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News Archive --- Date:20060307


China

  • China to work with all countries to strengthen cooperation for a win-win result: FM (20:40, March 07, 2006)
  • Chinese Premier's commitments sow seeds of hope in migrant workers' hearts (20:39, March 07, 2006)
  • More overseas Chinese communities condemn Chen Shui-bian's secessionist move (20:39, March 07, 2006)
  • Beijing holds reception to mark Int'l Women's Day (20:38, March 07, 2006)
  • China appoints vice ministers of personnel, labor and social security (20:38, March 07, 2006)
  • China to build strategic partnership with African countries: FM (20:38, March 07, 2006)
  • PLA logistics chief on use of defense budget  (17:21, March 07, 2006)
  • China makes great efforts in IPR protection: FM (17:04, March 07, 2006)
  • China sets new targets in five-year plan  (10:29, March 08, 2006)
  • Taiwan authorities take a dangerous step, FM says (16:55, March 07, 2006)
  • Mainland prepared to deal with complications in cross-Straits relations (20:57, March 07, 2006)
  • East China Sea consultation between China, Japan "pragmatic and constructive" (16:43, March 07, 2006)
  • China maintains friendly relations with Palestine (16:42, March 07, 2006)
  • Don't politicize Sino-US trade relations: Chinese FM (20:37, March 07, 2006)
  • Japanese leaders should stop hurting feelings of wartime victims: Chinese FM (20:39, March 07, 2006)
  • Putin's visit to boost China-Russia relations: FM (16:32, March 07, 2006)
  • China maintains friendly relations with Pakistan (16:28, March 07, 2006)
  • China to build strategic partnership with African countries (16:10, March 07, 2006)
  • Iran nuclear issue should be resolved through diplomacy, negotiation, FM says (20:38, March 07, 2006)
  • Vatican should not intervene with China's internal affairs: FM (16:03, March 07, 2006)
  • China's defense budget much smaller than that of US (16:16, March 07, 2006)
  • China, Japan agree to hold new round talks on East China Sea issue (16:13, March 07, 2006)
  • China calls for early resumption of six-party talks: FM (15:54, March 07, 2006)
  • Chinese FM pledges good protection of citizens abroad (16:53, March 07, 2006)
  • Chinese president to visit US soon, FM says (16:37, March 07, 2006)
  • Major challenges ahead in the next five years  (15:40, March 07, 2006)
  • Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing meets press (17:07, March 07, 2006)
  • US reiterates opposition to unilateral changes to cross-strait status quo (15:05, March 07, 2006)
  • LatAm economic thinktank calls for business alliances to tap Chinese market (12:16, March 07, 2006)
  • Enactment of law on animal abuse urged in China (12:15, March 07, 2006)
  • China to severely punish academic falsification: science minister (12:15, March 07, 2006)
  • Statute on AIDS prevention & control takes effect  (10:53, March 07, 2006)
  • China expects lower death toll from workplace accidents (10:58, March 07, 2006)
  • PLA determines to fulfill historical missions and speed up military changes  (09:09, March 07, 2006)
  • Minutes of discussion of NPC deputies and CPPCC members from the PLA  (09:09, March 07, 2006)
  • NPC Deputy urges to improve scientific and technological quality of officers and men  (09:09, March 07, 2006)
  • Ang Lee' s Oscar honour brings joy to Chinese (08:20, March 07, 2006)
  • Top leaders call for pushing forward reform, opening-up (08:15, March 07, 2006)
  • Taiwan deputies slam Chen (08:22, March 07, 2006)
  • Shanxi puts brakes on expansion of coal mining (08:30, March 07, 2006)
  • Latest infection keeps S. China on alert for spread (09:06, March 07, 2006)
  • Farmers want a "land-leasing policy" (08:41, March 07, 2006)
  • Emergency plan urged for Three Gorges dam (08:39, March 07, 2006)
  • Doctor hopes for more gov't support (08:32, March 07, 2006)
  • Co-ordination vital to curb human pandemic (08:28, March 07, 2006)
  • Concern over hospital funding (08:24, March 07, 2006)
  • Communities set for more clinics (08:43, March 07, 2006)
  • City head boosts foot massage market (08:36, March 07, 2006)
  • As delegates take detour, it's smooth driving for all (08:44, March 07, 2006)
  • 5-year plan addresses pressing problems (08:21, March 07, 2006)
  • State Council issues statue to protect water resources (08:13, March 07, 2006)
  • Chinese foreign minister to meet press Tuesday (08:10, March 07, 2006)
  • Int'l community reaffirms adherence to one-China principle (08:19, March 07, 2006)
  • Improving ties with China helpful to Japan's economy: former top spokesman (08:18, March 07, 2006)



