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Bangladesh court stays Hasina's trial
Dhaka, Jan 17 (IANS) A Bangladeshi court Thursday stayed the trial proceedings of the extortion case against detained former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina, her younger sister Sheikh Rehana and their cousin Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim.

Thursday, January 17, 2008 4:47:27 PM

Six Thai parties form coalition, but face legal hurdles
Bangkok, Jan 17 (DPA) Thailand's People Power Party (PPP), regarded as a proxy for exiled prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, which swept the December elections, said Thursday it has formed a six-party coalition.

Thursday, January 17, 2008 3:57:22 PM

China's netizens to become world's largest this year
Beijing, Jan 17 (Xinhua) The number of netizens or people using Internet in China is set to become the world's largest in 2008, surpassing the US.

Thursday, January 17, 2008 2:44:11 PM

Malaysian Indian lawyer knew 'official secrets'
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 17 (IANS) Malaysian Indian lawyer V.K. Lingam, in the eye of a political storm for allegedly having access to official secrets about top level appointments made by the former Mahathir Mohamad government, has said he will personally depose before a Royal Commission of Inquiry.

Thursday, January 17, 2008 1:37:47 PM

One killed in Myanmar bomb blast
Yangon, Jan 17 (Xinhua) A bus conductor was killed when a bomb exploded in Myanmar's Bago division, the official newspaper New Light of Myanmar reported Thursday.

Thursday, January 17, 2008 12:50:25 PM

Japan to dispatch refuelling vessels to Indian Ocean
Tokyo, Jan 17 (DPA) The Japanese defence minister Thursday ordered the nation's military to send refuelling ships to support US-led occupation forces in Afghanistan, news reports said.

Thursday, January 17, 2008 12:26:48 PM

Russia dismisses Japan's spying allegations
Tokyo, Jan 16 (RIA Novosti) The Russian embassy in Tokyo Wednesday dismissed a police report that alleged a Japanese official had leaked classified information to Russia, and called it an attempt to strain bilateral ties.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 9:23:07 PM

Chinese party vows to crack down on corruption
Beijing, Jan 16 (Xinhua) In an effort to intensify its anti-corruption campaign, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has warned that cadres who seek to misuse their office for financial gains on the stock market will be sternly dealt with.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 7:48:22 PM

China slaps curbs on commodity prices to stem inflation
Beijing, Jan 16 (Xinhua) China's top economic planner has announced price controls on a range of products, including grain, edible oil, meat, milk, eggs and liquefied petroleum gas, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in a circular Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 6:23:48 PM

China, India rise of 'revolutionary significance'
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) The Chinese media has generally welcomed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's three-day visit to China this week, describing the rise of the two nations of 'revolutionary significance' and a 'strategic partnership' between them the need of the hour.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 5:32:40 PM

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