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News Archive --- Date:20060316


China

  • Former Chinese laborers, family appeal for compensation in Japan (17:42, March 16, 2006)
  • Spanish foreign minister to visit China (17:41, March 16, 2006)
  • Putin to discuss energy cooperation with China during visit (16:31, March 16, 2006)
  • China, Russia to sign series of bilateral documents during Putin's visit (16:01, March 16, 2006)
  • Chinese State Councilor arrives in Nepal (15:59, March 16, 2006)
  • China, Russia to hold 200 activities for Russia Year in China (15:34, March 16, 2006)
  • Senior Chinese diplomat hails China-Russia ties (15:35, March 16, 2006)
  • Russia-China military cooperation not foremost in relations, Russian ambassador (15:35, March 16, 2006)
  • Colombian vice president meets with CPC delegation (15:35, March 16, 2006)
  • Russian lawmaker restates adherence to one-China policy (15:35, March 16, 2006)
  • Roundup: China, Sri Lanka vow to strengthen close ties  (15:33, March 16, 2006)
  • Chinese state councilor's visit to strengthen bilateral ties: Nepali experts (13:23, March 16, 2006)
  • Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway to be China's own brand (13:16, March 16, 2006)
  • US$480-million joint project with Europe on helicopters (08:42, March 16, 2006)
  • US editors on visit to gain deeper insight (09:12, March 16, 2006)
  • CAO chief executive found guilty of 6 charges (08:37, March 16, 2006)
  • China supports creating new UN council despite deficiencies (07:47, March 16, 2006)
  • U.S. renews opposition to "Taiwan independence" (08:09, March 16, 2006)
  • Five SU-27 fighter jets for aerial aerobatics arrives in central China province (08:11, March 16, 2006)
  • China steps up efforts to fight against official negligence in major accidents (08:02, March 16, 2006)
  • China, Sri Lanka vow to strengthen all-round cooperation (08:22, March 16, 2006)
  • China's entertainment venues checked for drugs, prostitutes and gangsters (08:25, March 16, 2006)
  • China-ASEAN joint cooperation committee holds 7th meeting (08:09, March 16, 2006)
  • China, Sri Lanka sign economic agreements (08:20, March 16, 2006)
  • Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme elected as chairman of Aid Tibet Development Foundation (08:34, March 16, 2006)
  • Asahi Shimbun sets up first branch in NE China (08:17, March 16, 2006)
  • Chinese people bid farewell to former editor-in-chief of People's Daily (08:00, March 16, 2006)
  • Poultry imports restrictions continue in HK as reviews called (08:07, March 16, 2006)
  • 22 officials penalized for dereliction of duty in fire disaster in S. China (08:32, March 16, 2006)
  • Curb corruption at its roots: official (08:31, March 16, 2006)
  • Symposium held to mark anniversary of renowned Taiwan returnees' settlement on mainland (08:28, March 16, 2006)
  • State Council approves guidelines for this year's work (07:59, March 16, 2006)
  • Chinese president accepts credentials from new ambassadors (08:31, March 16, 2006)
  • Chinese journalist delegation visits Myanmar (08:12, March 16, 2006)