  • Business

  • E.China province exports more flat-panel TV sets (21:03, March 07, 2006)
  • HK MTR patronage hits record high of 867 million (21:02, March 07, 2006)
  • China allocates US$587 million in subsidies for spring farming (21:02, March 07, 2006)
  • Philippine international reserves hit all-time high (21:02, March 07, 2006)
  • Fitch forecasts economic growth in Asia to slow down this year (21:02, March 07, 2006)
  • Indonesia to raise LNG price for industry soon (21:01, March 07, 2006)
  • China's construction sector mortality rate down in 2005 (21:01, March 07, 2006)
  • China's forestry products industry grows fast (21:01, March 07, 2006)
  • Global relocation company sets up Asian office in HK (21:01, March 07, 2006)
  • China-made nickel-hydrogen cells used on Toyota hybrid electric cars (21:00, March 07, 2006)
  • HK foreign currency reserve assets hit 125.7b USD (21:00, March 07, 2006)
  • Taiwan has $31.9 bln surplus in cross-Straits trade last year  (17:11, March 07, 2006)
  • Cisco ties up with Microsoft  (17:10, March 07, 2006)
  • Pure gold RMB miniature sold in Shanghai  (17:11, March 07, 2006)
  • Chinese stock markets slump due to falls of major bluechips (17:09, March 07, 2006)
  • Chinese farmers still find life tough in post-tax era (17:09, March 07, 2006)
  • China to build Asia's largest gold mine this year (17:08, March 07, 2006)
  • Australian enterprise gets entry into Macao's casino business (17:08, March 07, 2006)
  • Generator sales up in Tanzania: survey (17:08, March 07, 2006)
  • Indonesian military to release all shares in Mandala airline (17:07, March 07, 2006)
  • First passenger car diesel engine with Chinese IPR developed  (16:36, March 07, 2006)
  • Coca-Cola and Pepsi respond to benzene claims in China (15:25, March 07, 2006)
  • Vietnamese farm product exporters face capital shortage: report (15:25, March 07, 2006)
  • Vietnam wins rice tender in Japan (13:06, March 07, 2006)
  • Four obstacles hinder shift of economic growth mode in China: economist (13:06, March 07, 2006)
  • Russia, Sweden sign agreement on economic, trade cooperation (11:29, March 07, 2006)
  • Sri Lanka to buy over 800 new buses from India  (11:29, March 07, 2006)
  • NZ dollar dips to 18-month low against greenback (11:28, March 07, 2006)
  • Peru, Chile begin negotiations on cross-border services, investments (11:28, March 07, 2006)
  • China Focus: Further efforts needed to ensure food security (10:05, March 07, 2006)
  • China vows to press ahead state-owned bank reforms, stressing state holding (10:06, March 07, 2006)
  • Kuwait announces major natural gas discovery (09:31, March 07, 2006)
  • Coca-Cola denies benzene claims (09:11, March 07, 2006)
  • Shoe makers prepare to battle EU (08:04, March 07, 2006)
  • Shareholder switch may aid Little Swan (08:05, March 07, 2006)
  • Philips goes green in emerging market bid (08:05, March 07, 2006)
  • Minsheng bank seeking ways to enter Hong Kong (08:06, March 07, 2006)
  • Mainland law firm opens HK office (08:07, March 07, 2006)
  • LPG could become futures product (08:09, March 07, 2006)
  • IC supplier plugs into nation (08:10, March 07, 2006)
  • Handset phone competition heating up (08:11, March 07, 2006)
  • Geely Automotive chairman denies flunked test rumour (08:14, March 07, 2006)
  • Cement maker consolidates priorities (08:15, March 07, 2006)
  • Camera giant focuses on China (08:16, March 07, 2006)
  • HSBC chalks up record profit (08:17, March 07, 2006)
  • U.S, Mexico sign agreement to end cement trade dispute (08:17, March 07, 2006)
  • Netherlands opposed to plan for EU gas reserves policy (08:13, March 07, 2006)
  • Snow urges Congress to raise national debt limit (08:09, March 07, 2006)
  • WTO rules Mexico taxes on U.S. soft drinks illegal (08:09, March 07, 2006)
  • EU, Euro-zone retail trade up in January (08:08, March 07, 2006)
  • Mercedes-Benz car sales go up (09:11, March 07, 2006)
  • German car sales fall two percent due to cold weather (08:07, March 07, 2006)
  • WHO experts discuss plan for curbing potential human pandemic (08:07, March 07, 2006)
  • E.African countries follow up WTO conference (08:06, March 07, 2006)
  • OECD criticises reappearance of "economic patriotism" (08:06, March 07, 2006)
  • U.S. factory orders drop 4.5 percent in January (08:05, March 07, 2006)
  • ECB president says monetary policy remains accommodative in euro area (08:02, March 07, 2006)
  • China becomes world's largest platinum jewels consumer (08:01, March 07, 2006)
  • OECD foresees growth acceleration in major developed countries (08:00, March 07, 2006)
  • Kenya to host int'l investment conference for southern Sudan (08:00, March 07, 2006)
  • HK urged to boost its role as bridge between mainland, world (07:59, March 07, 2006)
  • Survey: 74.4 percent rural consumers pay attention to food safety (07:58, March 07, 2006)
  • Thai economy to grow 4.5-5.5 percent in 2006 (07:58, March 07, 2006)
  • Anti-cigarette campaign helps slash cigarette consumption in Turkey (07:57, March 07, 2006)



