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China's rich to pay more for having extra children
Beijing, Sep 15 (DPA) The Chinese government plans to levy higher fines on wealthy parents who flout its controversial family planning policy, forcing them to pay according to their income level, state media said Saturday.

Saturday, September 15, 2007 3:40:57 PM

Six Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, Sep 15 (Xinhua) Six Taliban insurgents were killed when they attacked a private US security company in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, a local official said Saturday.

Saturday, September 15, 2007 2:56:31 PM

'Vampire' arrested for stealing, drinking blood
Hong Kong, Sep 15 (DPA) A man was arrested here for stealing and drinking blood samples from a hospital, police said Saturday.

Saturday, September 15, 2007 1:40:26 PM

14 rebels, 5 soldiers killed in Sri Lanka clashes
Colombo, Sep 15 (Xinhua) At least 14 members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and five soldiers of the Sri Lankan Army were killed in clashes in the northern part of the country, defence officials said Saturday.

Saturday, September 15, 2007 12:41:45 PM

No political role for army in Bangladesh, says Ahmed
Dhaka, Sep 15 (IANS) Bangladesh's caretaker government head Fakhruddin Ahmed has rebutted criticism that the country is placed under dual rule, saying the army was merely 'assisting' the government in 'curbing corruption' and maintaining law and order and did not have any political role.

Saturday, September 15, 2007 11:40:13 AM

World mounts pressure on Nepal for timely polls
Kathmandu, Sep 15 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon's arrival in Nepal Saturday on a two-day visit to meet top political leaders is an indication of the mounting global pressure on the country to hold its crucial election as per schedule despite threats by Maoist guerrillas, who have been opposing polls since 1996, to start a new revolt.

Saturday, September 15, 2007 11:30:17 AM

Experts, North Korea agree on disabling nuke facilities
Pyongyang, Sep 15 (Xinhua) The three-nation team of international nuclear experts currently in North Korea have reached a consensus with the country's government on the disablement of the Yongbyong nuclear facilities.

Saturday, September 15, 2007 11:26:37 AM

1,576 houses totally destroyed in Indonesia quake
Bengkulu (Indonesia), Sep 15 (Xinhua) At least 1,576 houses here were completely destroyed by last Wednesday's earthquake, officials said Saturday.

Saturday, September 15, 2007 11:26:11 AM

Fukuda, Aso in race to be Japan's next prime minister
Tokyo, Sep 15 (Xinhua) Former Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yasuo Fukuda and the Liberal Democratic Party Secretary General Taro Aso filed their candidature Saturday for the ruling party's presidential election.

Saturday, September 15, 2007 11:25:42 AM

Nuclear expert team, North Korea reach consensus
Pyongyang, Sep 14 (Xinhua) The international nuclear expert team Friday reached a consensus with the North Korea on disabling Pyongyang's nuclear facilities.

Friday, September 14, 2007 9:14:44 PM

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