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UN appoints first Special Envoy for humanitarian affairs for Pakistan

August 25, 2009 1:15:26 pm

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed French UN ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert as the first Special Envoy in charge of humanitarian affairs for Pakistan.

Australia to tighten visa rules for students

August 21, 2009 9:25:51 am

Faced with sharp increase in student visa applications,Australia is set to tighten its visa policy to ensure bonafide and genuine candidates come to the country for higher studies.

HAL to supply components for Sukhoi fighters to Russia

August 20, 2009 10:04:38 am

The Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will supply components to Russia for its Sukhoi range of combat jets for export to third countries.

Afghan govt under fire over media ban

August 19, 2009 3:32:03 pm

The Afghan govt came under severe criticism today for attempting to ban media coverage of escalating Taliban violence in case it deters people from voting in tomorrow's elections.

Rio Tinto guilty of commercial espionage worth $100 bn: China

August 10, 2009 11:38:56 am

China said computer data had revealed that Rio Tinto employees engaged in extensive spying on the industry.

Inquiry clears Australian PM of dishonesty charge

August 4, 2009 10:04:36 am

A govt-commissioned inquiry cleared Kevin Rudd of accusations that he lied to Parliament about giving preferential treatment to a campaign supporter.

Suicide attack in Islamabad kills two policemen

June 7, 2009 1:45:19 am

A suicide bomber tonight blew himself up at the office of a police emergency response unit in the heart of Pakistan's capital,killing two policeman and injuring four others....

China orders officials to smoke or be fined

May 4, 2009 2:53:10 pm

Officials in central China have been told to smoke nearly a quarter million packs of locally made cigarettes annually or risk being fined.

Blast in Philippines wounds 4,damages bridge

April 20, 2009 4:34:01 pm

A powerful blast ripped through a bus terminal in the southern Philippines on Monday wounding four people.

Afghanistan warns against Pakistan’s Taliban deal

April 14, 2009 9:03:06 pm

Afghanistan warned that Pakistan's deal to allow Taliban to impose Islamic law in part of the country may have dire consequences.

Iran working on new rockets: Ahmadinejad

April 14, 2009 8:57:13 pm

Iranian President said that Tehran is working on manufacturing rockets that can carry satellites.

Court repeals Hiroshima decision on A-bomb victims

March 25, 2009 12:24:07 pm

The Hiroshima District Court on Wednesday repealed the Hiroshima city government's decision not to designate seven plaintiffs as A-bomb survivors.