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Dissident Myanmar comedian, monk sentenced to decades in prison
Yangon, Nov 21 (DPA) A popular Myanmar comedian known for his criticism and satire of the country's military junta was sentenced Friday to 45 years in prison in a closed-door court session in Yangon, an opposition spokesman said.

Friday, November 21, 2008 7:39:40 PM

Karthikeyan, Armaan finish third in practice at Sepang
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 21 (IANS) Team A1 India had an excellent outing during the free practice session ahead of the weekend's third round of the A1 Grand Prix race at the Sepang International Circuit, here Friday in hot and humid conditions.

Friday, November 21, 2008 7:04:19 PM

Suicide car bombing kills 3, wounds 4 in S. Afghanistan
Kabul, Nov 21 (Xinhua) A suicide car bombing targeting a base of the Afghan National Army (ANA) killed three civilians and wounded four soldiers in the southern Afghan province of Zabul Friday.

Friday, November 21, 2008 6:12:59 PM

Overpopulated Vietnam proposes two-child norm
Hanoi, Nov 21 (DPA) Facing a population boom, the Vietnamese government has proposed limiting families to two children by punishing bureaucrats who fail to keep the numbers down, a senior government official said Friday.

Friday, November 21, 2008 2:56:14 PM

Malaysian court invites affidavits on case about use of 'Allah'
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 21 (IANS) All parties to the dispute over the use of the word 'Allah' in a Christian publication should have their say, a judge has ordered, after a church official went to court against a home ministry ban on the publication using the word.

Friday, November 21, 2008 1:28:27 PM

Jeev, Jyoti team up for World Cup golf
Shenzhen (China), Nov 21 (IANS) Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh, on a roll after winning the Singapore Open, is hoping to make a serious charge in the company of Jyoti Randhawa at the World Cup starting here Thursday.

Friday, November 21, 2008 1:23:10 PM

Demand to rebuild Tamil schools in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 21 (IANS) The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) has demanded that 60 percent of the 523 Tamil schools in the country be rebuilt by 2011 under a financial package allotted to promote better education among the two million-plus ethnic Indians.

Friday, November 21, 2008 11:35:15 AM

Tokyo stocks extend losses over Wall Street plunge
Tokyo, Nov 21 (DPA) Tokyo stocks extended losses Friday after Wall Street plunged overnight and the global slowdown deepened.

Friday, November 21, 2008 8:38:52 AM

China, India set to be leading powers by 2025: US intelligence
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) China and India are likely to emerge atop a multipolar international system as the US economic and political clout declines over the next two decades, according to US intelligence agencies projections.

Friday, November 21, 2008 8:37:54 AM

Joshna in final of NSC Super Satellite squash
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 20 (IANS) India's Joshna Chinappa, the top seed, entered the final of the NSC Super Satellite No.4 squash tournament defeating Siti Munirah Jusoh of Malaysia in four games at the National Squash Centre, Bukit Jalil, here Thursday.

Thursday, November 20, 2008 8:11:23 PM

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