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Depression surges in recession-hit Hong Kong
Hong Kong, July 13 (DPA) The number of people in Hong Kong suffering from depression has risen by more than a third as the global economic crisis rocks the wealthy city of 7 million people, a survey released Monday showed.

Monday, July 13, 2009 10:07:32 AM

Japan's premier to call early election
Tokyo, July 13 (DPA) Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso Monday agreed with top lawmakers of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to dissolve the Diet's lower house and call early elections for Aug 30.

Monday, July 13, 2009 9:57:44 AM

Man burns himself to death in front of Hong Kong diners
Hong Kong, July 13 (DPA) A man poured paint thinner over himself and burned himself to death in front of his wife and diners at a Hong Kong seafood restaurant, police said Monday.

Monday, July 13, 2009 9:57:24 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has cancer: Report
Seoul, July 13 (DPA) North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has pancreatic cancer, South Korean news service YTN reported Monday.

Monday, July 13, 2009 8:47:40 AM

Sienna Miller puts career before love
Beijing, July 12 (IANS) Hollywood actress Sienna Miller has decided to put her career ahead of her love life, and doesn't care if she ever finds a boyfriend.

Sunday, July 12, 2009 8:56:13 PM

Militants attack police post, kidnap six in Afghanistan
Kabul, July 12 (Xinhua) Taliban insurgents have raided a police checkpoint and taken away six policemen in the relatively peaceful northwest Faryab province, police said Sunday.

Sunday, July 12, 2009 8:39:42 PM

Malaysian PM grants more funds for ethnic Indian entrepreneurs
Kuala Lumpur, July 12 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has announced funds equal to over $400,000 to assist ethnic Indians set up small-scale industries, marking a five-fold increase in the annual allocation.

Sunday, July 12, 2009 1:55:25 PM

Dhaka, Delhi hold border management talks
Dhaka, July 12 (IANS) India is expected to demand the deportation of top leaders of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), a militant outfit that it says operates from Bangladeshi soil, as top brass of the border guards of the two neighbours began talks here Sunday.

Sunday, July 12, 2009 12:12:03 PM

Seven drown in flash flood in China
Chongqing (China), July 12 (Xinhua) Seven people were drowned in a flash flood triggered by rainstorms in southwest China, officials said Sunday.

Sunday, July 12, 2009 8:25:48 AM

Pakistan says 26/11 trial to begin next week
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) Declaring Zaki-ur-Rehman to be the mastermind of the 26/11 terror attacks, Pakistan Saturday said its probe into the Mumbai mayhem was 'almost complete' and the trial of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander and four other accused could begin next week.

Sunday, July 12, 2009 12:15:49 AM

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