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Azerbaijanis vote in presidential election
Baku, Oct 9 (IANS) Voting kicked off for Azerbaijan's presidential election Wednesday with incumbent President Ilham Aliyev expected to win a third term.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 2:54:04 PM

Afghanistan: Rights abusers join presidential race
Kabul, Oct 9 (IANS) Candidates for the 2014 presidential elections in Afghanistan include former military and militia commanders implicated in serious rights abuses, war crimes and crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 2:48:03 PM

10 killed in Iraq violence
Baghdad, Oct 9 (IANS) Ten people were killed and nine others wounded while three civilians were kidnapped in separate incidents of violence in Iraq Wednesday, police said.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 2:28:08 PM

Choi guns for historic treble at CJ golf
Yeoju (South Korea), Oct 9 (IANS) Korean golfer K.J. Choi will be on a mission to write a slice of history on the Asian Tour while maintaining his reputation as a gracious host at the $750,000 C.J. Invitational which starts Thursday.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 2:18:09 PM

Ex-Bangladesh minister gets life term for war crimes
Dhaka, Oct 9 (IANS) An ex-minister from Bangladesh's main opposition party has been awarded life term for war crimes, including mass killings.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 2:12:09 PM

India's concern over Brahmaputra threat mongering: Chinese scholar
Beijing, Oct 9 (IANS) India highlighting its concerns over China building dams on the Brahmaputra are an attempt to "gain control of disputed territories" - a reference to Arunachal Pradesh in northeast India - by acquiring "more international support", a Chinese scholar has argued.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 1:56:10 PM

ATM booths in Thailand bombed
Bangkok, Oct 9 (IANS) At least 20 ATM booths at multiple locations in violence-plagued southern Thailand were bombed early Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 1:44:04 PM

Top Tibetan monk killed in China
Beijing, Oct 9 (IANS) Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche, the founder of the first Tibetan monastery in Europe, has been killed in China's Chengdu city, a media report said Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 1:16:05 PM

Furore over use of Indian vehicles for Nepal polls
Kathmandu, Oct 9 (IANS) The widespread use of India-registered vehicles in Nepal's Nov 19 constituent assembly election campaigning, particularly in the southern plains close to the Indian border, has created a furore in this country.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 1:04:03 PM

Indian firm to build power plant in Myanmar
Naypyidaw, Oct 9 (IANS) A multi-national joint venture between India, Myanmar and Singapore will build a 500-MW coal-fired power plant in Myanmar's Yangon region, media reports said Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 12:56:15 PM

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