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Top Philippine official missing after plane crash


August 18th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 18 (IANS) A light aircraft carrying the interior secretary of the Philippines crashed Saturday in the country. While an aide was rescued, the secretary and two pilots were ... Read more...

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China helps 12 mn quake-hit people with $137 bn expenditure


February 24th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) China spent 866 billion yuan (about $137 billion) over reconstruction work in its quake-hit Sichuan province, helping over 12 million people in repairing houses and ... Read more...

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Argentine governor ‘accidentally’ killed by gunshot


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 2 (IANS) A provincial governor in Argentina has died of a gunshot at home while celebrating the new year with family.According to the police, Carlos Soria, the Rio ... Read more...

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India, Iran hold talks to end oil payment row


October 5th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Senior officials of India and Iran have held "detailed and constructive discussions" to resolve the oil payment dispute, an official statement said Wednesday.A high level ... Read more...

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300,000 evacuated as typhoon lands in south China


September 29th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 29 (IANS) About 300,000 people were evacuated in south China in preparation for typhoon Nesat's expected assault on the island province of Hainan Thursday.Packing winds of 42 metres ... Read more...

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19 trapped miners rescued in China


August 30th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) Nineteen miners who were trapped in a flooded coal mine in China for more than 160 hours were rescued Tuesday, officials said.With their recovery, the total ... Read more...

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Former Chinese governor gets life imprisonment for bribery


April 9th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Chongqing (China), Apr.9 (ANI): Former Vice Chairman of China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Li Tangtang, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for taking bribes. A Chongqing Municipality court in southwest China ... Read more...

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Girls in China to be taught how to resist ’sugar daddies’


March 30th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): Girls in China will be given a crash course on how to resist the sweet talk of "sugar daddies" when they are taught self-respect in schools.The pilot ... Read more...

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China puts final death toll from 7.1-magnitude quake at 2,698


May 31st, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) The final death toll in the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Yushu region of China's northwestern Qinghai province April 14 was 2,698, a top official said Monday. At least 270 ... Read more...

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China’s gold thirst may catch up with India


March 30th, 2010 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 30 (IANS) China's demand for gold will double in 10 years, making the country the world's second largest consumer of gold after India, the World Gold Council (WGC) has said. Gold ... Read more...

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Brazil riot police uses pepper spray on players


March 26th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): To restore order in a Brazilian League game, the riot police in the country baton-charged and used pepper-spraying on the players.Fans at the clash between Genus and ... Read more...

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Take Sino-Pakistan ties to new heights: Zardari


February 8th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday called for taking Pakistan-China trade and commercial ties to new heights as the two countries were natural partners in the economic ... Read more...

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Martial law declared in Filipino province where 57 were murdered


December 5th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Shariff Aguak (Philippines), Dec 5 (DPA) Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Saturday declared martial law in a southern province where 57 people were murdered and security forces rounded up at least eight ... Read more...

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India can open consulate in Lhasa: Chinese official


August 25th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Lhasa, Aug 25 (IANS) More than 40 years after bad blood between India and China closed down the Indian consulate in Tibetan capital Lhasa, a Chinese foreign ministry official ... Read more...

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West Bengal universities sign MoUs with Chinese varsity


August 5th, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) Three leading West Bengal universities Wednesday joined hands with China's Yunnan University to develop higher education and student exchange programmes. Yunnan University and three leading universities of the state ... Read more...

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Sarah Palin fomally gives up governorship


July 26th, 2009 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (DPA) Former Republican US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin left unclear her future political plans Sunday as she formally ended her tenure as governor of the state of Alaska. Palin, ... Read more...

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41 killed in shooting at Turkish wedding (Lead)


May 5th, 2009 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, May 5 (DPA) At least 41 people were killed Monday night in an armed fight at a wedding in southeastern Turkey, authorities confirmed early Tuesday morning. The families of the bride and ... Read more...

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China backs possible IMF bond issue


March 23rd, 2009 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 23 (DPA) Chinese officials Monday said they were willing to back any issue of bonds by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and urged the "G20" group of major economies ... Read more...

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China rejects USs currency manipulating charge


January 25th, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan.25 (ANI): China''s central bank on Saturday dismissed as "untrue and misleading" a recent allegation by US Treasury Secretary-designate Timothy Geithner that US President Obama believes China is manipulating its ... Read more...