  • World

  • Roundup: Arab parties call for solidarity in Arab world (08:17, March 08, 2006)
  • Hamas-dominated PLC holds 2nd session as Fatah boycotts it (20:45, March 07, 2006)
  • Japan, U.S. to jointly test interceptor technology (20:45, March 07, 2006)
  • Hamas terms Israel's death threat to Haneya as terrorism (20:45, March 07, 2006)
  • Britain should pull troops out of Iraq by summer 2008: general (20:45, March 07, 2006)
  • World countries meet in Doha on telecommunication development (20:45, March 07, 2006)
  • Cambodia, Vietnam to further strengthen bilateral relations (20:44, March 07, 2006)
  • India pledges to put civilian nuclear facilities under IAEA safeguards (20:44, March 07, 2006)
  • Syria, Iran to establish oil pipeline across Iraq (20:44, March 07, 2006)
  • India releases separation plan of nuclear facilities, 14 in civilian list (20:44, March 07, 2006)
  • Philippine president asks media not to be seditious (20:44, March 07, 2006)
  • BBC correspondent expelled from Pakistan's tribal region (20:43, March 07, 2006)
  • Erekat urges world to stop Israeli unilateral acts (20:43, March 07, 2006)
  • Israel's Kadima pledges no investment in W. Bank after being elected ruling party (20:43, March 07, 2006)
  • DPRK condemns U.S. escalated military actions in East Asia (20:43, March 07, 2006)
  • U.S. experts discover huge impact crater in Egypt (20:43, March 07, 2006)
  • Japan considers fingerprinting foreign visitors (20:42, March 07, 2006)
  • Hamas slams accusation of its attempt to topple Abbas (20:42, March 07, 2006)
  • Sudan reiterates opposition to sending UN forces to Darfur (20:42, March 07, 2006)
  • Thousands burry five Palestinians killed by Israeli airstrike (20:42, March 07, 2006)
  • Rebel Tamil Tigers delegation back home after talks with government (20:42, March 07, 2006)
  • Thaksin calls on opposition parties to join election (16:52, March 07, 2006)
  • Gunmen rob precious relics from museum in Rio de Janeiro (16:51, March 07, 2006)
  • Hamas PM-designate not immune from Israeli targeted killing: Mofaz (17:04, March 07, 2006)
  • Afghanistan opposes Pakistan's suggestion to fence border (16:11, March 07, 2006)
  • Two car bombs rock Baghdad (15:04, March 07, 2006)
  • Indonesian parliament agrees to ratify anti-terror conventions (14:56, March 07, 2006)
  • Australian DM completes visit to troops in Iraq (14:56, March 07, 2006)
  • Soeharto's jailed son expected to get free next year (14:55, March 07, 2006)
  • Philippine president warns to use emergency rule again (14:55, March 07, 2006)
  • Mongolia to send 6th batch of peacekeepers to Iraq (13:44, March 07, 2006)
  • Kuwait, Saudi Arabia urge OPEC to stabilize oil output (13:44, March 07, 2006)
  • Brazil president launches program to rebuild slums (13:43, March 07, 2006)
  • Roundup: IAEA chief sees hope for deal on Iran' nuclear issue (13:43, March 07, 2006)
  • Uganda's reelected president ready to reconcile with opposition parties (13:42, March 07, 2006)
  • Ministers of Black Sea countries meet on anti-bird flu measures (13:42, March 07, 2006)
  • UN urges DRC people to unite for upcoming elections (12:14, March 07, 2006)
  • Bolivian president denounces U.S. military "blackmail" (12:14, March 07, 2006)
  • 22 missing after boat carrying illegal immigrants capsizes off Mauritania's coast (12:13, March 07, 2006)
  • Thailand PM dismisses resignation  (11:19, March 07, 2006)
  • 31 guerrillas killed in clashes in eastern Nepal (11:15, March 07, 2006)
  • Roundup: Myanmar-India ties head for new high (11:03, March 07, 2006)
  • Kuwait announces major natural gas discovery (11:00, March 07, 2006)
  • Hungary, Serbia-Montenegro to hold joint military exercise (11:02, March 07, 2006)
  • Hamas leader urges forming national unity government (09:30, March 07, 2006)
  • IAEA chief sees hope for deal on Iran's nuclear issue (09:30, March 07, 2006)
