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Malaysian Indian lawmaker to quit opposition alliance
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 27 (IANS) Malaysian Indian lawmaker S. Manikavasagam has decided to quit the opposition alliance Parti Keadalan Rakyat (PKR) and declare himself an independent since he is 'disappointed' by differences with party leaders in Selangor state.

Saturday, December 27, 2008 12:33:29 PM

Malaysian applause for Nana Patekar's Tamil cinema debut
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 27 (IANS) There is a shortage of good anti-heroes in Tamil movies and Bollywood actor Nana Patekar will get plenty of roles if he chooses to continue working with Tamil directors and producers, a Malaysian film critic has said.

Saturday, December 27, 2008 12:13:44 PM

Spain rules out more troops for Afghanistan
Madrid, Dec 27 (IANS) Spain has ruled out more troops for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) fighting the Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan but said it was considering sending peacekeepers to war-ravaged Somalia.

Saturday, December 27, 2008 11:41:30 AM

17 killed as lift crashes in China
Changsha (China), Dec 27 (Xinhua) At least 17 workers were killed and one was seriously injured when a lift crashed at a construction site in central China's Hunan province Saturday.

Saturday, December 27, 2008 11:18:53 AM

Asia's export-driven economies face slowdown in 2009 (Yearender-13)
Bangkok, Dec 27 (DPA) There's an old saying among economists, 'When the US catches a cold, the rest of the world catches pneumonia.'

Saturday, December 27, 2008 11:14:29 AM

Bangladesh to protest India's oil exploration in Bay of Bengal
Dhaka, Dec 27 (IANS) Bangladesh has said that it will lodge a formal complaint with India about three Indian oil and gas survey ships that allegedly crossed into its maritime boundary and continued working despite being told to leave.

Saturday, December 27, 2008 10:50:04 AM

Spain refuses to receive Guantanamo prisoners
Madrid, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Spain has refused to accept any inmate from the Guantánamo prison, saying that would create serious legal problems.

Saturday, December 27, 2008 8:36:29 AM

Peking University tops billionaire alumni list in China: Study
Beijing, Dec 26 (Xinhua) The China University Alumni Association has released a list of universities where the richest Chinese graduated. Peking University topped the list with 35 billionaire alumni.

Friday, December 26, 2008 8:11:42 PM

China celebrates 115th birth anniversary of Mao
Shaoshan (China), Dec 26 (Xinhua) China Friday marked the 115th birth anniversary of its revolutionary leader Mao Zedong.

Friday, December 26, 2008 7:50:45 PM

Molten iron kills four in China factory
Chongqing (China), Dec 26 (Xinhua) Four workers were killed and 14 injured after molten iron spilled out of an electric furnace at a smelting factory in southwest China early Friday, an official said.

Friday, December 26, 2008 7:31:13 PM

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