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News Archive --- Date:20060317


China

  • China values friendly relations with South Asian countries: official (20:45, March 17, 2006)
  • Nepal appreciates China's stand on ties: expert (20:46, March 17, 2006)
  • UN NGO Section launches Asia-Pacific regional network in Beijing (20:47, March 17, 2006)
  • HK chief executive offers condolence over cop's death in street gunfight (20:48, March 17, 2006)
  • Chinese army banned from military activities posing threat to environment (20:48, March 17, 2006)
  • China hopes Nepal settle current problems through dialogues (17:20, March 17, 2006)
  • Chinese state councilor pledges to deep China-Nepal ties (17:20, March 17, 2006)
  • China-ASEAN joint cooperation committee concludes 7th meeting (17:19, March 17, 2006)
  • Japan FM's "China threat" remarks criticized  (16:38, March 17, 2006)
  • Population hits 1.30756 bln by 2005: Survey (16:30, March 17, 2006)
  • U.S. has no policy of containment against China: Rice (09:35, March 17, 2006)
  • US opposes Chen's latest move (08:38, March 17, 2006)
  • Putin to discuss oil pipeline extension (08:39, March 17, 2006)
  • 'Look at military spending objectively' (08:41, March 17, 2006)
  • Fatal accidents mark resumption of coal mining (08:42, March 17, 2006)
  • China supports UN human rights body (08:42, March 17, 2006)
  • Beijing Games unveils bid to recruit specialist talent (08:43, March 17, 2006)
  • 28 confirmed dead after boat sinks (08:43, March 17, 2006)
  • Fourth meeting of new 21st Century Committee for China-Japan Friendship to open in Japan (08:43, March 17, 2006)
  • African journalists finish advanced studies in Beijing (08:56, March 17, 2006)
  • Chinese, foreign participants discuss attaining MDGs through innovative training (09:43, March 17, 2006)
  • Chinese PLA asked to carry out "socialist concept of honor and disgrace" (08:56, March 17, 2006)
  • Six years apart, China's spokesmen tell different stories of facing media (08:57, March 17, 2006)
  • Nepal, China agree to further ties (08:58, March 17, 2006)
  • HK adopts new measures to secure wages payment to workers (09:43, March 17, 2006)
  • Chinese FM: China will continue to support UN's work in Middle East  (08:59, March 17, 2006)
  • China to fulfil commitment for favorable loans to underdeveloped nations (09:06, March 17, 2006)
  • Chinese FM spokesman on U.S., Japan, Australia three-way talks (09:02, March 17, 2006)
  • Russian aircraft to stunt-fly in central-south China's tourism place (09:03, March 17, 2006)
  • Putin to discuss energy cooperation with China during visit (08:53, March 17, 2006)
  • China opposes politilizing illegal immigration issue, says FM spokesman (09:02, March 17, 2006)
  • HK proposes copyright ordinance amendments for better protection (09:42, March 17, 2006)
  • China hopes UN Human Rights Council will avoid political confrontation (09:02, March 17, 2006)
  • Military to build more Hope Schools to mark anniversary of Long March (09:02, March 17, 2006)
  • China-ASEAN Commemorative Summit to open in S. China region in October (08:26, March 17, 2006)
  • China hopes for cooperative ties with U.S. in energy field: FM spokesman (08:22, March 17, 2006)
  • Mainland official pledges to safeguard sovereignty, territorial integrity (08:20, March 17, 2006)
  • Chinese, Russian presidents to attend opening ceremony of Year of Russia (08:18, March 17, 2006)
  • India, China to register trade of $20 bn by 2007 (08:16, March 17, 2006)
  • Chinese FM meets with Latvian senior diplomat (08:12, March 17, 2006)
  • China launches official website to mark "national year" of China, Russia (08:10, March 17, 2006)
  • Senior CPC official meets with Romanian guests (08:08, March 17, 2006)
  • Chinese president appoints new ambassadors (08:06, March 17, 2006)
  • FM spokesman: Japanese top diplomat's remarks "hard to understand" (08:05, March 17, 2006)
  • China condemns Israel's military operation in Jericho, FM spokesman (08:02, March 17, 2006)
  • Chinese, Russian leaders to discuss Iranian, Korean nuclear issues (07:57, March 17, 2006)
  • Chinese FM spokesman: No political conditions attached on aid to Palestine (07:56, March 17, 2006)



