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Chinese firm exports high-speed train parts to Europe
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) One of China's leading locomotive producers said Friday that it has delivered a batch of high-speed train compartments ordered by Siemens AG, marking the first such export to Europe.

Friday, August 10, 2012 11:54:12 AM

China July exports slow down
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) China's exports rose 1 percent year-on-year to $176.9 billion in July, slowing sharply from the 11.3 percent in June, authorities said Friday.

Friday, August 10, 2012 11:43:41 AM

Rape victim's mother released from Chinese labour camp
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) A woman sent to a labour camp in central China's Hunan province after petitioning for justice for her daughter, who had been raped and forced into prostitution at age 11, was released Friday morning, authorities said.

Friday, August 10, 2012 11:10:35 AM

Pakistan hurtling towards crisis, fears daily
Islamabad, Aug 10 (IANS) Pakistan faces a crisis with the political leadership and the judiciary "menacingly standing face to face like boxers in a ring" over a letter that has to be written to the Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Friday, August 10, 2012 10:59:46 AM

The cost of getting a new nose in Asia (The Funny Side)
Got an email the other day from a guy looking for a new, improved nose. He said he did not want his name in the paper, as "most people believe men are not vain, right?" Wrong! Everyone knows guys are ultra-vain. We don't comb our hair over our bald patches to keep our frontal lobes warm. His other mistake was to think he needed to change his nose. "It's not the size of it, it's what you do with it," I said, quoting somebody talking about something, it may or may not have been noses.

Friday, August 10, 2012 10:44:49 AM

58 percent rise in China's alcohol imports
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) China's alcohol imports has risen 58.1 percent from a year earlier to $2.4 billion last year, according to the country's commerce ministry.

Friday, August 10, 2012 7:49:27 AM

Annan's peace plan still alive :Iran
Tehran, Aug 10 (IANS) The peace plan for Syria put forward by Kofi Annan is still alive although he has resigned from the post of the UN and Arab League's special envoy to the unrest-torn country, according to Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi.

Friday, August 10, 2012 6:22:17 AM

UAE charities help Myanmar refugees in Thailand
Bangkok, Aug 9 (IANS) Food, clothes and 34 tonnes of dates donated by UAE charities have been distributed to displaced Myanmar Muslims in Thailand.

Thursday, August 09, 2012 10:59:38 PM

Tibetan antelope population rises in China reserve
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) The population of endangered Tibetan antelope has increased to 120,000 in a China nature reserve due to better protection, a media report said Thursday.

Thursday, August 09, 2012 10:35:08 PM

Man attempts Guinness record with 300 kg shoes on
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) A Chinese man has tried to walk with a pair of iron shoes that weighed 300 kg in his attempt to break his previous Guinness record.

Thursday, August 09, 2012 10:30:08 PM

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