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Chinese smuggler jailed after 12 years on the run
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) A smuggling kingpin, once the most wanted fugitive in China who spent 12 years on the run in Canada, has been sentenced to life in prison after he was extradited from Ottawa.

Saturday, May 19, 2012 2:35:50 PM

China to become biggest IT consumer in Asia-Pacific
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) China will soon surpass Japan to become the biggest consumer of IT products and services in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).

Saturday, May 19, 2012 2:10:30 PM

China to build 30 radiation monitoring stations
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) A province in northwest China will set up more than 30 radiation monitoring stations in the next five years.

Saturday, May 19, 2012 1:59:00 PM

Sri lanka welcomes foreign aid
Colombo, May 19 (IANS) Sri lanka is ready to accept development assistance from its foreign partners but will not tolerate foreign interference in its reconciliation process, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Saturday.

Saturday, May 19, 2012 1:16:00 PM

China''s e-shopping market to be world''s biggest
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) Online shopping transactions in China will surpass those in Japan in 2012 and the US by 2013 to become the world''s top most, a report has forecast.

Saturday, May 19, 2012 1:01:50 PM

Blast hits power grid in Myanmar
Yangon, May 19 (IANS) An explosion in Myanmar''s northeastern Shan state hit a power grid Saturday, affecting power supply to Yangon, authorities said.

Saturday, May 19, 2012 12:35:50 PM

Pakistani shot while on way to collect bodies of three sons
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) A Pakistani woman was injured and three men accompanying her were killed when they were shot at while on their way to a morgue in Karachi to collect the bodies of her three sons who had earlier been fatally shot, a media report said Saturday.

Saturday, May 19, 2012 12:13:30 PM

Have few flight paths over populated areas: Pakistani daily
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) Few flight paths should go over densely populated areas, said a leading Pakistani daily Saturday following the death of four pilots in a mid-air collision of two Pakistan Air Force aircraft.

Saturday, May 19, 2012 11:21:10 AM

Pakistan to test-fire n-missile
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) Pakistan will test fire a new nuclear-capable missile by the end of this month, a media report said Saturday.

Saturday, May 19, 2012 11:03:50 AM

Ban ki-Moon urges Myanmar rebels to join peace process
Yangon, May 19 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Myanmarese rebels to end violence and join a government-led peace process.

Saturday, May 19, 2012 10:29:20 AM

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