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Protesting judges take out rally in Dhaka
Dhaka, July 28 (IANS) The Bangladesh capital, which is used to myriad street protests, witnessed an unprecedented demonstration Monday by over a hundred lower court judges.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 11:46:02 AM

Cabinet approves special lifelong protection for Hasina, family
Dhaka, July 28 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, her sister Rehana and their children will get Special Security Force (SSF) protection in view of threats to their lives as per an executive order.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 10:33:56 AM

Myanmar court extends Suu Kyi's trial by a day
Yangon, July 27 (DPA) A court in Yangon's Insein Prison Monday extended by a day the trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, her two aides and a US national who swam to her lakeside home three months ago.

Monday, July 27, 2009 11:32:04 PM

Half a million Bangladeshis visit India each year
Dhaka, July 27 (IANS) The serpentine queues outside the Indian high commission embody the average Bangladeshi's quest for a better life -- and in many ways a testimony to the human and diplomatic problems between the two countries.

Monday, July 27, 2009 11:41:33 AM

Half million Indian visas for Bangladeshis each year, yet queues remain
Dhaka, July 27 (IANS) Despite India issuing half a million visas annually to Bangladeshis, the serpentine queues outside its high commission every day have been called worthy of a place among the Guinness World Records.

Monday, July 27, 2009 11:26:16 AM

New film records medical mission during 1971 war
Dhaka, July 27 (IANS) A mission in which doctors, medical students and women volunteers saved the lives of many soldiers and freedom fighters during the Bangladesh liberation war in 1971 has been recorded in a new documentary 'Bangladesh Hospital '71'.

Monday, July 27, 2009 11:21:30 AM

6.1 magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia's West Sumatra
Jakarta, July 27 (DPA) An undersea earthquake registering 6.1 on the Richter scale struck Monday morning on the western coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage, the Indonesian seismologist agency said.

Monday, July 27, 2009 5:40:10 AM

Afghan vice president survives ambush
Kabul, July 26 (DPA) Militants using machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades attacked one of President Hamid Karzai's running mates in northern Afghanistan Sunday, but caused no casualties, the provincial governor said.

Sunday, July 26, 2009 8:40:51 PM

China opens counselling hotlines for riot-hit Urumqis
Urumqi (China), July 26 (Xinhua) China has opened six hotlines to provide counselling service to the families of the victims of the July 5 ethnic riots in northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, authorities said.

Sunday, July 26, 2009 8:06:18 PM

Chinese athletes stage boycott as World Games close
Taipei, July 26 (DPA) The World Games closed in Kaohsiung Sunday with China boycotting the ceremony as expected.

Sunday, July 26, 2009 7:32:54 PM

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