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Dhaka closes schools, colleges during Ramadan
Dhaka, Aug 13 (IANS) All schools and colleges across Dhaka will be closed during Ramadan after the Bangladeshi capital witnessed huge traffic snarls during the initial days of the holy month.

Friday, August 13, 2010 1:21:27 PM

Brothers jailed for burning church in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 13 (IANS) Two Malaysian brothers were Friday jailed for five years for burning a church earlier this year.

Friday, August 13, 2010 1:17:07 PM

Diamonds for record-breaking Hong Kong athletes
Hong Kong, Aug 13 (IANS) Athletes from Hong Kong will receive a diamond worth 100,000 yuan ($14,770) if they break a world record at the Asian Games to be held in Guangzhou, China in November this year.

Friday, August 13, 2010 12:01:09 PM

New land port opens in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 13 (IANS) Bangladesh Friday opened a new land port at Akhaura in Brahmanbaria district that helps it connect with India's Agartala city.

Friday, August 13, 2010 11:51:45 AM

Myanmar sets Nov 7 election date
Yangon, Aug 13 (DPA) Myanmar's election commission has set Nov 7 as the date for a much-awaited general election, national television announced Friday.

Friday, August 13, 2010 11:28:46 AM

World Bank announces $900 mn for Pakistan floods
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) The World Bank has announced a grant of $900 million for relief and reconstruction work following the floods in Pakistan that have cost the nation around Rs.250 billion, a media report said Friday.

Friday, August 13, 2010 11:14:45 AM

Man with 32 wives inspires Nepal film
Kathmandu, Aug 13 (IANS) An 86-year-old former soldier, who married 32 times, has inspired the current commercial hit 'Kanyadan' in Nepal with his 31st wife's son making it and acting in it as well.

Friday, August 13, 2010 10:56:51 AM

Fears of epidemic after mudslide in China
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) Corpses buried under the debris in mudslide-hit Zhouqu county in China have raised fears of a disease epidemic, officials said as the toll in the disaster reached 1,144 with 600 people still missing.

Friday, August 13, 2010 10:35:28 AM

South Korea to pardon 2,500 convicts
Seoul, Aug 13 (DPA) South Korea's president is to pardon 2,493 convicted criminals, among them the brother of his predecessor, and several thousand civil servants facing disciplinary action on the anniversary the country's independence from Japan Sunday.

Friday, August 13, 2010 9:44:09 AM

Two soldiers killed in Iraq violence
Baghdad, Aug 13 (IANS) Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and five security personnel wounded in three attacks, including a suicide car bombing, in central and northern Iraq, police said.

Friday, August 13, 2010 6:58:28 AM

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