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Chinese police officer who owns 192 houses sacked
Beijing, Feb 6 (IANS) Authorities in south China's Guangdong province have sacked a senior policeman who allegedly owns a staggering 192 houses.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 12:02:02 PM

Pakistan gearing up for AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers
Islamabad, Feb 6 (IANS) In their bid to prepare for the Asian Football Confederations (AFC) Challenge Cup qualifiers, Pakistan's national football team will be playing international friendlies against Nepal and Maldives.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 11:36:01 AM

Heavy rain, snowfall kills 33 in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Thirty-three people have been killed in Pakistan's northwest area following incessant rains coupled with snowfall.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 11:16:01 AM

Nadal makes winning return with doubles
Santiago, Feb 6 (IANS) Tennis former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal made a winning return to the circuit after being out for more than seven months due to a left knee injury.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 11:16:01 AM

Uzbekistan bans foreign currency trading
Tashkent, Feb 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Uzbekistan has made trading with foreign currency a criminal offence, the latest in a string of measures aimed at preventing the global market slump from eating into the Central Asian republic's reserves.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013 11:24:05 PM

Putin's gift cat finally meets Japanese owner
Tokyo, Feb 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A cat presented by Russian President Vladimir Putin to the governor of Japan's Akita prefecture has been finally handed over to his new owner after the animal spent five months in quarantine.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013 11:22:04 PM

Over 300 criminals repatriated to China in 2012
Beijing, Feb 5 (IANS) A total of 331 Chinese criminal suspects were repatriated from other countries in 2012 under joint efforts with foreign police, Xinhua reported.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013 9:16:05 PM

Afghan media pessimistic over trilateral summit
Kabul, Feb 5 (IANS) Newspapers in Afghanistan were Tuesday pessimistic about a summit of President Hamid Karzai, Pakistan's Asif Ali Zardari and Britain's David Cameron aiming to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013 6:34:04 PM

Top Chinese leader meets poor villagers
Beijing, Feb 5 (IANS) Next Chinese president Xi Jinping took a tour of northwest China, known for its barren land and poor natural conditions, and met impoverished villagers to get "first-hand information" regarding their well-being.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013 6:16:06 PM

Former US ambassador to Sri Lanka dead
Colombo, Feb 5 (IANS) Christopher Van Hollen, a former US ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, has passed away.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013 6:02:04 PM

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