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China mulls shark fin ban at official banquets
Beijing, July 3 (IANS) Shark fin soup, considered a delicacy and a social status symbol in China, may no longer be served at official banquets as Beijing plans to issue new guidelines banning the seafood in an attempt to protect the endangered marine creature.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 4:30:46 PM

Chinese man stabs wife, two couples to death
Shanghai, July 3 (IANS) A Chinese man stabbed to death his wife and two other couples, all relatives, following a family dispute here, police said.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 4:30:36 PM

Phones to beat computers for surfing net in China
Beijing, July 3 (IANS) The number of Chinese people accessing internet on cell phones will exceed those doing so on computers in the next two to three years, experts have predicted.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 4:17:11 PM

25 killed in Iraq truck bombing
Baghdad, July 3 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and 75 wounded Tuesday when a booby-trapped truck blew up at a busy marketplace in a southern province in Iraq, Xinhua reported.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 4:07:37 PM

Castro's China visit to help speed up Cuban economy
Beijing, July 3 (IANS) Cuban President Raul Castro will begin a state visit to China Wednesday, during which he will sign a number of deals that will help accelerate Cuba's economic reforms, a Chinese daily said Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 3:13:08 PM

Five Chinese women deplaned after midair brawl
Beijing, July 3 (IANS) Five Chinese women were ordered to get off a plane after female family members of one of them assaulted a woman for reclining her seat. The family was also ordered to pay 1,000 yuan in damages.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 2:49:47 PM

Lesbians allowed to donate blood in China
Beijing, July 3 (IANS) Lesbians in China, banned in 1998 from donating blood as a way to prevent the spread of AIDS, have now been "legally allowed" to donate. However, men who have sex with men are still barred from donating.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 2:44:08 PM

Iran test-fires ballistic missiles
Tehran, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's Revolutionary Guards Tuesday test-fired a number of intermediate range ballistic missiles as part of a large-scale training exercise.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 1:40:55 PM

85 Syrian army men defect to Turkey
Ankara, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eighty-five Syrian soldiers, including an artillery general and 14 lower-ranked officers, have defected and fled to Turkey.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 1:23:55 PM

Mole rat may hold key to human longevity
Tel Aviv, July 3 (IANS) Compared to the average three-year life span of a common rat, the 10 to 30-year life of the naked mole rat, an underground rodent native to East Africa, is amazing.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 12:47:18 PM

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