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    Arunachal again in contention on eve of Chinese Defence Minister’s visit

    Ahead of Chinese Defence Minister’s visit to India, New Delhi reasserted Thursday its claim over the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China “illegally” refers to as southern Tibet. The…

    China mine: Xiaojiawan blast death toll rises to 43

    The number of dead in China’s worst mine accident in recent years has risen to 43, with three men still trapped underground, state media say. About 150 miners were in…

    Death toll nearly doubles amid China mine rescue

    Death toll nearly doubles amid China mine rescue

    The death toll from the coal mine blast in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan nearly doubled by early Friday to 37, as rescuers tried to reach 10 miners still…

    In Pakistan, crimes against women increased by 7% this year

    In Pakistan, crimes against women increased by 7% this year

    ISLAMABAD: Crimes against women in Pakistan increased by 7% this year as 57 districts reported 982 cases in May 2012 compared to 922 in the same month last year. However, over…

    China defence minister to visit India to deepen ties

    China defence minister to visit India to deepen ties

    China’s defence minister is due to visit India next week to seek deeper military ties, in a rare trip seen as a sign Beijing wants to stabilise its heavily fortified Himalayan…

    Foreign Minister stresses NAM’s principles of peaceful co-existence, territorial integrity

    Foreign Minister stresses NAM’s principles of peaceful co-existence, territorial integrity

    Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Tuesday stressed to follow the founding principles of NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) based on peaceful co-existence, respect for human rights, and territorial integrity of all…

    Yasser Arafat: France ‘opens murder inquiry’

    Yasser Arafat: France ‘opens murder inquiry’

    French prosecutors have opened a murder inquiry into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, sources have told the French news agency AFP. His family launched a case last month…

    Chinese fishermen killed as typhoon hits South Korea

    Chinese fishermen killed as typhoon hits South Korea

    At least four Chinese fishermen have been killed and a dozen are missing after their boats capsized as Typhoon Bolaven hit South Korea, officials say. The two boats were just…

    Tropical Storm Isaac heads to Florida

    Tropical Storm Isaac heads to Florida

    People in southern Florida have been feeling the first effects of Tropical Storm Isaac as it heads towards the US. Isaac is close to the Florida Keys and Louisiana, Mississippi…

    US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies, first man on Moon

    US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies, first man on Moon

    The BBC’s Pallab Ghosh, who interviewed Armstrong, says he had an ”ice cool attitude” which made him an excellent astronaut US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon,…