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South Korea''s central bank leaves key rate unchanged
Seoul, Jan 13 (IANS) The Bank of Korea (BOK) left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 3.25 percent Friday, keeping its rate freeze stance for a seventh straight month due to lingering uncertainties at home and abroad.

Friday, January 13, 2012 12:08:07 PM

Pakistan seeks closer ties with Bangladesh
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistan says it wants to forge closer political and economic ties with Bangladesh.

Friday, January 13, 2012 12:03:37 PM

''What kind of Pakistan do Pakistanis want?''
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) What kind of Pakistan do Pakistanis want, a leading daily wondered Friday in the midst of a tense stand-off between the political leadership and the military.

Friday, January 13, 2012 11:53:18 AM

Pakistani lawmakers told why economy is floundering
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistani parliamentarians have been briefed by Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on the three factors -- including the devastating floods in 2010 -- that are burdening the economy.

Friday, January 13, 2012 11:28:06 AM

Drone attack a violation of sovereignty: Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistan has condemned a US drone strike that left four people dead, saying it was a violation of its sovereignty.

Friday, January 13, 2012 11:21:27 AM

Pakistan fails to trace journalist''s killers
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistan has failed to trace the killers of journalist Saleem Shahzad who was tortured before his body was dumped in a canal last year, a probe report said.

Friday, January 13, 2012 11:17:57 AM

Pakistan Senate polls March 2
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Four members from the minority community will join the Senate for the first time when polls for Pakistan''s upper house take place March 2.

Friday, January 13, 2012 11:01:27 AM

Zardari back in Pakistan from Dubai
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari, who left Pakistan for Dubai Thursday amid a stand-off between the political leadership and the powerful military, returned to the country early Friday, a media report said.

Friday, January 13, 2012 10:12:46 AM

Army to provide security to Mansoor Ijaz
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) A meeting of the Pakistan Army''s top commanders has decided to provide security to Mansoor Ijaz, one of the central figures in the memo scandal, when he arrives here for submission in the case.

Friday, January 13, 2012 6:53:25 AM

New device can scan brain diseases
Jerusalem, Jan 13 (IANS) A device that can scan and provide a three-dimensional image of the brain to help treat diseases like Alzheimer''s was developed by an Israeli firm.

Friday, January 13, 2012 5:11:25 AM

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