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Malaysian firefighter vessel sprays water onto a burning oil tanker, MT Formosa Product Brick, near the coast of Port Dickson, 50km south of Kuala Lumpur. AFP

Nepal, India agree trade deal

India and Nepal agreed to a new trade treaty on Saturday as Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal ended a five-day official visit to the regional giant that both countries hailed a great success.

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Taiwanese oil ship collision:

Remains of crew found

Malay- sian police Sunday ended search and rescue efforts on a stricken Taiwanese oil tanker involved in a collision in the Malacca Strait after the burnt remains of all its missing crew were found.

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Freedom parade cancelled

Hondura’s National Day:

The Honduran de facto regime leaders decided to suspend the celebrations to commemorate the 188th anniversary of the independence from the Spanish colonialism, with the pretext of A(H1N1) influenza infection risk, the local media said on Saturday.

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Observers warn:

Afghan vote not universally free

Obser- vers Saturday highlighted cases of fraud in Afghanistan's elections and said voting was not universally free due to violence and intimidation as speculation mounted about a possible run-off.

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After Typhoon devastation :

Taiwan vows reconstruction

Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou vowed Saturday to push ahead with reconstruction after the devastation caused by Typhoon Morakot two weeks ago plunged his government into a political storm.

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