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Drugs worth $22.5 mn seized in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, July 17 (IANS) Customs officials in Hong Kong have busted a narcotics racket and seized synthetic drugs worth $22.5 million in the international market.

Saturday, July 17, 2010 2:38:06 AM

Typhoon Conson hits China
Beijing, July 16 (IANS) Typhoon Conson with wind speeds of up to 126 km per hour hit China's southern Hainan province Friday.

Friday, July 16, 2010 8:53:02 PM

China bans plastic bags in ecologically fragile Tibet
Lhasa, July 16 (IANS) China has banned ultra-thin plastic bags in ecologically fragile southwestern Tibet Autonomous Region.

Friday, July 16, 2010 7:43:18 PM

Police arrest 235 people in World Cup illegal gambling blitz
Hong Kong, July 16 (DPA) Some 235 people were arrested and betting slips worth $46.3 million were seized in a month-long operation against illegal gambling on World Cup football matches, police said Friday.

Friday, July 16, 2010 5:52:57 PM

A third of the Chinese population uses internet
Beijing, July 16 (IANS) The number of Chinese people who use the internet has gone up to 420 million - about a third of the populaton - boosted by the rising number of cell phone connections.

Friday, July 16, 2010 2:05:00 PM

Foreign firms retain business confidence in Spain
Madrid, July 16 (IANS/EFE) More than 70 percent of the foreign companies operating in Spain plan to maintain or increase their staff and investment in 2011, even though a key indicator of the business outlook declined slightly relative to 2009.

Friday, July 16, 2010 11:37:43 AM

Bangladesh, Nepal revive transit deal
Dhaka, July 16 (IANS) Bangladesh and Nepal have revived a deal signed more than three decades ago to work out a transit route through which landlocked Nepal can access the Mongla port.

Friday, July 16, 2010 10:42:53 AM

Bangladesh Army to generate, sell power
Dhaka, July 16 (IANS) A company floated by the Bangladesh Army will produce 50 MW power at an army camp outside the national capital and sell it to the government.

Friday, July 16, 2010 10:26:25 AM

Bangladeshi actor Bulbul Ahmed dead
Dhaka, July 16 (IANS) Veteran Bangladeshi film actor Bulbul Ahmed who portrayed memorable roles based on Bengali literary classics, including 'Devdas', is dead. He was 69.

Friday, July 16, 2010 10:18:14 AM

Beijing buildings prone to lightning strikes in summer
Beijing, July 16 (IANS) Over 20,000 lightning strikes hit Beijing every year, but the majority of buildings in the Chinese capital are not properly protected from lightning.

Friday, July 16, 2010 8:54:30 AM

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