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Nearly five million HIV infected in Asia-Pacific
Jakarta, Aug 11 (IANS) About 4.9 million people are HIV positive in the Asia-Pacific region including in India and China, the World Health Organisation has said.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 1:29:38 PM

Aung San Suu Kyi in house detention for 18 more months
Yangon, Aug 11 (DPA) A Myanmar court Tuesday sentenced opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to three years in prison and hard labour, but the verdict was immediately commuted to 18 months under house detention by the country's military supremo.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 12:02:33 PM

Japan says economy showing signs of 'picking up'
Tokyo, Aug 11 (Xinhua) The Japanese government Tuesday said in its assessment of the nation's economy that there were signs of recovery as exports, production and consumption have showed improvements.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 11:25:42 AM

Singapore boy survives nine-storey fall
Singapore, Aug 11 (DPA) A Singapore boy survived a fall from an open window of the family flat on the ninth floor of an apartment building, escaping with cuts to his face and body as well as a fractured ankle, a media report said Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 10:31:02 AM

Over four million HIV cases in Asia-Pacific: WHO
Jakarta, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 4.9 million people infected with HIV/AIDS live in the Asia-Pacific region, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 6:48:40 AM

Tsunami alert after strong quake rocks eastern Japan
Tokyo, Aug 11 (Xinhua) An undersea earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale Tuesday jolted eastern Japan, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning, the meteorological agency said.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 4:50:23 AM

Strong quake rocks eastern Japan
Tokyo, Aug 11 (Xinhua) An undersea earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted eastern Japan early Tuesday, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning, the meteorological agency said.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 3:10:34 AM

4 killed as militants storm Afghan government buildings
Kabul, Aug 10 (DPA) One Afghan policeman and three militants were killed when a group of Taliban militants attacked government buildings with rockets and small-arms fire in central Afghanistan Monday, officials said.

Monday, August 10, 2009 8:36:54 PM

UN chief calls for global push to combat climate change
Seoul, Aug 10 (DPA) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for international action to tackle the threats of climate change and nuclear weapons Monday.

Monday, August 10, 2009 5:18:23 PM

Militants storm Afghan government building, kill one
Kabul, Aug 10 (DPA) A group of Taliban militants attacked a provincial capital in central Afghanistan Monday, killing at least one police officer and taking over a government building, officials said.

Monday, August 10, 2009 4:41:49 PM

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