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    China opens world’s longest high-speed rail route

    China opens world’s longest high-speed rail route

    China has officially opened the world’s longest high-speed rail route, linking the capital Beijing with the southern commercial hub of Guangzhou. The first bullet train left Beijing on Wednesday morning.…

    Australia v Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara passes runs milestone

    Australia v Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara passes runs milestone

    Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara became the 11th cricketer to pass 10,000 career Test runs on the opening day of the second Test against Australia in Melbourne. The 35-year-old former…

    27 fishermen held by Sri Lankan Navy released

    27 fishermen held by Sri Lankan Navy released

    Twenty-seven fishermen of Nagapattinam and Karaikal districts, who were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on December 23, have been released on Wednesday and they are expected to return home…

    Indian Naval ship arrives at Trinco Port

    Indian Naval ship arrives at Trinco Port

    Indian naval ship “Carnicobar” arrived at the Port of Trincomalee on an operational visit on Tuesday (25). The visiting ship sailing under the command of Lieutenant Commander Akshay Dixit was…

    US Quincy star Jack Klugman dies at 90

    US Quincy star Jack Klugman dies at 90

    US actor Jack Klugman, who starred in hit TV series in the 1970s and 80s, has died at the age of 90. He passed away in Los Angeles on Monday…

    Why Madam president in South Korea may not be gender game changer

    Why Madam president in South Korea may not be gender game changer

    By Seungsook Moon Citizens of South Korea chose their 18th president this week — Park Geun-hye, who will be the nation’s first female leader. Park, 60, was the candidate of the ruling conservative…

    Kazakhstan military plane crash ‘kills 27′ near Shymkent

    Kazakhstan military plane crash ‘kills 27′ near Shymkent

    A military plane said to be carrying senior Kazakh security officials has crashed in the south of the country, killing all on board, reports say. Twenty-seven people were on the…

    Pakistan beat India in opening Twenty20 International

    Pakistan beat India in opening Twenty20 International

    Pakistan recovered superbly to edge out India by five wickets in a thrilling first Twenty20 International. Chasing India’s modest 133-9 in Bangalore, the visitors recovered from 12-3 and appeared to…

    Navy apprehends 27 Indian Fishermen poaching in Northern Seas

    Navy apprehends 27 Indian Fishermen poaching in Northern Seas

    Naval craft attached to the Eastern Naval Command apprehended 27 Indian fishermen and 04 Indian fishing trawlers poaching in the Sri Lankan waters East of Mullaithivu on 23rd December 2012.…

    The Hobbit dwarfs box office rivals

    The Hobbit dwarfs box office rivals

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has topped the US box office chart for a second week. Director Peter Jackson’s return to Middle Earth took $36.7m (£22.6m) over the weekend, dwarfing…