  • Business

  • World Bank urges Turkey to improve education for EU entry (20:49, March 17, 2006)
  • China reports banking climate of first quarter: central bank (20:08, March 17, 2006)
  • India building motorcycle plant in Indonesia (20:06, March 17, 2006)
  • China's central bank warns against forged US notes (20:06, March 17, 2006)
  • Seoul delays importing of U.S. beef (17:25, March 17, 2006)
  • China Southern Airlines signs 600-mln-dollar deal with Rolls-Royce (17:24, March 17, 2006)
  • Chinese shares continue to dip (17:23, March 17, 2006)
  • Kenya's state-owned Telkom to retrench 12,000 workers (16:57, March 17, 2006)
  • Nobel Prize winner Stiglitz on China's 11th Five-Year Plan (16:44, March 17, 2006)
  • Laptops are first choice  (16:44, March 17, 2006)
  • Chinese consumers reluctant to buy (16:46, March 17, 2006)
  • China, Russia to build gas pipeline (16:14, March 17, 2006)
  • China acquires more oil processing capability (16:13, March 17, 2006)
  • Singapore's non-oil exports up 17 percent in February (16:07, March 17, 2006)
  • Kenya set to import power from Zambia (16:05, March 17, 2006)
  • China, Iceland hold talks on feasibility study on building free trade zones (16:04, March 17, 2006)
  • Indonesia's leading mining firm sells coal subsidiaries (16:04, March 17, 2006)
  • Air Zimbabwe spends 78 million dollars on acquisition of 3 planes (16:04, March 17, 2006)
  • Softbank,Vodafone deal settled down (17:23, March 17, 2006)
  • China's mobile phone output to hit 340 mln units this year: ministry (16:03, March 17, 2006)
  • Power rationing to be eased in Tanzania (14:41, March 17, 2006)
  • Vietnam's lottery revenue represents 2.4 pct of GDP (13:49, March 17, 2006)
  • Indonesia's motorcycle production up 27 percent in February (13:01, March 17, 2006)
  • Malaysian gov't decides on route sharing between MAS, AirAsia (13:00, March 17, 2006)
  • Finland opposes EU's anti-dumping duties on Chinese shoes (10:44, March 17, 2006)
  • Suez chief defends proposed merger with GDF (10:45, March 17, 2006)
  • PetroChina says 'major breakthroughs' due by 2010 (08:33, March 17, 2006)
  • Online travel firm moves into business sector (08:33, March 17, 2006)
  • No 6 lender's HK listing to fund expansion, increase loans (08:33, March 17, 2006)
  • Nation aims for higher efficiency in oil sectors (08:31, March 17, 2006)
  • Insurance regulators may get more active (08:31, March 17, 2006)
  • 'Industry can't afford iron ore price hike' (08:30, March 17, 2006)
  • Hyundai plans 'green' cars (08:30, March 17, 2006)
  • High-tech checking into hotels (08:30, March 17, 2006)
  • China Mobile profits up 27% on downloads, messaging (08:29, March 17, 2006)
  • Ethiopia witnesses export growth over last three years (08:29, March 17, 2006)
  • GDF looking at two gas pipeline projects (08:09, March 17, 2006)
  • U.S. stocks hit new highs on tame inflation (08:10, March 17, 2006)
  • Euro-zone inflation slightly down in February (08:11, March 17, 2006)
  • Italy's public debt climbs to 106.4 percent of GDP last year (08:12, March 17, 2006)
  • EU to impose provisional anti-dumping duties on shoe imports (08:13, March 17, 2006)
