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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Shanghai subway trains crash - 280 injured , 40 killed

Rescuers evacuate passengers after a subway train collision in Shanghai on September 27, 2011. State media urged the government to "be more cautious" after the collision of two metro trains on Tuesday injured more than 280 people, just months after a deadly high-speed rail crash in the eastern city of Wenzhou killed at least 40. 



Friday, September 16, 2011

Chinese Condoms Too Small for South Africans

A South African court has blocked the government from buying 11 million Chinese condoms, saying they are too small, a newspaper reported Friday.

The finance ministry had awarded a contract to a firm called Siqamba Medical, which planned to buy the Phoenurse condoms from China, the Beeld newspaper said.

A rival firm, Sekunjalo Investments Corporation, turned to the High Court in Pretoria after losing the bid, arguing that their condoms were 20 percent larger than the Chinese ones.

Judge Sulet Potterill blocked the deal with Siqamba, ruling that the condoms were too small, made from the wrong material, and were not approved by the World Health Organisation, the paper said.

South Africa has more HIV infections than any country in the world, with 5.38 million of its 50 million people carrying the virus -yahoonews