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Strong quake hits Japan
Tokyo, June 18 (IANS) An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale hit Japan's northernmost Hokkaido island at 11.23 a.m. Friday, Xinhua quoted the Japan Meteorological Agency as saying.

Friday, June 18, 2010 9:37:48 AM

72 feared dead in Colombia mining disaster
Bogota, June 18 (DPA) A powerful methane explosion in a coal mine in northwestern Colombia may have left 72 miners dead, making it one of the worst mining disasters in the country's history, officials said.

Friday, June 18, 2010 8:38:23 AM

Chinese merchants cash in on World Cup fever
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) Till the early hours of dawn, many parts of Beijing remain alive with the chinking sound of glasses and cheerings, mingled with the sound of vuvuzela trumpets coming from the television sets.

Friday, June 18, 2010 7:54:39 AM

China, Pakistan discuss defence ties
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) Visiting Pakistani Army Chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie have pledged to strengthen military ties during their meeting here Thursday, Xinhua reported.

Friday, June 18, 2010 3:57:30 AM

10 killed in cholera outbreak in Uganda
Kampala, June 17 (IANS) At least 10 people died and 20 were hospitalised after a cholera epidemic broke out in Uganda's Kayunga district, officials said Thursday.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:19:56 PM

Israel decides to ease Gaza land blockade
Tel Aviv, June 17 (DPA) Israel is to loosen its land blockade of the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said Thursday, at the end of two days of discussions by his inner cabinet.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:19:40 PM

Police fire rubber bullets at World Cup demonstrators
Cape Town, June 17 (DPA) Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at hundreds of security guards in Cape Town Thursday, as a dispute with Stallion Security, a private company that had been charged with securing world cup stadia, continued.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 9:01:03 PM

Kanishka bombing report no consolation to victim families
Ottawa, June 17 (IANS) There is little consolation for the families of 329 Air India Kanishka bombing victims in the Canadian inquiry report released here Thursday morning by Justice John Major who headed the investigations.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:28:36 PM

Air India report no consolation to victim families
Ottawa, June 17 (IANS) There is little consolation for the families of 329 Air India Kanishka bombing victims in the Canadian inquiry report released here Thursday morning by Justice John Major who headed the investigations.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:21:06 PM

Man steals church computer after asking to be baptised
Taipei, June 17 (DPA) A Taiwan man arrested Thursday was accused of stealing a laptop computer from a church after asking to be baptised there.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:05:12 PM

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