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Taliban claims to overrun central Afghan district
Kabul, Oct 3 (Xinhua) Taliban militants Wednesday claimed to have captured a district in Ghazni province of central Afghanistan.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007 6:30:43 PM

North Korea to disable its nuclear facilities
Beijing, Oct 3 (Xinhua) North Korea Wednesday agreed to disable all its existing key nuclear facilities, according to a joint statement of the second phase of six-party nuclear talks.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007 5:44:13 PM

Huge Indian contingent to figure in Hong Kong alongside PGA Tour stars
Hong Kong, Oct 3 (IANS) Mike Weir, who stunned Tiger Woods, heads four big names from the PGA Tour at next month's UBS Hong Kong Open.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007 4:30:38 PM

Taliban fire rockets at German base, no casualties
Kabul, Oct 3 (DPA) The Taliban Wednesday said they attacked a military base used by German troops in Afghanistan's northeast city of Faizabad.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007 3:47:14 PM

Singapore, Britain sign unrestricted open skies agreement
Singapore, Oct 3 (Xinhua) Singapore and Britain have concluded a landmark Open Skies Agreement, removing all restrictions on air services operated by carriers of the two countries, the ministry of transport announced here Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007 3:44:14 PM

Korean leaders hold talks, to issue joint communique Thursday (Lead)
Pyongyang/Seoul, Oct 3 (Xinhua) South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and top leader of North Korea Kim Jong Il will issue a joint declaration Thursday morning after their two rounds of talks Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007 3:43:43 PM

Philippines to seek apology from 'Desperate Housewives' producer
Manila, Oct 3 (Xinhua) The Philippine government said Wednesday it would ask for an apology from the producers of a US television series, 'Desperate Housewives', for an alleged 'racial slur' against Filipino medical practitioners in one of its episodes.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007 3:32:00 PM

Gold mine discovered in northwest China
Xi'an (China), Oct 3 (Xinhua) A new gold mine with at least 80 tonnes of proven reserves has been found in a mining base in the mountains of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, the provincial administration of land and resources said Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007 1:02:01 PM

Red wine chemical may help fight Type 2 diabetes
Beijing, Oct 3 (IANS) Chinese researchers have said that a chemical found in the skin of red grapes and in red wine may help fight Type 2 diabetes -- a life-long disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007 11:33:06 AM

Play at historic prison marks Gandhi Jayanti in South Africa
Johannesburg, Oct 3 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi's message of peace and his struggle against inequality came alive on his 138th birth anniversary with puppets, masks and actors telling his tale in the backdrop of the prison where he was imprisoned during his days in South Africa.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007 11:32:36 AM

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