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Yuan needs to play bigger role in Central Asia: Chinese banker
Beijing, June 14 (IANS) The Chinese currency yuan needs to play a bigger role than the US dollar in trade deals in Central Asia in order to boost regional business, a top Chinese banker has said.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 4:06:52 PM

Stop obscenity on internet, Pakistani court told
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) A Pakistani man has urged the Lahore High Court to direct the government to check obscenity on the internet.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 3:34:12 PM

US gives $193 mn for Pakistan's flood-hit families
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) The US has released a sum of $193 million as aid for 1.6 million Pakistani families affected by the devastating floods last year, finance ministry officials said.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 3:20:35 PM

Nepal Maoists renew attack on GMR
Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) Emboldened by government inaction three weeks after they burnt down Indian infrastructure and power major GMR Group's office and site camp in western Nepal, the Maoists, the largest party in the ruling alliance, have renewed their strident propaganda against the Indian company.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 2:51:08 PM

Foreign powers control Pakistani Taliban, says politician
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) The Afghan Taliban were not involved in any kind of activities inside Pakistan but the Pakistani Taliban are being controlled by 'foreign intelligence agencies', a Pakistani politician has alleged.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 2:35:15 PM

Pakistani sailors' families welcome release by pirates
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) The families of the Pakistani sailors who were released by Somali pirates after having been kept hostage for about 10 months have welcomed the end of their painful ordeal, saying they had been 'in pain and stress' since their capture.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 2:30:47 PM

Pakistan appoints official to probe journalist's death
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Pakistan has appointed the chief justice of a federal court as the head of a commission to probe the death of journalist Saleem Shahzad, a media report said.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 2:17:55 PM

Top Pakistani leaders discuss terror situation
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani have held discussions on the receent spate of terrorist attacks in the country, an official said.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 1:43:29 PM

Four Pakistani sailors released by Somali pirates
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Somali pirates have released four Pakistani sailors kept hostage for 10 months, Geo News reported.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 1:28:45 PM

Nepal executes last official killer of civil war
Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) Five years after signing a peace accord to end a decade of Communist uprising, Nepal's government Tuesday executed the last surviving official killer of the civil war - the remaining landmine planted by the army to deflect attacks by the Maoist guerrillas.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 12:38:23 PM

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