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Mass evacuation underway as Pakistan floods head south

Mass evacuation underway as Pakistan floods head south

Pakistan`s beleaguered authorities braced for a deluge in the country`s farming heartland, evacuating half a million people from at-risk areas in the south as the worst floods in living memory worsened.

2010-08-06 02:40:22
Two dead, 24 wounded in Philippine bomb attack: police

Two dead, 24 wounded in Philippine bomb attack: police

Two people were killed and 24 injured in a bomb attack on an airport in the southern Philippines, police said Friday.

2010-08-06 02:39:10
Flash floods kill 60 in Indian Kashmir: officials

Flash floods kill 60 in Indian Kashmir: officials

At least 60 people have been killed and hundreds injured after heavy rain triggered flash floods in Leh, the main town in India Kashmir`s high-altitude Ladakh region, officials said Friday.

2010-08-06 02:37:25
S.Korea holds second day of major anti-submarine drill

S.Korea holds second day of major anti-submarine drill

A major South Korean naval exercise designed to strengthen defences against North Korean attacks went into a second day Friday, as the communist North bristled over the drill.

2010-08-06 02:36:48
Karzai orders review of anti-graft bodies: official

Karzai orders review of anti-graft bodies: official

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered a hand-picked team to review two Western-backed anti-corruption bodies, the country`s attorney general said Thursday.

2010-08-04 22:42:12
Ahmadinejad says Iran building three-stage rocket

Ahmadinejad says Iran building three-stage rocket

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran is working on a three-stage rocket to carry a satellite 1,000 kilometres (more than 600 miles) into space, Fars news agency reported on Thursday.

2010-08-04 22:40:33
Hong Kong`s richest man Li Ka-shing vows to donate more

Hong Kong`s richest man Li Ka-shing vows to donate more

Hong Kong`s richest man said Thursday he would donate more generously to charities, but stopped short of following the 40 US billionaires who pledged to give at least half of their fortunes away.

2010-08-04 22:35:50
Bus crash kills 22 in Pakistani Kashmir: officials

Bus crash kills 22 in Pakistani Kashmir: officials

At least 22 people were killed on Thursday when a passenger bus plunged into a river in Pakistani-administered Kashmir, officials said.

2010-08-04 22:33:58
Bomb at Philippine airport kills one, wounds 12: official

Bomb at Philippine airport kills one, wounds 12: official

One person was killed and at least 12 others were injured when a bomb exploded at an airport in the restive southern Philippines on Thursday, authorities said.

2010-08-04 22:30:55
UN chief in Japan calls for elimination of nuclear weapons

UN chief in Japan calls for elimination of nuclear weapons

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called for the total elimination of nuclear weapons, during a visit to Nagasaki, one of the two Japanese cities hit by US atom bombs in World War II.

2010-08-04 21:44:54
Pakistan floods affect more than four million people: UN

Pakistan floods affect more than four million people: UN

Pakistan`s worst floods in generations brought on by torrential monsoon rains have affected more than four million people and killed some 1,600, the United Nations estimated Thursday.

2010-08-04 21:42:51
Kyrgyz police fire in air to disperse 2,000 protestors

Kyrgyz police fire in air to disperse 2,000 protestors

Kyrgyz police Friday fired in the air to disperse 2,000 anti-government protestors rallying at a roadblock outside Bishkek to support a renegade businessman.

2010-08-04 21:40:55
More than 1,000 protest against government in Kyrgyzstan

More than 1,000 protest against government in Kyrgyzstan

More than one thousand protestors gathered outside Kyrgyzstan`s parliament in the capital Bishkek on Thursday, demanding a meeting with the ex-Soviet state`s interim government.

2010-08-04 20:36:12
China protesters cut off and swallow fingertips

China protesters cut off and swallow fingertips

Four protesters in Beijing cut off their fingertips and swallowed them in a desperate bid to bring attention to their cause, state media reported Thursday.

2010-08-04 15:13:28
`Yes` vote edges towards victory in Kenya referendum

`Yes` vote edges towards victory in Kenya referendum

Supporters of Kenya`s proposed new constitution have mustered twice as many votes as its opponents with more than six million ballots already tallied on Thursday, provisional results showed.

2010-08-04 15:11:37