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Malaysian Indian leader's son stays out of party poll
Kuala Lumpur, July 16 (IANS) The son of Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) chief S. Samy Vellu has said he will not contest the party poll, ending speculation that his father was promoting him to eventually succeed him.

Thursday, July 16, 2009 10:35:14 AM

US presses China on free trade, currency
Beijing, July 15 (DPA) The US Wednesday urged China to do more to open its economy to free trade and allow greater flexibility in its currency exchange rate.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 2:01:50 PM

Taiwan Air Force jet crashes
Taipei, July 15 (DPA) A Taiwanese Air Force F-5F jet is believed to have crashed during a training missing over the Taiwan Strait Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 12:46:02 PM

China's forex reserves top $2.13 trillion in June
Beijing, July 15 (Xinhua) China's foreign exchange reserves topped $2.13 trillion by the end of June, up 17.84 percent year-on-year, the People's Bank of China said Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 12:02:09 PM

Taiwanese Air Force plane goes missing
Taipei, July 15 (DPA) A Taiwanese Air Force F-5F plane went missing while training over the Taiwan Strait Wednesday morning, according to a media report.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 10:49:23 AM

Chinese man jailed for dumping baby in shop bin
Hong Kong, July 15 (DPA) A Chinese medicine practitioner was Wednesday beginning a five-year jail sentence for dumping a newborn baby in a waste bin in a Hong Kong supermarket.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 10:24:22 AM

Shot Uighurs called for holy war, says China
Beijing, July 15 (DPA) Three Uighurs shot by Chinese police in the far western city of Urumqi had tried to take over a prayer meeting and called for a jihad, or holy war, state media said Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 10:05:56 AM

Myanmar authorities seize nearly a tonne of heroin
Bangkok, July 15 (DPA) Myanmar authorities intercepted nearly one tonne of heroin in Shan state in one of the biggest drug busts in recent history, Thai media reports said Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 9:53:05 AM

Taliban's influence rising in Afghanistan: Study
Kabul, July 14 (DPA) The influence of the Taliban in Afghanistan is growing among its traditional Pashtun population while the radical Islamist grouping increasingly appeals to non-Pashtuns too, according to the findings of a study released Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 10:34:07 PM

Six foreigners, two US marines killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, July 14 (DPA) Six foreign civilian contractors were killed in a helicopter crash Tuesday in southern Afghanistan after two US marines were killed in an insurgent attack in the same region, officials said.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 4:33:24 PM

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