SHIKARPUR, Pakistan - Suspected militants in southern Pakistan set ablaze more than two dozen tankers carrying fuel for foreign troops in Afghanistan on Friday, highlighting the vulnerability of the U.S.-led mission a day after Pakistan closed a major border crossing.

BEIJING - Growth in Chinese manufacturing picked up pace in September, a survey showed Friday, adding to evidence that China's economic recovery remains on track.

AUCKLAND - New Zealand has termed as "pornification of children" and "corporate paedophilia" a range of Australia-made bras for girls as young as six.

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has met at the White House with Sarah Shourd, the hiker recently freed by Iran, and with her mother and the mothers of the other two American hikers still held by the Iranians.

LOS ANGELES - A fire spokesman says 10 students participating in a cross-country race at a Los Angeles college have been taken to hospitals after suffering from heat-related illnesses.
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