  • Snow hails Senate approval to raise national debt limit (08:13, March 17, 2006)
  • China starts issue of 33 billion yuan book-entry T-bonds (08:14, March 17, 2006)
  • Swiss central bank raises key interest rate to 1.75 percent (08:15, March 17, 2006)
  • Alibaba, Agricultural Bank of China cooperate on e-payments (08:44, March 17, 2006)
  • French company's bid for Chinese nuclear plants not over: senior official (08:17, March 17, 2006)
  • IMF says transparency in use of public resources key to Zambia's development  (08:18, March 17, 2006)
  • China Mobile (HK)'s annual profit up 28 percent (08:18, March 17, 2006)
  • China Foreign Exchange Trade System reports yuan daily mid-point at 8.0350 (08:20, March 17, 2006)
  • HK's jobless rate for past three months stands at 5.2 pct (08:20, March 17, 2006)
  • James Blake appointed new KCRC CEO following managerial spat (08:21, March 17, 2006)
  • Cyprus to start dual currency pricing in euro run-up (08:22, March 17, 2006)
  • Balkan states to draw common wine marketing strategy (08:24, March 17, 2006)
  • Zimbabwe launches study for small enterprises facing challenges (08:24, March 17, 2006)
  • IMF to sharpen focus on areas to help low-income countries (08:44, March 17, 2006)
  • Angola registers only 18,000 tourist arrivals in 2005: official (08:21, March 17, 2006)
  • Norway's central bank raises key interest rate by a quarter percentage point (08:20, March 17, 2006)
  • China launches training class to combat Japanese system targeting pesticide remains in food (08:20, March 17, 2006)
  • Malaysian manufacturers of halal food urged to eye overseas market (08:19, March 17, 2006)
  • Japanese tourism developers to visit SW China province (08:15, March 17, 2006)
  • James Blake appointed new KCRC CEO following managerial spat (08:14, March 17, 2006)
  • Booming auto sales in China attract world's carmakers: S&P report (08:14, March 17, 2006)
  • China's CGPI up 0.5 pct in February (08:13, March 17, 2006)
  • ExxonMobil plans 2-billion-dollar oil investment yearly in Nigeria  (08:12, March 17, 2006)
  • India, Russia focusing on new trade areas (08:12, March 17, 2006)
  • Austrian inflation remains 1.2 percent in February (08:11, March 17, 2006)
  • China fights against pollution to ensure drinking water safety (08:11, March 17, 2006)
  • China highly concerned with int'l iron ore price talks (08:10, March 17, 2006)
  • Usen president to buy all Livedoor stake in Fuji TV (08:08, March 17, 2006)
  • ADB helps China establish micro-credit institutions (08:07, March 17, 2006)
  • Beijing Hyundai plans to establish second auto factory (08:07, March 17, 2006)
  • Liberia recognizes China's market economy status (08:06, March 17, 2006)
  • Construction Bank says no evidence showing servers under phishing attack (08:06, March 17, 2006)
  • China to produce 91 million color TVs in 2006 (08:05, March 17, 2006)
  • Sri Lanka Central Bank calls for new laws, financial discipline (08:04, March 17, 2006)
  • HK railway company head resigns for management row (08:03, March 17, 2006)
  • Malaysian production of natural rubber up 7.6 pct in Jan. (08:03, March 17, 2006)



