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South Korean serial killer admits to murder of seven women
Seoul, Jan 30 (DPA) A South Korean man who was arrested for murdering a student admitted to killing six other women, police officials in the northern Kyonggi province said Friday.

Friday, January 30, 2009 3:40:30 PM

UN special envoy to meet Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar
Yangon, Jan 30 (DPA) The United Nations special envoy to Myanmar, Ibrahim Gambari, is scheduled to meet opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on an official visit expected to start this weekend, government sources said Friday.

Friday, January 30, 2009 2:40:33 PM

Pakistan Navy to acquire submarines, drones, spy planes
Karachi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Pakistan Navy is to acquire drones and spy planes, as also submarines as force multipliers to augment its capabilities, a top military commander has said.

Friday, January 30, 2009 2:01:42 PM

Malaysian Indian Congress plans to win back dissidents
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 30 (IANS) The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) is planning a homecoming for its dissidents prior to the party's presidential election in March, a media report said.

Friday, January 30, 2009 1:27:55 PM

China targets Dalai Lama with slavery charges
Hong Kong, Jan 30 (IANS) Stepping up its tirade against the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, China has accused him of promoting slavery and asked him to come clear on the state of Tibetan society when he was in charge in Lhasa over five decades ago.

Friday, January 30, 2009 12:12:30 PM

Islamist Bangladesh party plans apology over war criminal issue
Dhaka, Jan 30 (IANS) A unanimous resolution by the Bangladesh parliament asking the government to try 'war criminals' has led to the country's largest Islamist party to plan an apology for its 'political stance' of opposing the 1971 freedom movement, a media report said Friday.

Friday, January 30, 2009 10:58:05 AM

Dhaka engages consultant for 5.58 km bridge over Padma
Dhaka, Jan 30 (IANS) Bangladesh has engaged a New Zealand-based consultant to design an over-5-km-long bridge on the Padma river to improve connectivity with its south-western region to eventually link up with the Trans-Asia highway, a media report said Friday.

Friday, January 30, 2009 10:44:51 AM

Olympic Bird's Nest to become entertainment, shopping centre
Beijing, Jan 30 (Xinhua) The Bird's Nest, which was a showpiece of the 2008 Olympics, will be converted into an entertainment and shopping centre in three to five years, Citic Group said here Friday. At the same time , it will seek to hold more sports and cultural performances.

Friday, January 30, 2009 10:31:18 AM

Financial crisis turns some blessings into taboos
Beijing, Jan 30 (Xinhua) The financial crisis has made its way into Chinese people's life. They're not only more thrifty about Lunar New Year spending but more cautious when sending New Year blessing messages.

Friday, January 30, 2009 10:14:48 AM

North Korea scraps all accords with South Korea
Pyongyang, Jan 30 (Xinhua) North Korea has scrapped all political and military agreements with South Korea, the official KCNA news agency reported Friday. It denounced the South Korean government for pushing the inter-Korean relations to the brink of a war.

Friday, January 30, 2009 10:13:36 AM

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