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Rescue cage arrives at Chilean mine

The first of three rescue capsules specially built to lift out 33 miners trapped since early August has arrived at the San Jose mine in Chile.  The man-size steel capsule, which was delivered on Saturday, will be used to pull the miners out one by one once one of the three rescue holes being drilled reach the men. The government says that should happen by early November or earlier if all goes well.

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British media mock India for Games disaster

LONDON: From raising issues of child labour to pointing to the “agonisingly inefficient infrastructure”, the British media today launched a scathing attack on the poor preparedness for the Commonwealth Games (CWG) that will begin in New Delhi on October 3.The upcoming Games was given prominent display in all the major newspapers here, with some using photographs to illustrate their point.

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Typhoon kills 54 in China, dozens missing

BEIJING: Floods and landslides from the strongest storm to hit China this year have killed at least 54 people and left dozens missing since it struck earlier this week, officials said Thursday.
 Typhoon Fanapi swamped south China’s Guangdong province after directly hitting the island of Taiwan on Sunday and killing two there.

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Pak calls for US intervention in Kashmir

NEW YORK: Pakistan has asked the international community, particularly the US, to intervene in Kashmir in resolving the contentious issue which is central to peace in the region. “The occupation cannot continue. The rights of the Kashmiri people cannot continue to be denied,” the Pakistan Foreign Minister, Mr Shah Mahmood Qureshi said yesterday.

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