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Typhoon Halong kills 12, displaces 34,000 in Philippines
Manila, May 19 (DPA) Twelve people were killed and more than 34,000 displaced after Typhoon Halong hit the Philippines, the Civil Defence Office said Monday.

Monday, May 19, 2008 1:06:46 PM

Dhaka to have tough anti-terror ordinance
Dhaka, May 19 (IANS) Bangladesh will have a tough anti-terror ordinance that provides for the death penalty and aims 'to deal with acts of terrorism with an iron hand', a spokesperson of the military-backed caretaker government has said.

Monday, May 19, 2008 12:57:14 PM

China's quake death toll crosses 32,000
Chengdu, May 19 (Xinhua) The death toll from the powerful earthquake in China's southwest Sichuan province rose to 32,173 as of 7 p.m. Sunday, the provincial government said Monday.

Monday, May 19, 2008 12:02:51 PM

Buddhism fastest-growing religion in Singapore
Singapore, May 19 (DPA) Buddhism is the fastest-growing religion in Singapore, particularly among the young and educated, a census conducted by The Straits Times showed Monday.

Monday, May 19, 2008 11:07:21 AM

Bangladesh newspaper condemns India's 'hasty conclusions'
Dhaka, May 19 (IANS) India's 'knee-jerk reactions', accusing Bangladesh-based militant outfits of causing the blasts in Jaipur last week, will be 'counter-productive', a section of the media here warned Monday.

Monday, May 19, 2008 11:06:38 AM

Myanmar's military supremo visits cyclone victims
Yangon, May 19 (DPA) Myanmar's junta chief Senior General Than Shwe finally visited victims of cyclone Nargis over the weekend, two weeks after the storm struck leaving 133,000 people dead and several missing, state media The New Light of Myanmar reported Monday.

Monday, May 19, 2008 11:06:05 AM

China begins three-day mourning for quake victims, torch relay suspended
Beijing, May 19 (Xinhua) China began Monday a three-day national mourning for the thousands of people who lost their lives in the devastating earthquake that struck the country's southwest last Monday.

Monday, May 19, 2008 4:01:22 AM

Hamas ministry to censor Internet sites in Gaza
Gaza, May 19 (DPA) The telecommunications ministry of the Hamas-run government in Gaza Strip will start blocking websites deemed unfit according to Islamic rules, an official said Sunday.

Monday, May 19, 2008 3:02:30 AM

Suicide blast in Afghanistan kills four
Kabul, May 18 (Xinhua) A suicide bomb attack targeting a police patrol Sunday killed four people and injured eight others, including five policemen, in southern Afghan district Hemland, an official said.

Sunday, May 18, 2008 10:10:21 PM

India go down to Argentina, finish runner-up in Azlan Shah
Ipoh (Malaysia), May 18 (IANS) India went down 1-2 to Argentina via a golden goal in the final of Azlan Shah hockey tournament here Sunday.

Sunday, May 18, 2008 10:08:55 PM

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