  • Top leader of outlawed Muslim group nabbed in Bangladesh (09:25, March 07, 2006)
  • Talabani convenes parliament in days (09:08, March 07, 2006)
  • Netherlands plan to ban burqa dismays Muslims (09:04, March 07, 2006)
  • Russian law allows shooting down of hijacked planes (09:07, March 07, 2006)
  • S.Korea's Hwang admits to ordering data fabrication (08:58, March 07, 2006)
  • US Homeland Security's security 'is poor' (08:58, March 07, 2006)
  • Guantanamo detainee told rights 'irrelevant' (09:25, March 07, 2006)
  • South Africa's former Vice-President Zuma pleads not guilty to rape (08:52, March 07, 2006)
  • Around 100 Taliban militants die in fighting (08:47, March 07, 2006)
  • Manhattan anthrax victim's condition improving (08:45, March 07, 2006)
  • Eliasson hails Nobel peace laureates' support for new UN Council (08:44, March 07, 2006)
  • Sudan repeats objection to UN takeover in Darfur (08:43, March 07, 2006)
  • Senior U.S. official to visit Latin America (08:42, March 07, 2006)
  • U.S. expects UN to take on Iran's nuclear issue (08:40, March 07, 2006)
  • Russian FM says Hamas considers resuming peace talks with Israel (08:38, March 07, 2006)
  • Syria, Denmark agree to dialogue among civilizations (08:37, March 07, 2006)
  • NATO to take over security of all Afghanistan, says commander (08:35, March 07, 2006)
  • Roundup: Hamas-dominated parliament holds first working session  (09:20, March 07, 2006)
  • U.S. says it has active, constructive dialogue with Russia (08:33, March 07, 2006)
  • U.S. urges to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons (08:32, March 07, 2006)
  • Kenyans to demonstrate on Tuesday over media raids (09:29, March 07, 2006)
  • Museveni urges integration to ensure better political changes in Africa (09:29, March 07, 2006)
  • Former managers of Dutch retail giant Ahold go on trial (09:28, March 07, 2006)
  • Iran hands over seven members of Kurdish rebel group to Turkey (09:28, March 07, 2006)
  • Syria, Lebanon to open embassies after normalization of ties (09:28, March 07, 2006)
  • Syria reaches confidential agreement with UN investigators: report (09:28, March 07, 2006)
  • Bulgaria supports political dialogue in resolving Kosovo issue (09:27, March 07, 2006)
  • S.Korean president starts four-day visit to Egypt (09:27, March 07, 2006)
  • U.N. official calls for respect for human rights in Sudan (09:26, March 07, 2006)
  • Hamas-dominated Palestinian parl't revokes additional powers to Abbas (09:18, March 07, 2006)
  • Sharon could regain consciousness: hospital director (08:25, March 07, 2006)
  • Sri Lanka president hails political party support for peace move (08:30, March 07, 2006)
  • UN issues world's first humanitarian insurance contract (08:29, March 07, 2006)
  • There is no place for terrorists in Bangladesh: PM (07:51, March 07, 2006)
  • Four Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrike in Gaza (07:50, March 07, 2006)
  • Guantanamo prisoners fear lifetime of custody (07:50, March 07, 2006)
  • Former Croatian Serb leader commits suicide (07:49, March 07, 2006)
  • India, Mozambique sign MoU in defense cooperation (07:49, March 07, 2006)
  • US sends Vietnam war-era gunships to Iraq: report (07:49, March 07, 2006)
  • More people convicted with D'Long Group serial financial scandal (07:48, March 07, 2006)
  • Hamas-dominated Palestinian parl't revokes additional powers to Abbas (07:48, March 07, 2006)
  • Roundup: UN nuclear watchdog meets to mull action on Iran (07:47, March 07, 2006)
  • Putin signs new anti-terrorism legislation (07:47, March 07, 2006)
  • India, Australia boost economic, defense cooperation (07:47, March 07, 2006)
  • Senior Iraqi army officer shot dead in Baghdad (07:46, March 07, 2006)
  • Blast kills two Palestinian children in central Gaza (07:46, March 07, 2006)
  • Military won't be lured into political turmoil: Thai army chief (07:46, March 07, 2006)



