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Indian child laborers: no escape from the vicious circle
It has been three years since the Indian government banned the employment of children. However, it is still disturbingly widespread, and UNICEF says millions of them are working in extremely dangerous conditions.

January 11, 2010 09:31

Afghan authorities accuse Pakistan of killing CIA operatives
Afghan spy officials say the suicide bombing that killed seven CIA agents in Afghanistan just over a week ago may be linked to Pakistan.

January 10, 2010 07:35

Man buys car with small change
A Chinese citizen has shown perhaps the most bizarre and labor-intensive way of paying for a new car, China Daily reports.

January 08, 2010 20:04

“Kabul Dreams” of peace
A band festival held in New Delhi has been the perfect chance for young musicians to make a name for themselves. Afghan rock band “Kabul Dreams” speaks for the generation who wants a return to a normal, peaceful life.

February 16, 2010 15:44

Pakistani Pandora’s Box
The latest string of heinous terrorist attacks in Pakistan is a reminder that the ostrich policy of appeasing firebrand extremists has triggered a security climate change that could no longer be dismissed or tolerated.

January 03, 2010 16:21

Pakistan can rely on Russia to help fight terrorism – Medvedev
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has sent his condolences to the people of Pakistan after a deadly attack that claimed at least 95 lives.

January 04, 2010 13:02

‘Monk business’ turning profits for fakes
In a small Indian town where the holiest temple for Buddhists was erected on the very spot where the Buddha gained enlightenment, with tens of thousands of pilgrims visiting every day, fake monks are becoming routine.

January 01, 2010 08:44

N. Korea frowns on “unhygienic” handshakes
An editorial in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s biggest newspaper “Nodong Sinmun” has called on people to abandon the Western way of greeting, the handshake, and to use the traditional bow instead.

December 31, 2009 18:03

Innocent Afghan losses will increase with troops surge
Anger's brewing in Afghanistan over the rise in the number of civilians killed during US military operations in remote, poorly inhabited districts of the country

December 31, 2009 05:03

No iLama in China
In the Chinese version of the iPhone application shop, you won’t find a single mention of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader. Beijing regards the Dalai Lama as a dangerous separatist.

December 31, 2009 04:40

Cyclist sacrifices bike to stop thieves
Now who says there is no place for a noble deed nowadays? A cyclist has selflessly thrown his bike at two thieves on a motorcycle who had robbed a girl of her purse in southeastern China.

January 25, 2010 16:13

Russia ready for “unconventional” ways in solving Kuril Islands dispute
Russian and Japanese stances on the Kuril Islands issue still differ, but the states wish to resolve the matter eventually, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after a meeting with his Japanese counterpart.

April 15, 2010 12:56