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China takes Russian land on lease to grow crops
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) China has taken over 400,000 hectares of Russian land on lease near the international border, for agricultural purpose.

Sunday, May 30, 2010 7:20:32 PM

Tagore's bust unveiled in Shanghai
Shanghai, May 30 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Sunday unveiled a bust of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore on a busy road in Shanghai to mark the poet's visit to the city 86 years ago.

Sunday, May 30, 2010 4:14:52 PM

Patil got Chinese names written in Devnagari
Shanghai, May 30 (IANS) Indian President Pratibha Patil got all Chinese names and places written in the Devnagri script in her speeches to ensure she pronounces them properly.

Sunday, May 30, 2010 1:43:33 PM

17 die in China coal mine blast
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) Seventeen miners were killed and one was injured in an explosion at a coal mine in central China's Hunan Province, an official said Sunday.

Sunday, May 30, 2010 1:03:37 PM

Istanbul: A city with skyline specked with minarates and domes (IANS Travel)
Istanbul, May 30 (IANS) Their impressive minarets and domes dominate the skyline of Istanbul and no tour to the ancient Turkish city is complete without a visit to its two most important landmarks - the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.

Sunday, May 30, 2010 12:15:12 PM

Man executed for stabbing 29 kindergarten children in China
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) A man who stabbed 29 children and three teachers last month in east China's Jiangsu province was executed Sunday morning.

Sunday, May 30, 2010 11:43:46 AM

President Patil pitches for green tech at Shanghai expo
Shanghai, May 30 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Sunday stressed on adapting green technology to make cities better at the ongoing 2010 World Expo here as she visited the India pavilion that has the world's largest bamboo dome with a roof that supports 60,000 plants and collects rainwater as well.

Sunday, May 30, 2010 10:48:40 AM

China, South Korea, Japan move to strengthen ties
Seoul, May 29 (DPA) The heads of three of Asia's leading nations agreed Saturday to create a liaison office to help cement their international cooperation.

Saturday, May 29, 2010 10:36:33 PM

To sleep at night, overcome stress during day
Berlin, May 29 (DPA) Dealing with mental stress during the daytime is one way to get a good night's sleep as the body cannot switch itself into a relaxed mode at the push of a button, according to Professor Thomas Pollmaecher of the German Society of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neurological Healing.

Saturday, May 29, 2010 3:51:01 PM

President Patil arrives in Shanghai
Shanghai, May 29 (IANS) Indian President Pratibha Patil, on the last leg of her China visit, Saturday reached Shanghai where she will meet a business delegation and unveil a bust of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

Saturday, May 29, 2010 2:55:32 PM

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