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  • 21 killed, 16 missing in China mine blast

    At least 21 workers were killed and 16 others trapped underground when a gas explosion hit a coal mine in China’s central Henan province, the latest in a series of mishaps that have rocked the country’s mining sector considered the most dangerous in the world. The blast occurred in the mine situated in Yuzhou city […]

    Over 4,000 ex-LTTE rebels rehabilitated in Sri Lanka

    Over 4,000 former Tamil rebels in Srilanka have been rehabilitated and reintegrated in the society, officials said on Saturday. “We have rehabilitated over 4,000 former Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels and sent them back to their families. Six thousand more are to be rehabilitated,” the news agency quoted commissioner general of Rehabilitation Brigadier […]

    Tibet hit by rare bone disease, 1.70 lakh at risk

    A rare and incurable endemic bone disease is posing a grave health risk to residents in a remote Tibetan region, with about 170,000 people threatened by it. At least 14,662 people have been diagnosed with Kaschin-Beck disease in 11 counties in Qamdo prefecture, one of the most seriously affected regions, according to a survey conducted by […]

    Russia agrees to build nuclear plant in Venezuela

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez reached a deal with Russia on Friday to build the South American country’s first nuclear plant, as questions arose why a nation rich in oil and gas would feel the need to venture into atomic energy. The two nations also signed other energy agreements. Russia has cultivated close ties with Chavez’s […]

    World’s longest tunnel breaks down Swiss Alpine barrier

    A giant drilling machine punched its way through a final section of Alpine rock on Friday to complete the world’s longest tunnel, after 15 years of sometimes lethal construction work. In a stage-managed breakthrough, attended by some 200 dignitaries 30 km inside the tunnel and broadcast live on Swiss television, engineers from both sides shook hands […]

    Sobyanin Nominated as Moscow Mayor

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday has nominated Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Sobyanin as the new Moscow mayor. “I would like to tell you that I have decided to offer your candidacy to the Moscow City Duma for investing you with the powers of Moscow mayor,” Medvedev told Sobyanin in his presidential residence outside Moscow. […]

    WTO Accession of Russia’s Customs Bloc Underway: Putin

    Accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan has been underway according to the agreements reached, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Friday. “Speaking about moving toward WTO accession, we meant two possible options: either joint accession or accommodation of the principles of the WTO accession,” the Interfax news agency […]

    UN Chief Begins Morocco Visit

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday arrived in Morocco, where he is expected to address an international policy conference and identify three main challenges, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky told reporters. “The secretary-general arrived in Marrakesh, Morocco, today. On Saturday, he will address the opening session of the World Policy Conference 2010, which is organized by […]

    Ready to resume nuclear talks soon: Iranian FM

    Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Friday said that Tehran was ready to resume talks about its nuclear programme with the international community within a matter of weeks. “From our point of view October or November is a good time for the re-establishment of negotiations,” Mottaki said. He spoke to reporters as he arrived for […]

    Pak CJ seeks PM’s explanation on ‘plans’ to remove top judges

    Pakistan’s Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry Friday sought a signed explanation from Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani in the wake of reports that the government was planning to remove key members of the superior judiciary, deepening the rift between the two sides. The drama began late last night after several TV news channels reported that the PPP-led […]