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Civilians killed in NATO airstrike in Afghanistan
Kabul, Dec 31 (DPA) At least eight villagers were killed and two injured in an airstrike by NATO forces in Helmand province in Afghanistan, officials reported Thursday.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 8:07:36 PM

South Korean trade pact with India going into effect
Seoul, Dec 31 (DPA) An India-South Korea trade agreement going into effect Friday would immediately eliminate tariffs on 7,044 goods traded between Asia's third and fourth-largest economies.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 8:06:32 PM

US warns of attack in Indonesia's Bali
Jakarta, Dec 31 (DPA) The US embassy in Jakarta Thursday warned of a possible attack on New Year's Eve on Indonesia's resort island of Bali.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 7:28:36 PM

'3 Idiots' one of the best from Bollywood: Malaysian film critic
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 31 (IANS) Applauding the cast and crew of recently released hit film '3 Idiots', a Malaysian film critic described director Rajkumar Hirani's directorial venture as 'one of the best from Bollywood'.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 12:11:16 PM

White House in war of words with Cheney over plane attack
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) The White House fired a salvo at former vice president Dick Cheney in reply to his sharply critical comments on President Barack Obama's response to the botched terror attack on a US airliner on Christmas Day.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 11:53:31 AM

China arrests nine for murder scam in mines
Beijing, Dec 31 (DPA) Police in south-western China's Sichuan province have arrested nine suspects accused of murdering at least nine people with learning difficulties and then claiming compensation from mine owners, state media said Thursday.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 11:23:27 AM

Bangladesh clocks will strike New Year after an extra hour
Dhaka, Dec 31 (IANS) The government has decided to restore Bangladesh standard time (BST) at midnight after Daylight Saving Time (DST) was introduced June 19 this year.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 11:12:03 AM

Indonesia's former president Wahid dies at 69
Jakarta, Dec 31 (DPA) Former president Abdurrahman Wahid, Indonesia's first elected leader after the 1998 fall of the Suharto regime, died Wednesday after long-term illnesses, relatives said. He was 69.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 1:17:10 AM

Tomorrow becomes yesterday in the Pacific
Singapore, Dec 30 (DPA) Is it Dec 31 or Jan 1, still yesterday or already today? Things get complicated at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:15:26 PM

Vietnam protests China's law on island protection
Hanoi, Dec 30 (DPA) Vietnam has protested a new Chinese law aimed at protecting the nation's islands, including the disputed Spratly and Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, local media reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:09:56 AM

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