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Inspired by action movie, Chinese man bombs bank van
Beijing, Dec 19 (IANS) A man arrested for bombing a bank in China that killed two people and injured 15 others said he was inspired from the plot of a Chinese action movie.

Monday, December 19, 2011 1:54:47 PM

Apple in China offers metro maps, info on cell phones
Beijing, Dec 19 (IANS) Passengers travelling by the metro in Shanghai can now access all kinds of information, including maps, stations, routes and even the location of toilets, through a newly-launched mobile phone application.

Monday, December 19, 2011 1:51:36 PM

Afghan militants killed in failed bombing attempt
Kabul, Dec 19 (IANS) A major disaster was averted in Afghanistan Monday when two suspected Taliban suicide bombers were killed as their explosive devices went off prematurely before they could reach their intended targets, the government said.

Monday, December 19, 2011 1:26:07 PM

Snapping diplomatic ties not in our interest: Rabbani
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Severing diplomatic ties with other countries was not in Pakistan''s interest, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said in response to anger in the country following the Nov 26 NATO airstrike that killed two dozen soldiers.

Monday, December 19, 2011 12:21:55 PM

North Korea''s top leader Kim Jong-il is dead
Pyongyang, Dec 19 (IANS) Kim Jong-il, North Korea''s top leader who ambitiously pursued a nuclear weapons programme, died Saturday during a train journey ''from a great mental and physical strain''. He was 69, the country''s official KCNA news agency announced Monday.

Monday, December 19, 2011 12:10:01 PM

No change in Seoul''s fundamentals over Kim''s death: Moody''s
Seoul, Dec 19 (IANS) South Korea''s economic fundamentals would not change with the death of North Korea''s top leader Kim Jong-il, a senior official at Moody''s said Monday.

Monday, December 19, 2011 11:29:07 AM

Allowing kids'' guns recipe for tragedy: Pakistani daily
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Allowing children unsupervised access to deadly weapons is a recipe for tragedy, said a Pakistani daily after a girl was shot dead by two boys playing with a gun in Karachi.

Monday, December 19, 2011 11:27:42 AM

''Severing diplomatic ties can undermine Pakistan''s interests''
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Snapping diplomatic ties with other countries was not in Pakistan''s interest, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said in response to anger in the country following the Nov 26 NATO airstrike that killed two dozen soldiers.

Monday, December 19, 2011 11:20:46 AM

Zardari''s return ends all rumours: minister
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) The return of President Asif Ali Zardari to Pakistan has ended all rumours and foiled attempts of those who were creating chaos and instability, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan said Monday.

Monday, December 19, 2011 11:10:34 AM

Zardari back in Pakistan, to resume work
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari, who abruptly left the country for Dubai over a heart ailment, returned to Pakistan late Sunday night, putting to rest rumours of a coup. He resumes work Monday.

Monday, December 19, 2011 10:55:10 AM

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