  • Business

  • Fujian: tech fair platform for commercialization (17:15, March 16, 2006)
  • Fujian Technology & Projects Fair a win-win: Interview (17:15, March 16, 2006)
  • Philippine Feb balance of payments surplus remains positive (17:14, March 16, 2006)
  • Singapore's CPI for general households up 0.5 percent in 2005 (17:13, March 16, 2006)
  • Domestic savings in February hit 15 trillion yuan (17:05, March 16, 2006)
  • Survey: Residents' will for spending hits record low (16:51, March 16, 2006)
  • China's fixed asset investment in urban areas up 26.6 pct in first two months (17:15, March 16, 2006)
  • N. China port handles over 38 mln tons of goods in first two months (16:52, March 16, 2006)
  • Microsoft calls for EU public hearing (16:53, March 16, 2006)
  • Zimbabwe to finalize 99-year leases: official (15:09, March 16, 2006)
  • Saharan states call for free trade agreements (15:10, March 16, 2006)
  • Zimbabwe can reclaim bread basket status in southern Africa: VP (15:10, March 16, 2006)
  • Vietnam to limit rice export with low prices (15:11, March 16, 2006)
  • Current account deficit up in Tanzania (15:12, March 16, 2006)
  • Nepali central bank allows gold imports (13:04, March 16, 2006)
  • Industries in Nepal's eastern city hit hard by load shedding (13:03, March 16, 2006)
  • Nepal's capital to hold "Chicken and Egg Festival"  (13:03, March 16, 2006)
  • NE China province to invest heavily in road construction (13:02, March 16, 2006)
  • Three Gorges reservoir becomes safest cruising area on China's longest river (11:19, March 16, 2006)
  • East China province reports profit surge in textile industry (11:19, March 16, 2006)
  • Colombian state petrol company to increase investment in searching for oil (10:22, March 16, 2006)
  • Toy exporters need to play new tune (08:34, March 16, 2006)
  • Thousands of retail shops to benefit Shaanxi villagers (08:35, March 16, 2006)
  • Stringent checks on products assured (08:37, March 16, 2006)
  • Sinochem suffers from price slump (08:38, March 16, 2006)
  • Shanghai to host more cruise ships (08:39, March 16, 2006)
  • Regulation to support bolder reforms (08:39, March 16, 2006)
  • Public offering frenzy returns after holidays (08:40, March 16, 2006)
  • Nation to improve iron ore trade management (08:40, March 16, 2006)
  • Motorola invests in next big thing (08:38, March 16, 2006)
  • Industrial output soars by 16.2% in first 2 months (08:37, March 16, 2006)
  • Heinz denies GM baby products (08:37, March 16, 2006)
  • Guangdong foreign trade volume up (08:36, March 16, 2006)
  • General aviation sector to scale new heights (08:36, March 16, 2006)
  • Consumption seen as next big driver of growth (08:24, March 16, 2006)
  • China Life to expand insurance scope (08:25, March 16, 2006)
  • Banks face new auditing guideline (08:26, March 16, 2006)
  • Flu pandemic could hit Dutch economy with 5 percent drop in GDP: central bank (08:08, March 16, 2006)
  • U.S. stocks advance with near five-year high for S&P 500 (08:08, March 16, 2006)
  • Oil prices retreat as U.S. crude inventories rise (08:09, March 16, 2006)
  • U.S. Fed says economy continues to expand solidly (08:19, March 16, 2006)
