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Planet Earth goes up for sale on website (The Funny Side)
A man put planet Earth up for sale on a Japanese internet auction site last week. The seller listed the Earth as "used" and warned that there was a "no-return" policy. Buy it and you're stuck with it. On the information page, he explained that god had appeared to him in a dream and told him to sell the place. People being people, many took it seriously, reports Rocketnews24, a Japanese news website.

Friday, November 09, 2012 9:32:06 AM

Tibetan self-immolates in China
Beijing, Nov 9 (IANS) A Tibetan villager died in China's Qinghai province after setting fire to himself Thursday, Xinhua reported.

Friday, November 09, 2012 5:04:05 AM

13 shot dead in Karachi
Islamabad, Nov 9 (IANS) At least 13 people, including a police official and a woman, were killed and many others injured in separate incidents of shooting in Pakistan's port city of Karachi Thursday, Xinhua reported.

Friday, November 09, 2012 1:20:04 AM

Six killed in Iraq violence
Baghdad, Nov 8 (IANS) Six people were killed and eight others wounded in separate bomb and gunfire attacks in Iraq Thursday, police said.

Thursday, November 08, 2012 9:42:04 PM

China wants stronger military, better economy
Beijing, Nov 8 (IANS) China needs a stronger technology-driven military and an economy focussed on per capita besides a peaceful end to rows with other countries, President Hu Jintao declared Thursday

Thursday, November 08, 2012 3:48:07 PM

Pakistan would have preferred Romney: daily
Islamabad, Nov 8 (IANS) Most Pakistanis desired a Mitt Romney victory, a newspaper said Thursday, adding Islamabad will now have to again work with Barack Obama despite "an unhappy (US-Pakistan) marriage".

Thursday, November 08, 2012 3:33:11 PM

China's passenger car market picks up
Beijing, Nov 8 (IANS) China's domestic auto market picked up in October, with sales of passenger cars jumping 11.7 percent year on year to 1.25 million vehicles, latest data indicated.

Thursday, November 08, 2012 2:36:06 PM

Japan's current account surplus hits record low
Tokyo, Nov 8 (IANS) Japan's first-half current account surplus logged a record low of 2,721.4 billion yen of fiscal 2012, according to a report released by the finance ministry Thursday.

Thursday, November 08, 2012 2:34:06 PM

Barack Obama - Term II of balancing mystique and realpolitik
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The burnish may have dulled, the excitement of "Yes we can" somewhat diminished from four years ago. But the romanticism of being Barack Obama, the first African American president who rose from a middle class, mixed racial upbringing to occupy the White House, continues to be the stuff of legend.

Thursday, November 08, 2012 2:10:07 PM

China sets new targets for economic growth
Beijing, Nov 8 (IANS) President Hu Jintao Thursday set a new target for China's economic growth, saying that China should double its 2010 GDP and per capita income for both urban and rural residents by 2020.

Thursday, November 08, 2012 1:34:04 PM

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