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Bangladesh signs rail restoration deal with Indian firm
Dhaka, Aug 19 (IANS) Bangladesh Railway has signed a $15 million deal with an Indian firm for restoration of railway tracks in the country.

Friday, August 19, 2011 11:41:17 AM

China comes up with plan to save Earth from asteroid hit
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A group of Chinese scientists have proposed a method to prevent the possible collision of Apophis - a 46-million-tonne asteroid - with the Earth in 2036.

Friday, August 19, 2011 10:35:29 AM

Six killed, five injured in Kabul attack
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) Six people, including two police officers, were killed and five others were injured Friday in two suicide bombings and a shootout near the house of Afghanistan's First Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim in Kabul, Xinhua reported.

Friday, August 19, 2011 10:31:55 AM

China's 'cancer village' draws unwelcome attention
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) A village in China's southwestern Yunnan province, where a chemical plant has discharged chromium slag for the last 10 years, is today known as a 'cancer village'. It has witnessed 11 deaths due to cancer since 2002.

Friday, August 19, 2011 10:19:05 AM

Four killed in Kabul blasts
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) Four people, including two police officers, were killed in two suicide bombings near the house of Afghanistan's First Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim here, Xinhua reported.

Friday, August 19, 2011 9:18:05 AM

Blasts in Kabul
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) Bombs exploded Friday morning near the house of Afghan First Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim here but there was no immediate report of damage or casualties, Xinhua reported.

Friday, August 19, 2011 8:49:34 AM

12 killed in Pakistan road accident
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and four injured in a road accident Thursday night in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, Xinhua reported.

Friday, August 19, 2011 12:02:42 AM

US national's kidnapper's sketch released
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Police in Pakistan Thursday released a sketch of a man accused of being involved in the kidnapping of US national Warren Weinstein.

Thursday, August 18, 2011 11:59:15 PM

Gas leak in China kills seven
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) At least seven workers were killed in a coal mine gas leak in southwest China's Guizhou province Thursday, Xinhua reported.

Thursday, August 18, 2011 11:58:57 PM

Karachi violence toll climbs to 47
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) The unabated violence in Pakistan's port city of Karachi has claimed 47 lives in the last two days, a media report said.

Thursday, August 18, 2011 10:48:35 PM

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