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Islamist Bangladesh party plans apology over war criminal issue
Dhaka, Jan 30 (IANS) A unanimous resolution by the Bangladesh parliament asking the government to try 'war criminals' has led to the country's largest Islamist party to plan an apology for its 'political stance' of opposing the 1971 freedom movement, a media report said Friday.

Friday, January 30, 2009 10:58:05 AM

Dhaka engages consultant for 5.58 km bridge over Padma
Dhaka, Jan 30 (IANS) Bangladesh has engaged a New Zealand-based consultant to design an over-5-km-long bridge on the Padma river to improve connectivity with its south-western region to eventually link up with the Trans-Asia highway, a media report said Friday.

Friday, January 30, 2009 10:44:51 AM

Olympic Bird's Nest to become entertainment, shopping centre
Beijing, Jan 30 (Xinhua) The Bird's Nest, which was a showpiece of the 2008 Olympics, will be converted into an entertainment and shopping centre in three to five years, Citic Group said here Friday. At the same time , it will seek to hold more sports and cultural performances.

Friday, January 30, 2009 10:31:18 AM

Financial crisis turns some blessings into taboos
Beijing, Jan 30 (Xinhua) The financial crisis has made its way into Chinese people's life. They're not only more thrifty about Lunar New Year spending but more cautious when sending New Year blessing messages.

Friday, January 30, 2009 10:14:48 AM

North Korea scraps all accords with South Korea
Pyongyang, Jan 30 (Xinhua) North Korea has scrapped all political and military agreements with South Korea, the official KCNA news agency reported Friday. It denounced the South Korean government for pushing the inter-Korean relations to the brink of a war.

Friday, January 30, 2009 10:13:36 AM

Migrant father, graduate son and their diverse dreams
Beijing, Jan 30 (Xinhua) After years of scrimping and saving to send his son to college, carpenter Zhu Pijun, 54, refused to accept that his son wanted to go into business for himself.

Friday, January 30, 2009 9:48:02 AM

Seal-hunt opponents target Hong Kong-China fur trade
Hong Kong, Jan 30 (DPA) A baby seal lies helpless on the ice. Towering above it, a man wields a club, poised to land the blow that will smash the seal's skull.

Friday, January 30, 2009 8:27:49 AM

Thailand blocks 2,300 websites offending monarchy
Bangkok, Jan 29 (Xinhua) About 2,300 websites have been blocked for not showing respect to the monarchy, Justice Minister Pirapan Salirathavibhage said Thursday.

Thursday, January 29, 2009 9:08:43 PM

Toshiba logs first operating loss in 7 years
Tokyo, Jan 29 (Xinhua) Toshiba Corp Thursday projected that the company will record a 280 billion yen ($3.11 billion) in net and operating loss in fiscal 2008 as flash memory prices were slumping and global economic situation worsening.

Thursday, January 29, 2009 3:55:38 PM

Japan carries out four death sentences
Tokyo, Jan 29 (DPA) Japan Thursday executed four convicted murderers, the Justice Ministry said, a decision expected to draw renewed protests from groups opposed to the death penalty.

Thursday, January 29, 2009 3:23:53 PM

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