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North Korea detains two US journalists
Seoul, March 19 (DPA) North Korean authorities have detained two US journalists at the border with China, news reports said Thursday.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 3:13:17 PM

Teenager who robbed prostitutes jailed for six years
Hong Kong, March 19 (DPA) A Hong Kong teenager who robbed seven prostitutes at knifepoint, in some cases after having had sex with them, was jailed for six years Thursday.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 3:10:20 PM

Singapore tattooist jailed for disfiguring woman
Singapore, March 19 (DPA) A Singapore court sentenced a tattoo artist who helped a friend tattoo his wife's breasts, abdomen and forearms for suspected infidelity to two years and 10 months in jail, news reports said Thursday.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 1:12:19 PM

Singapore court fines Wall Street Journal editor
Singapore, March 19 (DPA) A Singapore justice Thursday fined an editor of The Wall Street Journal 10,000 Singapore dollars ($6,600) for three articles that the city-state's government said showed contempt of its judiciary, a news report said.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 1:12:04 PM

Malaysian police nab Indian man after finding drugs in TV set
Kuala Lumpur, March 19 (DPA) Malaysian airport police have detained an Indian national after they found 46 bags of the drug ketamine hidden inside a television set, a news report said Thursday.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 1:07:51 PM

Third undersea cable to bring faster Internet to Asia
Taipei, March 19 (DPA) Several Asian countries plan to jointly build a third Asia-Pacific undersea cable to bring faster Internet service to the region, Taiwan media reported Thursday.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 12:10:04 PM

Two US journalists detained in North Korea: Report
Seoul, March 19 (Xinhua) Two US journalists have been detained by North Korean authorities, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported Thursday.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 12:06:58 PM

FBI, Scotland Yard help probe into Dhaka mutiny
Dhaka, March 19 (IANS) A second team of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from US is here even as a British Scotland Yard team is working to help Bangladesh investigate last month's mutiny by troopers of the border guards.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 11:19:59 AM

Bangladesh cricketers get 30 percent pay hike
Dhaka, March 19 (IANS) Salaries of players and staff of Bangladesh's national cricket team, which has been depleted by massive exodus to the Indian Cricket League (ICL), has been raised by 30 percent.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 11:00:00 AM

`NGOs with foreign funding fuelling militancy in Bangladesh'
Dhaka, March 19 (IANS) Foreign money is funding Bangladesh's NGOs that are fuelling Islamist militancy in the country, a minister has said.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 10:59:49 AM

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