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Malaysia to review textbook depicting Indian caste system
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 1 (IANS)A textbook for school students that talks about caste system among the ethnic Indians is being reviewed following concerns expressed by the community, a senior Malaysian official has said.

Saturday, January 01, 2011 1:34:16 PM

North Korea says it wants to defuse tension with South
Seoul, Jan 1 (DPA) North Korea said Saturday in a New Year message that it wanted to reduce tension with the South but warned of a 'nuclear holocaust' if there is another war on the peninsula, a media report said.

Saturday, January 01, 2011 1:02:57 PM

Iran denies WikiLeaks report that Ahmadinejad was slapped
Tehran, Jan 1 (DPA) Iran has denied a WikiLeaks report that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was slapped by the chief of the country's Revolutionary Guards, the Tehran press reported Saturday.

Saturday, January 01, 2011 12:53:18 PM

Three US drone strikes kill 12 in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 1 (DPA) Three US missile strikes Saturday killed 12 suspected militants in Pakistan's restive tribal region, security officials said.

Saturday, January 01, 2011 12:49:03 PM

Honour sought for Malaysian Indian football coach
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 1 (IANS) Malaysia's national football coach, K. Rajagopal, under whom the country won the AFF Suzuki Cup, should be honoured with Datukship, the traditional knighthood, the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) has urged.

Saturday, January 01, 2011 12:25:52 PM

Few Chinese deem China as superpower
Beijing, Jan 1 (IANS) Despite China's economic might and political and diplomatic leverage, the Chinese public seem to be more cautious in evaluating the country's relative international strength, with just 12 percent of the people in a latest poll deemed China as a world superpower.

Saturday, January 01, 2011 12:01:47 PM

New episodes of `Little Krishna' animation series in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 1 (IANS) Thirteen new episodes of 'Little Krishna', the story about the Hindu deity depicted as an infant or a young boy playing a flute, have come to Malaysian viewers in animated form, in time for the Thaipusam festival of the Tamils.

Saturday, January 01, 2011 11:42:53 AM

Suspected US drone strike kills six in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 1 (DPA) A US missile strike Saturday killed six suspected militants in Pakistan's restive tribal region, security officials said.

Saturday, January 01, 2011 11:09:42 AM

Blizzard, snow disrupts life in Japan
Tokyo, Jan 1 (IANS) Blizzard, snow and avalanche crippled normal life in Japan, causing traffic rush during New Year holiday and casualties in some parts of the country.

Saturday, January 01, 2011 10:11:59 AM

Many dead in Nigerian bomb attacks
Nairobi/Abuja, Jan 1 (DPA) A series of new bomb attacks, including on the market in the Nigerian capital of Abuja where New Year is usually celebrated, claimed a number of lives Friday evening.

Saturday, January 01, 2011 5:40:16 AM

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