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Grenade attack on Bangladesh ex-premier: 22 suspects to stand trial
Dhaka, Oct 30 (IANS) Twenty two people including a former minister and an Islamist militant are to go on trial, over four years after a grenade attack on a political rally of former prime minister Sheikh Hasina killed 24 people. Hasina survived the attack, but suffered serious eye and ear damage.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 9:44:59 AM

26 hospitalised after inhaling chemical fumes in China
Jinan (China), Oct 29 (Xinhua) At least 26 people were hospitalised Wednesday after inhaling chemical fumes at a factory in China's eastern province of Shandong, officials said.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 9:05:09 PM

25 killed in suicide bomb attacks in Somalia
Mogadishu, Oct 29 (DPA) At least 25 people have been killed in a wave of suicide car bomb attacks in Somalia, hospital officials said Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 6:31:06 PM

UN office, Ethiopian embassy in five sites bombed in Somalia
Mogadishu, Oct 29 (DPA) Five suicide bomb attacks, including one on an Ethiopian embassy and one on a UN compound, rocked Somalia Wednesday, witnesses said.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 4:43:37 PM

Taiwan Army rejects lifting restrictions on cross-strait flights
Taipei, Oct 29 (DPA) Taiwan's Defence Minister Chen Chao-ming Wednesday said the military opposes opening the restricted air zone to allow cross-strait flights, during the second round of Taiwan-China talks in Taipei to begin next Monday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 3:20:35 PM

UN chief calls for decisive action on Zimbabwe crisis
Manila, Oct 29 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday urged African leaders to take 'very decisive' steps to end a standoff between Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 3:19:56 PM

China urges rich nations to help poor fight climate change
Beijing, Oct 29 (Xinhua) China Wednesday called on the developed countries to lead the international efforts in fighting climate change and helping developing and poor nations reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 3:12:49 PM

Sony's net profit down 72 percent in second quarter
Tokyo, Oct 29 (DPA) Sony Corp. saw its net profit plunge 71.8 percent in the second quarter as demand for consumer electronics slowed and the yen's value rose against other major currencies, the company said Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 3:10:38 PM

Shares plunge more than three percent in Seoul
Seoul, Oct 29 (DPA) Shares closed more than 3 percent lower Wednesday on the Seoul stock exchange on rumours that South Korea may apply for bail-out funds by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The South Korean authorities denied the market rumours.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 2:38:06 PM

UN chief calls for ceasefire in Congo
Manila, Oct 29 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday called for an immediate end to fighting in Congo, which has resulted in an upsurge of refugees.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 1:42:06 PM

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