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89 children rescued from traffickers in China
Beijing, Dec 24 (IANS) Chinese police have rescued 89 children from traffickers, the government said Monday.

Monday, December 24, 2012 8:38:17 PM

NATO advisor killed in Kabul
Kabul, Dec 24 (IANS) A NATO advisor was killed in Kabul Monday when a woman dressed in Afghan police uniform opened fire at the police the headquarters, Xinhua reported.

Monday, December 24, 2012 6:41:26 PM

Thailand factory fire cost $1.7 mn: Toyota
Bangkok, Dec 24 (IANS) A fire at a Toyota factory near Bangkok Sunday night caused an estimated 50 million baht (about $1.7 million) damage, but will not affect production, the company said Monday.

Monday, December 24, 2012 3:00:09 PM

China's logistics industry picks up
Beijing, Dec 24 (IANS) The total value of goods carried by China's logistics industry grew 9.7 percent year on year to reach 163.4 trillion yuan ($26 trillion) in the first 11 months of 2012, an industry association said Sunday.

Monday, December 24, 2012 2:26:06 PM

South Korea's government debt reaches $435.7 bn
Seoul, Dec 24 (IANS) South Korea's government debts reached 468.6 trillion won ($435.7 billion) in the 2011 fiscal year under new accounting rules, the finance ministry said Monday.

Monday, December 24, 2012 2:26:06 PM

China has 25 mn Christians
Beijing, Dec 24 (IANS) China, a country with a population of 1.3 billion, has about 25 million Christians, said a state-run Chinese daily Monday.

Monday, December 24, 2012 2:06:05 PM

Indonesia culls over 100,000 ducks to stop bird flu
Jakarta, Dec 24 (IANS) Indonesia has culled 112,000 ducks for having a new strain of bird flu virus in the country, an official said here Monday.

Monday, December 24, 2012 2:00:06 PM

Is Santa Claus Finn, Norwegian or Turk? (Comment)
Even though my best memories of Christmas are associated with Lucknow of the '60s, a Christmas experience I find difficult to forget is my meeting with the "Real Santa Claus" some years ago. Let me share this experience with you.

Monday, December 24, 2012 1:52:06 PM

More than 40,000 died in end stages of Sri Lanka war: Book
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) A book by a former BBC journalist based on interviews with those who survived the Sri Lanka war says more than 40,000 civilians died in the end stages of the bloody conflict.

Monday, December 24, 2012 1:32:05 PM

Spain, Israel plan to work on infrastructure projects
Jerusalem, Dec 24 (IANS/EFE) Spanish Development Minister Ana Pastor Sunday opened the door to Spanish businesses and experts to participate in big infrastructure projects that Israel will put up for bidding in the near future at a total cost of more than 10 billion euros ($13.2 billion).

Monday, December 24, 2012 12:44:09 PM

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