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Bomb kills 5 people at Sufi shrine in Pakistan

By Mon, Oct 25, 2010 5:20PM UTC

A bomb planted on a motorcycle exploded at the gate of a famous Sufi shrine in central Pakistan during morning prayers Monday, killing at least five people, officials said. The blast at the Farid Shakar Ganj shrine in Punjab province was the latest in a string of attacks targeting Sufi

Anti-Japan protests spread in Chinese cities

By Mon, Oct 25, 2010 5:01PM UTC

Anti-Japan demonstrations broke out in at least a half dozen Chinese cities over the weekend despite efforts by authorities to rein in the growing protest movement, reports said Monday. Calls for more protests on Tuesday also circulated widely on the Internet, including a planned march to the Japanese consulate in

Bomb kills 4 people at Sufi shrine in Pakistan

By Mon, Oct 25, 2010 12:00PM UTC

A bomb planted on a motorcycle exploded at the gate of a famous Sufi shrine in central Pakistan during morning prayers Monday, killing at least four people, said police. The bombing at the Farid Shakar Ganj shrine in Punjab province was the latest in a string of attacks targeting Sufi

Abhisit ‘surprise’ entry in Twitter world leader top 10

By Mon, Oct 25, 2010 12:00PM UTC

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is a “surprise entry” into top 10 list of world leaders on Twitter, as compiled by Digital Daya, an online analytics firm from international governance think tank the Digital Policy Council (DPC).  Abhisit (@PM_Abhisit), ranked ninth with more than 137,000 followers, is one of only two representatives from

Pakistan resists US push to expand terror fight

By Mon, Oct 25, 2010 11:25AM UTC

Pakistan’s foreign minister said Sunday that his country will deal with a key Taliban sanctuary along the Afghan border on its own timeline despite increasing U.S. pressure to move swiftly to help turn around the war in Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke after returning from Washington for the