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25 June 2010 6:57 PM | Tagged: asylum seekers
In 2008, on a parched July day in central Afghanistan, 26-year-old Sayed Ali Jan was at work, hauling fuel along a highway in Wardak province for a logistics company supplying foreign troops.His young wife, Sayeeda, was at home with his parents in Kabul.They were expecting their first baby before the end of the year. Then, suddenly, the plans that any young couple makes were over before they had

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25 June 2010 6:57 PM | Tagged: environmental protection group
A prominent Tibetan arts dealer and environmentalist was sentenced to a 15-year prison term by a Chinese court Thursday for buying antiques looted from tombs - charges his supporters say were drummed up after his family crossed powerful officials in Tibet. Karma Samdrup, 42, is an unlikely political prisoner.Ahead of his conviction, he had been considered a model Chinese citizen: the domestic pr

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25 June 2010 6:49 PM | Tagged: aisam ul haq
Pakistani and Indian tennis doubles partners Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Rohan Bopanna win over Wimbledon.

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25 June 2010 6:17 PM | Tagged: adult entertainment industry
BRU.S LS — The agency that controls Internet addresses said Friday it will consider adding the .xxx suffix for pornography to the list that people and companies can pick for their online identities.The decision paves the way for final approval to launch .xxx as an online red light disctrict, alongside suffixes such as .com and .org, in as soon as six months, finally ending a decade-long bat

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25 June 2010 6:17 PM | Tagged: muskoka canada
TORONTO After crafting a common response to the financial crisis in the fall of 2008 -- one that saw countries from Communist-governed to conservative Canada pull in the same direction -- members of the Group of 20 arrive this time riven by newly asserted national interests.Many are at odds over details such as how fast and far some countries should cut public spending, and how strict new capita

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25 June 2010 6:00 PM | Tagged: budget deficit
The Indian government opts to scrap its subsidy of petrol prices in an effort to cut its budget deficit.

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25 June 2010 6:00 PM | Tagged: blasphemy
Pakistan is to monitor seven leading websites including Google and Yahoo for content it considers offensive to Muslims.

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25 June 2010 6:00 PM | Tagged: chinese plans
A meeting of exporters of civil nuclear technology ends without agreement on Chinese plans to sell nuclear reactors to Pakistan.