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China gets 300th gold in Paralympic history


September 7th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Para-athlete Zhao Xu took China's 300th gold medal in Paralympic history here Thursday, winning the men's 100m-T46 final.Zhao Xu, 27, who began the sport in Grade ... Read more...

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Olympic rowing: Britain wins gold in lightweight women’s double sculls


August 4th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Britain lifted the lightweight women's double sculls gold in Olympic rowing regatta at Eton Dorney Lake Saturday.Britain's Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking, who were silver medallists ... Read more...

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Chinese student saves man from train, may lose legs


July 16th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 16 (IANS) A 20-year-old student in China's Hebei province may lose both his legs, crushed by a train, following his heroic attempt to save a man attempting suicide ... Read more...

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Chinese club prepares huge offer for Kaka?


June 28th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 28 (IANS) Spanish and Italian newspapers are speculating that Chinese football side Guangzhou Evergrande are preparing an offer for Real Madrid's star Brazilian midfielder Kaka.Italian paper El ... Read more...

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India bag women’s basketball title at Asian Beach Games


June 19th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Haiyang (China), June 19 (IANS) Indian women's basketball team Tuesday defeated hosts China to win the gold medal at the third Asian Beach Games here in east China's Shandong province.The ... Read more...

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Chinese city to hold charity fair


May 7th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) A charity-themed expo is scheduled to run July 12-14 in the south China metropolis of Shenzhen, Mayor Xu Qin said Monday.Titled "Development, Integration and Transparency", the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China busts gang for selling gutter oil


May 5th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 5 (IANS) The authorities in China have busted a gang which was manufacturing and selling gutter oil the last few years. It earned over 10 million yuan (over ... Read more...

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‘Gluttony gene’ forces you to gobble non-stop


March 19th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on a 'gluttony gene' that converts you into an eating machine even if you are full.Mice tests have demonstrated that a mutation on ... Read more...

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Big Chinese chopper passes cold weather flight test


February 13th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 13 (IANS) China's first independently-developed large civil helicopter has passed a cold weather flight test, said China Aviation Industrial Helicopter Co. Monday.The flight testing period for the 13-tonne ... Read more...

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China to increase mineral exploration


February 10th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 9 (IANS) China is going to increase mineral exploration and development within a decade to keep up with its rapidly growing demand, as it believes dependency on foreign ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Three Chinese on trial for selling toxic salt


January 31st, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) Three men who allegedly manufactured and sold fake salt made from pesticide residue have appeared in a court in eastern China, a media report said Tuesday.Xu ... Read more...

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Chinese painting sells for record $42 mn


December 7th, 2011 - 4:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 7 (IANS) A traditional Chinese painting has sold for a record $42 million, smashing previous records for painter Xu Beihong, also known as the father of modern Chinese ... Read more...

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Experts devise ‘defence’ against Facebook spying


December 5th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Scientists have created an interface that will help Facebook users to keep their personal information secret.Signing up for an app or game, Facebook users could ... Read more...

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Jayaram, Gurusaidutt, Saina in Hong Kong Open quarterfinals


November 17th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Nov 17 (IANS) Ajay Jayaram and Gurusaidutt recorded upset victories against formidable opponents to storm into the men's singles quarterfinals of the Hong Kong Open badminton Thursday.Saina Nehwal ... Read more...

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Chinese hospital hid baby as parents owed money


October 27th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 27 (IANS) A hospital in China hid a two-month-old baby boy so that his parents would pay for the medical treatment undergone.The hospital in Guangdong province hid the ... Read more...

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Chinese patient stabs doctor 17 times


September 19th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) An angry patient in China stabbed a woman doctor 17 times. The doctor survived, but had to undergo a nine-hour surgery.The victim's colleagues held an hour-long ... 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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Two Chinese officials executed for bribery


July 19th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) Two former vice mayors of China's Hangzhou and Suzhou cities were executed Tuesday for bribery, the China Daily reported.It said the Supreme People's Court approved the ... Read more...

