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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dead, youngest son takes over
Pyongyang, Dec 19 (IANS) Kim Jong-il, the 69-year-old supreme leader of nuclear-armed North Korea, died Saturday during a train journey. His youngest son was made the ''great successor'', the country''s official KCNA news agency announced Monday.

Monday, December 19, 2011 4:19:51 PM

Zardari returns to Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Putting to rest rumours of a coup in Pakistan, President Asif Ali Zardari, who abruptly left the country for Dubai over a heart ailment, returned home late Sunday night.

Monday, December 19, 2011 4:02:39 PM

Teacher suspended for making students slap each other
Beijing, Dec 19 (IANS) A woman teacher in a school in China has been suspended for allegedly making students slap each other as punishment for their indiscipline.

Monday, December 19, 2011 3:19:02 PM

Kim''s death rocks South Korea''s financial market
Seoul, Dec 19 (IANS) South Korea''s financial market was rocked Monday after North Korea''s supreme leader Kim Jong-il died.

Monday, December 19, 2011 3:05:49 PM

Former French midfielder Tigana to coach Shanghai Shenhua
Shanghai, December 19 (IANS) Former French legendary footballer Jean Amadou Tigana has signed for Shanghai Shenhua as the head coach, the Chinese Super League club announced.

Monday, December 19, 2011 2:36:48 PM

Bollywood tunes set mood at Pakistan Bridal Week
Lahore, Dec 19 (IANS) Bollywood songs such as ''Oh re piya'', ''Raat ka nasha'' and ''Dhage tod lao'' added a sensual feel to the Pakistan Fashion Design Council L''Oreal Paris Bridal Week ramp here even as lesser experimentation with silhouettes and cuts and more bling were the highlights of the first day of the extravaganza.

Monday, December 19, 2011 2:01:19 PM

China to lay bare birth control at museum
Beijing, Dec 19 (IANS) China, which has the world''s largest population of over 1.3 billion, would soon come up with a museum-cum-theme park that tells the story of contraception in the country through the ages.

Monday, December 19, 2011 2:01:03 PM

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

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