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Myanmar's parliament to convene Jan 31
Yangon, Jan 10 (DPA) Myanmar's newly elected chambers of parliament are to hold their first session Jan 31 to begin the process of selecting a new president, state media said Monday.

Monday, January 10, 2011 11:26:19 PM

China urges US to halt Taiwan arms sales
Beijing, Jan 10 (DPA) Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie Monday urged the US to halt its arms sales to Taiwan, saying the US arming of the island had 'jeopardised China's core interests'.

Monday, January 10, 2011 10:25:26 PM

Dhaka, Delhi agree on water deal
Dhaka, Jan 10 (IANS) Bangladesh and India Monday said they have 'removed all differences' and agreed on a framework regarding a 15-year interim water-sharing treaty of two common rivers - Teesta and Feni - during the dry season.

Monday, January 10, 2011 9:40:57 PM

Malaysian businesswoman gets 120 years for fraud
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 10 (IANS) A former woman director of a Malaysian company has been sentenced to 120 years in prison for swindling investors and money laundering, a media report said Monday.

Monday, January 10, 2011 8:56:30 PM

Dhaka, Delhi resume talks on river water sharing
Dhaka, Jan 10 (IANS) Bangladesh Monday resumed talks with India on sharing of common river-waters.

Monday, January 10, 2011 6:18:31 PM

Nepal government totters as biggest ally threatens to quit
Kathmandu, Jan 10 (IANS) The political scenario in Nepal became even more complex Monday as the biggest party in the coalition government threatened to pull out Wednesday, when the prime ministerial election will be held, if the ruling parties voted against its candidate.

Monday, January 10, 2011 5:10:13 PM

Bangladesh stock market closed after collapse
Dhaka, Jan 10 (IANS) Stock exchanges in Bangladesh were forced to close down for the day Monday after share prices registered their biggest fall ever and investors took to the streets.

Monday, January 10, 2011 4:34:24 PM

Fear mounts over fate of firearms as UN mission ends in Nepal
Kathmandu, Jan 10 (IANS) As a top UN official confirmed Monday that the world body would pull out of Nepal's floundering peace process Friday midnight, there is mounting uncertainty - and fear - about the fate of over 6,000 firearms belonging to the Maoists as well as the national army that had been under its custody for four years.

Monday, January 10, 2011 4:23:07 PM

Horror films in Malaysia irk Islamic scholars
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 10 (IANS) Portraying of religious preachers as ghost-busters using verses from holy Quran in horror films being made in Malaysia has irked Islamic scholars.

Monday, January 10, 2011 2:22:42 PM

Malaysian Indian-led party seeks to join ruling alliance
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 10 (IANS) A minor multi-racial party led by a Malaysian Indian leader has sought admission to the ruling alliance Barisan Nasional (BN), ahead of the general election that is likely to be held this year.

Monday, January 10, 2011 12:36:05 PM

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