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Chinese man sentenced to death in demolition case
Beijing, Feb 1 (IANS) A man in north China's Shanxi province has been sentenced to death after he killed one man and injured another during an illegal demolition last year.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011 8:26:38 AM

Iran summons freed US woman for trial
Tehran, Feb 1 (IANS) An American woman, who was arrested in Iran on charges of spying and later freed on bail, has been summoned by an Iranian court for trial, the IRNA news agency reported.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011 8:02:37 AM

US diplomat row: Zardari says court will decide issue
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) Amid growing pressure to release an American diplomat arrested for killing two Pakistanis in Lahore, President Asif Ali Zardari Monday said the US should wait for the court's decision in the matter.

Monday, January 31, 2011 11:30:14 PM

Somali pirates kill two Sri Lankan fishermen
Colombo, Jan 31 (DPA) Two Sri Lankan fishermen were killed and three taken hostage by Somali pirates after their vessel went adrift, the ministry of fisheries said Monday.

Monday, January 31, 2011 10:46:31 PM

Next Myanmar president to be elected parliamentarian
Naypyitaw (Myanmar), Jan 31 (DPA) Myanmar's next president will be an elected member of parliament, ruling out the country's current military supremo as a candidate, state media announced Monday.

Monday, January 31, 2011 9:10:12 PM

China targets 'false', internet-led news
Beijing, Jan 31 (DPA) China has ordered journalists to train in how to avoid 'false news' and has urged state media to beware of online 'manipulation' of news, reports said Monday.

Monday, January 31, 2011 7:38:59 PM

Myanmar parliament elects military men as house speakers
Naypyitaw (Myanmar), Jan 31 (DPA) Myanmar's new parliament Monday elected two military men as speakers of the upper and lower chambers in its first session since the Nov 7 general election.

Monday, January 31, 2011 7:15:54 PM

Israel rearrests Hamas lawmaker in West Bank
Ramallah, Jan 31 (DPA) Israeli soldiers arrested Hamas lawmaker Muhammad Natsheh early Monday at his home in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, Hamas officials said.

Monday, January 31, 2011 6:34:57 PM

Pakistan bans BlackBerry services for foreign diplomats
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) Pakistan has banned BlackBerry services for all foreign diplomats working in the country with immediate effect, a media report said Monday.

Monday, January 31, 2011 6:05:44 PM

A Pakistani with two PhDs in four years
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) A Pakistani national has startled his peers and countrymen by completing two PhDs in just four years.

Monday, January 31, 2011 5:59:44 PM

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