Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Feb. 25
Feb 25, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
SINGAPORE -- Four Chinese bus drivers charged with instigating
and inciting an illegal strike in Singapore in November last year
were sentenced to between six and seven weeks in jail on Monday.
All the four drivers pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiring
to instigate an illegal strike, while one of them, He Junling,
pleaded guilty to an additional charge of inciting an illegal
strike. (Singapore-Chinese Drivers-Charges)
ISLAMABAD -- At least one security person was killed and seven
others injured when a bomb went off inside a fort of paramilitary
troops in Pakistan's northwest tribal region of Khyber on Monday
afternoon, local media reported.
Local TV Geo reported that the blast took place when an unknown
quantity of explosive materials fixed inside the fort owned by
Frontier Constabulary (FC) exploded with a big bang, leveling at
least seven rooms to the ground.
One troop was killed right on the spot while seven others were
shifted to a nearby military hospital. (Pakistan-Bomb)
NEW DELHI -- India Monday successfully launched into space
seven satellites, including an Indo-French satellite called SARAL,
from the spaceport of Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra
Pradesh, sources said.
The state-owned Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)'s
home-made polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) blasted off at 6.
01 p.m. local time, carrying 410-kg SARAL, aimed at oceanographic
studies, and six other small satellites from Austria, Britain,
Canada and Denmark, and successfully put all of them into orbit. (
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