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China should use state monopoly for tobacco control:WHO
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) China can use its state monopoly to prevent its tobacco industry from interference in tobacco control policy in a country where over a million people die of smoking-related illnesses annually, said a World Health Organisation (WHO) official.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 2:58:40 PM

No one ready to head Pakistan panel on Osama
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) Pakistan is in a dilemma. No one of repute is ready to head an official commission to probe the killing of Al Qaeda head Osama bin Laden.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 2:32:42 PM

Shanghai faces driest time in 138 years
Shanghai, May 31 (IANS) Shanghai is undergoing its longest dry spell in 138 years since January, says Shanghai municipal meteorological bureau report.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 2:23:10 PM

Woman gets share of late lover's $5 mn lottery prize
Shanghai, May 31 (IANS) A woman in China has been awarded part of her late lover's five million yuan (about $770,000) lottery win by a court, despite not marrying him.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 2:18:25 PM

Nepal's reprieved PM refuses to quit
Kathmandu, May 31 (IANS) It took Nepal's Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal seven months and 17 rounds of vote to get elected to his post. Then it took him another three months to form his cabinet.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 1:48:14 PM

Finnair begins direct flights to Singapore
Helsinki, May 31 (IANS) Finland's largest airline Finnair Tuesday said that it has started direct flights to Singapore with a timetable devised especially for the needs of business travellers.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 1:29:20 PM

17 militants killed in Pakistan
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) At least 17 militants were killed Tuesday in a military operation in the country's northwest tribal region, a media report said.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 1:05:42 PM

Ben Kingsley to act in film by Sri Lankan director
Colombo, May 31 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley would star in a movie made by Sri Lankan filmmaker Chandran Rutnam that would depict a terror attack on the capital city.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 1:05:16 PM

Use of contraceptives up in Pakistan's tribal region
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) The use of contraceptives has gone up in Pakistan's tribal regions while it has dipped in urban areas, including the capital city, reveal official statistics.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 12:47:06 PM

No takers to head Pakistan panel on Osama killing
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) Islamabad has run into difficulty finding someone of repute to head the commission that would probe Osama bin Laden's killing as no one was willing to take up its offer, a media report said Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 12:24:54 PM

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