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Flooded N Korean city desperate for drinking water

ANJU: North Korean children waited in line with buckets in hand as Red Cross officials handed out clean drinking water in the city of Anju less than a week after floods swept through buildings and homes, raising concerns that an outbreak of disease could put the death toll well past 170.

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Saina wins bronze medal

LONDON:  Saina Nehwal on Saturday created history by becoming the first Indian to win an Olympic Games bronze medal in badminton, though under fortuitous circumstances, as her world number two Chinese opponent retired from the play-off because of a knee injury.

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Would have liked Annan to persevere: India

UNITED NATIONS: India has said it would have liked the UN-Arab League envoy, Mr Kofi Annan, who resigned from his post, to persevere in his efforts to broker peace in Syria, asserting that the international community cannot walk away from its obligations in the troubled country.

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Two typhoons lash China

BEIJING: More than a million people were evacuated to safe places as gales and rainstorms triggered by two typhoons lashed east China's coastal regions leaving at least one person dead, authorities said on Friday.

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