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China bans officials from smoking in public

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China, which has the world’s largest number of smokers, appears to be making another effort at limiting smoking by banning officials from lighting up in public.

China marks Mao’s birthday with controlled tribute

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China’s leaders bowed three times before a statue of Mao Zedong on the 120th anniversary of his birth Thursday in carefully controlled celebrations that also sought to uphold the market-style reforms that came after his death.

Home girl Li enters semis

Li Na’s bid to claim her first major tournament on home soil remained on course Wednesday as she progressed to the quarter-finals of the China Open after defeating Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki.

Champion Azarenka stunned by Petkovic

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Defending champion Victoria Azarenka was knocked out in the first round of the China Open on Monday, losing 4-6, 6-2, 4-6 to Andrea Petkovic of Germany.

Mortar shell hits Chinese Embassy in Syria; 1 injured

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A mortar shell hit the compound of the Chinese Embassy in Syria’s capital Damascus, damaging the building and injuring a Syrian employee.

Radwanska, Li, Serena advance

Li Na joined top seed Serena Williams in the second round of the China Open in Beijing on Sunday.

Xi Jinping takes over as China’s President

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Xi Jinping was today named as China’s new president and head of the military succeeding Hu Jintao, completing a generational transition of power in the world’s most populous country.

China warns India over oil hunt in S. China Sea

China on Thursday cautioned India against any “unilateral” attempt to pursue oil exploration in the disputed South China Sea, saying that it is opposed to nations outside the region intervening in the

Little Laila was taught that God creates everyone and also leads everyone back to Godself after death. So, she prayed: “Dear God, instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t you just keep the ones you got now?” Laila’s prayer may never be answered; but, Easter does assure us that life, not death, is what we’re created for.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.