  • Kenyan to drill exploratory oil well in November: Minister (08:11, March 16, 2006)
  • Ethiopia may rid poverty in 20 years (08:19, March 16, 2006)
  • Investors urge south Sudan to avoid over reliance on oil sector (08:13, March 16, 2006)
  • Mittal Steel asks Luxembourg not to thwart its takeover bid (08:14, March 16, 2006)
  • IMF head says debt relief not enough for Africa (08:15, March 16, 2006)
  • Ethiopia sees stable macro economy (08:29, March 16, 2006)
  • Zimbabwean mine watches outcome of discussions on mine ownership (08:17, March 16, 2006)
  • Less rural residents planning to buy houses in near future: survey (08:18, March 16, 2006)
  • Nigeria, Sao Tome sign deals on oil blocks (08:18, March 16, 2006)
  • Urban residents more satisfied with present prices: survey (08:19, March 16, 2006)
  • Central China province orders closure of 400 small mines (08:20, March 16, 2006)
  • Yuan strengthens with daily mid-point up (08:21, March 16, 2006)
  • EU chief warns on economic protectionism (08:21, March 16, 2006)
  • Growth rate of money supply slows down in February: central bank (08:15, March 16, 2006)
  • China's quality authority joins hands with Sichuan to develop modern agriculture (08:14, March 16, 2006)
  • Swissport opens air freight terminal at Singapore's Changi Airport (08:14, March 16, 2006)
  • China aims to build nationwide product tracking system by 2010 (08:12, March 16, 2006)
  • Chinese rail workers prepare for test run of Qinghai-Tibet railway in July (08:12, March 16, 2006)
  • Tax revenue of China's secondary industry totals 6.3 trillion yuan in past five years (08:09, March 16, 2006)
  • China's industrial sector grows 16.2 percent in first two months: NBS (08:09, March 16, 2006)
  • China uncovers fakes worth nearly 9 bln yuan in past five years (08:09, March 16, 2006)
  • Inflation may delay Bulgaria's entry into eurozone :BA-CA (08:06, March 16, 2006)
  • China intensifies efforts on prevention and control of bird flu (08:05, March 16, 2006)
  • Foreign trade in E. China province tops 36.8 bln USD during Jan.-Feb.period (08:05, March 16, 2006)
  • Chevron introduces Techron mixed petrol in HK (08:04, March 16, 2006)
  • Morgan Stanley forecasts drop in China's aluminium price (08:03, March 16, 2006)
  • Chinese urban residents more confident about share market investment: survey (08:03, March 16, 2006)
  • Development Bank loans heavily to resource-rich Xinjiang (08:03, March 16, 2006)
  • China sees increasing retail sales of hotel, catering sector (08:02, March 16, 2006)
  • China's railways allocate more cargo trains for farm goods (08:01, March 16, 2006)
  • Indonesia's Cepu oil block expected to generate 3 bln USD annually (07:58, March 16, 2006)
  • East China province records fast growth in silver imports (07:54, March 16, 2006)
  • China to build more irrigation works eying rural development by 2010 (07:54, March 16, 2006)
  • UN official outlines steps for LDCs to achieve development goals (07:53, March 16, 2006)
  • France says no compromise with Enel over Suez (07:53, March 16, 2006)
  • New reports affirm stable outlook on HK insurance sector (07:52, March 16, 2006)
  • Uganda's coffee export revenue up 30 percent last month (07:52, March 16, 2006)



