Thursday, August 11, 2011

Asia Compact | 11.08.2011, 18:00 UTC

DEUTSCHE WELLE
ASIA COMPACT | 11.08.2011 | 18:00 UTC
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South Asia
Human rights commission says peace in Karachi lies with political parties

After weeks of violence, a tentative calm has descended on the southern
Pakistani port city of Karachi where the government has deployed hundreds
of security forces.

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Terrorism
At least eight killed in two attacks in northwest Pakistan

Dozens were injured and at least eight killed in two separate attacks near
the Lahori Gate area of Peshawar on Thursday. Officials said they were the
first deadly attacks to hit the region during Ramadan.

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China
China's aircraft carrier raises suspicion

China's first aircraft carrier set sail on its maiden voyage from the
northern port of Dalian on Wednesday. The ancient Soviet vessel is over 300
meters long and can accommodate a 300-member strong crew.

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Society
New Bollywood film sparks storm

A new Bollywood film tackling the issue of caste quotas in government jobs
and education has raised a storm for its alleged anti-reservation stance.
The state government of Uttar Pradesh has banned it for two months.

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