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Fencing gets fairer and transparent
Beijing, Aug 9 (Xinhua) - The introduction of video replay system, as well as transparent masks for foilists and sabreurs, will make fencing competition of the 2008 Beijing Games a lot fairer and transparent, the International Fencing Federation (FIE) said here Saturday.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 4:03:22 PM

Will 13th year of troubled Paes-Bhupathi pairing prove lucky
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) It is the 13th year in a long partnership that has seen the best and worst of team spirit. The chest bumps of the past have changed to acerbic exchanges through third parties. Once the epitome of on-and-off court understanding, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi now come together rarely. And the Beijing Olympics may well be the last such appearance.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 3:59:57 PM

20 Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan: Police
Kabul, Aug 9 (DPA) At least 20 Taliban militants including foreign fighters were killed and 14 others wounded in western Afghanistan, while five policemen and a child were killed in separate incidents, officials said Saturday.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 3:45:01 PM

American tourist killed in Beijing
Beijing, Aug 9 (Xinhua) A Chinese man attacked two US tourists and a Chinese tour guide in downtown Beijing Saturday, leading to the death of an American man and injuries to the other two, both women.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 2:50:02 PM

Indian archers finish way down in women's ranking event
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) India's women archers failed to keep their arrows on target and finished low down in the ranking event at the Beijing Olympic Games here Saturday.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 2:34:09 PM

China join Pak, Korea to challenge Australia and Europe in hockey (Preview)
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Hockey's biggest gold grosser India will miss the party celebrating the sport's 100 years at the Olympic Games. That leaves the Asian challenge in the hands of Continental champions South Korea, hosts and Asiad silver medalists China and the talented but unpredictable Pakistan.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 2:16:11 PM

Chinese President seeks deeper ties with Russia
Beijing, Aug 9 (Xinhua) Chinese President Hu Jintao Saturday met Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and discussed ways to widen bilateral and multilateral cooperation for peace and development.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 2:01:32 PM

Passport is proof of gymnasts' age
Beijing, Aug 9 (Xinhua) The international Gymnastics Federation (FIG) confirmed Saturday that passports are valid for the age eligibility of all gymnasts competing in the Beijing Olympics.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 1:51:06 PM

Five protesters stage pro-Tibet 'die-in' in Tiananmen Square
Beijing, Aug 9 (DPA) Chinese police Saturday detained five activists supporting independence for Tibet after they staged a 'die-in' in Tiananmen Square, the London-based Free Tibet Campaign said in a statement.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 1:27:16 PM

India at the Olympics: Jung out of 10 mt air-pistol, Mansher, Manavjit trail
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Continuing the disappointing show by Indian shooters, Commonwealth Games hero Samaresh Jung finished 42nd out of 48 competitors in the Man's 10m Air Pistol qualification on the opening day of competition at the Beijing Olympic Games Saturday.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 12:41:28 PM

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