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  • China holds day of mourning for landslide victims

    China Sunday observed a national day of mourning for the more than 1,200 people killed in last week’s massive landslides in northwest Gansu province as heavy rains continued to batter the country. Chinese flags across the country and at embassies and consulates overseas were lowered to half-staff while public entertainment was suspended to remember those […]

    Obama Pledges to Stand by Gulf Coast Residents

    US President Barack Obama pledged Saturday that he will stand by the Gulf of Mexico residents until the region fully recovered from the BP oil spill during a weekend trip in Florida with his family. In a brief speech following a meeting with business and tourism leaders in Panama City Beach, Florida, Obama said that […]

    13 Killed in US Drone Strikes in NW Pakistan

    A total of 13 suspected militants were killed during a U.S. drone attack launched Saturday night in northwest Pakistan, reported local media Express on Sunday. According to the report, the U.S. drone fired three missiles at a village near Mirali in Pakistan’s northwest tribal area of North Waziristan late Saturday night. Initial reports said that […]

    ‘US Show of Force A Threat to China’

     Recent and planned dangerous moves of the United States in Northeast and Southeast Asia are manifestation of Washington’s Cold War mentality and pose a threat to the security of China and the whole region, said the Globe magazine in a commentary. The United States and South Korea has recently held military exercises in the Sea […]

    Former Lankan army chief Fonseka stripped off his rank, medals

    General Sarath Fonseka was on Saturday stripped off his rank, medals and pension after President Mahinda Rajapaksa ratified the verdict of his conviction by a court martial, a sentence which was termed as a “unacceptable and a humorous joke” by the former Sri Lankan Army chief. The court martial had found Fonseka guilty of dabbling […]

    Floods destroy make shift hospital in China, 32 people missing

    At least 32 people are missing after floods destroyed makeshift buildings of a hospital in a southwest Chinese province early Saturday as torrential rains continue to batter the country. Floods destroyed prefabricated buildings of a hospital at Yingxiu Town of Wenchuan County in Sichuan Province leaving at least 32 people missing, the official media reported. […]

    Obama hosts ‘iftaar’ party, speaks about US cultural diversity

    US President Barack Obama hosted an ‘iftaar’ party at the White House during which he highlighted the role of faith in the lives of Americans and the tradition of celebrating all festivals, including Diwali. “Here at the White House, we have a tradition of hosting iftaars that goes back several years, just as we host […]

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon to arrive in Pak Saturday

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon will arrive in Islamabad Saturday and visit the areas battered by the worst-ever floods in the country. Ban will assess losses due to the floods and the UN has already appealed for nearly USD 460 million in emergency aid for providing relief to the victims. UN humanitarian chief John Holmes had […]

    Iran confirms launch of first nuclear power plant

    Iran’s atomic energy chief Ali Akbar Salehi Friday confirmed next week’s launch of the Islamic republic’s first nuclear power plant, as announced by Russia which has helped build the facility. “We are preparing to transfer the fuel inside the plant next week… Then we will need seven to eight days to transfer it to the […]

    World-Famed Tower in E China to Enshrine Buddha Remains

    An ancient Buddhist tower in east China’s Jiangsu Province, which was a world wonder during the medieval ages, will enshrine part of the skull bone of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism. The Buddha’s remains, or sarira, would be worshipped in the tower after workers rebuild the tower by the end of 2011, said Kong Li, […]