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Bangladesh evacuates one million ahead of storm
Dhaka, May 15 (IANS) Bangladesh Wednesday ordered the evacuation of about one million people from its coastline as the cyclonic storm "Mahasen" in the Bay of Bengal was poised to cross the country's southern coast early Thursday.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8:02:32 PM

Internet services shut down in Syria
Damascus, May 15 (IANS) Internet services in Syria have been off since early Wednesday, which appears to be a second blackout in a week, reported Al-Jazeera and a pro-opposition activist website.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 7:36:44 PM

7.5 tons of drugs seized in Iran
Tehran, May 15 (IANS) Iranian police seized 7.5 tons of narcotics in Saravan city in the past two months, Fars news agency reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 7:34:36 PM

Sri Lankan Tamils protest land acquisition
Colombo, May 15 (IANS) Over 1,000 land owners in Sri Lanka' s northern Jaffna town Wednesday filed cases against the government taking over their land to build military offices, a Tamil political party said.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 7:32:33 PM

Nine million fake products destroyed in China
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) Police in China destroyed over nine million fake and shoddy products in 125 cities Wednesday, a publicity day for combating and preventing economic crimes.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 7:30:37 PM

Foreign coaches to train Myanmar table tennis players
Yangon, May 15 (IANS) Two foreign coaches from China and South Korea will train Myanmar table tennis players in June this year as a preparation for the 27th SEA Games to be hosted in the country in December.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6:34:38 PM

35 militants killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, May 15 (IANS) A total of 35 Taliban militants have been killed and 30 wounded during security operations launched across Afghanistan since Tuesday, the Afghan interior ministry said Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6:06:36 PM

Quake rocks Tibet
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted Tibet in southwest China Wednesday, the China Earthquake Networks Centre said.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:54:37 PM

Chinese labourers seek $60 mn from Japan
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) An alliance of groups representing labourers who were forced to work for Mitsubishi Materials in Japan during World War II have sought about $60 million as compensation.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:22:42 PM

Cyclone kills seven in Sri Lanka
Colombo, May 15 (IANS) At least seven people have been killed by stormy weather that has affected over 7,000 people in Sri Lanka, authorities said Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:12:36 PM

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