At least 127 dead, 1,300 missing in northwest China mudslides

August 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on At least 127 dead, 1,300 missing in northwest China mudslides 

ZHOUQU, Gansu, Aug. 9 — At least 127 people have been confirmed dead in rain-triggered mudslides Sunday in a northwest China county, while rescuers are racing against the clock to search nearly 1,300 others who are still missing.

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Relief materials pouring into mudslide-hit Zhouqu in NW China

August 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on Relief materials pouring into mudslide-hit Zhouqu in NW China 

BEIJING, Aug. 9 — Government organizations and charities have been rushing tents, drinking water and other relief supplies to local residents after rain-triggered landslides hit a northwest China county early Sunday morning.

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Colombian new president resets ties with Venezuela, Ecuador, gets positive response

August 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on Colombian new president resets ties with Venezuela, Ecuador, gets positive response 

BEIJING, Aug. 9 — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday vowed to reset ties with neighboring Venezuela and Ecuador, and the two countries also expressed their willingness to restore ties with Colombia.

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Pakistan, NGOs move to prevent spread of diseases in flood-hit areas

August 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on Pakistan, NGOs move to prevent spread of diseases in flood-hit areas 

by Muhammad Tahir

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 9 (PNA/Xinhua) — The Pakistani government, international and local health groups are stepping up efforts to prevent water-borne diseases from spreading in the country's flood- affected areas.

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Over 1,600 killed in floods in Pakistan

August 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on Over 1,600 killed in floods in Pakistan 

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 9 — Over 1,600 people have been killed in the floods that have hit Pakistan over the last couple of weeks, reported local media Express on Sunday.

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Chinese premier urges all-out rescue efforts when inspecting mudslide-hit county in NW China

August 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on Chinese premier urges all-out rescue efforts when inspecting mudslide-hit county in NW China 

ZHOUQU, Gansu, Aug. 9 — Premier Wen Jiabao has urged rescuers to race against time to search survivors after catastrophic mudslides hit a northwest China county and left nearly 1,300 people missing Sunday.

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News Analysis: Rampant violence questions Iraq's security as U.S. pullout

August 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on News Analysis: Rampant violence questions Iraq's security as U.S. pullout 

by Song Dan and Jamal Hashem

BAGHDAD, Aug. 9 (PNA/Xinhua) — Iraq is witnessing a resurgence of violence as the U.S. troops stick to their withdrawal plan and departs, and the death toll in July has claimed an alarming two- year high, costing doubt on the government's ability of protecting people from attacks.

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Colombian, Venezuelan presidents to discuss diplomatic feud

August 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on Colombian, Venezuelan presidents to discuss diplomatic feud 

BOGOTA, Aug 9 — Colombian new president Juan Manuel Santos will meet his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez here Tuesday to solve the simmering row between the two Andean neighbors, officials said Sunday.

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One year later, a long way home for Taiwan villagers

August 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on One year later, a long way home for Taiwan villagers 

by Fu Shuangqi

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan, Aug. 9 (PNA/Xinhua) — Just rubble and mud, with barely any plants seen among them. Now, the vast valley where the town once thrived sits in stark contrast to nearby green mountains.

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Go organic with your food, new mantra in Mumbai

August 9, 2010 11:58 am· 1 Comment 

by Sharmistha Dey

MUMBAI, Aug. 9 (PNA/Xinhua) — Go organic with your food is the new mantra among conscious citizens of Mumbai. Perhaps this explains the growing number of stores selling organic products across the city.

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