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  • China’s Fiscal Revenue Up 25.7% in First 7 Months

    China’s fiscal revenue jumped 25.7 percent from a year earlier to 5.11 trillion yuan (about 750 billion U.S. dollars) in the first seven months, the Ministry of Finance announced yesterday. In July alone, the fiscal revenue reached 778.32 billion yuan (114.85 billion U.S. dollars), up 16.2 percent year on year, the ministry said in a […]

    Nigeria to build USD 3.5 billion power grid

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has promised to construct a power grid at the cost of USD 3.5 billion, aimed at addressing the highly insufficient power supply in the oil rich African country. An e-mailed statement from the country’s presidency said the grid would have the capacity of 700-kilovolt and will be completed within four years. […]

    Landslide-hit Houses to be Rebuilt by June 2011

    Reconstruction of houses toppled by landslides in Zhouqu County in northwestern China’s Gansu Province will be finished by June 2011, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Tuesday, the Beijing Times reported. The government will help the affected people reconstruct their homes, the ministry said in a statement. It also noted that repairs on damaged houses […]

    Sindh High Court declares Musharraf ‘proclaimed offender’

       Former President Pervez Musharraf was Tuesday declared a “proclaimed offender” by Pakistan’s Sindh High Court for non-appearance, in what could be a setback to his plans to stage a political comeback. A division bench of the Sindh High Court in Karachi headed by Chief Justice Sarmad Jalal Usmani issued the order against Musharraf for […]

    NASA Plans Spacewalks to Fix ISS Cooling System

    Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) will conduct spacewalks this Friday to repair a pump module on its broken cooling system, NASA said Monday. Four spacemen will spend two spacewalks replacing the broken ammonia pump module on the station’s starboard truss with a new one. An underwater practice run was conducted Monday to help the ISS […]

    Gates announces defense cuts, allocates funds to priority needs

    The Pentagon, trying to free up cash in the face of a yawning US. deficit, unveiled a series of cost-cutting measures that will shed thousands of jobs and shut down an entire military command. Defence Secretary Robert Gates said he hoped the shakeup would show Congress that the Pentagon would spend tax dollars wisely during […]

    Nepali Congress, Unified CPN (M) meeting to form next govt fails

    In Nepal, a meeting held between top leaders from Nepali Congress and Unified CPN (Maoist) on the issue of forming the next government ended inconclusively today with both the parties seeking each other’s support for the election of the new Prime Minister. Talking to newsmen after the meeting, Nepali Congress Spokesperson Arjun Narsingh K.C said […]

    Mitchell in Middle East for Direct Peace Talks

    The US special envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, has returned to the region to push Israel and the Palestinians to start direct peace talks, the State Department said on Monday. “We expect Senator Mitchell to have discussion with both President Abbas and Prime Minister Netanyahu tomorrow. He will be talking to both parties […]

    Chavez rejects US ambassador-designate to Venezuela

     President Hugo Chavez has rejected Larry Palmer as the US ambassador-designate to Venezuela, and urged US President Barack Obama to “look for another candidate.” “How can you think I’d accept this gentleman coming here? You’d best withdraw him, Obama. Don’t insist, I’m asking you,” said Chavez in his weekly “Alo Presidente” radio and television show. […]

    Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal dies at 84

     KNOXVILLE: Patricia Neal, the willowy, husky-voiced actress who won an Academy Award for 1963’s “Hud” and then survived several strokes to continue acting, died on Sunday. She was 84. Neal had lung cancer and died surrounded by her family at her home in Edgartown, Massachusetts, on Martha’s Vineyard. “She faced her final illness as she […]