Indian police authorized to seize weapons from Italian oil tanker over killing

February 22, 2012 10:44 am· Comments Off on Indian police authorized to seize weapons from Italian oil tanker over killing 

NEW DELHI, Feb. 22 — Indian police were authorized on Tuesday by a court to seize weapons from the Italian oil tanker, Enrica Lexie, whose guards were accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the southern coast of the country last week, said local media.

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Provincial gov'ts' finances worsening

February 22, 2012 10:44 am· Comments Off on Provincial gov'ts' finances worsening 

SEOUL, Feb. 22 — The fiscal health of provincial governments nationwide has deteriorated over the past year due to falling tax revenues, government figures showed on Wednesday.

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AsiaNet:CHIC2012 will open from Mar 26th-29th, 2012, with the theme of "CROSSING"

February 22, 2012 10:44 am· Comments Off on AsiaNet:CHIC2012 will open from Mar 26th-29th, 2012, with the theme of "CROSSING" 

BEIJING, Feb. 22, 2012 — CHIC2012: Crossing In Discovery

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Zambia contains typhoid outbreak

February 22, 2012 10:44 am· Comments Off on Zambia contains typhoid outbreak 

LUSAKA, Feb. 22 — Health authorities in Zambia have now managed to contain typhoid which broke out early this year affecting thousands of people from four districts and resulting in at least nine deaths, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.

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Seychelles calls for action against pirates

February 22, 2012 10:15 am· Comments Off on Seychelles calls for action against pirates 

LONDON, Feb. 22 — Two Seychelles officials on Tuesday called for more concerted international action against piracy in the Indian Ocean.

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S. Korea, Boeing to jointly develop new materials for aircrafts

February 22, 2012 10:15 am· Comments Off on S. Korea, Boeing to jointly develop new materials for aircrafts 

SEOUL, Feb. 22 — South Korea and Boeing, the world's largest aircraft manufacturer, agreed on Wednesday to jointly develop new materials and systems for aircrafts, the Seoul government said.

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S. Korea's foreign population drops on quarterly basis

February 22, 2012 10:15 am· Comments Off on S. Korea's foreign population drops on quarterly basis 

SEOUL, Feb. 22 — The quarterly total of foreigners residing in South Korea fell for the first time in two years in the fourth quarter of last year due mainly to a temporary drop in the number of short-term foreign visitors, the Justice Ministry said on Wednesday.

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China stock index futures open higher Wednesday

February 22, 2012 10:15 am· Comments Off on China stock index futures open higher Wednesday 

BEIJING, Feb. 22 — China's stock index futures opened higher on Wednesday, with the contract for settlement in March, the most actively traded, up 9 points at 2,571 points.

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Nepali Minister sentenced to jail over corruption charge

February 22, 2012 10:05 am· Comments Off on Nepali Minister sentenced to jail over corruption charge 

KATHMANDU, Feb. 22 — Nepal's Minister for Information and Communications Jay Prakash Prasad Gupta has been sentenced to prison for one- and- a- half years and a fine of 8.4 million Nepali rupees (about 105,000 U.S. dollars) over corruption charge.

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India needs consultations on anti-terror hub: Indian-controlled Kashmir Chief Minister

February 22, 2012 10:05 am· Comments Off on India needs consultations on anti-terror hub: Indian-controlled Kashmir Chief Minister 

SRINAGAR, Feb. 22 — The Indian-controlled Kashmir Chief Minister on Tuesday said the Indian Government needs to make consultations before setting up a National Counter-Terrorism Center (NCTC).

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