  • World

  • Sri Lankan striking employees stage march in capital (17:42, March 16, 2006)
  • Syria condemns Israeli raid on Jericho prison as state terrorism (17:43, March 16, 2006)
  • Poll shows Jericho prison operation benefits Kadima campaign (17:40, March 16, 2006)
  • G8 energy ministers gather in Moscow to discuss energy security (17:40, March 16, 2006)
  • Iraqi parliament starts opening session under tight security measures (17:40, March 16, 2006)
  • Indonesia condemns attack on prison in Palestine (17:40, March 16, 2006)
  • Japanese mayor urges withdrawal of U.S. base plan (16:08, March 16, 2006)
  • Israeli soldier killed in gunfight in W. Bank city Jenin (16:03, March 16, 2006)
  • Bush says diplomacy must prevail to avoid confrontation with Iran (16:03, March 16, 2006)
  • Canadians should plan for long Afghanistan stay, says Powell (15:46, March 16, 2006)
  • Overseas Filipino workers to stage protests all over world (15:45, March 16, 2006)
  • Police clash with protesters during Rice's visit to Australia (15:44, March 16, 2006)
  • Thai government to use Foreign Ministry as temporary office (15:42, March 16, 2006)
  • Sri Lanka's Norwegian envoy flies to meet Sri Lankan rebels (15:43, March 16, 2006)
  • Thai Army chief reaffirms military neutral stand (15:43, March 16, 2006)
  • Muslim party supports Sri Lankan President's peace plans (15:43, March 16, 2006)
  • Thaksin hints at deciding on temporary break in politics after election (15:43, March 16, 2006)
  • Palestinians, Israel urged to exert restraint after raid on Jericho prison (15:42, March 16, 2006)
  • Australia can decide whether to sell uranium to India by itself: Rice  (15:41, March 16, 2006)
  • Cote d'Ivoire's president, PM welcome rebel leader's comeback (15:41, March 16, 2006)
  • Rice calls on Iran to resume negotiations on nuclear program (11:55, March 16, 2006)
  • Election Commission mulls whether to postpone poll date in Thailand (11:55, March 16, 2006)
  • Myanmar rejects U.S. human rights report (11:54, March 16, 2006)
  • Pentagon plans to purchase next-generation fighters before fully tested: report (11:54, March 16, 2006)
  • Venezuela says U.S. has militarized relations with Latin America (11:54, March 16, 2006)
  • Czech parliament approves same-sex law (11:00, March 16, 2006)
  • World Water Forum to kick off in Mexico (10:59, March 16, 2006)
  • British PM to visit New Zealand (10:56, March 16, 2006)
  • 27 people face charges in U.S. and abroad in child porn ring (10:41, March 16, 2006)
  • U.S. lawmakers unveil panel aimed at reviewing Iraq policy (09:12, March 16, 2006)
  • Russian FM warns against isolating Hamas (09:09, March 16, 2006)
  • Wave of protest at militant's seizure by Israel (09:10, March 16, 2006)
  • UN Council still at odds on Iran crisis (09:00, March 16, 2006)
  • Thaksin says stepping aside is an 'option' (09:07, March 16, 2006)
  • Saddam outburst forces closed trial (09:06, March 16, 2006)
  • Milosevic's body flown to Serbia for burial (09:02, March 16, 2006)
  • Pentagon seeks to harness insects for war using implanted devices (09:05, March 16, 2006)
  • German parliament to probe into Iraq spy allegation (09:03, March 16, 2006)
  • UN General Assembly creates new Human Rights Council (08:59, March 16, 2006)
  • France hails creation of new UN human rights council (08:58, March 16, 2006)
  • Switzerland hails creation of new UN human rights body (08:56, March 16, 2006)
  • Blair wins education bill vote in the Commons (08:55, March 16, 2006)
  • U.S. calls for "calm and restraint" after Israeli raid on Jericho prison (08:54, March 16, 2006)
  • Cypriot police "regrets" over U.S. human rights report (08:53, March 16, 2006)
  • Milosevic could have been cured: Russian doctor (08:51, March 16, 2006)
  • UN envoy urges Iraqis to complete negotiations on formation of government (08:50, March 16, 2006)
