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Typhoon Kai-Tak causes havoc in China

BEIJING: Thousands of passengers were stranded at airports in China Friday with transport services being suspended as Typhoon Kai-Tak battered southern regions of the country.

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UN ends observer mission in Syria, to set up liaison office

UNITED NATIONS: Syria’s government and rebels have “chosen the path of war”, a UN peacekeeping chief, Mr Ban Ki-moon said as the world body ended its doomed monitoring mission to Damascus and deadlock persists among world powers over how to contain the spreading conflict.

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HC rejects Kanda’s anticipatory bail

NEW DELHI: Absconding ex-Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda's anticipatory bail plea in the Geetika Sharma suicide case was today dismissed by the Delhi High Court on the ground that it has not been filed by the person who is apprehending arrest.

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Israel wraps up national SMS missile alert test

JERUSALEM: Israel on Thursday wound up nationwide testing of an SMS warning system against missile attack, sending texts to mobile phones in Jerusalem and other parts of the country, a military spokeswoman said.

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Fukushima ‘caused mutant butterflies’

TOKYO:  Researchers say radiation from the leaking Fukushima nuclear plant following last year’s tsunami caused mutations in some butterflies and damaged the local environment though humans seem relatively unaffected.

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