  • World

  • Tests on Milosevic's body show no sign of poisoning (20:52, March 17, 2006)
  • Thai TRT Party accepts public debate challenge conditionally (20:36, March 17, 2006)
  • Pro-Thaksin farmers head for Bangkok  (20:37, March 17, 2006)
  • Israel confirms first bird flu outbreak: radio (20:38, March 17, 2006)
  • U.S. urges Turkey to open up border crossing with Armenia (20:38, March 17, 2006)
  • Benin's second round of presidential vote postponed (20:39, March 17, 2006)
  • Protests against youth labor law heat up in France, 300 arrested (20:40, March 17, 2006)
  • Iranian FM confirms to hold talks with U.S. over Iraq (20:40, March 17, 2006)
  • EU commissioner says Bulgaria's agriculture not a barrier to EU membership (20:41, March 17, 2006)
  • Thaksin calls on constituents to respect votes (20:42, March 17, 2006)
  • Arroyo resolved to fight second impeachment: spokesman (20:42, March 17, 2006)
  • U.S. to grant 11.5 mln USD to Indonesia for fighting bird flu (20:43, March 17, 2006)
  • Bomb blast kills at least two Iraqi civilians in Baghdad (20:43, March 17, 2006)
  • Malawi asks international aid to deal with bird flu (20:44, March 17, 2006)
  • Bomb hoax prompts evacuation at Canadian oil refinery (17:26, March 17, 2006)
  • Thousands march outside Singapore Embassy in Bangkok (17:24, March 17, 2006)
  • U.S., Iraqi forces continue major offensive near Samarra (16:15, March 17, 2006)
  • Public life in east Sri Lanka curtailed by protest action (16:14, March 17, 2006)
  • Blair to visit Indonesia to boost trade, investment (16:14, March 17, 2006)
  • U.S. firm to invest in Indonesian oil block (16:14, March 17, 2006)
  • Pro-Thaksin supporters march to Thailand capital (16:14, March 17, 2006)
  • US House approves funding for Iraq war, hurricane reconstruction (12:12, March 17, 2006)
  • US President restates preemptive strategy (12:08, March 17, 2006)
  • Another labor leader assassinated in Philippines (12:07, March 17, 2006)
  • Guerrillas using minors as spies in eastern Nepal: Army officer (12:06, March 17, 2006)
  • Colombia denies violation of Ecuador's airspace (12:06, March 17, 2006)
  • Spain arrests African migrants on illegal Mauritania-Spain crossing (12:06, March 17, 2006)
  • U.S. releases prewar Iraqi government documents (12:05, March 17, 2006)
  • Reunion of S.Korea, DPRK separated families to be held next week (12:04, March 17, 2006)
  • Fiji holds president swearing-in ceremony  (12:04, March 17, 2006)
  • Most Americans believe war in Iraq hasn't been 'worth it' (10:50, March 17, 2006)
  • Permanent Five, Germany to discuss Iran issue next Monday (09:53, March 17, 2006)
  • U.S. military launches probe of Iraqi civilian deaths (09:35, March 17, 2006)
  • Trial of police starts over Beslan (09:16, March 17, 2006)
  • Iraqi parliament meets briefly amid gov't deadlock (09:15, March 17, 2006)
  • Bush reaffirms pre-emptive war doctrine (09:14, March 17, 2006)
  • Bush nominates new interior secretary (09:12, March 17, 2006)
  • French parliament passes law to protect firms from hostile takeover (09:11, March 17, 2006)
  • Thousands of Serbs pay last respects to Milosevic (09:10, March 17, 2006)
  • U.S. says it must retain option of preemption (09:09, March 17, 2006)
  • Security Council satisfied with progress in probe of Hariri's murder (09:07, March 17, 2006)
  • EU condemns Belarus ahead of elections (09:06, March 17, 2006)
  • Pentagon boosts U.S. air strikes in Iraq, Afghanistan (09:04, March 17, 2006)
  • Sudan's Darfur witnesses security tension: AU envoy (09:03, March 17, 2006)
  • Fox calls for "straight talk" on water crisis at World Water Forum (09:02, March 17, 2006)
  • U.S. concerns over Russia-India nuclear fuel deal (09:01, March 17, 2006)
