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Thorkildsen slams WADA's new regulation critics
Doha, March 17 (DPA) Two-time Olympic javelin champion Andreas Thorkildsen has thrown his full weight behind strict anti-doping regulations that have caused a heated privacy debate in professional sports.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 1:43:31 PM

North Korea reopens border with South for commuters
Seoul, March 17 (DPA) North Korea Tuesday allowed hundreds of South Koreans access to a joint industrial park after closing down its borders for several days to protest joint US-South Korean military exercises.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 1:28:14 PM

Driving lesson nearly causes air disaster in Philippines
Manila, March 17 (DPA) A Philippine man nearly caused a disaster in an eastern city when he used an airport runway to teach his girlfriend to drive just as a passenger plane was about to land, an official said Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 1:01:07 PM

Dispute halts $500 mn expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong, March 17 (DPA) An anticipated $500 million expansion of Hong Kong's struggling Disneyland theme park has been put on hold, a news report said Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 12:41:20 PM

NATO soldier killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, March 17 (DPA) A foreign soldier was killed in an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said Tuesday, raising the number of NATO troops killed in the past three days to 10.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 11:51:46 AM

Sedition charge against Malaysian Indian lawmaker
Kuala Lumpur, March 17 (IANS) A court in Malaysia Tuesday pressed a sedition charge against ethnic Indian lawmaker Karpal Singh for 'threatening to sue' Perak state's royal constitutional head, Sultan Azlan Shah.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 11:41:52 AM

Dhaka revamps intelligence set-up
Dhaka, March 17 (IANS) A retired Bangladesh Army brigadier general will head one of the premier intelligence agencies of the country as part of the revamp spurred by last month's mutiny by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) troopers.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 10:29:48 AM

12 militant outfits active in Bangladesh: Home ministry
Dhaka, March 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has demanded more details and action on a home ministry report that 12 Islamist militant outfits were working unhindered in the country.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 10:19:44 AM

Border fencing by Myanmar upsets Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 17 (IANS) Bangladesh says its eastern neighbour Myanmar is 'unilaterally' erecting a barbed wire fencing along its border and has mobilised troops and naval force.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 9:57:05 AM

Russia backs NATO mission in Afghanistan: Lavrov
Kabul, March 16 (DPA) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday that his country was allowing cargo supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan through its territory to cooperate with the stabilisation of the war-torn country.

Monday, March 16, 2009 9:25:44 PM

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