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India assured of two more medals at President’s Cup boxing


July 6th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 6 (IANS) Asian Games silver medallist V. Santosh Kumar (64kg) and Jasveer Singh (81kg) entered the semifinals of the President's Cup boxing here Wednesday and assured India of ... Read more...

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Middle aged obesity can trigger Alzheimer’s


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Piling on the pounds in middle-age makes for greater chances of developing Alzheimer's -- as high as 80 percent. The latest evidence shows maintaining a 'healthy' ... Read more...

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Dementia linked to midlife weight crisis


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people who are overweight or obese in midlife have 80 pc higher risk of developing dementia, Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia in ... Read more...

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Hamburger eating contest sparks row in Shanghai


April 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, April 20 (IANS) A hamburger restaurant in Shanghai has stirred an online controversy for its contests, one of which requires the participants to eat a seven-level, 2.3-kg hamburger in ... Read more...

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Chinese who ran microblog on his cancer battle dead


February 1st, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 1 (IANS) "I am gone. I will see you in the next life" - this was the last post of a Beijing resident who used his microblog to detail his ... Read more...

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Four Chinese indicted for sending 10 mn spam messages


January 5th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 5 (IANS) Prosecutors in Beijing have brought charges against four men for sending 10 million spam messages.Xicheng district prosecutors say the four suspects sent the messages between Nov 2008 and ... Read more...

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OCA president arrives for biggest ever Asian Games


November 12th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 12 (IANS) Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), arrived in Guangzhou for the grand opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games.Yu Zaiqing, vice minister ... Read more...

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Now, jewellery that whispers in the ear!


October 5th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 5 (ANI): Forget whispering sweet nothings into your lover's ear, for a piece of jewellery does it literally.With the new design by Cheng Xu, a student in tangible interactive design ... Read more...

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New discovery could stop stem-cell loss during cancer therapy


September 6th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 6 (ANI): Loss of stem cells during chemotherapy or radiation therapy is the main side effect for human cancer patients, leading to anaemia, appetite and weight loss. But a new ... Read more...

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‘Forbidden’ black rice could be greatest ’superfood’


August 27th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 27 (ANI): Black rice, regularly used in China but uncommon in the West, could be one of the healthiest foods, say experts.According to the scientists, the cereal is low in ... Read more...

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‘Forbidden’ black rice more nutritious than superfoods


August 27th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) A spoonful of black rice has greater nutritive value than blueberries and blackberries, touted as superfoods. It is occasionally known as the "Forbidden Rice" because Chinese nobles forbade ... Read more...

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China records 10 times more ‘geological disasters’ than last year


August 21st, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug 21(ANI): Chinese Land and Resources Minister Xu Shaoshi has said that the country has recorded over 26,000 geological disasters in the first seven months of this year, nearly 10 times ... Read more...

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Human sperm gene unaltered for 600 million years


July 16th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) The "Boule" gene, responsible for sperm production from insects to mammals including man, has remained unaltered for 600 million years that it has been in existence. "This is the ... Read more...

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Human sperm gene is 600 million years old


July 16th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Mammals' ability to produce sperm is very ancient, probably originating as early as 600 million years ago, according to new evidence found by researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg ... Read more...

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New bishop for post left vacant for 48 years in China


July 15th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, July 15 (IANS/AKI) Antonio Xu Jiwei has been consecrated bishop of the city of Taizhou in China's eastern coastal province of Zhejiang, filling an office that has been vacant for ... Read more...

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Online shopping brings about more ‘phishing’ in China


June 27th, 2010 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) With low prices, discounts and the ease of buying, online shopping has attracted more than 100 million netizens in China in recent times, and with it a lot ... Read more...

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Chinese man sentenced to death for attacking 29 kids


May 15th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) A 46-year-old unemployed man who had stabbed 29 children at a kindergarten in China's Jiangsu province, as part of his "revenge on society", was sentenced to death by ... Read more...

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