  • IMF urges Africa to have stronger legal systems to fight against corruption (08:38, March 17, 2006)
  • IMF calls on African countries to strengthen public expenditure management (08:37, March 17, 2006)
  • Putin calls for joint efforts to assure energy supply to developing countries (08:35, March 17, 2006)
  • Egypt nominates Moussa for another term (08:34, March 17, 2006)
  • German court approves new Berlin airport project (08:32, March 17, 2006)
  • White House says "Operation Swarmer" in Iraq "tactical"  (08:30, March 17, 2006)
  • Israeli forces to step up targeted killings: Mofaz (08:29, March 17, 2006)
  • Cyprus slams U.S. human rights report, orders police not to answer questionnaires (08:27, March 17, 2006)
  • African ministers set to review security progress in Sudan, Somalia (08:26, March 17, 2006)
  • Iran, Pakistan, India hold talks on gas project (08:24, March 17, 2006)
  • Fossil fuels expected to be basis of energy until 2050: G8 statement (08:23, March 17, 2006)
  • Four killed in military helicopter crash in Turkey (08:21, March 17, 2006)
  • Pakistan bans two Afghan TV channels (08:20, March 17, 2006)
  • Vietnam treasures relations with Cambodia (07:56, March 17, 2006)
  • UNHCR pledges to assist Afghan refugees' voluntary return (07:56, March 17, 2006)
  • U.S. says ready to talk with Iran about Iraq (07:56, March 17, 2006)
  • Bangladesh finalizes draft "Overseas Employment Policy" (07:55, March 17, 2006)
  • Taliban leader Omar warns of new attacks, says spokesperson (07:55, March 17, 2006)
  • UN envoy warns Iran nuclear issue will renew tension (07:54, March 17, 2006)
  • UN-backed court welcomes talks over Taylor's fate (07:54, March 17, 2006)
  • About 600 German troops deploy in Kosovo for exercises (07:53, March 17, 2006)
  • Bush says U.S. seeks to shape world (07:53, March 17, 2006)
  • British Queen Elizabeth II visits Singapore (07:52, March 17, 2006)
  • Indonesia not to close U.S. miner without clear reason: president (07:52, March 17, 2006)
  • Norway responds to UN call for aid to Horn of Africa (07:51, March 17, 2006)
  • Thai Constitutional Court slightly damaged from arson attack (07:50, March 17, 2006)
  • Armed gunmen attack UNHCR compound in southern Sudan (07:50, March 17, 2006)
  • Thai Senators claim Thaksin breaking electoral law (07:50, March 17, 2006)
  • Kazakhstan ready for possible bird flu pandemic: official (07:50, March 17, 2006)
  • First Dutch troops arrive in Afghanistan (07:50, March 17, 2006)
  • Asylum seekers end hunger strike in Belgian church (07:49, March 17, 2006)
  • Bush reaffirms strike-first policy (07:49, March 17, 2006)
  • Erekat warns of crisis in Palestinian ties with Washington, London (07:49, March 17, 2006)
  • Japanese high school student indicted for killing schoolmate (07:49, March 17, 2006)
  • U.S.-Iraqi forces launch offensive against insurgents in Samarra (07:49, March 17, 2006)
  • Fatah says hard to join Hamas-led cabinet as gap widening (07:48, March 17, 2006)
  • Int'l symposium to support Vietnam's Agent Orange victims opens (07:48, March 17, 2006)
  • Hamas says ready to form its own cabinet if effort on coalition fails (07:48, March 17, 2006)
  • Iran says ready to negotiate with Washington on Iraq (07:53, March 17, 2006)
  • Opposition preparing second impeachment complaint against Arroyo (07:47, March 17, 2006)
  • Iraqi parliament ends opening session after 40 minutes (07:47, March 17, 2006)
  • U.S. Peace Corps operations in Bangladesh suspended "unfortunate": U.S. Embassy (07:47, March 17, 2006)
  • Three charged over cartoon protest in London (07:46, March 17, 2006)
  • 59 pct think resignation of Arroyo best for Philippines: survey (07:46, March 17, 2006)
  • High oil prices affect poor countries, hamper world economy: Russian minister (07:46, March 17, 2006)



