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Tokyo stocks inch down on a mixed economic outlook
Tokyo, Dec 17 (DPA) A mixed economic outlook ranging from signs of a gradual global recovery and positive US economic data as well as fears of an overheating market sent stocks in Tokyo down but kept them virtually flat in Friday morning trading.

Friday, December 17, 2010 10:10:09 AM

Man stabs children on bus in Japan
Tokyo, Dec 17 (DPA) Thirteen people were hurt Friday when a man with a knife attacked children on two buses in a town in Japan, media reports said, citing police.

Friday, December 17, 2010 9:57:21 AM

Quake jolts Philippines
Manila, Dec 17 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale rocked the southern Philippines early Friday, Xinhua reported.

Friday, December 17, 2010 8:36:59 AM

One killed, 26 hurt in Peshawar blast
Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) One child was killed and 26 others, including four women and eight children, were injured in a bomb blast in Pakistan's Peshawar city Thursday.

Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:07:29 PM

'18 Pakistani PoWs still awaiting release after 39 years'
Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Eighteen Pakistani prisoners of war (PoWs) who were taken into custody by the Indian Army after the 1971 war are still languishing in Indian jails, a media report here said Thursday.

Thursday, December 16, 2010 6:21:24 PM

Karzai, Obama hold telephone talks
Kabul, Dec 16 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai and US President Barack Obama agreed Thursday that military gains had been made in Afghanistan, the presidential palace in Kabul said.

Thursday, December 16, 2010 6:16:30 PM

27 missing after Vietnamese boat sinks off China
Beijing, Dec 16 (DPA) Twenty-seven crew were missing after a Vietnam-registered fishing boat sank Thursday in the South China Sea off China's Hainan island, state media said.

Thursday, December 16, 2010 6:13:14 PM

Roadside bomb kills 14 Afghan civilians
Kabul, Dec 16 (DPA) Fourteen Afghan civilians were killed and four injured when a bomb hit a minivan in the western Afghan province of Herat Thursday, a government spokesman said.

Thursday, December 16, 2010 6:10:32 PM

Six suicide bombers arrested in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Six suspected suicide bombers have been arrested from two places in Pakistan and a huge cache or arms, including suicide jackets, recovered from them, ahead of the Shia community's Ashura procession, officials said.

Thursday, December 16, 2010 6:00:51 PM

Six killed in drone attack in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) At least six suspected militants were killed Thursday when a US drone fired missiles in Pakistan's northwestern tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

Thursday, December 16, 2010 5:43:53 PM

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