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Chinese students develop 'insurance' scheme for flunks

Shanghai, July 15 (IANS) Taking a cue from Shanghai's efforts to promote innovation and business startups, a group of students in this Chinese metropolis...

4,347 dead, Koirala fears Nepal toll may touch 10,000

By Anil Giri and Gaurav Sharma Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) The death toll in Nepal's deadly earthquake could touch as high as 10,000, Prime Minister...

Thailand asks rice farmers to cultivate another crop

Bangkok, Oct 5 (IANS) The Thai government has called on farmers across the country to grow plants that require less water than rice in...

Two afflicted with H7N9 bird flu strain in China

Guangzhou, Jan 13 (IANS) Two new confirmed cases of humans infected by the H7N9 strain of bird flu was reported from China's Guangdong province...

Tibet to invest $75 million on sky burial sites

LHASA, March 9 (IANS) Tibetan authorities are slated to spend 490 million yuan ($75 million) over the next five years on the repair and...

2,561 people still missing five years after Japan quake

Tokyo, March 9 (IANS) As many as 2,561 people remain missing five years after a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated northeastern Japan on March...

Afghan man and woman given 100 lashes in public for adultery

Kabul, Sep 1 (IANS) An Afghan man and woman found guilty of adultery received 100 lashes in front of a crowd who filmed their...

Chinese president calls for reform, innovation

Beijing, Nov 9 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping called for more reform and innovation on Monday as the country prepares to enter its 13th...

China sets world record for largest umbrella

Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) An umbrella company in China's eastern Jiangxi province has set a new Guinness World Record by creating the world's largest...

Two days later, fear still grips Kathmandu

By Gaurav Sharma Kathmandu, April 27 (IANS) There is palpable fear on the streets of quake-hit Kathmandu. Groups of residents -- women and children in particular...

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