  • Opinion

  • Are human rights higher than sovereignty? (17:14, March 17, 2006)
  • Human rights body provides fresh hope (09:51, March 17, 2006)



  • Sports

  • Jones wins women's 50m breaststroke gold in Commonwealth Games (20:11, March 17, 2006)
  • Miatke leads Australian sweep in 50m butterfly (20:11, March 17, 2006)
  • England pair make Friday's second one-two in Commonwealth swimming (20:12, March 17, 2006)
  • Clay wins men's 50m backstroke gold in Commonwealth Games (17:26, March 17, 2006)
  • Regional soccer tourney moved from Sudan to Tanzania (16:54, March 17, 2006)
  • China announces 18-player squad for World Volleyball Championship (16:53, March 17, 2006)
  • Australian weightlifting coach confident of the innocence of athletes (16:52, March 17, 2006)
  • Miami overcome 25 points deficit to beat Boston (16:51, March 17, 2006)
  • Els moves into Bay Hill contention (16:51, March 17, 2006)
  • American midfielder Donovan out of Germany friendly for injury (16:50, March 17, 2006)
  • Serena Williams gives up Miami Masters (14:03, March 17, 2006)
  • FIFA insists on presentation of World Cup squad roster by May 15 (14:02, March 17, 2006)
  • German soccer head relieves Schweinsteiger from betting scandal (14:01, March 17, 2006)
  • FIFA impose tougher punishment for pitch racism (14:00, March 17, 2006)
  • Thorpe to quit after Beijing Olympics (14:00, March 17, 2006)
  • Schalke, Sofia, Basel and St Petersburg through in UEFA Cup (13:59, March 17, 2006)
  • Sofia beat Udinese 2-1 in UEFA Cup (13:58, March 17, 2006)
  • Strasbourg held to 2-2 draw by Basel in UEFA Cup (13:58, March 17, 2006)
  • Peterburg finish 1-1 draw with Marseille in UEFA Cup (13:57, March 17, 2006)
  • Schalke 04 kick out Palermo 3-0 in UEFA Cup (13:57, March 17, 2006)
  • Betis routed 0-3 by Bucharest in UEFA Cup (13:56, March 17, 2006)
  • St Petersburg tie Marseille 0-0 in UEFA Cup (13:49, March 17, 2006)
  • Benitez sticks to Liverpool to answer speculated Real and Milan's court (13:48, March 17, 2006)
  • Bayern playmaker Schweinsteiger inquired over match-fixing as report says (09:13, March 17, 2006)
  • Real court Wenger, Ancelotti or Del Bosque for manager (09:13, March 17, 2006)
  • German legendery skier makes history in Turin Paralympics (09:12, March 17, 2006)
  • Federer moves into semifinals at Indian Wells Masters (09:11, March 17, 2006)
  • Colombia calls up under-17 soccer players for Odesur Games (09:10, March 17, 2006)
  • Ten nations confirm participation in Cuban badminton international (09:09, March 17, 2006)
  • Bulgaria's Levski rewrites history, heads for UEFA Cup quarterfinals (09:08, March 17, 2006)
  • Praise, suggestions for inaugural Baseball Classic (08:25, March 17, 2006)
  • Li-Ning teams up with ATP (08:24, March 17, 2006)
  • Star paddler forgiven for outburst (08:23, March 17, 2006)
  • Alonso confident; Fisichella apologizes (08:22, March 17, 2006)
  • China leads snooker's new fan base (08:21, March 17, 2006)
  • Bayern: Chelsea will have Ballack if they want him (08:20, March 17, 2006)
  • Second German match-rigging scandal could be more serious (08:18, March 17, 2006)
  • England, US, Iran pose World Cup security risks (08:17, March 17, 2006)
  • For fans, nothing to smile about (08:13, March 17, 2006)
  • Organizers launch massive recruitment campaign for 2008 Olympics (07:54, March 17, 2006)
  • China announce squad for Bremen table tennis team worlds (08:11, March 17, 2006)
  • Belgian soccer club chairman arrested in match-fixing probe (08:11, March 17, 2006)
  • Kenyan club wants FIFA to take action on Nantes over transfer (08:09, March 17, 2006)
  • Roundup: Scotland triumph over Australia in pool on opening day (08:08, March 17, 2006)
  • Nanning hosts physically-handicapped sports on three events (08:07, March 17, 2006)
  • Drugs found in Commonwealth Games on test (08:06, March 17, 2006)
  • 14 clubs to play East and Central African Club Championship (08:05, March 17, 2006)
  • Vietnam likely to take the host over Cambodia on SEA Games in 2011 (08:04, March 17, 2006)
  • China figure skating team heads for Canada without Shen/Zhao (08:03, March 17, 2006)



