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15 killed in sex-shop fire in Japan
Tokyo, Oct 1 (DPA) A fire early Wednesday in an Osaka sex shop left 15 patrons dead, emergency authorities said.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 6:57:30 AM

Lipton milk powder withdrawn after detection of chemical
Hong Kong, Sep 30 (DPA) Lipton milk tea powder was withdrawn Tuesday from sale in Hong Kong after traces of a chemical tainting dairy products from China were found in it.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 7:12:42 PM

Three coalition soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, Sep 30 (Xinhua) Three coalition soldiers were killed in a roadside side bomb attack in southern Afghanistan, the military said in a statement Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 7:12:03 PM

Seven soldiers killed in Philippine clashes
Manila, Sep 30 (Xinhua) Seven Philippine soldiers were killed and 12 wounded in fighting with members of the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the country's southern Maguindanao province, an official said Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 6:09:49 PM

Hong Kong shares bounce back after opening 6 percent down
Hong Kong, Sep 30 (DPA) Hong Kong shares staged a remarkable turnaround to end Tuesday in positive territory after losing more than 6 percent of their value in the first minutes of trading.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 6:08:12 PM

Demolition of Hindu temples raises tempers in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 30 (IANS) The demolition of Hindu temples built illegally on government or forest land continues in Malaysia although the ethnic Indian community voted overwhelmingly for the opposition to protest against the destruction of their shrines.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 4:46:51 PM

Asian shares fall sharply on Wall Street's historic plunge
Tokyo, Sep 30 (DPA) Japanese stocks tumbled more than four percent Tuesday to a three-year low, leading an Asia-Pacific sell-off in reaction to Wall Street's historic plunge.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 4:44:46 PM

PM expresses grief over Jodhpur temple tragedy
Paris, Sep 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday expressed 'shock and grief' over the death of at least 144 devotees in a stampede at a temple in Jodhpur.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 2:27:42 PM

Olympic Games contribute to summer tourism slump in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Sep 30 (DPA) Hong Kong saw its tourist numbers plunge by tens of thousands in August despite hosting the Olympic equestrian events, officials admitted Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 2:27:21 PM

Sarkozy set to meet bankers as French shares plunge
Paris, Sep 30 (DPA) French President Nicolas Sarkozy was to meet with the heads of French banks and insurance companies later Tuesday, as French shares tumbled for a second consecutive day in the wake of the refusal of the US Congress to approve a finance bail-out.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 2:26:50 PM

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