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Chinese government gazette opens microblog account

BEIJING: The gazette of the State Council, China’s cabinet, opened its account on China’s Twitter-like service Sina Weibo Saturday.
The gazette Weibo account will be used to publish the country’s major policies and guidelines in a timely and accurate manner, according to an advance notice released on the Sina Weibo Friday.

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Excellent ties across board with India: US

WASHINGTON: The US has “an excellent relationship with India across the board,” an US official said without getting into the details of what new initiatives may be in the offing in the President, Mr Barack Obama’s second term.

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Guatemalans fear aftershocks of earthquake

SAN MARCOS:  Guatemalans fearing aftershocks huddled in the dark and frigid streets of this mountain town wrapped in blankets early on Thursday, while others crowded inside its hospital, the only building left with electricity after a powerful earthquake killed at least 48 people and left dozens more missing.

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Pakistan’s Hindus under attack as extremism grows

KARACHI: They came after dusk and chanted into the night sky “Kill the Hindus, kill the children of the Hindus,” as they smashed religious icons, ripped golden bangles off women’s arms and flashed pistols.

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The best is yet to come, says victorious Obama

WASHINGTON: Mr Barack Obama on Wednesday clinched a resounding victory over Republican challenger, Mr Mitt Romney to earn a second term as the US President braving economic woes and straightaway promised bi-partisan politics after a deeply polarised election.

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New Yorkers search for food, water and electricity

NEW YORK: The people gathered around the side of a building on Third Avenue looked like refugees huddled around a campfire. But instead of crackling flames, their warmth came from more advanced technology: a power strip that had been offered to charge cellphones.

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