School shooting injures 3 in US

Washington :  A high school shooting on Tuesday has injured three people, including the shooter, according to officials. “There has been a shooting at Great Mills High School. The school is on lockdown the event is contained, the Sheriff’s office is on the scene,” St. Mary’s County Public Schools said on its website, Xinhua reported. […]

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Modi, Xi talk; pledge more cooperation

Beijing :  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday talked over telephone and pledged to deepen bilateral ties. China’s state news agency Xinhua said Xi told Modi that he was ready to enhance communication with the Indian leader on long-term strategic bilateral issues to promote political mutual trust. Xi, who […]

115,000-year-old bone tools unearthed in China

Toronto :  The toolmaking techniques mastered by prehistoric humans in China were more sophisticated than previously thought, suggests an analysis of 115,000-year-old bone tools discovered in the country. Marks found on the excavated bone fragments show that our ancestors living in China in the early Late Pleistocene were already familiar with the mechanical properties of […]

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French ex-president Sarkozy held on funding from Gaddafi

Paris :  Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been taken into police custody for questioning over allegations that he received funding from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi for the 2007 presidential election campaign. Sarkozy, 63, was summoned to a police station in Nanterre and was being questioned in relation to “irregularities” […]

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Wang Yi is China’s key negotiator on border talks with India

Beijing :  China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi will now be its key negotiator with India on the vexed border issue after Beijing promoted him on Monday to the country’s top diplomatic post of State Councillor. Wang succeeds Yang Jiechi, China’s senior-most diplomat, who until now was the country’s Special Representative on border talks with India. […]