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Chinese fan drinks gasoline to become a hero
Beijing, July 20 (Xinhua) A 14-year-old boy in China's Sichuan Province has been drinking gasoline to become a 'valiant fighter' like his hero Optimus Prime in the movie 'Transformers: Revenge of the fallen', a media report said.

Monday, July 20, 2009 9:07:48 PM

British jet crashes in Afghanistan
Kabul, July 20 (IANS) A British fighter jet crashed during takeoff at a NATO airbase in southern Afghanistan, a media report said Monday.

Monday, July 20, 2009 7:34:36 PM

Indonesia hotel blasts: Another Australian confirmed dead
Jakarta, July 20 (DPA) Australian trade official Craig Senger was among those killed in last week's bomb attacks on two luxury hotels in the Indonesian capital, bringing the number of known foreign fatalities to five, the police and media reports said Monday.

Monday, July 20, 2009 6:58:25 PM

Chinese Police seize 19,000 guns ahead of National Day
Beijing, July 20 (Xinhua) The Chinese Police have seized 19,000 guns and nearly 500 tonnes of explosives in a crackdown on criminals in the past four months across the country, the public security ministry here said Monday.

Monday, July 20, 2009 6:37:10 PM

14 Afghan civilians killed in bomb blast, mistaken shooting
Kabul, July 20 (DPA) Eleven civilians including a woman and a child were killed in a bomb blast in southwestern Afghanistan, while NATO-led German forces killed three civilians after mistaking them for Taliban militants in the northern region, officials said Monday.

Monday, July 20, 2009 4:57:41 PM

Panda 'love story' to raise money for nature reserve
Hong Kong, July 20 (DPA) A book about a panda that went missing during last year's Sichuan earthquake in China and the Hong Kong woman who adopted the animal is to help finance a panda nature reserve, a media report said Monday.

Monday, July 20, 2009 1:18:08 PM

Woe of seven sisters: northeast heading for drought?
Agartala/Shillong, July 20 (IANS) In India's northeast it has rained a little, but way too little. The weatherman has no pleasant news for states in the region, saying it may be heading for drought that will affect autumn as well as winter crops.

Monday, July 20, 2009 12:00:43 PM

300 'boat people' stuck in Andaman island
Dhaka, July 20 (IANS) Over 300 people rescued from their sinking boats and detained on Andaman island for the past many months have nowhere to go as countries India say they belong to do not want them.

Monday, July 20, 2009 11:45:47 AM

ASEAN countries to set up 'evolutionary' human rights panel
Phuket (Thailand), July 19 (DPA) South-East Asian foreign ministers Sunday agreed to set up a regional human rights commission, even as they noted that some members' coolness to the idea meant it would start off lacking the ability to investigate or monitor abuses by members.

Sunday, July 19, 2009 7:16:10 PM

Captured US soldier pleads to his countrymen in Taliban video
Kabul, July 19 (DPA) An American soldier, who went missing in eastern Afghanistan late last month, has appeared on a video posted at a website by Taliban, pleading to his countrymen to force the US government to pull out its troops from Afghanistan.

Sunday, July 19, 2009 6:02:47 PM

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