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Iranian linguistic centre coins Farsi term for SMS
Tehran, July 19 (DPA) An Iranian linguistic centre has called for the use of a Farsi term for SMS or mobile phone text messaging.

Thursday, July 19, 2007 10:01:49 AM

Chance for Indian cricketers to improve rankings
Dubai, July 18 (IANS) India has only two players - spinner Anil Kumble and captain Rahul Dravid - among the top 10 bowlers and batsmen in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 6:25:50 PM

3-0 win will boost India to second in ICC rankings
Dubai, July 18 (IANS) If fifth-placed India beat England 3-0 in the three-Test series starting at Lord's Thursday, Rahul Dravid's side could jump to second on the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Championship table.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 5:48:51 PM

Six Iraqis, two US soldiers killed in Baghdad bombings
Baghdad, July 18 (DPA) At least six people were killed and five wounded Wednesday when two bombs went off in the Iraqi capital, independent Voices of Iraq news agency reported quoting a police source.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 4:15:34 PM

Libya commutes death sentences to life
Cairo, July 18 (Xinhua) Libya's highest judicial body has commuted the death sentences against six foreign health workers for infecting children with the HIV virus to life imprisonment.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 1:22:47 PM

Iran willing to hold more talks with US over Iraq
Tehran, July 18 (Xinhua) Iran has expressed willingness to hold a second round of talks with the US over Iraq issue if Washington asks for it.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 12:36:33 PM

45 killed as gunmen strike in Iraq (Lead)
Baghdad, July 17 (DPA) At least 45 people were killed in Iraq in separate incidents, security sources said Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 7:32:08 PM

India asks UAE firms to return passports of Indian employees
Dubai, July 17 (IANS) The Indian Consulate General here Tuesday appealed to all employers to return the passports of Indian nationals working with them in the light of the amnesty scheme offered by the UAE government for illegal immigrants.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 6:35:16 PM

Gunmen disguised in army fatigues kill 29 people in Baghdad
Baghdad, July 17 (Xinhua) At least 29 people were killed, including women and children, when gunmen wearing Iraqi army uniforms stormed a town in the volatile Diyala province, a military spokesman said Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 4:25:43 PM

Israeli cabinet okays release of 250 Palestinian prisoners
Tel Aviv, July 17 (RIA Novosti) The Israeli cabinet Tuesday approved a list of Palestinian prisoners due to be released by the weekend in a bid to strengthen the position of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in his standoff with Islamist extremists.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 4:22:52 PM

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