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Malaysians sceptical about Pakistan's investment proposals
Kuala Lumpur/Islamabad, Nov 8 (IANS) Pakistan is trying hard to woo foreign investment from countries like Malaysia, promising them a good business climate and assuaging their security fears. However, a team of Malaysian media persons returned from Pakistan unimpressed.

Saturday, November 08, 2008 1:40:31 PM

China's Liu likely to have surgery on injured foot
Beijing, Nov 8 (DPA) The foot injury that forced China's star hurdler Liu Xiang to withdraw from this year's Olympic Games is likely to need surgery that could keep him out of competition for six months.

Saturday, November 08, 2008 12:55:31 PM

Singapore's largest bank to cut 900 jobs
Singapore, Nov 8 (DPA) DBS Group, Singapore's largest bank, has announced that will cut 900 jobs after it suffered a sharp drop in third quarter profit.

Saturday, November 08, 2008 10:14:03 AM

Chinese media workers are in poor health: Survey
Beijing, Nov 7 (Xinhua) Almost all Chinese media workers are in poor physical condition, a survey has said.

Friday, November 07, 2008 7:18:22 PM

Efforts against climate change must continue: China
Beijing, Nov 7 (Xinhua) Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has warned against slackening global efforts to address climate change on the plea of economic slowdown.

Friday, November 07, 2008 4:46:37 PM

Ruling on yoga ban for Malaysian Muslims postponed
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 7 (IANS) The announcement of a ban on practice of yoga by Malaysian Muslims was postponed Friday, but that has not stopped the debate on if, and how, yoga can affect the faith of those practising it.

Friday, November 07, 2008 4:44:45 PM

South-East Asian countries seek economic integration
Hanoi, Nov 7 (DPA) The global financial crisis might bring economic benefits for countries in South-East Asia, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Friday at a regional summit in Hanoi.

Friday, November 07, 2008 4:31:04 PM

Thai police arrest famed social critic for insulting king
Bangkok, Nov 7 (DPA) Thai police Friday released on bail famed social critic Sulak Sivaraksa after arresting him on charges of insulting the king in a speech he made last year.

Friday, November 07, 2008 4:28:15 PM

Asian stocks ride see-saw over Wall Street dive, rate cuts
Tokyo, Nov 7 (DPA) Asia-Pacific stocks ended the week mixed as Wall Street's overnight plunge prompted investors to sell but interest-rate cuts in some markets led to afternoon recoveries.

Friday, November 07, 2008 3:42:25 PM

State honours for China's spacewalk astronauts
Beijing, Nov 7 (Xinhua) Chinese President Hu Jintao Friday presented medals and certificates to astronauts Jing Haipeng, Liu Boming and the country's first space walker Zhai Zhigang for their historic performance even as the government decided to decorate them with state honours.

Friday, November 07, 2008 3:12:06 PM

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