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Asian, Para games to cost China $18 bn
Beijing, Oct 14 (IANS) The Asian Games and the Asian Para Games to be held in China's southern Guangzhou City later this year will cost about 122.6 billion yuan ($18.37 billion), Xinhua reported Thursday.

Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:33:36 PM

67 Pakistani politicians hold fake degrees: Report
Islamabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Some 67 members of parliament and provincial assemblies in Pakistan hold fake educational degrees, a media report said Thursday.

Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:13:57 PM

Nigerian sports needs overhaul: Minister
Lagos, Oct 14 (IANS) The Nigerian 'sports industry needs a complete overhaul' despite an impressive performance in the Commonwealth Games at New Delhi, the country's sports minister said.

Thursday, October 14, 2010 4:27:48 PM

Pakistan foils plot to assassinate prime minister
Islamabad, Oct 14 (DPA) Police Thursday claimed to have foiled a plot to kill Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and to have arrested seven suspects.

Thursday, October 14, 2010 3:48:36 PM

Japan to ask Google to delete disputed islands' Chinese name
Tokyo, Oct 14 (DPA) Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara said Thursday the government was to call for Google Inc to remove Chinese names for a disputed set of islands in the East China Sea from the company's mapping service.

Thursday, October 14, 2010 1:19:29 PM

Guinness gives best Dussehra gift to Nepali teen
Kathmandu, Oct 14 (IANS) Organisers had a tough time controlling the crowds and photographers at a hotel in Nepal's picturesque Pokhara city Thursday as local lad and now, a global celebrity, Khagendra Thapa Magar celebrated his 18th birthday and attained adulthood by winning the title for the shortest man in the world.

Thursday, October 14, 2010 12:53:01 PM

Pakistanis held for collecting terror funds in Thailand
Bangkok, Oct 14 (IANS/AKI) Fifteen Pakistanis suspected of collecting funds earmarked for use by terrorist organisations in their homeland have been arrested in Thailand, police said Wednesday.

Thursday, October 14, 2010 11:14:42 AM

Qatar Airways pilot dies in flight
Doha, Oct 14 (IANS) A Qatar Airways flight en-route from the Philippines to Qatar was forced to land in Kuala Lumpur after one of the pilots died on board, the flag-carrier said in a statement.

Thursday, October 14, 2010 10:43:51 AM

China cancels more visits after Nobel award
Oslo, Oct 14 (DPA) China has cancelled at least four official visits to and from Norway in apparent anger over last week's decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, the Norwegian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

Thursday, October 14, 2010 12:51:42 AM

Bangladeshi court throws former premier out of home
Dhaka, Oct 13 (DPA) A Bangladeshi court Wednesday ordered former prime minister Khaleda Zia to vacate her lease-hold residence in Dhaka, court officials said.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 7:05:08 PM

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