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Ecuadorian interior minister’s brother murdered


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) Juan Antonio Serrano, the brother of Ecuadorian Interior Minister Jose Serrano, was murdered Sunday and five people have been arrested in connection with the killing, the ... Read more...

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One held for China bomb hoax


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) A 29-year-old man has been detained in China for a hoax bomb warning that forced the diversion of a domestic flight, Xinhua reported.Xiong Yi, a resident ... Read more...

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Alien encounter may not be happy one: Nobel laureate


August 27th, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) It is probably unwise for human beings to be telling aliens where we are, Nobel laureate Brian P. Schmidt has said."I think it is probably not ... Read more...

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Beijing to ban avoiding ‘unlucky’ numbers


August 20th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) The Chinese capital will prohibit people from avoiding so-called "unlucky" numbers, that include four, 13 and 14, in the registration of addresses.The move targets Chinese numerology ... Read more...

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James Cameron to co-produce 3D film in China


August 9th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Director James Cameron has announced that his company will co-produce with Chinese filmmakers a 3D film highlighting the history of Beijing. The announcement Wednesday came ... Read more...

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China acts against foreign prostitutes


August 1st, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) Authorities in the Chinese capital have been urged to stem the entry of foreign sex workers following the arrest of four such women in a downtown ... Read more...

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Beijing braces for more rain


July 25th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) A yellow alert has been issued in Beijing for "possible mudslides and cave-ins" as the Met department has forecast more rains in the city.Rainstorms were expected ... Read more...

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Beijingers turn to Weibo to beat floods


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) A group of people in Beijing have turned to Weibo, a social networking site, to help those stranded in rain-triggered floods by offering them free rides, ... Read more...

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Beijing downpour toll rises to 37 (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) The toll in Saturday's torrential rains here has climbed to 37 as more bodies were retrieved, authorities said. Among the victims, 25 drowned, six were killed ... Read more...

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Beijing downpours toll rises to 37


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) With the recovery of more bodies, the toll since Saturday's torrential rains has climbed to 37 in China, said the Beijing municipal government late Sunday.The ... Read more...

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10 dead, 30,000 evacuated after torrential rains in Beijing (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed while more than 30,000 were evacuated in the heaviest rains in six decades in the Chinese capital, authorities said Sunday.Thousands ... Read more...

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Chinese hostage-taker shot dead


July 20th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) A man in the Chinese capital was shot dead by police after he took a woman security officer hostage at knife-point at a metro station. The ... Read more...

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Beijing English teacher wants to buy Obama speeches


July 10th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) An English teacher in the Chinese capital has written to US President Barack Obama to ask for permission to use his speeches in his English ... Read more...

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In China, a swallow doesn’t necessarily make a summer (With Images) (An Indian in China)


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 3 (IANS) Where have all the birds gone? The pretty flowers and trees are there aplenty in the Chinese capital and elsewhere in the country, but the birds ... Read more...

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India touches base with future China PM, maps future ties (Roundup)


June 6th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 6 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the impending leadership transition in Beijing, India and China Wednesday voiced hope that the upswing in bilateral relations will continue under the ... Read more...

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India seeks China’s support for SCO membership


June 6th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 6 (IANS) India Wednesday sought China's support for membership of the six-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), dominated by Beijing and Moscow, and underlined that it will bring many ... Read more...

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Krishna meets next China PM, maps future ties (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 6 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the impending leadership transition in Beijing, India and China Wednesday voiced hope that the upswing in bilateral relations will continue under ... Read more...

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India pitches for SCO’s membership, Afghan role


June 5th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kunming/Beijing, June 5 (IANS) A day before the SCO summit opens in Beijing, India Tuesday renewed its pitch for full membership of the six-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organization and backed ... Read more...

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Vladimir Putin begins China visit


June 5th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in the Chinese capital Tuesday morning, kicking off his state visit to the country, Xinhua reported.Putin arrived at the invitation of ... Read more...

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Two-fly limit for Beijing public loos


May 24th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Public toilets in Beijing must contain no more than two flies per stall, according to a bizarre new directive issued to washroom attendants, it was reported ... Read more...

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Beijing cracks down on illegal foreigners


May 15th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) To improve security in Beijing, authorities here have decided to clamp down on foreigners illegally entering, residing or working in the Chinese capital.According to a Beijing ... Read more...

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Beijing cops chase, catch a stray canine!


May 14th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 14 (IANS) Police in the Chinese capital were on a rare mission last week-end -- to catch, on the municipal authorities' order, a stray ... Read more...

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Chinese man executed for 2009 stabbing spree


May 11th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) A 50-year-old man was executed in Beijing Friday for killing two and injuring 14 others in a stabbing spree in the Chinese capital in 2009.Zhang Jianfei, ... Read more...

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Briton held for sexual assault in Beijing


May 10th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) A Briton has been detained in the Chinese capital for getting drunk and allegedly sexually assaulting a woman on the side of a road, police said ... Read more...

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Wedding cars run into trouble


May 7th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) Police in the Chinese capital have vowed to stop wedding cars from violating city ordinances after a series of complaints from motorists during the May Day ... Read more...

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Nearly 300 Chinese banned for life from driving


April 24th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) A total of 292 people here in the Chinese capital have been banned for life from driving, a media report said Tuesday. Four male drivers were ... Read more...

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Beijing to face acute water shortage


April 24th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) The Chinese capital is expected to face an acute water shortage this year, said authorities.Beijing is expected to face a water shortage of 1.3 billion cubic ... Read more...

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Ecuador expects China to fully finance refinery


April 23rd, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Quito, April 23 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador expects China to provide all of the financing for the Refineria del Pacifico, a mega-refinery for processing crude and the largest public works project in ... Read more...

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Cameron tapped for China’s 3D film


April 22nd, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) James Cameron' 3D team, behind the worldwide success of 2009 sci-fi blockbuster "Avatar", is being tapped to assist in shooting "The Art of War", a ... Read more...

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Chinese police crack down on fake training centres


April 19th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) Beijing police have held about 500 suspects in a crackdown on illegal professional training institutes being run in the Chinese capital.According to the police, victims of ... Read more...

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Fake Chinese monks held for partying


April 9th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) Two fake monks have been detained in the Chinese capital for improper behaviour, including drinking and flirting with women.Dressed in yellow robes and drinking beer on ... Read more...

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Beijing mulls water curbs


March 26th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) In a bid to conserve water in the arid Chinese capital, Beijing authorities are pondering to restrict water usage by bathhouses, golf courses and ski ... Read more...

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One card for over 100 Beijing libraries


March 12th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 12 (IANS) Book readers in the Chinese capital will now need just one library card to borrow books from around 110 libraries in the city.Libraries in Beijing Monday ... Read more...

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Beijing water shortage: residents to get desalinised seawater


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) In a bid to ease the pressure on water supply in the Chinese capital, residents will soon get access to desalinised seawater made safe for consumption. ... Read more...

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No-fly zone imposed over Beijing


March 1st, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) Small aircraft will be banned from flying over the Chinese capital for the next two weeks when parliament and the country's top political advisory body meet.Planes, ... Read more...

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