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Monday, 8 July, 2002, 21:59 GMT 22:59 UK
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Pakistan suspect arrested Karachi bomb suspects arrested
Pakistani paramilitary troops arrest three alleged militants in connection with two recent bombings in the southern city of Karachi.
Afghan victim of US bombing raid Pentagon team to examine bomb error
A team of US military experts is to travel to Afghanistan to investigate the accidental bombing of an Afghan wedding party by US forces.
Flood situation worsens in Bangladesh and India Bangladesh floods maroon thousands
Seven people had died and thousands have been forced to leave their homes in Bangladesh because of worsening floods.
Sri Lanka truce violations recorded
The Norwegian-led peace monitoring mission issues a statement recording the number of cease fire violations by both the government and LTTE.
Al-Qaeda 'may have killed minister'
Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah says al-Qaeda or Taleban militants may have killed Vice-President Haji Abdul Qadir.
Regional media views Afghan killing
After the killing of Afghanistan's Vice-President Haji Abdul Qadir, the media in the region views the latest setback to the country's reconstruction.
More arrests in Pakistan gang rape
Police in Pakistan confirm that two more men have been arrested in the case of a woman who was gang raped in Punjab province.
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England crash to defeat
Sri Lanka's spinners bowl them to their first win of the NatWest Series with victory over England at Old Trafford.
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Tigers call up cubs
Injuries force Bangladesh to include five new faces in their squad to tour Sri Lanka, where they will play Tests and one-day internationals.
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Imran supports Mandela plan
Imran Khan urges world cricket's governing body to ask Nelson Mandela to mediate between India and Pakistan.
BUSINESS
Indian airlines start price war
Travellers in India are set to cash in after airlines slash prices to kick-start the flagging flights market, reports Rajyasri Rao.
Iraq and India ties warmed by oil deals
The oil sector takes centre stage as Iraq and its "strategic partner" India sign an agreement for closer trade relations.
Obituary: DH Ambani
Dhirubhai H Ambani, who has died of a stroke aged 69, rose from humble origins to chair India's largest private sector company.
OTHER NEWS AND FEATURES
Nepal boosts security spending
Nepal boosts security spending by more than 30% to fund military operations against Maoist insurgents.
Pakistan cleric's 'death order'
Police arrest a Pakistani cleric after he allegedly asked people to attack a visiting American naval engineer who objected to his sermon.
India angry over locust invasion
India's Border Security Force says Pakistan failed to inform it about an invasion of locusts across the border into the desert state of Rajasthan.
India unveils world's largest padlock
Locksmiths in Calcutta show off a massive lock weighing 50 kg built for the front door of a Hindu temple in eastern India.
Hindi soap set to storm US
The first Hindi soap opera for North American audiences begins next month hoping to mix intrigue and jealousy with controversial issues.
Britain 'sheltering al-Qaeda leader'
A senior al-Qaeda leader is reportedly being looked after by British intelligence - but security sources are denying the claim.
150 rescued in Red Sea
The Saudi authorities say they have rescued 150 people from a Sri Lankan fishing boat that was running out of fuel in the Red Sea.
Indian parties reject criminal declaration
Parliamentarians in India have rejected a Supreme Court ruling that election candidates declare criminal cases pending against them.
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Locksmiths in Calcutta show off a massive two-foot lock weighing 50 kg built for the front door of a Hindu temple in eastern India.Thief stopper
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The first Hindi soap opera for North American audiences begins next month hoping to mix  intrigue and jealousy with controversial issues.Indian drama
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