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Beckham travels to China
Beijing, June 19 (IANS/EFE) Retired soccer champ David Beckham is in China to build enthusiasm for the game in the world's most populous country, where fans are pretty discouraged at the moment over the poor performance of their national team.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:44:05 AM

Japanese firm to mass-produce synthetic spider silk
Tokyo, June 19 (IANS/EFE) A Japanese company has developed a synthetic protein based on spider silk and plans to use it to mass-produce a highly resistant and flexible fiber in the near future.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:20:04 AM

EU, Lebanon discuss Syrian refugee issue
Beirut, June 19 (IANS) Visiting EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton Tuesday held talks with the Lebanese officials over the plight of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, while calling for "a political solution to the conflict in Syria".

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:23:59 AM

Israel wants Iran to halt uranium enrichment
Jerusalem, June 19 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that his country would not accept anything less than the total halt of Iranian uranium enrichment.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:39:57 AM

60 killed in Nigerian village attacks
Abuja, June 19 (IANS) At least 60 people were killed in Nigeria Tuesday when some gunmen stormed four villages of Zamfara state early morning, residents and security sources said.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 6:10:01 AM

General Motors recalls 231,000 SUVs over fire risk
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) US General Motors Co. is set to recall about 231,000 older SUVs over fire risks and has urged owners to park them outside garages until they are repaired, a media report said.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 3:37:57 AM

Pakistani leader among 29 killed in suicide bombing
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) A member of the provincial assembly of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was among 29 people killed in a suicide bombing Tuesday, media reports said. Over 50 people were injured.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 10:35:52 PM

13 dead as bus plunges into valley in China
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed when a tourist bus plunged into a valley Tuesday in northwest China, traffic police said.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 8:45:52 PM

Smuggled reptiles seized in China
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) Border police in south China have seized a large number of snakes and tortoises in a cross-border smuggling case, officials said.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 7:09:51 PM

16 killed in Nepal floods
Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed and several others went missing in Nepal in floods and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall, officials said Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 6:43:52 PM

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