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‘600,000 workers left south China due to unemployment’


January 8th, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 8 (Xinhua) An estimated 600,000 migrant workers have left China's southern Guangdong Province in 2008 due to unemployment after the worldwide financial crisis hit the region, a government official said ... Read more...

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Eleven students die by inhaling poison gas in China


December 2nd, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Xian (China), Dec 2 (Xinhua) Eleven students at a girls' secondary school in northwest China died after inhaling poison gas, authorities said Tuesday.Another student has been admitted to a hospital with serious ... Read more...

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China increases troop strength in Lhasa


November 8th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Lhasa (Tibet), Nov.8 (ANI): China has increased its military presence in Tibetan capital Lhasa amid fears that "separatist" supporters of the Dalai Lama plan a repeat of the bloody March 2008 ... Read more...

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Tibetan team briefs PM-in-exile about talks in China


November 6th, 2008 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.6 (ANI): A Tibetan delegation that visted China for autonomy-related talks between October 30 and November 5, today briefed the Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government in exile, Samdhong ... Read more...

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Mine gas blast kills 10 in southwest China


September 5th, 2008 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Chengdu, Sep 5 (Xinhua) At least 10 people have been killed and eight are still missing in a coal mine gas blast in southwest China's Sichuan province early Friday, rescue operators said.The ... Read more...

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China’s earthquake damaged $6 billion in Agriculture


July 2nd, 2008 - 11:49 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The 8.0-magnitude quake in the southwest has left 700,000 people unemployed and deprived 1.15 million farmers of their livelihood, Xinhua news agency said, quoting provincial vice-governor Li Chengyun.May's devastating earthquake in southwest ... Read more...

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Mukherjee hands over aid consignment for quake-affected Sichuan province


June 7th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorChengdu , June 7 (ANI): Visiting Indian External Minister Pranab Mukherjee handed over a new consignment of aid for the earthquake-affected people of Sichuan province here today.An IL-76 ... Read more...

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Death toll in China crosses 55,000


May 23rd, 2008 - 10:37 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): The death toll from earthquake in southwest China on Friday crossed 55,000 with nearly 25,000 people still missing.Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has stated that the ... Read more...

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Quake-hit South West China will take three years to recover


May 23rd, 2008 - 8:31 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): China's post-earthquake reconstruction work will take three years, said Li Chengyun, the vice governor of Sichuan here on Friday. Li told a press conference in Beijing ... Read more...

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Post-quake rebuilding will take three years: China


May 23rd, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 23 (Xinhua) Reconstruction work after the devastating May 12 earthquake in southwestern China will take three years, a Chinese official said Friday. Li Chengyun, vice governor of quake-hit Sichuan province, ... Read more...

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China quake toll nears 56,000


May 23rd, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by admin
DPA Beijing, May 23 (DPA) The official death toll in last week's earthquake in southwestern China's Sichuan province neared 56,000 Friday, with more than 29,000 still missing, the government said, as evacuations were ... Read more...

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Chinas quake-hit dams safe, but risks remain, says official


May 21st, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): Most of the lakes and damaged dams in Chinas Sichuan Province are currently safe, but face the danger of heavy rain and aftershocks in the next ... Read more...

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Landslides during China quake results in formation of 21 lakes


May 19th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by admin
Beijing , May 19 (ANI): Massive landslides resulting from the strong earthquake of 7.8 magnitude last Monday in southwest China , have led to the formation of at least 21 lakes ... Read more...

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China says quake toll likely to cross 50,000


May 15th, 2008 - 9:15 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Chengdu (China), May 15 (Xinhua) China Thursday said more than 50,000 people were feared dead in the devastating earthquake that struck south-west Sichuan province Monday, as the hope for rescuing more survivors ... Read more...

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China central bank provides $785 mn for quake-hit areas


May 14th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 14 (Xinhua) People's Bank of China (PBOC) Wednesday announced that it would provide 5.5 billion yuan ($785.86 million) to carry out relief work in the quake-hit areas of Sichuan and ... Read more...

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China index sinks 5.6 percent on Wall Street sell-off


April 14th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, April 14 (Xinhua) China's benchmark stock index plunged 5.62 percent Monday, the biggest one-day loss since late January, as sell-offs on Wall Street and regional markets further undermined investor confidence. As ... Read more...

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