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South Korea's army chief resigns amid tensions with North
Seoul, Dec 14 (DPA) The head of South Korea's army resigned Tuesday over a property investment as tensions on the Korean Peninsula were high after a deadly North Korean artillery attack on a South Korean island last month.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:26:47 AM

Shanghai residents being duped into buying retired taxis
Shanghai, Dec 14 (IANS) People in Shanghai, who want to purchase second-hand cars, are now being duped into buying retired taxis that have been modified and repaired by dubious dealers, an investigation by a leading daily has found.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:23:02 AM

Nepal Maoists win battle for special parliament session
Kathmandu, Dec 14 (IANS) Failing to return to power despite keeping up pressure tactics for over a year, Nepal's opposition Maoist party tasted its first triumph since the fall of its government in 2009 with their campaign for a special parliament session finally yielding fruit.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:21:57 AM

835 await execution in Iraqi prisons
Baghdad, Dec 14 (IANS/AKI) More than 800 people in Iraq are on death row awaiting execution, said Iraqi Interior Minister Jawad al-Bolani.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:05:44 AM

Nepal to probe former crown prince's gun brawl
Kathmandu, Dec 14 (IANS) Nepal's government has announced a high-level inquiry into a gun brawl involving former crown prince Paras and the son-in-law of the deputy prime minister after it emerged that the deposed royal was carrying an illegal firearm.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:02:29 AM

Nine killed in China fire
Beijing, Dec 14 (IANS) Nine people died and two were injured in a fire that ripped though a residential apartment in east China's Zhejiang province, authorities said Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 7:07:44 AM

UAE aid vessel arrives in Karachi
Karachi, Dec 13 (IANS/WAM) An aid ship with 600 tonnes of relief material from a UAE charity for the flood affected people in Pakistan has arrived at the Karachi port, it was announced Monday.

Monday, December 13, 2010 10:32:07 PM

Five die, 17 missing as South Korean boat sinks off Antarctica
Seoul, Dec 13 (IANS) Five people have died and 17 others are missing after a South Korean vessel carrying 42 people on board sank off Antarctica, a media report said Monday.

Monday, December 13, 2010 10:00:15 PM

Iranian foreign minister sacked
Tehran, Dec 13 (DPA) In a surprise move, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has fired Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, state media reported Monday.

Monday, December 13, 2010 7:54:17 PM

Iranian foreign minister sacked
Tehran, Dec 13 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Monday sacked Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, reports Xinhua.

Monday, December 13, 2010 7:49:33 PM

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