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Market place bomb injures 11

a bomb has exploded in the main food market in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar and 11 people have been hurt .

Police officer Shafqat Malik says three of the injured from today's attack are in serious condition. The bomb contained about 6.5 pounds of explosives and was hidden in a cooking oil canister.

Local TV footage showed damaged shops with blast debris littering the ground.

Peshawar has frequently been targeted by the Pakistani Taliban.



Ban on reality and vulgar TV

plans to limit reality TV shows and other light entertainment shown on television have been unveiled in China, in a drive to take back Communist Party control over cultural industries.

The order from the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television refers to shows that are vulgar or "overly entertaining" and programmes dealing with marital troubles, talent shows, game shows, variety shows, talk shows and reality programmes.

The country's 34 satellite TV stations must phase out such shows by next year, which will be replaced with cultural programming.



Glitch halts stock market

A stock market's trade was halted for several hours following a technical glitch.

The Australian Securities Exchange did not explain what the technical problem was, but the glitch halted trade for nearly four hours.

The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index was up 86.4 points, or 2pc, shortly after trading resumed.



Five-year-old girl drives car

A little girl looking for her mum backed a car out of the driveway, then called 911.

Police in Mansfield, Ohio, said Ameleah Kegley (5) backed the car out after returning from school to an empty house as her mother had been taken to hospital.

Ameleah went to look for her and started her mother's Lincoln Navigator, which backed down the sloped driveway and came to a stop across the street. Ameleah asked officers for help to get the car back home quickly, because her mother would be upset with her.