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China launches cancer screening programme
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) In a step aimed at an early diagnosis and treatment of cancer, a government-supported project, of an estimated cost of 300 to 500 million yuan (upto $8 million), has been launched in China's 14 provincial-level regions.

Friday, August 03, 2012 8:42:25 PM

US playing blame game over Annan resignation: Iran
Tehran, Aug 3 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi Friday criticised the US for playing the blame game over the resignation of UN and Arab League special envoy to Syria Kofi Annan, Press TV reported.

Friday, August 03, 2012 8:28:55 PM

Chinese city installs 70 cameras to save lake
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) In a novel approach to prevent a lake from becoming a dumping ground of human waste by local residents, authorities in China's Guangdong province have installed over 70 cameras along the lake.

Friday, August 03, 2012 8:09:15 PM

'Dead' woman comes alive in China
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) A doctor in China has been suspended for declaring as dead an elderly woman who was still alive. She woke up from slumber when a forensic official was taking her body's photograph.

Friday, August 03, 2012 7:34:55 PM

Thief's diary writing habit costs him
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) A Chinese thief's habit of writing a diary cost him badly when police seized his notebook in which he had recorded details of all 88 motorbikes that he stole in the last five months, China Daily reported.

Friday, August 03, 2012 7:11:55 PM

20 Palestinians killed in Syria attack
Damascus, Aug 3 (IANS/AKI) At least 20 Palestinians died near Damascus Friday when government forces fired mortar rounds into a refugee camp near the capital, al-Arabiya news channel reported.

Friday, August 03, 2012 7:05:45 PM

Three held with fake 6.40 lakh Takas in Dhaka
Dhaka, Aug 3 (IANS) Three people have been arrested in Dhaka after counterfeit currency worth 6.40 lakh Takas (about $7,850) was recovered from them, The Daily Star reported.

Friday, August 03, 2012 6:37:05 PM

India, Sri Lanka to double trade to $10 bn by 2015
Colombo, Aug 3 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka have set a target to double bilateral trade to $10 billion by 2015, India's Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Friday.

Friday, August 03, 2012 6:23:46 PM

Two die in septic tank in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 3 (IANS) Two construction workers in Bangladesh died Friday after they inhaled toxic gas while working inside a septic tank in Chittagong city.

Friday, August 03, 2012 6:23:36 PM

Elephant kills Bangladeshi in his house
Dhaka, Aug 3 (IANS) A man was trampled to death and his brother injured when a wild elephant intruded into their house early Friday in Bangladesh's Chhagalkhaiya subdivision, the Daily Star reported.

Friday, August 03, 2012 5:24:12 PM

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