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9 Dead In Kashmir Gunbattle Between Rebels, Army
Associated Press
SRINAGAR, India, Nov 27: Heavily armed suspected militants fought a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in the Indian portion of Kashmir on Thursday, and three civilians were among the nine dead, authorities said.

Some of the militants were still holed up in an abandoned bunker in Jammu region and were firing at the Indian soldiers in Arnia sector, said an officer who spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to talk to reporters.
Putin's Tiger Ravages Goat Farm In Northeast China
ASSOCIATED PRESS
BEIJING, Nov 27:  Ustin, a rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, is behaving badly in his new home in northeastern China.

The tiger, one of two to enter China from Russia´s Amur border region, bit and killed 15 goats and left another three missing on Sunday and Monday on a farm in Heilongjiang province´s Fuyuan county, China´s official Xinhua News Agency reported.
India: Girls Died By Suicide, Not Slain By Rapists
MYREPUBLICA
NEW DELHI, Nov 27:  India´s top federal investigating agency says that two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by their attackers actually committed suicide.

Ranjit Sinha, the head of the Central Bureau of Investigation, told Hindustan Times newspaper in a report published Thursday that the local police´s probe was conducted "erroneously." He gave no other details.
China Hit By Second Deadly Mine Blast In 2 Days
Associated Press
BEIJING, Nov 27:  At least 11 people were killed Thursday in the second deadly coal mine accident to hit China in two days, pointing to continuing safety issues in the industry despite a major decline in deaths among miners in recent years.

The official Xinhua News Agency said 19 people were working in a mine in the southern province of Guizhou when an explosion ripped through the shaft early in the morning. There was no immediate word on the condition of the eight survivors.
Australian Batsman Hughes Dies After Head Knock
Associated Presss
SYDNEY, Nov 27:Australia team doctor Peter Brukner says batsman Phillip Hughes has died in hospital, two days after being struck in the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match.
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