  • Opinion

  • Strategic gains at heart of Bush South Asia trip (09:00, March 07, 2006)
  • Five-Year Plan guides nation's endeavours (08:59, March 07, 2006)
  • Energy intensity index deserves firm support (08:58, March 07, 2006)



  • Sports

  • Zimbabwe football association boss Khan jailed (15:52, March 07, 2006)
  • Uganda's first batch of athletes leaves for Commonwealth games (15:51, March 07, 2006)
  • Thorpe withdraws from Commonwealth Games (15:49, March 07, 2006)
  • U.S. Open becomes first grand slam to use instant replays (15:49, March 07, 2006)
  • Pitch to help Arsenal beat Real Madrid, says Gilberto (09:00, March 07, 2006)
  • Iverson, Gasol awarded NBA weekly honors (08:58, March 07, 2006)
  • Wigan lose to Manchester United on own goal (08:57, March 07, 2006)
  • Seahawks re-sign NFL MVP Alexander (08:56, March 07, 2006)
  • Singh to miss Bay Hill for U.S. Master (08:55, March 07, 2006)
  • Cuban President speaks to baseball team (08:54, March 07, 2006)
  • Venezuelan teams head for South American basketball league (08:51, March 07, 2006)
  • Russia's Plushchenko to miss world figure skating championships (08:50, March 07, 2006)
  • Russian Olympic medalists awarded cars (08:50, March 07, 2006)
  • Barca look to dump the Blues (08:09, March 07, 2006)
  • Scoring leader Bryant on preliminary roster for Worlds (08:08, March 07, 2006)
  • Juve face injury worries before Werder showdown (08:07, March 07, 2006)
  • Debutants Villarreal target a memorable Glasgow double (08:06, March 07, 2006)
  • Mourinho spat at by Barca fans at airport (08:05, March 07, 2006)
  • Woods on a high after Doral defence (08:04, March 07, 2006)
  • Kaiser awed by Cup enthusiasm (08:04, March 07, 2006)
  • Chelsea prepare to bid farewell to 'Wizard of Os' (08:02, March 07, 2006)
  • Lions hold Albirex 1-1 in Singapore soccer league (08:01, March 07, 2006)
  • Chinese swimmer wins solo technical routine at Asia championships (08:00, March 07, 2006)
  • Chinese swimmers rule Asia swimming championships (07:59, March 07, 2006)
  • Sunderland manager McCarthy sacked (07:58, March 07, 2006)



