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China to overhaul orphanages after seven kids die
Beijing, Jan 6 (IANS) China will carry out a month-long nationwide inspection of orphanages run by individuals and private operators after a house fire killed seven children in Henan province.

Sunday, January 06, 2013 3:50:01 PM

Chemical leak contaminates river in China
Beijing, Jan 6 (IANS) Nearly nine tonnes of a chemical leakage from a plant in China's Shanxi province has ended up in the Zhuozhang river, affecting a downstream city in neighbouring Hebei province, authorities said Sunday.

Sunday, January 06, 2013 2:58:05 PM

US drones kill 16 in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 6 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed and seven injured after US drone strikes hit militant hideouts in Pakistan's tribal area of South Waziristan, a mountainous region bordering Afghanistan, Geo News reported.

Sunday, January 06, 2013 2:58:05 PM

US drone strikes kill 12 in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 6 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and eight injured when US drones fired a number of missiles at different places in Pakistan's tribal area of South Waziristan Sunday, Geo News reported.

Sunday, January 06, 2013 1:52:06 PM

Indian troops kill Pakistani soldier: Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 6 (IANS) Pakistan Sunday accused Indian troops of killing a Pakistani soldier in the Kashmir region.

Sunday, January 06, 2013 1:30:04 PM

Eight militants killed in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 6 (IANS) Eight militants were killed and three hideouts destroyed during a security operation launched by the Pakistan Army Sunday in the tribal Orakzai Agency, Xinhua reported.

Sunday, January 06, 2013 12:38:02 PM

Prozac also spurs formation of new brain cells
Tokyo, Jan 6 (IANS) Popular drug Prozac (fluoxetine), prescribed in depression and panic attacks, may also spur production of new brain cells in the grey matter, say researchers.

Sunday, January 06, 2013 12:16:08 PM

Abbas to visit Cairo for Palestinian reconciliation talks
Ramallah, Jan 5 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will visit Egypt next Wednesday to discuss resuming talks with Islamic Hamas movement for achieving internal reconciliation and ending division between the Gaza Strip and West Bank, Palestinian officials said Saturday.

Saturday, January 05, 2013 11:48:04 PM

'Arabs groping for new forms of governance' (Lead, superseding previous story)
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Arabs are groping for new models of governance in the wake of uprisings that began in 2010 that led to regime changes in some countries, an international expert has suggested.

Saturday, January 05, 2013 8:36:02 PM

129 Afghan prisoners released
Kabul, Jan 5 (IANS) As many as 129 Afghans held by NATO and US forces on suspicion of being involved in anti-government activities were Saturday released from the Bagram prison, Xinhua reported.

Saturday, January 05, 2013 8:04:02 PM

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