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China set to overtake US in diamond consumption
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) China is expected to overtake the US to become the world''s largest diamond-consuming country in 2016, Ari Epstein, CEO of Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), said Friday.

Friday, February 17, 2012 6:41:52 PM

Government seeks review of Supreme Court''s Vodafone verdict
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Indian tax authorities Friday filed a review petition in the Supreme Court on its verdict in a Rs.11,218 crore ($2.2 billion) tax dispute favouring telecom service provider Vodafone.

Friday, February 17, 2012 6:28:42 PM

Will battle terror together: Zardari
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran have agreed to fight terrorism together, said President Asif Ali Zardari Friday, after a trilateral summit here.

Friday, February 17, 2012 4:25:32 PM

Pakistan won''t help US attack Iran: Zardari
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Pakistan would not assist the US if it attacks Iran, Islamabad Friday assured Tehran.

Friday, February 17, 2012 4:21:03 PM

Crunch time for Asian Champions League hopefuls
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) Three-time Asian champions Pohang Steelers and first round winners Esteghal are in the hunt for the three remaining places in the group stage of the AFC Champions League football as the play-offs come to an end Saturday.

Friday, February 17, 2012 4:05:32 PM

15 killed in Pakistan suicide bombing
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 10 injured Friday in a suicide blast that tore through a market in Pakistan''s northwest tribal area, a media report said.

Friday, February 17, 2012 3:48:21 PM

Opposition hails Indian intervention in Maldives
Male, Feb 17 (IANS) The Maldivian opposition led by former president Mohamed Nasheed, who stepped down Feb 7, has hailed India''s intervention in the ongoing political crisis.

Friday, February 17, 2012 3:38:52 PM

Chinese gets jail term for Internet pornography
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) A man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for operating a pornographic website in China via a US-based web server, authorities said Friday.

Friday, February 17, 2012 1:47:11 PM

Don''t distort language, Bangladesh court tells media
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) Radio and television channels have been told by a court not to distort Bangla and other foreign languages in their broadcasts, a media report said.

Friday, February 17, 2012 1:18:11 PM

Israel to buy dozens of Italian jets
Jerusalem, Feb 17 (IANS) Israel reached a $1 billion preliminary agreement with Italy to buy 30 military training jets to replace the current ones, which are over 40 years old, while Italy will buy Israeli defense equipment worth $1 billion, media reports said.

Friday, February 17, 2012 12:14:00 PM

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