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Japan to withdraw troops from Iraq by year-end
Tokyo, Sep 11 (Xinhua) Japan will pull out its Air Self Defence Force (ASDF) from Iraq by the end of the year, Defence Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said Thursday.

Thursday, September 11, 2008 12:48:12 PM

Malaysian Indian businessman now a senator
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 11 (IANS) Malaysian Punjabi Business Chamber president Daljit Singh Dalliwal, who has been sworn in as a senator, says his appointment shows Sikhs are not neglected in this Southeast Asian nation.

Thursday, September 11, 2008 10:31:38 AM

Ramadan holiday may thwart Anwar Ibrahim's plan
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 11 (IANS) Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has kept alive his plans to topple the government next Tuesday, but political observers say the Ramadan holiday for parliament could block these plans.

Thursday, September 11, 2008 10:29:09 AM

Tamil woman identified as Malaysian after 11 months' detention
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 11 (IANS) A Tamil woman has been identified as a Malaysian national by the country's human rights body after 11 months in detention, when she fell seriously ill.

Thursday, September 11, 2008 10:25:46 AM

Bolivia expels US envoy, alleging anti-government activities
La Paz, Sep 11 (IANS) Bolivia has expelled US envoy Philip Goldberg for anti-government activities, Spain's EFE news agency reported.

Thursday, September 11, 2008 10:24:30 AM

Indonesia cancels tsunami warning after powerful quake
Jakarta, Sep 11 (DPA) Indonesia issued a tsunami warning after a magnitude-7.6 undersea earthquake struck Thursday morning in North Maluku province and nearby eastern regions, triggering panic among residents and office workers, seismologists and officials said.

Thursday, September 11, 2008 8:11:46 AM

Paralympic athletes able to match Olympic greats
Beijing, Sep 11 (Xinhua) It is the physical function that sets the participants in the Paralympics apart from their counterparts at the Olympics. But the distinction blurs when it comes to achieving the goal.

Thursday, September 11, 2008 7:58:28 AM

Strong quake jolts Indonesia
Jakarta, Sep 11 (Xinhua) A strong earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale Thursday jolted the North Maluku province in Indonesian, the meteorology agency here said.

Thursday, September 11, 2008 6:59:56 AM

Death toll in China mudslide hits 128; rescue continues
Taiyuan (China), Sep 10 (Xinhua) The death toll in a mudslide that buried a market and other buildings in northern China's Shanxi province rose to 128 Wednesday, as hundreds of rescuers continued the search for more victims, the provincial rescue headquarters said.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 7:07:31 PM

Indonesian parliament approves withdrawal from OPEC
Jakarata, Sep 10 (Xinhua) The lower house of Indonesia's parliament Wednesday approved the withdrawal of the country's membership from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 3:22:20 PM

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