China test fires 10,000-km range nuclear missile

China has test-fired an upgraded version of its 10,000-km range intercontinental ballistic missile which could reach most of the US and European cities, days ahead of its National Day on October 1 to demonstrate its nuclear capability.

China observes its first Martyrs' Day

China today observed its first Martyrs' Day, a commemorative event aimed to inculcate patriotism among new generations, on the eve of the Communist giant's 65th National day.

Nepal picks May 28 as National Day

Kathmandu: The government of Nepal has decided to observe May 28 of each year as the National Day, ending years of confusion over the issue since the country turned into a republic in 2008.

Appeal for a National Day in memory of Delhi rape victim

PM Manmohan Singh was Saturday appealed by a human rights org to declare December 29 as `National Day for Protesting Violence against Women`.

Spain celebrates most austere National Day in recent yrs

Spain celebrated its National Day with a slimmed-down military parade that reflected a sharp reduction in the budget for the event amid tough austerity.

China celebrates 63rd National day

The old guard of Communist Party is set to hand over power to new leaders next month.

`Imported solutions won`t work in Sri Lanka`

Differences over a political solution are hampering Sri Lanka`s efforts to resolve the Tamil issue.

China marks national day

Chinese leaders descended on the Tiananmen Square in the capital and paid tribute to the martyrs as the country marked the 62nd national day.

China celebrates National Day

Chinese President, PM laid flower baskets at Monument to the People`s Heroes.

Beijing locked down ahead of National Day parade

The Chinese capital Beijing is under lockdown on the eve of a massive military parade to mark six decades of Communist Party rule, with gun-toting police manning street corners to ensure nothing spoils the event.

Jets soar over Beijing as China prepares for Oct 1

Dozens of fighter jets and other warplanes soared over Beijing on Monday as China stepped up preparations for National Day, tightening security around the city with restrictions on knife sales and plans to ground flights on Oct 1.

China development faces new problems: Prez Hu

President Hu Jintao said on Sunday that China`s rapid development faced "a series of new problems" including maintaining social stability, in a speech 10 days ahead of the sensitive National Day.