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No minimum wages in 34 industries in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 26 (IANS) Known in the global market for its cheap labour, Bangladesh does not have minimum wages for 34 industries and has not revised wages in a dozen others for the past many years, a media report said Thursday.

Thursday, August 26, 2010 2:44:20 PM

Japan's premier challenged in ruling party leadership race
Tokyo, Aug 26 (IANS) Ichiro Ozawa, dubbed as kingpin of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), said Thursday he will run in the ruling party's leadership election next month.

Thursday, August 26, 2010 2:39:15 PM

300 kg Thai woman takes crane to hospital
Bangkok, Aug 26 (DPA) Bangkok city officials Thursday deployed a heavy-lift crane to move a woman weighing 300 kg down from her apartment, two storeys up, to get to hospital.

Thursday, August 26, 2010 1:44:06 PM

Prachanda plagued by the 'P' curse
Kathmandu, Aug 26 (IANS) Born a nondescript Chhabilal Dahal to a struggling farmer in southern Nepal, the chief of Nepal's astounding Maoist guerrilla movement became a global phenomenon after he adopted the nom de guerre Prachanda, meaning awesome.

Thursday, August 26, 2010 1:43:50 PM

3.5 mn Pakistani flood victims drinking dirty water: UN
Islamabad, Aug 26 (DPA) Some 3.5 million survivors of the worst floods in Pakistan's history only have contaminated water to drink, which is increasing the risk of water-borne diseases spreading, the UN said.

Thursday, August 26, 2010 12:59:37 PM

China airport reopens after plane crash
Beijing, Aug 26 (IANS) The airport in northeast China, where a plane crash killed 42 people Tuesday, reopened Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, August 26, 2010 12:37:22 PM

Nepal prays for Mother Teresa
Kathmandu, Aug 26 (IANS) There were no film festivals, exhibitions or special trains named after her. But the sisters at the Missionaries of Charity in Nepal remembered their founder, India's 'saint of the gutter' Mother Teresa, by holding a special mass for her and prayers.

Thursday, August 26, 2010 12:30:53 PM

Eight policemen killed in Afghanistan
Kunduz (Afghanistan), Aug 26 (DPA) Eight Afghan policemen were killed and one was injured Thursday in the northern province of Kunduz when gunmen attacked them, the provincial governor said.

Thursday, August 26, 2010 11:45:23 AM

Four die as gunmen attack bus in Philippines
Manila, Aug 26 (IANS) Gunmen in southern Philippines ambushed a passenger bus early Thursday, killing four people, including two police officers, police said.

Thursday, August 26, 2010 9:49:09 AM

450 arrested in China telecom scam
Beijing, Aug 26 (IANS) Police from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan have busted a gang involved in a major telecommunications scam and arrested 451 suspects.

Thursday, August 26, 2010 6:36:25 AM

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