  • Science & Technology

  • China inspires urban teachers to work for rural schools (21:11, March 07, 2006)
  • Over 2 million college students get aid from China's state loan system (21:11, March 07, 2006)
  • College students act as trainee officials in Beijing's rural areas (21:10, March 07, 2006)
  • New Five-Year Plan outlines three spotlights for space probes  (17:15, March 07, 2006)
  • Scientists say sun's next 11-year cycle will be stronger (13:08, March 07, 2006)
  • New study reveals "hotspots" of potential future mammal extinction (13:07, March 07, 2006)
  • China's space program seeks new breakthroughs in five years (13:45, March 07, 2006)
  • Bulgaria, Italy experts research on vaccine against AIDS, tuberculosis (08:21, March 07, 2006)



  • Life

  • "Not One Less" -- China offers free compulsory education to rural children (21:10, March 07, 2006)
  • Young Chinese scrambling for job amid glut of college graduates (21:09, March 07, 2006)
  • HK, Guangdong health experts to collaborate in bird flu lab testing (21:08, March 07, 2006)
  • Japanese film festival begins in Myanmar (21:08, March 07, 2006)
  • Rare painted earthenware unearthed from 1,500-year-old tomb in central China (21:08, March 07, 2006)
  • Roundup: HK filmmakers joy in Lee Ang's success in Oscar (21:07, March 07, 2006)
  • 1,700-year old tomb unearthed in east China (21:07, March 07, 2006)
  • China to build first bonded warehouse for imported drugs (21:07, March 07, 2006)
  • Zimbabwe refuses compulsory HIV test proposal (21:06, March 07, 2006)
  • AIDS kills 3 million in sub-Sahara Africa last year (21:06, March 07, 2006)
  • Experts warn Zambia of high bird flu risk (21:06, March 07, 2006)
  • S.Korea approves ordinance on reducing screen quota for local films (21:06, March 07, 2006)
  • Frozen chicken import ban broached in HK (21:05, March 07, 2006)
  • Macao steps up anti-bird flu efforts (21:05, March 07, 2006)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine applies for world cultural heritage (16:58, March 07, 2006)
  • US pharmacy giant debuts in Chongqing (15:16, March 07, 2006)
  • "Narnia" bursts onto China's screens fresh from Oscar glory (15:16, March 07, 2006)
  • New vaccines necessary for new bird flu strain: U.S. official (14:40, March 07, 2006)
  • Colombian soldiers suffer protozoa infection (14:12, March 07, 2006)
  • Nepali NGOs to get more funds in HIV/AIDS control (14:08, March 07, 2006)
  • Bangladesh bans use of sodium cyclamate in food, pharmaceutical items (14:07, March 07, 2006)
  • Internet test for English language put off in Myanmar (13:19, March 07, 2006)
  • No bird flu detected in Nepal: veterinarian (13:20, March 07, 2006)
  • Chinese filmmakers, directors congratulate Ang Lee on Oscar win (13:18, March 07, 2006)
  • Bird flu approaching human through three channels: Chinese expert (13:18, March 07, 2006)
  • NZ sees record number of new HIV cases in 2005 (13:17, March 07, 2006)
  • Three British climbers found dead in Spain's Sierra Nevada (09:31, March 07, 2006)
  • 'Crash' pulls off with best-picture win (08:23, March 07, 2006)
  • Ang Lee bags Best Director for 'Brokeback Mountain' (08:23, March 07, 2006)
  • Women-oriented television programming on the rise (08:22, March 07, 2006)
  • Small films could mean small ratings for Oscars (20:48, March 07, 2006)
  • UN pleads for food as drought deteriorates (08:40, March 07, 2006)
  • Scientists go hands-on in remote hamlets (08:39, March 07, 2006)
  • Netherlands to allow 'baby euthanasia' (08:39, March 07, 2006)
  • Italy gripped by kidnapping of toddler (08:41, March 07, 2006)
  • Fading eyesight 'caused by genes' (08:40, March 07, 2006)
  • Dust offers clues to start of life on Earth (09:32, March 07, 2006)
  • Brain 'rewiring' lets wheelchair girl walk, dance (08:41, March 07, 2006)
  • EU lauds Oscar success of French movie (08:30, March 07, 2006)
  • Austria detects H5N1 in cats (08:29, March 07, 2006)
  • Interview: Ang Lee deserves Oscar award -- Taiwan film star Winston Chao (08:28, March 07, 2006)
  • Sweden to screen four-year-olds for obesity (08:31, March 07, 2006)
  • New cases of H5 bird flu discovered in Sweden (08:31, March 07, 2006)
  • UN to launch mass anti-measles drive in Somalia (08:32, March 07, 2006)
  • Cholera death toll rises to 127 in southern Sudan: WHO (08:33, March 07, 2006)
  • Bulgaria, Italy experts research on vaccine against AIDS, tuberculosis (08:33, March 07, 2006)
  • 12 percent of Zambians HIV positive (08:34, March 07, 2006)
  • Nigeria begins disbursement of bird flu compensation (08:35, March 07, 2006)
  • Nigeria links bird flu source to illegal poultry imports (08:36, March 07, 2006)
  • Six statues of ancient war goddess unearthed in Egypt (08:36, March 07, 2006)
  • Bird flu detected in western Turkey (08:27, March 07, 2006)