  • Science & Technology

  • Software industry posts 40 percent revenue growth in 2005 (16:16, March 17, 2006)
  • Scientists find evidence supporting universe expansion (16:08, March 17, 2006)
  • Diabetes research breakthrough expected to end insulin injections (14:43, March 17, 2006)
  • 20 Chinese physics genius get Einstein Prize (15:30, March 17, 2006)
  • Fossil find prompts rethink on dinosaur feathers (08:29, March 17, 2006)
  • Computer researchers warn of Net attacks (08:29, March 17, 2006)
  • Italy designs robots for tunnel fires (08:10, March 17, 2006)
  • S.Korea revokes discredited clone researcher's license on stem cell research (08:09, March 17, 2006)
  • Young Chinese physicists invited to Switzerland, Germany (08:09, March 17, 2006)
  • China to launch science promotion week in May (08:08, March 17, 2006)
  • China publishes first science history series (08:08, March 17, 2006)



  • Life

  • China to help children with spinal curvature (20:50, March 17, 2006)
  • Preliminary test results show H5N1 bird flu reaches Israel (16:21, March 17, 2006)
  • Bangladesh confirms one polio case (16:19, March 17, 2006)
  • Ancient capital city in NW China to protect city wall (16:19, March 17, 2006)
  • Japan reports 24th mad cow case (16:19, March 17, 2006)
  • Diabetes research breakthrough expected to end insulin injections (16:18, March 17, 2006)
  • Uganda imports bird flu drugs, partially lifts poultry import ban (16:18, March 17, 2006)
  • 84 Guatemalans arrive in Venezuela for free eye treatment (16:17, March 17, 2006)
  • Asian, European countries confirm attacks by H5N1 bird flu (12:12, March 17, 2006)
  • Bangladesh to lose 17 percent land due to climate change (12:11, March 17, 2006)
  • MASkargo launches six-star animal hotel in Malaysia (12:10, March 17, 2006)
  • Spain seizes 800 kg cocaine on fishing boat (12:10, March 17, 2006)
  • Tourist arrivals in Myanmar hit record high in five years (12:10, March 17, 2006)
  • Mexicans march against water privatization (12:09, March 17, 2006)
  • World Water Council calls for US$10 billion investment (12:10, March 17, 2006)
  • Two critically ill in drug trial as firm apologizes (08:59, March 17, 2006)
  • Student had 80,000 child porn images (09:00, March 17, 2006)
  • Models strut stuff at Koizumi's office (08:54, March 17, 2006)
  • Man has healthy kidney removed (08:55, March 17, 2006)
  • Judge supports sick toddler's right to live (09:03, March 17, 2006)
  • Xi'an works on plan to protect city wall (08:56, March 17, 2006)
  • New cartoon celebrates Olympics (08:57, March 17, 2006)
  • Global warming reaches 'tipping point' (08:58, March 17, 2006)
  • Fujian to safeguard wetlands with law (09:02, March 17, 2006)
  • Environment protection a major issue (09:03, March 17, 2006)
  • Copycat musicians paying price for their popularity (09:04, March 17, 2006)
  • Capital takes steps to rein in pollution (09:06, March 17, 2006)
  • Vietnam selected for modified Tamiflu therapy pilot program (08:36, March 17, 2006)
  • Two bird flu cases confirmed in northern Malaysia (08:26, March 17, 2006)
  • Bird flu found in dead poultry in Israel (08:28, March 17, 2006)
  • H5N1 strain of bird flu not yet detected in Ethiopia: officials (08:32, March 17, 2006)
  • Switzerland's Roche to increase Tamiflu production (08:36, March 17, 2006)
  • Singapore suspends duck imports from Malaysia's Perak (08:35, March 17, 2006)
  • Denmark confirms first case of H5N1 strain (08:37, March 17, 2006)
  • HK reports 3 new hospital gastroenteritis cases (08:34, March 17, 2006)
  • Up-and-coming Chinese director Lu Xuechang's new film centres on prostitution (08:49, March 17, 2006)
  • HIV infection rate rises in Macao (08:38, March 17, 2006)
  • Nigerian president wants intensified efforts on children immunization (08:39, March 17, 2006)
  • Nigeria intensifies anti-bird flu surveillance: official (08:43, March 17, 2006)
  • Malaysia starts culling poultry in northern state (08:37, March 17, 2006)
  • Dog found infected with bird flu in Azerbaijan (08:25, March 17, 2006)
  • Afghan government, UN confirm H5N1 bird flu virus (08:42, March 17, 2006)
  • 128 workers evacuated after fire on North Sea oil platform (08:25, March 17, 2006)
  • HKSAR Chief Executive pledges vigilance against diseases (08:43, March 17, 2006)
  • Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV to move headquarters to Beijing (08:44, March 17, 2006)
  • Irish minister awards Shanghai student George Bernard Shaw Essay Competition Prize (08:45, March 17, 2006)
  • FAO coordinates with Myanmar in preventing H5N1 from spreading further (08:47, March 17, 2006)
  • Gastroenteritis outbreak kills two in West India (08:45, March 17, 2006)
  • Netherlands begins vaccination of chickens against bird flu (08:46, March 17, 2006)
  • Poor nations denied access to new HIV/AIDS medicines: MSF (09:06, March 17, 2006)
  • Zhan Yimou, Placido Domingo to create Chinese opera for the MET (09:07, March 17, 2006)
  • More Zimbabwean vendors flock to Lusaka on business (09:08, March 17, 2006)
  • Death toll in cattle raid rises to 20 in eastern Uganda (09:10, March 17, 2006)



