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Oxygen tanks ready as Tibet football team make history

LHASA, TIBET: There may be mid-game oxygen breaks, but no team will fancy a trip to sky-high Lhasa Chengtou next season after they made history by becoming the first Tibetan side to reach China's professional league. Lhasa, whose 735-million-yuan ($110 million) stadium is the highest in China and one of the highest in the world, clinched promotion from China's amateur league to the third tier along with five other sides. But doubts surround whether Lhasa will be allowed to stage games at their modern Cultural and…

Sixty children die in Indian hospital amid furore over oxygen supplies

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Sixty children have died at a hospital in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh this week, prompting local media to blame the fatalities on a lack of oxygen supplies. The BRD Medical College specified that 34 were babies who died at the neo-natal intensive care unit, while 12 died because of encephalitis. The rest died of other unspecified causes. Local media reports have said some of the deaths were caused due to an oxygen shortage after a private supplier withdrew its equipment over unpaid…