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More than 250,000 Afghan refugees repatriated this year: UN
Kabul, Oct 7 (Xinhua) More than a quarter million Afghan refugees, mostly from Pakistan, have returned to their country so far this year with the support of the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), a statement of the body released here Tuesday said.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008 1:40:55 PM

Overseas Indians meet in Singapore means business
Singapore, Oct 7 (IANS) Promoting business and boosting trade and investment between India and the rest of Asia will be the guiding mantra at the 'mini' Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) which begins in Singapore later this week.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008 12:51:33 PM

Hindraf 'disappoints' Malaysian PM on Hari Raya
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 7 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is 'disappointed' that members of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) came to his Hari Raya, as Eid is called in this part of the world, open house mainly to raise slogans demanding freedom for their detained leaders.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008 11:07:19 AM

Miss Malaysia-India worked her way up
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 7 (IANS) Coming from a financially weak background, Fiona Zuzartee, this year's winner of Miss Malaysia-India Pageant, worked in radio contests to earn pocket money.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008 11:06:12 AM

One Diwali, two Malaysian Indian political organisers
Ipoh (Malaysia), Oct 7 (IANS) Two Malaysian Indian politicians here are vying to host the Diwali festival, which is the biggest celebration of the year for the Indian community.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008 11:03:32 AM

Bank of Japan injects $9 bn into market
Tokyo, Oct 7 (DPA) The Bank of Japan (BOJ) pumped one trillion yen ($9.69 billion) into the money market to ease disruptions amid the global financial crisis.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008 10:20:07 AM

Eight killed after boat capsizes in China
Guiyang (China), Oct 7 (Xinhua) Eight people were drowned late Monday when their boat capsized on a lake in China's southwestern province of Guizhou, officials said.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008 5:40:39 AM

Quake kills 30 in China's Tibet region
Lhasa, Oct 7 (Xinhua) At least 30 people were killed Monday when a powerful quake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted this Tibetan provincial capital in china, officials said.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008 2:34:49 AM

11 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, Oct 6 (Xinhua) The Afghan National Army (ANA) and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) killed 11 Taliban militants and wounded five in a joint operation Monday in Daychopan district in southern Afghanistan, an official said.

Monday, October 06, 2008 7:15:47 PM

Toll in Kyrgyzstan quake rises to 72
Bishkek, Oct 6 (RIA Novosti) The toll in the 6.6-magnitude earthquake that hit southern Kyrgyzstan Sunday night has risen to 72, with authorities saying Monday the number of casualties could grow as many were feared trapped under the rubble.

Monday, October 06, 2008 4:56:53 PM

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