  • Photo

    The Russia Year in China to open soon

    Russian Ambassador to China Sergey Razov answers questions at a press conference for the Russia Year in China held in Beijing, March 16, 2006. The opening ceremony for the event will take place during Russian president Vladimir Putin's visit to China from March 21 to March 22, 2006.

    China's Miss Tourism Queen

    Chen Fuyuan (R), first runner-up and Wang Yina, second runner-up kiss Zhang Xue (C), China's new Miss Tourism Queen in Beijing, March 16, 2006. The Miss Tourism Queen finals for China region was held in Beijing on Thursday.

    Hingis advances to semifinals at Indian Wells

    Martina Hingis of Switzerland stretches for a volley during her quarter-final victory over Dinara Safina of Russia at the Pacific Life Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells March 15.

    Chinese donations warmly welcomed in Singapore

    Students of Singapore's Temasek Polytechnic glance through the Chinese books donated by the Chinese Ministry of Education in the school's library in Singapore March 15, 2006. On behalf of the Chinese Ministry of Education, Zhang Yun, Chinese embassador to Singapore, delivered 1,500 Chinese books and some audiovisual publications to the Temasek Polytechnic and two high schools on Wednesday.

    Hostages kidnapped by Palestinian militants released

    Three hostages (from L to R) Yong Tae-young of Korea, Alfred Yaghobzadeh and Caroline Laurent of France, who were kidnapped by Palestinian militants, is released in the Gaza Strip, March 15, 2006. Most of the 11 foreign hostages, kidnapped by Palestinian militants after Israeli raid in Jericho, were released by Wednesday morning.

    Israeli raid an unforgivable crime, Abbas

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L1) is interviewed by the journalists in the West Bank city of Jericho, March 15, 2006. Abbas on Wednesday condemned Israeli raid in Jericho as an unforgivable crime during a tour of the destroyed jail.

    Iraqi parliament opens under tight security

    The Iraqi parliament convened Thursday for the first time under tight security measures after three months of the Dec. 15 general elections. Iraqi lawmakers take their oath during the opening session of the new parliament in Baghdad March 16, 2006.

    Russian SU-27 fighters rehearse for aerobatics show

    Five Russian SU-27 fighter jets rehearse for an aerobatics show at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Central China's Hunan Province Thursday March 16, 2006. They are scheduled to fly through a natural mountain arch seen in the picture known as Heavenly Gate Mountain, in a stunt flight Friday.


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