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South Korea cuts key interest rate
Seoul, Oct 11 (IANS) Bank of Korea (BOK), South Korea's central bank, cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 2.75 percent Thursday.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:08:38 PM

Swiss letter casualties long, astounding: Daily
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) The "dreaded" letter to the Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases has a "long and astounding" list of casualties, including President Asif Ali Zardari, one prime minister, one law minister, several attorneys general and many top executives, a daily said.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:45:10 AM

Eight die in Pakistan blast
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Eight people were killed and 20 injured when a passenger bus hit a landmine in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Orakzai Agency Thursday, reported Xinhua citing a media report.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:41:11 AM

Hopes, fears and the diary of Malala Yousufzai
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) "I was afraid of going to school because the Taliban had issued an edict banning all girls from attending schools," wrote Malala Yousufzai in her diary in 2009. The Pakistani teenager today recuperates in a hospital after being shot at by the Taliban.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:27:03 AM

Chinese official probed for having 21 houses
Beijing, Oct 11 (IANS) An urban management official in China's Guangdong province is being investigated over allegations that he and his family own 21 houses worth an estimated value of about 40 million yuan ($6.5 million). His monthly play is around 10,000 yuan (about $1,590).

Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:12:25 AM

Malala is symbol of resistance, says Pakistani daily
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Calling child peace campaigner Malala Yousufzai, who was shot at by the Taliban, a symbol of resistance, a leading Pakistani daily Thursday sought better intelligence-gathering to thwart the designs of those waiting to once more snuff out the dreams of thousands like her.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:01:38 AM

Pakistani teen's Taliban attackers identified
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Child peace campaigner Malala Yousufzai, who was shot at by the Taliban, will not be sent abroad for treatment, said Interior Minister Rehman Malik. He added that her attackers have been identified.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:42:47 AM

Syrian plane forced to land in Turkey
Ankara, Oct 11 (IANS) A Syrian plane suspected of carrying arms was forced to land in Turkish capital of Ankara Wednesday, Xinhua reported.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 1:55:43 AM

Cager McGrady excited to play in China
Beijing, Oct 10 (IANS) Seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady Wednesday said he is looking forward to playing in China after Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles offered him a one-year contract.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:57:09 PM

Kayani vows to fight terror, condemns attack on girl
Islamabad, Oct 10 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Wednesday promised to fight terror "regardless of the cost" after child peace campaigner Malala Yousafzai was shot at by the Taliban.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:23:51 PM

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