taipei, Sep 18 (DPA) Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou Saturday instructed local authorities to prepare for evacuations and to secure areas against Typhoon Fanapi, which was gaining strength as it approached the island.

Saturday, September 18, 2010 8:11:06 AM

Ahmadinejad wants US to release Iranians in return of hiker
Tehran, Sep 18 (DPA) The US should release jailed Iranians in return for the release of American hiker Sarah Shourd, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Friday.

Saturday, September 18, 2010 7:08:41 AM

Five-nation firing drill in Kazakhstan
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) Troops from five countries that make up the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan - took part in a firing drill in Kazakhstan.

Saturday, September 18, 2010 5:34:14 AM

One killed in blast during Indonesian army exercise
Jakarta, Sep 18 (IANS) A 350-gram bomb exploded accidentally during an exercise by the Indonesian army, killing one soldier and injuring seven.

Saturday, September 18, 2010 4:01:51 AM

Quake hits Afghanistan
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan late Friday night, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported. There were no reports of damage or casualties.

Saturday, September 18, 2010 1:59:30 AM

Shanghai faces kindergarten crunch
Beijing, Sep 17 (IANS) As the number of migrant workers in Shanghai has risen over the years, the demand for kindergartens for their children has more than doubled, a media report said.

Friday, September 17, 2010 11:56:15 PM

Three-year jail term for Sarath Fonseka
Colombo, Sep 17 (IANS) A military court here Friday sentenced former Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka to three years in prison for corruption, Xinhua reported.

Friday, September 17, 2010 11:22:53 PM

US plane makes emergency landing in Islamabad
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) A US plane made an emergency landing at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport here Friday due to a technical snag, Xinhua reported.

Friday, September 17, 2010 9:57:14 PM

Sri Lanka lowers blast toll to 25
Colombo, Sep 17 (DPA) The authorities lowered the death toll to 25 in an explosion Friday at a police station in eastern Sri Lanka where stocks of dynamite ignited accidentally, after initially saying more than 60 had died.

Friday, September 17, 2010 9:29:46 PM

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