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China jails quake activist for five years on subversion charges
Beijing, Feb 9 (DPA) China on Tuesday sentenced a rights activist to five years in prison after convicting him of subversion for compiling documents, including a list of children who died in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, supporters said.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010 10:13:24 AM

IAEA concerned over Iranian enrichment boost
Vienna, Feb 9 (DPA) International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano has said he was concerned about Iran's announcement that it would ramp up its uranium enrichment programme.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010 10:10:07 AM

SingTel posts 24 percent rise in quarterly profit
Singapore, Feb 9 (DPA) Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (SingTel), South-East Asia's biggest phone company, said Tuesday that net profit for its third quarter rose 24 percent from a year ago on the back of steady growth in its home market and Australia.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010 9:59:21 AM

Costa Rica elects first woman president
San Jose, Feb 9 (IANS) fifty-year-old Laura Chinchilla became the first woman president of Costa Rica after she won 64.7 percent votes in the country's general election this weekend.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010 2:22:21 AM

Yanukovych wins Ukraine presidential vote
Kiev, Feb 9 (DPA) Viktor Yanukovych has effectively won Ukraine's presidential election with a 3.14 percentage-point margin of victory over his opponent, and practically all ballots counted, a senior election official said Monday.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010 12:41:33 AM

Iran to build 10 nuke enrichment sites within one year
Tehran, Feb 8 (DPA) Iran claimed that it would build 10 new enrichment sites within one year, the state media reported Monday.

Monday, February 08, 2010 1:59:25 PM

China closes 'biggest hacker site', arrests three
Beijing, Feb 8 (DPA) Police have shut down China's biggest website for hackers and arrested three people suspected of selling malicious software and other hacking services, state media said Monday.

Monday, February 08, 2010 1:59:10 PM

Malaysia resents foreign critics of Anwar Ibrahim sodomy trial
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 8 (IANS) Malaysia has asked foreign governments to 'respect' its legal system and processes after Australian parliamentarians criticised the ongoing trial of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on sodomy charges.

Monday, February 08, 2010 12:47:21 PM

Judges should declare assets: Bangladesh chief justice
Dhaka, Feb 8 (IANS) Bangladesh's new chief justice, Mohammad Fazlul Karim, has said all judges should declare their assets in the interests of transparency.

Monday, February 08, 2010 11:24:22 AM

Iran could start uranium enrichment alone: Ahmadinejad
Tehran, Feb 8 (DPA) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned that his country would soon start enriching uranium to 20 percent on its own if world powers 'continue playing games' with the Islamic republic.

Monday, February 08, 2010 7:07:06 AM

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