  • Annan names German expert as UN environment agency chief (08:48, March 16, 2006)
  • News Analysis: Jericho incident gives more harm to already stalled Palestinian-Israeli ties (08:47, March 16, 2006)
  • Ethiopia releases 395 more prisoners from election violence (08:45, March 16, 2006)
  • Russia, U.S. urge calm from Israelis, Palestinians (08:44, March 16, 2006)
  • UN high commissioner salutes creation of Human Rights Council (08:43, March 16, 2006)
  • Mideast Quartet envoy considers quitting (07:39, March 16, 2006)
  • Kenya, Sudan sign oil data exchange pact (07:39, March 16, 2006)
  • EU names blacklist of unsafe airlines (07:39, March 16, 2006)
  • UN members agree on establishment of new human rights body (07:40, March 16, 2006)
  • France confirms two journalists released (07:40, March 16, 2006)
  • White House defends Bush's charge against Iran (07:40, March 16, 2006)
  • Milosevic's body flown back to Belgrade (07:38, March 16, 2006)
  • Greece turns down option to buy U.S. fighters (07:41, March 16, 2006)
  • Abbas terms raid on Jericho prison as "unforgivable crime" (07:41, March 16, 2006)
  • Ethiopian police arrests armed rebels (07:41, March 16, 2006)
  • AU condemns coup in Chad (07:42, March 16, 2006)
  • UN envoy calls for stronger peacekeeping mission in Darfur (07:42, March 16, 2006)
  • Bomb threat leads to rail delays in Zurich (07:42, March 16, 2006)
  • U.S. to send extra troops to Iraq during festival period (07:42, March 16, 2006)
  • Saddam trial adjourned for three weeks (07:43, March 16, 2006)
  • UN official calls for more aid to Ethiopia (07:43, March 16, 2006)
  • Funeral for Milosevic to be held on Saturday in hometown (07:38, March 16, 2006)
  • Plane carrying Milosevic's body arrives in Serbia (07:38, March 16, 2006)
  • Israeli President praises raid on Jericho prison (07:35, March 16, 2006)
  • Bomb blast injures 14 in southwestern Pakistan (07:34, March 16, 2006)
  • UN session to determine fate of resolution on human rights council (07:40, March 16, 2006)
  • Thai first-deputy PM opens door for talks with opponents (07:34, March 16, 2006)
  • Measures tightened to prevent bird flu in DPRK: official (07:34, March 16, 2006)
  • Russia expresses concern over Israeli jail raid (07:33, March 16, 2006)
  • Chad crushes coup attempt: radio (07:33, March 16, 2006)
  • Four Iraqis killed in two bomb blasts (07:33, March 16, 2006)
  • Iran, Russia reach agreement on Iran's nuclear issue (07:32, March 16, 2006)
  • Testing results on Myanmar bird flu expected in days: FAO (07:32, March 16, 2006)
  • Japan, U.S., Australia to hold strategic talks (07:26, March 16, 2006)
  • Pakistan rejects Indian claim on northern areas (07:26, March 16, 2006)
  • Pakistani forces destroy pro-Taliban seminary in tribal region (07:26, March 16, 2006)
  • Nigerian militants threaten to launch fresh attacks (07:33, March 16, 2006)
  • Milosevic's body flown to Belgrade (07:25, March 16, 2006)
  • Russian bomber crashes, pilots eject safely (07:25, March 16, 2006)
  • Afghan woman for the first time allowed to divorce absent husband (07:25, March 16, 2006)
  • Hamas holds Israel completely responsible for life of top militant (07:25, March 16, 2006)
  • S.Korea confirms release of journalist kidnapped in Gaza (07:23, March 16, 2006)
  • Thai court dismisses defamation charge by PM's former company (07:24, March 16, 2006)
  • Hamas slams Israeli prison raid as "blatant assault" (07:24, March 16, 2006)
  • U.S Marines can appear at Philippine court for rape case: embassy (07:24, March 16, 2006)
  • Last three foreign hostages released in Gaza Strip (07:23, March 16, 2006)
  • Syria says new UN report on Hariri probe objective and professional (07:23, March 16, 2006)
  • Philippine court set to try U.S. marines accused of rape: judge (07:22, March 16, 2006)



