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Asian Cup kicks off with short ceremony
Doha, Jan 7 (DPA) The 15th Asian Cup kicked off Friday with a brief, colourful opening ceremony in the Khalifa Stadium in Doha Friday.

Friday, January 07, 2011 10:17:12 PM

Icy roads lead to car crashes in Chinese province
Beijing, Jan 7 (IANS) Ice accumulating on highways led to three serious car accidents and a 10-car pile-up Friday in China's Guizhou province.

Friday, January 07, 2011 9:11:17 PM

Istanbul mosque bomb threat turns out to be a hoax
Istanbul, Jan 7 (IANS) A historic 16th century mosque in Istanbul received a bomb threat Friday that later turned out to be a hoax call, police said.

Friday, January 07, 2011 8:48:34 PM

Blast in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) At least six people, including two police officers, were injured in a blast Friday evening at a market place in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a media report said.

Friday, January 07, 2011 8:39:01 PM

India, Sri Lanka to resume ferry services after 25 years
Colombo, Jan 7 (DPA) Sri Lanka and India Friday reached agreement on resuming passenger ferry services between the two countries that were disrupted 25 years ago by Sri Lanka's civil war, officials said.

Friday, January 07, 2011 7:29:54 PM

Suicides in Japan surpass 30,000 for 13th year
Tokyo, Jan 7 (DPA) The number of people who killed themselves in Japan totalled 31,560 in 2010, exceeding 30,000 for the 13th straight year, police said Friday.

Friday, January 07, 2011 6:32:20 PM

Taliban bomb expert captured by NATO
Kabul, Jan 7 (IANS) Afghan and NATO coalition forces have captured a Taliban leader, reported to be an expert in using improvised explosive devices, in southern Afghanistan, a NATO statement said Friday.

Friday, January 07, 2011 6:29:09 PM

Tough to retain an injured Bhaichung in team: AIFF
Doha, Jan 7 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) general secretary Kushal Das said Friday that it will be tough for the team management to retain captain Bhaichung Bhutia in the team if the striker is ruled out of the AFC Asian Cup with his calf muscle injury.

Friday, January 07, 2011 6:17:32 PM

Smoking fatalities set to triple in China
Beijing, Jan 7 (IANS) Deaths from smoking in China will triple to 3.5 million annually by 2030 and lost productivity from smoking-related health problems will hamper the country's economic growth, say experts.

Friday, January 07, 2011 5:54:19 PM

Pakistan reverses fuel price hike
Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) Pakistan's beleaguered Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has caved in to political pressure and reversed controversial fuel price hikes, a move dubbed by the US a 'mistake' as it undermines its efforts to bolster the ailing economy.

Friday, January 07, 2011 4:45:00 PM

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