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Dhaka for symbolic war crimes trial
Dhaka, March 8 (IANS) Bangladesh wants to limit the proposed trial of 'war criminals' -- those who killed unarmed civilians in the 1971 freedom struggle -- to a symbolic few, according to a ruling party leader.

Monday, March 08, 2010 12:46:26 PM

Bangladesh revives women's development policy
Dhaka, March 8 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has announced the revival of a women's development policy to mark International Women's Day Monday while activists pledged to focus on acid attacks on women.

Monday, March 08, 2010 12:08:52 PM

Anwar Ibrahim's 1998 sacking was lawful: Malaysian court
Kuala Lumpur, March 8 (IANS) Malaysia's Federal Court Monday ruled that the sacking of Anwar Ibrahim as deputy prime minister and finance minister 11 years ago was lawful.

Monday, March 08, 2010 11:24:21 AM

Mujib planned separation from Pakistan in 1969: Hasina
Dhaka, March 8 (IANS) Bangladesh's founding leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had made detailed plans for the liberation from Pakistan during a stay in London in 1969, his daughter and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said.

Monday, March 08, 2010 10:27:09 AM

Thousands protest abortion law in Spain
Madrid, March 8 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of people took to the streets in nearly 100 cities Sunday to protest against abortion and demand the nullification of the new law recently approved in Spain regulating voluntary interruption of pregnancy.

Monday, March 08, 2010 9:49:24 AM

Karzai, US general visit Taliban's former stronghold
Marjah (Afghanistan), March 7 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai and NATO's chief commander, US General Stanley McChrystal, Sunday visited the former Taliban stronghold of Marjah in southern

Sunday, March 07, 2010 9:29:07 PM

North Korea vows n-buildup ahead of US-South Korea war games
Seoul, March 7 (DPA) North Korea warned Sunday that South Korea's planned military exercises with the United States would force it to build up its nuclear defences and reverse the process of denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

Sunday, March 07, 2010 8:48:43 PM

Gangjee tied 10th, Chowrasia 19th as Noh pulls off win
Kuala Lumpur, March 7 (IANS) Two birdies at the very end saw Rahil Gangjee atone for his earlier mistakes and finish tied 10th at the Maybank Malaysian Open here Sunday.

Sunday, March 07, 2010 7:58:48 PM

Infighting between two Afghan groups leaves dozens dead
Kunduz (Afghanistan), March 7 (DPA) More than 50 fighters and an unknown number of civilians may have been killed during infighting between two rival insurgents groups in northern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.

Sunday, March 07, 2010 4:14:26 PM

Dalai Lama-picked Panchen Lama not valid: China
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) The Panchen Lama selected by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama was 'invalid', an official said here Sunday.

Sunday, March 07, 2010 2:49:11 PM

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