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11 killed in Thane building crash ( viewed 237,132 times )


Thane, Aug 4 : Eleven people were killed when a three-storey building came crashing down in Maharashtra’s Thane city early Tuesday, an official said. The 50-year old building, Krishna Nivas, crashed around 2.30 a.m. in Naupada area when the residents were asleep. “We were all sleeping. Suddenly, the floors started moving and before we could run to safety, the building came ... Read More »

China says TPP should be transparent, open ( viewed 236,387 times )


Beijing, Aug 4  :  China hopes that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) can be transparent, open and contribute to free trade and investment along with other arrangements in the region. Shen Danyang, spokesman with the ministry of commerce said China has been closely watching TPP negotiations and assessing the progress. Trade representatives from 12 Pacific Rim countries failed to reach a final ... Read More »

48th ASEAN foreign ministers’ meet starts in Malaysia ( viewed 235,519 times )


Kuala Lumpur, Aug 4 :  The 48th ASEAN foreign ministers’ meet opened here on Tuesday, drawing representatives from 10 Southeast Asian countries. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is in its final stages to establish a single community by the end of 2015, which involves a plan to create a common economic, political-security and socio-cultural region, Xinhua reported. “This will ... Read More »

Pakistan finally executes child killer ( viewed 235,545 times )


Karachi, Aug 4 : Pakistan on Tuesday executed convicted child killer Shafqat Hussain at the Karachi Central Prison after his hanging was postponed on four previous occasions this year, media reports said. He was sentenced to death in 2004 for the kidnapping and involuntary murder of a seven-year-old Karachi boy. All courts in the land had turned down his appeals and ... Read More »

China, India border meeting shows warming ties: Daily ( viewed 796 times )


Beijing, Aug 4  :  The border meeting of Chinese and Indian army officers shows that “bilateral ties are getting warmer”, a state-run Chinese daily said on Tuesday. People’s Daily said that Chinese and Indian officers met at India’s highest airfield on August 1 and opened their fifth border meeting point. The daily cited analysts as saying it is the second border ... Read More »

Oil prices plunge amid ample supplies ( viewed 725 times )


New York, Aug 4 :  Oil prices plunged as the market expected crude production from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to hit a high in July. In June, OPEC production increased by 283,000 barrels per day to 31.38 million barrels per day, a three-year high, according to OPEC monthly oil market report on Monday. Traders also anticipated more Iran ... Read More »

South Sudan granted IOC membership ( viewed 698 times )


Kuala Lumpur :  The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the full recognition of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of South Sudan at the 128th IOC session here. IOC president Thomas Bach welcomed the South Sudan NOC, represented by its president Wilson Deng Kuoirot and its secretary general Tong Chor Malek Deran, into the Olympic fold and presented them with a certificate of ... Read More »

Four dead in France road accident ( viewed 1,013 times )

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Paris :  Four teenagers were killed overnight in a road accident in France, a media report said. One girl and three boys died on Sunday while 10 were injured, when the driver of the utility van they were riding in apparently lost control of the vehicle. The deceased were part of a group of 14 teenagers, with most of them not ... Read More »

Seven dead in China road accident ( viewed 982 times )

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Beijing : At least seven people died and five injured when a truck hit two cars in China’s Qinghai Province, media reports said on Monday. The truck on Sunday hit a car from behind and pushed it forward to hit another trailer. The car then strayed to a sign board on the side, leaving all its five passengers dead. The truck ... Read More »

Oil prices plunge amid ample supplies ( viewed 1,886 times )


New York, Aug 1 :  Oil prices dived Friday as traders were worried that global supplies exceeded the demand. US oil companies added more oil rigs this week despite the collapse in crude prices. Data showed a weekly rise of five in the number of active US oil drilling rigs to 664, according to oil services company Baker Hughes’ Friday report. ... Read More »

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