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Men's beauty pageant with exclusive women audience
Hong Kong, Aug 15 (IANS) Hong Kong has probably become the first in the world to put up a men's 'beauty pageant' with a live audience exclusively made up of women and an all-women judges panel.

Sunday, August 15, 2010 12:02:50 PM

Superbug scaremogering: It's not the end of antibiotics (Comment)
After the swine flu, or the Influenza A H1N1, virus achieved media superstardom in the past 12 months before bowing out of the world stage unceremoniously last week, its place has been taken by a new superstar.

Sunday, August 15, 2010 11:35:28 AM

Chinese media turns black-and-white to mourn mudslide deaths
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) Online versions of major Chinese newspapers including China Daily, Global Times, People's Daily and Shanghai Daily wore a black-and-white look Sunday to mourn the over 1,200 deaths in mudslides in Zhouqu county.

Sunday, August 15, 2010 11:18:47 AM

World Bank backs Dhaka's power, transit deals with Delhi
Dhaka, Aug 15 (IANS) The World Bank (WB) has backed the series of bilateral deals Bangladesh has signed with India this year, saying this would promote regional cooperation.

Sunday, August 15, 2010 10:32:46 AM

Bangladesh mourns its founder's killing
Dhaka, Aug 15 (IANS) Bangladesh Sunday observed the National Mourning Day to mark the death anniversary of its founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who was killed in a military-led putsch on this day in 1975.

Sunday, August 15, 2010 10:11:42 AM

Floods force evacuation in Sindh, Balochistan
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Raging waters of the Indus river have flooded Pakistan's Sindh and Balochistan provinces, forcing evacuation of 90 percent of the villages. People were forced to shelter under the open skies as they saw their homes being washed away.

Sunday, August 15, 2010 10:01:20 AM

Fiji courts China to Indian community's dismay (Comment)
Shunned by others for failing to establish democratic rule, Fiji is actively courting China, much to the dismay of its large Indian community.

Sunday, August 15, 2010 8:31:40 AM

China mourns mudslide victims with half-mast flags
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) Thousands of Chinese hoisted their national flag half-mast at Beijing's Tian'anmen Square Sunday to mourn the death of over 12,000 people and misery of thousands others in the wake of the massive mudslides in the country.

Sunday, August 15, 2010 5:50:18 AM

Lebanese Army kills two Al Qaeda-linked militants
Beirut, Aug 15 (DPA) Lebanese Army troops Saturday killed two militants loyal to Al Qaeda in eastern Lebanon, security sources said.

Sunday, August 15, 2010 4:06:29 AM

5.9-magnitude quake hits Mariana Islands
Hong Kong, Aug 15 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted Mariana Islands in the northwestern Pacific Ocean Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

Sunday, August 15, 2010 1:09:12 AM

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