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UN okays South China Sea tsunami warning centre
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) China's proposal to build a South China Sea tsunami early-warning centre has been approved by a UN agency, the country's State Oceanic Administration announced Thursday.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 6:44:10 PM

Japan blasts French nuclear-related cartoon
Tokyo, Sep 12 (IANS) The Japanese government Thursday said it will lodge a formal complaint about a cartoon published in a French weekly newspaper depicting sumo wrestlers with extra limbs in front of the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 6:40:04 PM

SAFF Cup win a balm for war-torn Afghans
Kabul, Sep 12 (IANS) The Afghan national football team received a heroic welcome from President Hamid Karzai and hundreds of fans at the Kabul airport Thursday following their big win over India in the final of the SAFF Cup football tournament in Kathmandu.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 6:12:05 PM

Israel won't ratify chemical arms treaty before Arabs
Jerusalem, Sep 12 (IANS) Israel will not ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention as long as its Arab neighbours hold chemical weapons, an Israeli foreign ministry spokesman told Xinhua Thursday.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:46:08 PM

3 soldiers killed in Iraq suicide bombing
Baghdad, Sep 12 (IANS) Three soldiers were killed and 31 trainee soldiers wounded in a suicide attack on an Iraq Army recruitment centre Thursday, a police source said.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:44:04 PM

China's plan to cut air pollution
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) China aims to cut down its coal consumption to under 65 percent of its overall primary energy use by 2017 in a government action plan to cut down on air pollution.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:18:04 PM

Pakistan to raise US drone attacks issue at UN
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Pakistan plans to raise the issue of US drone attacks in its tribal regions at the United Nations, the foreign ministry said Thursday.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:10:09 PM

Thai golfer Thitiphun leads at TPC
Taipei, Sep 12 (IANS) Thai golfer Thitiphun Chuayprakong birdied the last two holes for a six-under-par 66 to take a one-shot lead in the opening round of the Tournament Players Championship (TPC) Thursday.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 4:52:16 PM

Jayaram, Pawar exit from China Masters
Changzhou (China), Sep 12 (IANS) The Indian challenge at the China Masters Super Series came to an end here Thursday as both Ajay Jayaram and Anand Pawar lost their respective matches at the Olympic Sports Centre Xincheng Gymnasium.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 3:44:09 PM

Myanmar golfers to get Australian coach
Yangon, Sep 12 (IANS) Myanmar will hire an Australian coach to give intensive training to its golfers.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 2:28:04 PM

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