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15 dead in Pakistan gas tanker blast

15 dead in Pakistan gas tanker blast

At least 15 people were killed and dozens more injured when a tanker exploded in the southern Pakistani city of Hyderabad on Monday, officials said.

2010-06-27 17:43:54
Pirates hijack Singapore ship with Chinese crew in Gulf of Aden: state media

Pirates hijack Singapore ship with Chinese crew in Gulf of Aden: state media

A Singaporean ship with 19 Chinese crew aboard was hijacked Monday by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the China Marine Rescue Centre said.

2010-06-27 17:32:43
Corruption scandal hits China`s aviation sector

Corruption scandal hits China`s aviation sector

Two executives at state-owned China Southern Airlines have been detained as part of a wide-ranging probe into corruption in the aviation industry, state media said Monday.

2010-06-27 17:29:52
No sex please, we`re astronauts: NASA commander

No sex please, we`re astronauts: NASA commander

There is no room for romance on board the cosy confines of the International Space Station, a NASA space shuttle commander said Monday when asked what would happen if astronauts had sex in space.

2010-06-27 16:40:32
Bomb blast kills eight Afghan civilians: police

Bomb blast kills eight Afghan civilians: police

A Taliban-type bomb tore through a mini van in central Afghanistan Monday, killing eight civilians including women and children, police said.

2010-06-27 15:43:00
BP says oil spill costs reach 2.65 billion dollars

BP says oil spill costs reach 2.65 billion dollars

BP has spent 2.65 billion dollars (2.14 billion euros) on responding to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the British company announced Monday as its costs rose further.

2010-06-27 15:39:14
Thai `Red Shirt` leader to run in Bangkok poll

Thai `Red Shirt` leader to run in Bangkok poll

A Thai protest leader accused of terrorism was released from prison briefly Monday to apply to run in a by-election seen as a key test of the opposition`s prospects of success in nationwide polls.

2010-06-27 15:28:09
N.Korea says to bolster nuclear deterrent in new way

N.Korea says to bolster nuclear deterrent in new way

North Korea said Monday it would bolster its nuclear weaponry with an unspecified new method in response to what it called US hostility and recent developments.

2010-06-27 15:22:45
Japanese PM prods Hu to condemn SKorean ship sinking

Japanese PM prods Hu to condemn SKorean ship sinking

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said he asked Chinese President Hu Jintao in talks here Sunday to condemn North Korea`s alleged sinking of a South Korean warship.

2010-06-27 12:46:11
Four Norwegian soldiers killed in Afghanistan International Desk

Four Norwegian soldiers killed in Afghanistan International Desk

A roadside bomb hit a Norwegian convoy in Afghanistan on Sunday and killed four soldiers, the military announced, in the deadliest single attack on the Scandinavian country`s troops in the conflict.

2010-06-27 12:44:58
First Atlantic storm kills 10 in Central America

First Atlantic storm kills 10 in Central America

The first major storm of the Atlantic season barreled Sunday across the Yucatan Peninsula, after unleashing landslides and floods that killed at least 10 people in Nicaragua, Guatemela and El Salvador.

2010-06-27 12:43:26
CIA chief warns Iran could have nukes ready by 2012

CIA chief warns Iran could have nukes ready by 2012

Iran has enough low-enriched uranium to make two weapons, which it could have prepared and ready for delivery as early as 2012, CIA director Leon Panetta said Sunday.

2010-06-27 12:42:02
Scarred Kyrgyzstan adopts new constitution

Scarred Kyrgyzstan adopts new constitution

Kyrgyzstan`s new constitution won overwhelming popular support in a referendum, with more than 90 percent of the vote, the country`s electoral commission said Monday as preliminary results rolled in.

2010-06-27 12:40:20
Obama ups pressure on `belligerent` North Korea

Obama ups pressure on `belligerent` North Korea

US President Barack Obama Sunday demanded the United Nations and China ramp up pressure on North Korea for its "belligerent behavior" and warned against turning a blind eye to its deadly acts.

2010-06-27 12:33:01
Merkel`s win, Cameron`s loss as footie fever hits G20

Merkel`s win, Cameron`s loss as footie fever hits G20

British Prime Minister David Cameron said he was "deeply disappointed" after England lost to Germany in its World Cup match, adding he had questions about an English goal which was disallowed.

2010-06-27 12:27:53