  • Opinion

  • Nuclear non-proliferation system is challenged (17:33, March 16, 2006)
  • Koizumi's Shrine visit is a 'good will'? (17:21, March 16, 2006)
  • Taiwan Authorities' denial of entry for mainland artists ridiculous (08:48, March 16, 2006)



  • Sports

  • Germany down US 4-3 by penalties to win Algarve Cup (15:52, March 16, 2006)
  • IOC member from South Korea suspended for corruption (15:51, March 16, 2006)
  • Saudi Arabia held to 2-2 draw by Iraq in international friendly (12:39, March 16, 2006)
  • Eriksson bothered by injuries before World Cup (12:38, March 16, 2006)
  • Solano wants to be back Peru squad (12:36, March 16, 2006)
  • Espanyol beat Deportivo to reach King's Cup final (12:35, March 16, 2006)
  • Sevilla beat Lille 2-0 in UEFA Cup (12:34, March 16, 2006)
  • Roma defeat Middlesbrough 2-1 at second leg of UEFA Cup (12:33, March 16, 2006)
  • Benitez extends contract of four years at Liverpool, reports say (12:32, March 16, 2006)
  • Andreev knocks out Roddick (09:41, March 16, 2006)
  • Uruguay governmenT to tackle soccer hooligan problem (09:39, March 16, 2006)
  • Czech former soccer club manager sentenced for corruption (09:38, March 16, 2006)
  • Guatemala wins first place in Central America games (09:38, March 16, 2006)
  • Zimbabwe Karate Union technical director Marange leaves for Japan (09:36, March 16, 2006)
  • Hingis advances to semifinals at Indian Wells (09:36, March 16, 2006)
  • US soccer team to play Germany in soccer friendly (09:35, March 16, 2006)
  • Nigeria confident of winning 2014 Commonwealth Games hosting right (08:28, March 16, 2006)
  • Thrilled fans welcome authentic World Cup Trophy (08:27, March 16, 2006)
  • Inter coach: Villarreal will not be easy (08:26, March 16, 2006)
  • IAAF unveils new formula for Golden League Jackpot (08:25, March 16, 2006)
  • Expelled star diver denied again (08:24, March 16, 2006)
  • Ferdinand attacks UEFA (08:24, March 16, 2006)
  • I am a Klinsmann fan, says Mourinho (08:23, March 16, 2006)
  • Rahman and Toney primed for clash of styles (08:22, March 16, 2006)
  • Bad boys Owens and Johnson released (08:21, March 16, 2006)
  • Omens good for confident Tiger at Bay Hill (08:20, March 16, 2006)
  • Woods, Els, Nicklaus voice mixed opinions (08:19, March 16, 2006)
  • Timely blow for under thirties (08:17, March 16, 2006)
  • Togo begins World Cup preparations (08:16, March 16, 2006)
  • Ukrainian legendary seizes three gold medals in Turin Paralympics (08:15, March 16, 2006)
  • Olympic champion Teng leads Chinese gymnastics squad for World Cup (08:14, March 16, 2006)
  • NGO funds boxing gyms in Uganda (08:13, March 16, 2006)
  • China's men paddlers handed tough draw for worlds (08:12, March 16, 2006)
  • SFEU stuns hosts HTU 95-67 in CUBA Southwest Conference (08:13, March 16, 2006)
  • Canada's McKeever wins his second gold in Turin Paralympic Winter Games (08:07, March 16, 2006)
  • Norway beat China 1-0 in Algarve Cup (08:05, March 16, 2006)
  • Indian masseur charged with sex assault at Commonwealth Games (08:04, March 16, 2006)
  • Melbourne modernrizes Commonwealth Games with history (08:03, March 16, 2006)
  • Dismissed Uganda national soccer team coach to be compensated (08:02, March 16, 2006)
  • Uganda's world champions off to Melbourne for Commonwealth Games (08:01, March 16, 2006)
  • Uganda announces 1 billion shillings budget for qualifying 2008 ANC (08:00, March 16, 2006)
  • New episode in Belgian match fixing scandal (07:59, March 16, 2006)



  • Science & Technology

  • China tests research equipments for moon-probing project (17:45, March 16, 2006)
  • Russia says delay of Discovery's launch affects ISS working plan (15:40, March 16, 2006)
  • China's home-made malaria vaccine to be tested on humans (10:24, March 16, 2006)
  • Astronomers find DNA-like nebula near center of Milky Way (10:24, March 16, 2006)
  • Research successful for malaria vaccine (15:40, March 16, 2006)
  • Plagiarism 'rampant' at Oxford (08:25, March 16, 2006)
  • New drug developed for Alzheimer's treatment (08:08, March 16, 2006)
  • China develops sophisticated underwater robot (08:07, March 16, 2006)
  • First business website launched in Zambia (08:04, March 16, 2006)



