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2006-07-03 14:48:28

Corrects penultimate paragraph to show that the arms sale in question is to Pakistan, not India. By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush Administration said on Monday that it planned to sell Pakistan up to 36 advanced F-16 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp.

2006-07-03 02:18:52

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A landslide caused by torrential rain killed at least 10 people, including women and children, in northwest Pakistan, police said on Monday.

2006-06-29 20:36:36

By Arshad Sharif ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Fancy a tummy tuck or face lift? How about a hair transplant? Such surgical procedures are de rigueur in the West, but the trend is now also catching on in an unlikely country -- conservative Pakistan.

2006-06-28 03:47:14

DHAKA (Reuters) - A Bangladesh court on Wednesday acquitted all 23 accused in a bomb attack that killed 10 people in the country's southwest seven years ago and ordered the case be re-investigated, court officials said.

2006-06-23 07:40:08

By Arshad Sharif ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani families that have only one child will have that child's education paid for by the government under a novel plan to try and bring down the country's rapid population growth.

2006-06-15 06:14:50

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The United States will not scale back its aid commitment to Islamabad, the U.S. ambassador said on Thursday, following media reports that Congress had proposed cuts over Pakistan's democracy and rights record. U.S.

2006-06-15 06:11:37

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The United States will not scale back its aid commitment to Islamabad, the U.S. ambassador said on Thursday, following media reports that Congress had proposed cuts over Pakistan's democracy and rights record. U.S.

2006-06-11 06:43:02

By Anis Ahmed DHAKA (Reuters) - At least 200 people were hurt in street clashes between police and opposition activists trying to blockade Bangladesh's capital Dhaka on Sunday, witnesses said.

2006-06-04 03:58:59

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has banned "The Da Vinci Code" following calls from both minority Christians and majority Muslims, an official said on Sunday.

2006-05-31 06:02:03

BHOLA, Bangladesh (Reuters) - At least 50 people were injured in southern Bangladesh on Wednesday in clashes between police and opposition activists protesting against lack of electricity, police and witnesses said.


Latest South Asia Reference Libraries

Lesser Asiatic Yellow Bat, Scotophilus kuhlii
2013-06-18 12:09:59

The lesser Asiatic yellow bat (Scotophilus kuhlii) is a species of vesper bat that can be found in many areas including Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and the Philippines. It prefers a habitat in primary and secondary forests, both in urban and rural areas of its range. It can be found roosting in many areas including roofs, crevices, temples, and dry tree leaves. It leaves the roost early to consume a main diet of dipterans and hymenopterans and gives birth to one...

Rufous Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus rouxii
2012-09-03 06:58:22

The rufous horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus rouxii) can be found in China, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, and Vietnam. Although it occurs in all of these regions, most of its population occurs in South Asia. It can be found roosting in hollow trees or caves and prefers a habitat within evergreen forests. It often inhabits temples or old buildings in South Asia. In South Asia, the rufous horseshoe bat is threatened by cave disturbances caused by tourists, as well as habitat loss caused by...

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deuteragonist
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The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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