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Iran to unveil nuclear proposals
Ready for talks with West
70 die in China train crash
JINAN (CHINA): A high-speed passenger train jumped the track in Shandong province early on Monday, smashing another train and leaving 70 dead and 416 injured, railway authorities confirmed. Preliminary investigations suggested the ...
Zardari, Shahbaz meet in Dubai
DUBAI: Co-chairman of Pakistan People’s Party Asif Ali Zardari has begun crucial talks in Dubai with president of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) Mian Shahbaz Sharif on a road map to reinstate judges deposed by President Pervez ...
Ahmadinejad in Colombo
COLOMBO: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived here on Monday evening on a two-day official visit. He will hold talks with President Mahinda Rajapaksa on issues of bilateral interest. Sri Lanka believes the visit will provide a ...
U.N. blames speculation for prices
Calls for a concerted effort to help the world’s poor feed themselves
Chavez warns steel firm
CARACAS: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has threatened to expropriate the country’s largest steel maker Ternium Sidor unless it slashed demands for nationalisation compensation. The government has rejected a request by Sidor’s ...
Cuba hikes pensions
HAVANA: Cuba’s government on Sunday announced a pension increase for the retired persons covered by the social security system. As of May, the retired who receive pensions of 202-360 pesos will have a 40-peso increase and those who get ...
Begin talks, says Koirala
KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala in a statement has urged the political parties to begin consultations for the formation of government. The statement said, “As the interim Constitution has a provision ...
A ray of hope
London: A ray of hope for people with failing eyesight! For the first time, scientists have used gene therapy to safely restore vision in a teenager with a rare form of congenital blindness. Although the patient has not achieved normal ...
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Thailand should convene rice summit: Kamal Nath
SINGAPORE: Union Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath on Monday suggested that a “rice summit” be held to evolve steps to ride out the gathering crisis on this commodity front. Mr. Nath, who discussed the issue with the ...
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