  • Life

  • Myanmar media report details bird flu outbreak (13:15, March 16, 2006)
  • China's home-made malaria vaccine to be tested on humans (13:16, March 16, 2006)
  • Indonesian firm to produce bird flu vaccine for human (13:12, March 16, 2006)
  • Vietnam to vaccinate white-feathered ducks against bird flu (13:13, March 16, 2006)
  • "Brokeback" author angry about Oscar loss (09:33, March 16, 2006)
  • When temptresses and June Cleavers still reign in TV ads (08:40, March 16, 2006)
  • TV serial portrays swordsmen's adventures (08:41, March 16, 2006)
  • Six men seriously ill after drug trial (08:42, March 16, 2006)
  • Silk Road documentary unearths latest findings (08:43, March 16, 2006)
  • News becomes 'circus mirror' on women's views (08:43, March 16, 2006)
  • More UK teens suffer from cyberbullies (08:47, March 16, 2006)
  • Mike Wallace calls it a day (08:44, March 16, 2006)
  • Madrid clears out lost property on e-Bay (08:45, March 16, 2006)
  • German birth rate drops to lowest in Europe (08:45, March 16, 2006)
  • For chic summer footwear, flip flops out, wedges in (08:46, March 16, 2006)
  • Brave tot recalls dad's last words (08:47, March 16, 2006)
  • WHO reports mass bird deaths in Eritrea (08:12, March 16, 2006)
  • Serbia suspects first case of bird flu infection in poultry (08:13, March 16, 2006)
  • Afghanistan almost in the grip of H5N1, official says (08:21, March 16, 2006)
  • The Rolling Stones to make China debut in April (08:14, March 16, 2006)
  • Roundup: Poultry imports restrictions continue in HK as reviews called (08:23, March 16, 2006)
  • Exhibition kicks off in HK to showcase Chinese tea culture (08:24, March 16, 2006)
  • Japan confirms 23rd mad cow case (08:11, March 16, 2006)
  • Dengue fever case confirmed in Macao (08:16, March 16, 2006)
  • Zambia defends killing wild animals threatening human lives (08:25, March 16, 2006)
  • H5N1 bird flu confirmed in Sweden (08:26, March 16, 2006)
  • Nigeria donates to help Niger fight bird flu (08:30, March 16, 2006)
  • More fungal eye infection cases confirmed in Singapore (08:18, March 16, 2006)
  • Azerbaijan bans all poultry imports: official (08:31, March 16, 2006)
  • Treasures from British Museum ready to meet Beijing audience (08:36, March 16, 2006)
  • Gastroenteritis afflicts another hospital patient in HK (08:37, March 16, 2006)
  • India celebrates festival of colors (08:29, March 16, 2006)
  • China beefing up vaccination control (09:15, March 16, 2006)
  • Culling of chicken to begin Thursday in West India (09:21, March 16, 2006)
  • NZ govt kicks off bird flu campaign (09:21, March 16, 2006)



  • Photo

    Death toll from Inner Mongolia blast rises to 21

    Rescuers carry the last body out of the pit at the Rongsheng Colliery in Jiudonggou Village of Otog Banner in the southwestern part of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region March 15, 2006. A total of 34 miners were working in the pit when a gas blast occurred at 4:00 a.m. Monday at the colliery. Twenty-one miners have now been confirmed dead in the coal mine gas blast. Thirteen survived the accident, of which two were seriously injured.

    Japanese groups demand gov't compensate "comfort women"

    Protestors hold photos and posters during a rally in front of Japanese parliament in Tokyo, March 15, 2006. Protesters of women's groups from 7 Japanese cities rallied here Wednesday, urging the Japanese government to make a sincere apology and compensate women forced into sexual slavery as "comfort women" for Japanese army during World War Two.

    Sense of mild spring back to China

    Photo taken on March 14, 2006 shows the peach blossoms bursting forth into bloom, bringing in luxuriant sense of mild spring back to the scenic spot of Thousand Buddhas Mountain, in Jinan, east China's Shandong Province.

    Book of China's ex-vice premier published in NY

    Former Chinese vice premier Qian Qichen delivers a speech at a reception to celebrate the publication of the English version of his book "Ten Episodes in China's Diplomacy" in New York, March 14, 2006. Over 100 guests, including UN Deputy-Secretary General Louise Frechette, attended the reception.

    Saddam Hussein testifies in Baghdad

    Saddam Hussein testifies at a court in Baghdad March 15, 2006. Iraqi prosecutors charged Saddam with ordering the killing of 148 villagers in Dujail in 1982 after a failed attempt on his life. Saddam could face death penalty if he is found guilty.

    Holi heralds the arrival of spring in India

    A young man is smeared with color powder during celebration of the Indian traditional festival Holi in New Delhi March 15, 2006. Holi, the festival of color, heralds the arrival of spring.

    Egyptian stocks fall sharply

    A trader is busy with his work in a stock exchange in Cairo, capital of Egypt, March 15, 2006. Egyptian stocks on Tuesday fell sharply after a series of abrupt downturns swept the region, leading the Cairo and Alexandria Stocks Exchange to suspend transactions for nearly one hour to stop further panicky selling. Meanwhile, stocks in the gulf countries also plunged as part of a market correction witnessed in recent days after a nearly five-year upward run.


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