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Myanmar parliament elects military men as house speakers
Naypyitaw (Myanmar), Jan 31 (DPA) Myanmar's new parliament Monday elected two military men as speakers of the upper and lower chambers in its first session since the Nov 7 general election.

Monday, January 31, 2011 7:15:54 PM

Israel rearrests Hamas lawmaker in West Bank
Ramallah, Jan 31 (DPA) Israeli soldiers arrested Hamas lawmaker Muhammad Natsheh early Monday at his home in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, Hamas officials said.

Monday, January 31, 2011 6:34:57 PM

Pakistan bans BlackBerry services for foreign diplomats
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) Pakistan has banned BlackBerry services for all foreign diplomats working in the country with immediate effect, a media report said Monday.

Monday, January 31, 2011 6:05:44 PM

A Pakistani with two PhDs in four years
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) A Pakistani national has startled his peers and countrymen by completing two PhDs in just four years.

Monday, January 31, 2011 5:59:44 PM

59 Indian prisoners languishing in Bangladesh jails
Dhaka, Jan 31 (IANS) At least 59 Indian nationals including three women are languishing in Bangladesh jails, despite completion of their prison terms, but New Delhi is refusing to take them back, a media report said Monday.

Monday, January 31, 2011 5:52:10 PM

Nepal court comes to Pashupatinath's aid
Kathmandu, Jan 31 (IANS) Nepal's apex court Monday came to the aid of one of the nation's oldest and holiest Hindu temples, asking the government not to tamper with the treasury of Pashupatinath till the dispute was resolved.

Monday, January 31, 2011 5:29:14 PM

Bird flu in Japan: 40,000 chickens culled
Tokyo, Jan 31 (DPA) About 40,000 chickens were killed Monday at a poultry farm in southern Japan after dead chickens found there were confirmed as infected with the bird-flu virus, news reports said.

Monday, January 31, 2011 4:30:30 PM

Office of Sri Lankan opposition news website attacked
Colombo, Jan 31 (DPA) Attackers broke into the offices of an independent news website in Sri Lanka early Monday, setting fire to equipment and the premises, police said.

Monday, January 31, 2011 3:50:40 PM

China sends planes to Egypt for stranded nationals
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) China sent two planes to Egypt to bring back Chinese citizens stranded in Egypt Monday.

Monday, January 31, 2011 1:53:53 PM

Four killed in Peshawar suicide blast
Peshawar, Jan 31 (IANS) At least four people, including a senior police official, were killed while 15 people were injured Monday in a suicide blast in this capital city of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Monday, January 31, 2011 1:28:00 PM

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