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New US helicopters mark major change for Afghan air force

New US helicopters mark major change for Afghan air force

Senior Afghan and American officials welcomed the arrival of new US-made military helicopters on Saturday, beginning a process that will radically transform the young Afghan air force.

China eases downpayment rules for home buyers

China eases downpayment rules for home buyers

China yesterday said it will cut the minimum downpayment level for first-time home buyers in many cities, stepping up support for the sluggish property market and stumbling economy.