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Chinese official given death for taking bribe
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) A 60-year-old former political advisor in a Chinese province was Friday sentenced to death for taking around $2 million in bribes and sanctioning projects in return. This was the second death sentence for taking bribes in the country announced in a week.

Friday, April 27, 2012 7:17:10 PM

End discrimination, Chinese student tells CEOs
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) A female student has shot off letters to the chiefs of China''s top 500 enterprises to protest sexual discrimination at the work place, a media report said Friday.

Friday, April 27, 2012 5:29:48 PM

Afghan soldier kills US serviceman
Kabul, April 27 (IANS) An Afghan soldier opened fire at NATO forces in Afghanistan''s Kandahar province, killing a US serviceman and an Afghan interpreter, a media report said Friday.

Friday, April 27, 2012 4:46:58 PM

No top post for Chinese officials with family abroad
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) Officials who have all their family members living abroad will now be ineligible to hold the top position in any department in a Chinese city, a media report said Friday.

Friday, April 27, 2012 4:15:17 PM

China busts noodle mafia
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) A gang that controlled supplies to a well-known snack store chain has been broken up in China''s Guangzhou city, a media report said Friday.

Friday, April 27, 2012 4:06:58 PM

Pakistani held for aircraft hijack threat
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Police Friday detained a passenger who threatened to hijack an aircraft on a domestic flight, a media report said.

Friday, April 27, 2012 3:38:53 PM

China, Russia conclude joint naval drill
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) The Chinese and Russian navies announced Friday the conclusion of a six-day joint naval exercise that saw them focus on maritime defence.

Friday, April 27, 2012 3:33:57 PM

Al Qaeda had planned major attacks in Pakistan: CIA
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Al Qaeda had planned to carry out major attacks in Pakistan, show documents that US Marine commandos took away from the residence of Osama bin Laden, a media report said Friday.

Friday, April 27, 2012 1:05:00 PM

Airtel Nigeria to help fight AIDS (With Image)
Abuja, April 27 (IANS) Airtel Nigeria, the Nigerian arm of Indian mobile services provider Airtel, and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) have announced a joint initiative to set up a call centre that would provide information on HIV/AIDS and help fight its spread in the West African country.

Friday, April 27, 2012 12:49:09 PM

US to move out 9,000 Marines from Japan
Tokyo, April 27 (IANS) The US will move 9,000 Marines out of Japan''s southern Okinawa to Guam, Hawaii and other locations in the Asia-Pacific region, said a joint statement agreed by Tokyo and Washington Friday.

Friday, April 27, 2012 12:19:57 PM

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