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Indian firms jolted by China’s social security plan

Beijing – 28 Oct 2011: Indian businesses operating in China are shaken by China’s decision to impose social security obligations for foreign employees, which will push up the wage bill by over 40 per cent. It has put expansion plans ...

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Qaddafi, Son and Former Defense Aide Buried in Secret Place

MISURATA, Libya – After four days of public viewing of the slowly decomposing corpses of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, one of his sons and his former defense minister in a Misurata meat locker, the military council in this city said on ...

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Strong earthquake rocks Turkey, 1000 feared killed

VAN, Turkey – 24 Oct 2011: As many as 1,000 people were feared killed on Sunday when a powerful earthquake struck Turkey, collapsing dozens of buildings and pulling down phone and power lines in the southeast of the country, officials ...

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Muammar Gaddafi killed in gunbattle

Sirte/Cairo – 20 Oct 2011:Muammar Gaddafiwas killed on Thursday as Libya’s new leaders declared they had overrun the last bastion of his long rule, sparking wild celebrations that eight months of war may finally be over.Details of the death near ...

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40 people killed in Nepal as crowded bus falls into river

Kathmandu – 13 Oct 2011 (PTI): At least 40 people were killed on Thursday when a crowded passenger bus skidded off a hilly road and fell intoSunkoshi riverin eastern Nepal.The bus plunged into the river at Ritthebhir area in Jhangajholi ...

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Webcam installed at Mt Everest

Kathmandu – 10 Oct 2011 (PTI): A webcam has been installed at the world’s highest point to get live view of Mt. Everest to study more accurately the effects of climate change on the tallest peak. The scientists have installed ...

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Nobel Peace Prize awarded to two Liberian and one Yemeni women

Oslo – 02 Oct 2011 (AP): The 2011Nobel Peace Prizewas awarded on Friday toLiberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee andTawakkul Karman of Yemenfor their work on women’s rights. The Norwegian Nobel Committee honoured the three women ...

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Steve Jobs Dies: Apple Chief Created Personal Computer, iPad, iPod, iPhone

Steve Jobs,the mastermind behindApple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, has died, Apple said.Jobswas 56. Jobs died “peacefully” surrounded by family members, his family said in a statement. Neither Jobs’ family nor Apple revealed where Jobs died or from what ...

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Sirte residents queue to leave city during two-day ceasefire

Tripoli – 02 Oct 2011: Residents trapped in fighting for the Libyan coastal city of Sirte have run out of basic medical supplies and are resorting to drinking contaminated water to survive as conditions deteriorate, a Libyan doctor who was ...

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Manmohan at UN: India can help the world economy

New York – 25 Sep 2011 (PTI): As the global financial crisis deepened, Prime MinisterManmohan Singh today said a fast growing India can help the world economy, around which no protectionist barriers should be erected.Addressing theUN General Assembly, Singh said ...

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Manmohan slams West for using force to change regimes

New York – 25 Sep 2011: Prime MinisterManmohan Singhon Saturday strongly criticized Western powers for using force to change regimes in other countries, a reference toLibyaamid calls for a similar intervention inSyria, cautioning that societies cannot be re-engineered by outsiders. ...

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US leads mass walkout of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speech at UN

United Nations – 23 Sep 2011 (AFP): TheUnited Statesled a mass walkout of theUN General Assemblyon Thursday when Iran’s PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejadlaunched an outspoken attack on Western nations. A US diplomat who was in the assembly hall to monitor the speech ...

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Nasa satellite the size of bus ‘could land almost anywhere’

A 20-year-old Nasa satellite the size of a bus is heading for Earth and expected to hit on Friday. Nasa and the US Department of Defense are tracking the 35ft spacecraft, the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or (UARS), as it ...

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Powerful Typhoon Roke smashes into Japan, four died

Tokyo – 21 Sep 2011 (AFP): A powerful typhoon smashed into disaster-ravaged Japan on Wednesday, having already killed at least four people, less than a month after a vicious storm left 100 dead. Typhoon Roke, whose maximum speed was recorded ...

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