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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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