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North Korean leader names son as successor: Report
Seoul, Jan 15 (RIA Novosti) North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has tapped his third son to be his successor and sent his nomination to the leadership of the ruling party, according to reports Thursday.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 8:04:24 PM

13 killed as Afghan military helicopter crashes
Kabul, Jan 15 (Xinhua) Thirteen Afghan security personnel, including a top general, were killed Thursday after a military helicopter crashed into mountainous area in western Afghanistan, a defence ministry statement said.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 6:25:18 PM

Sanyo Electric lowers operating profit, sales projections for 2008
Tokyo, Jan 15 (DPA) Sanyo Electric Co lowered its projections for operating profit and sales for the fiscal year 2008 that ends in March owing to the yen's advance and declining sales of electronics parts and semiconductors, the company said Thursday.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 3:25:04 PM

Boat carrying escaping refugees sinks off Indonesia, 3 dead
Jakarta, Jan 15 (DPA) A Pakistani and two Afghan refugees were killed after a boat carrying 18 Australia-bound asylum seekers who escaped an Indonesian immigration detention centre sank off eastern Indonesia, the police said Thursday.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 2:00:57 PM

Moderate earthquake in China
Beijing, Jan 15 (Xinhua) An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale Thursday hit China's Wenchuan County, which was the epicentre of the May 12 earthquake last year that left more than 87,000 people dead or missing, an official said.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 12:24:32 PM

Nikkei down four percent on Wall Street's fall
Tokyo, Jan 15 (DPA) Japan's benchmark Nikkei index lost four percent by the close of morning trading Thursday after Wall Street plummeted overnight and the Japanese government's machinery orders for November showed the largest decline on record.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 10:25:13 AM

Indian football team go down against Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Jan 14 (IANS) India suffered a last-minute goal to go down fighting Hong Kong 1-2 in a friendly match here Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 9:45:12 PM

China starts using drug-sniffing dogs on airplanes
Beijing, Jan 14 (Xinhua) China has started taking help of special drug-sniffing dogs in airplanes to nab passengers smuggling banned narcotics into the country.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 9:38:15 PM

China shuts down 84 more sites in porn crackdown
Beijing, Jan 14 (Xinhua) China Wednesday shut down 84 additional websites for containing 'pornographic and lewd content' in its month-long campaign against online porn, bringing the number of blocked sites to 175.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 9:12:22 PM

Taiwan arrests presidential aide for leaking documents
Taipei, Jan 14 (DPA) Taiwan's judicial authorities Wednesday arrested a Presidential Office official on suspicion of leaking confident documents, a spokesman said.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 8:51:32 PM

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