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Kyrgyzstan court bans 'extremist' rap song
Bishkek, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in the Kyrgyz city of Osh, where violent ethnic clashes claimed hundreds of lives in 2010, has banned an Uzbek-language rap song for promoting separatism and inciting hatred between Kyrgyz and Uzbek people.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 5:33:32 PM

Beijing mayor resigns
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) Beijing's Mayor Guo Jinlong resigned from his post Wednesday following a meeting of the city's municipal congress.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 5:23:43 PM

Rajapaksa hails Mukherjee
Colombo, July 25 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday said the election of Pranab Mukherjee as India's new president had brought "deep joy" to him.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 3:27:42 PM

Japanese firm to re-enter Sri Lanka
Colombo, July 25 (IANS) Japanese conglomerate and Fortune 500's Sumitomo Corporation is returning to post-war Sri Lanka, authorities said Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 2:54:32 PM

Pakistani PM gets two weeks to write to Swiss powers
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Pakistan Wednesday gave two weeks more to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to write to Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 1:04:12 PM

We are in midst of fourth world war: President Pranab
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India's new President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday described the war against terrorism as the fourth world war since "it can raise its evil head anywhere in the world".

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:43:42 PM

LG Electronics posts operating profit
Seoul, July 25 (IANS) LG Electronics, the world's third-largest mobile phone maker and the No.2 TV manufacturer, posted 348.99 billion won ($304 million) in operating profit for the second quarter, a regulatory filing showed Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:28:02 PM

South Korea's consumer confidence falls
Seoul, July 25 (IANS) South Korea's consumer confidence fell in July due to lingering uncertainties at home and abroad, the central bank said Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:26:32 PM

Sri Lankan politician arrested for human smuggling
Colombo, July 25 (IANS) A politician and another suspect have been arrested over a human smuggling operation in Sri Lanka, police said.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:12:02 PM

Turkey closes borders with Syria
Ankara, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Turkish government is closing all its checkpoints on the Syrian border, Customs and Trade Minister Hayati Yazici said Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:08:52 PM

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