  • Photo

    Ang Lee proud of Chinese ancestry

    "I am proud of my Chinese ancestry. In fact I am not an American citizen. I work in America legally and have a green card," Ang Lee told Associated Press in an interview before the Oscar awards ceremony opened. Ang Lee is the first director of Chinese ancestry to win Oscar best director in history. He wins Oscar best director for "Brokeback Mountain" at the 78th annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California March 5, 2006.

    Official: China's economy set for strong 2006

    "I think China will be a star pupil again this year," Qiu Xiaohua, deputy head of the National Bureau of Statistics, told a news conference in Beijing on the sidelines of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature on Tuesday, March 7, 2006.

    Chinese foreign minister meeting press

    Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing holds a press conference in the Great Hall of the People on the sidelines of the ongoing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing March 7, 2006. Li will talk about China's foreign policy and international affairs and answer reporters' questions.

    Hitachi humanoid robots shown in Japan

    Three children pose for a photo with Hitachi's humanoid robots "EMIEW" during a show in Urayasu, Japan, on March 6, 2006. The 70-kilogram-weight, 130-centimeter-tall robots can walk as fast as six kilometers per hour and respond to human voices within a radius of one meter.

    Special task forces in Jiangxi

    A team of female police officers cut off bricks by hand during a training session in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province March 6, 2006. The team is established to perform special tasks, such as terrorism prevention and intelligence collection.

    World's biggest industrial gas group to be born

    The file photo shows a hydrogen plant of Linde AG in east Germany. Linde AG announced Monday that it will acquire the British Oxygen Co.Ltd for eight billion pounds (approx $14 billion). The acquisition will give birth to the world's biggest industrial gas group.

    Paris agriculture trade show draws curtain

    A well-decorated stand attracts some visitors during the 43rd agriculture trade show in Paris, capital of France, on March 5, 2006. The nine-day event closed its curtain on Sunday.

    Music exhibition in Helsinki, Finland

    A baby listens to music at a music exhibition in Helsinki, Finland, March 5, 2006. The exhibition, having lasted for one year, offers chances for children to experience music by different means.

    IAEA optimistic on Iran nuke program deal

    IAEA's Director General Mohamed El Baradei waits for the start of the International Atomic Energy Agency 's (IAEA) 35-nation board meeting on the escalating nuclear standoff with Iran , on Monday, March 6, 2006, at Vienna's International Center. The UN nuclear watchdog opened a meeting on Monday to discuss what line of action to take with Iran following last month's vote to report the Islamic Republic's nuclear issue to the UN Security Council.

    Tender love for mama

    A child washes his mother's feet on March 6, 2006 in Wuhu, a city in east China's Anhui Province. The children of the Xiaoyanzi Kindergarten carried out activities with the help of teachers to show love for their mothers, such as drawing a picture for the mothers and washing mothers' feet.

    Amazing straw-woven patchwork

    Photo taken on March 6, 2006 shows part of a straw-woven patchwork describing famous traditional Chinese painting "A Picture of the Bian River at the Qingming Festival".

    NPC holds press conference

    Ma Kai (L), minister in charge of the National Development and Reform Commission, addresses the media during a press conference on the Fourth Session of the Tenth National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing on March 6, 2006.

    Top leaders join group discussion of deputies

    Chinese President Hu Jintao (2nd R) speaks during the group discussion of deputies from east China's Shanghai Municipality to the Fourth Session of the Tenth National People's Congress (NPC), in Beijing, capital of China, on March 6, 2006. Hu attended the group discussion by deputies from Shanghai on March 6.


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