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Sri Lanka to boost presidential powers
Colombo, Aug 30 (DPA) Sri Lanka's cabinet Monday passed constitutional amendments that boost the powers of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, officials said.

Monday, August 30, 2010 5:04:05 PM

Chinese student cycles 15 days to attend her college
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) A 19-year-old Chinese woman and her father cycled about 15 days covering 1,200 km to attend her first day in college in Beijing, a media report said Monday.

Monday, August 30, 2010 3:46:45 PM

8 die as bullets settle militants' argument over widow
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS/AKI) The argument over an Arab militant's widow last weekend became so heated that gunfire broke out among insurgent factions, leaving eight people dead, militant sources told AKI from the Pakistan's North Waziristan.

Monday, August 30, 2010 3:34:57 PM

15 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 30 (IANS) Fifteen Taliban militants, including a rebel commander, were killed in fighting with security forces in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported Monday.

Monday, August 30, 2010 3:08:53 PM

Beijing asks parents to register second child
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) Beijing has urged parents to register the birth of their second child before Nov 1 -- if they don't, they will be liable to pay fines, a media report said Monday.

Monday, August 30, 2010 3:08:22 PM

National Insurance hit hard by Nepal plane crash
Kathmandu, Aug 30 (IANS) India's oldest insurance company, the 103-year-old National Insurance Company Ltd (NIC), has been hit hard by last week's plane crash in Nepal with its sole office abroad having been the insurer for all 14 people on board as well as the 15-seater Dornier aircraft.

Monday, August 30, 2010 3:03:15 PM

Indonesian volcano erupts for second time
Jakarta, Aug 30 (DPA) Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra Monday erupted for a second time in as many days, forcing thousands of residents to join the more than 20,000 already in evacuation centres, officials said.

Monday, August 30, 2010 2:08:14 PM

Nepal war long over, but 1,300 still missing
Kathmandu, Aug 30 (IANS) Four years after a fierce Maoist uprising ended with the loss of over 16,000 lives, thousands of families shattered by the 10-year 'People's War' say they are yet unable to overcome their grief as over 1,300 people remain missing.

Monday, August 30, 2010 1:52:26 PM

Pakistan frees 100 Indian fishermen
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) Pakistan Monday freed 100 Indian fishermen from a prison in the port city of Karachi, a media report said.

Monday, August 30, 2010 1:28:20 PM

Pakistan to import 1 million cotton bales from India
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) Pakistani spinners have finalised deals with Indian exporters for import of one million bales of cotton since cotton crop has been extensively damaged in the floods that ravaged the country.

Monday, August 30, 2010 1:17:52 PM

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