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30 April 2012

Publication Date : 30-04-2012


Japan and the US aim to increase cooperation in energy-related fields, expanding renewable energy sources and stable, safe supplies of nuclear energy, according to The Yomiuri Shimbun. South Korean government rejects calls to halt US beef imports after an American dairy cow was found to have mad cow disease last week, writes The Korea Herald. Chinese Vice-Premier Li Keqiang calls for Chinese and Russian local governments to increase cooperation and investments, an important step to deepen ties in key areas, says China Daily. The distortion of rice prices has driven a number of leading rice exporters out of Thailand, the world's biggest rice-exporting nation, says The Nation. Five people have been killed amid rocket and grenade attacks in the Lyari neighbourhood of Karachi, which remains highly tense as the operation against criminals continues in Pakistan, reports Dawn.


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