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China launches campaign to clean up porn apps in mobiles

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 20:57

China has launched a campaign to clamp down on pornography circulated on smart phone applications and will also set up a system to identify its creators.

Hou Yifan wins fifth leg, Humpy still tops

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 14:43

In spite of a disappointing eighth-place finish in the fifth and the penultimate leg of the FIDE women`s Grand Prix chess tournament, India`s Koneru Humpy is in the top spot, ahead of the winner, Hou Yifan of China, reports Xinhua.

China bans unapproved `critical reporting`: Xinhua

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 17:39

China has banned its journalists from undertaking "critical reporting" without prior approval, state media said Wednesday, a further clampdown in a country whose media restrictions already rank among the world`s harshest.

Ukraine halts military products supplies to Russia

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 09:11

Ukraine has suspended supplies of arms, military hardware and its components to Russia since March, Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov said Saturday.

China plans to shut down 2,000 coal mines by next year

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 16:04

China plans to shut down over 2,000 small-scale coal mines by next year in an effort to eliminate outdated capacity and improve work safety and address pollution concerns.

Food aid for 30,000 people in Syria: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 12:26

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said a 15-truck convoy delivered food aid for 30,000 people in opposition-held areas of Syria.

12 killed in China floods

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 21:06

At least 12 people have been killed and nearly three lakh affected in rain-triggered floods in southern China, authorities said on Saturday.

UN sends assessment team, aid to Balkans after floods

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 09:39

The UN has dispatched an assessment team and humanitarian assistance to Serbia after flooding triggered by days of rainfall has reportedly submerged entire villages and triggered landslides across the Balkans.

Chinese police blame separatist group for Urumqi bombing - Xinhua

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 14:36

Chinese police blamed the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) for a train station attack in the western city of Urumqi last month that killed three people, Xinhua said on Sunday, the first time the separatists have been directly linked to the assault.The brief report carried by China`s state news agency did not give more details. Seventy-nine people were also injured in the attack in late April.

Left rebels take 40 villagers hostage in Philippines

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 14:24

Left rebels have taken around 40 civilians hostage in southern Philippines, officials said Sunday.

UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 13:22

As the Security Council convened its second urgent session this week on the situation in Ukraine, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reiterated his grave concern over the rising tensions in the eastern and southern parts of the former Soviet republic, stressing that a "diplomatic solution is the only way out of this crisis".

Putin seeks immediate dialogue within Ukraine

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 10:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for an immediate "extensive national dialogue" in Ukraine, amid rising tension in the country`s east and southeast regions.