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Chinese vice-premier begins Nepal visit amid bribe scandal
Kathmandu, Sep 11 (IANS) Nine years after the then Chinese prime minister Zhu Rongji visited Nepal, Beijing sent its second senior-most delegation to the country Saturday amid allegations of Chinese involvement in an MP-buying scam and the Maoists' continuous failure to win the prime ministerial election.

Saturday, September 11, 2010 2:57:05 PM

Family plans grand welcome for Pakistan tennis hero
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Although Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi could not go on to win the men's doubles tennis title in the US Open with his Indian partner Rohan Bopanna, his family back home is still planning to give him a hero's welcome on his return to Lahore.

Saturday, September 11, 2010 2:49:12 PM

Teen suffers haemorrhage after sex
Beijing, Sep 11 (IANS) A 17-year-old girl in China who suffered a brain haemorrhage after having sex with a man has sought 1.57 million yuan ($231,000) as compensation, blaming him for not helping her in time.

Saturday, September 11, 2010 2:45:20 PM

China begins measles immunisation drive for kids
Beijing, Sep 11 (IANS) China Saturday began its nationwide measles vaccination programme for an estimated 100 million children.

Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:44:59 PM

North Korea proposes restarting family reunions
Seoul, Sep 11 (DPA) South Korea is considering a North Korean proposal to restart reunions of divided families, a news report said Saturday.

Saturday, September 11, 2010 12:51:57 PM

10-10-10: An auspicious day to tie the knot!
Beijing, Sep 11 (IANS) For Chinese people, the number 10 means 'perfection in everything'. So, a huge number of betrothed couples are planning to tie the knot on Oct 10, 2010, or 10-10-10, in a bid to make their marriage a success.

Saturday, September 11, 2010 12:10:48 PM

China's inflation, food prices record steep rise
Beijing, Sep 11 (IANS) China's inflation and food prices both rose sharply in August, its the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Saturday.

Saturday, September 11, 2010 11:27:56 AM

Six hurt in Pakistan firing
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) At least six people were injured in a gun firing during Eid prayer in Faisalabad, a city in Pakistan's Punjab province, Xinhua reported Saturday.

Saturday, September 11, 2010 11:18:55 AM

Two die in Pakistan jail blast
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) At least two prisoners were killed in an explosion in a jail in Pakistan's Balochistan province, a media report said Saturday.

Saturday, September 11, 2010 10:29:57 AM

230,000 Japanese aged over 100 'missing'
Tokyo, Sep 11 (IANS) Over 230,000 elderly people in Japan, listed in the country's records as being aged over 100, are missing or 'unaccounted for', a nationwide inquiry has revealed.

Saturday, September 11, 2010 9:47:30 AM

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