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News Archive --- Date:20060329


China

  • China ready to develop relations with Panama, CPC official says (20:18, March 29, 2006)
  • China audit watchdog recovers 4.1-bln-yuan in misappropriated funds from 2004 (20:17, March 29, 2006)
  • Audit reveals 7% of construction funds for China's water conservation projects mismanaged (20:17, March 29, 2006)
  • Chinese senior legislator meets ROK guests (20:16, March 29, 2006)
  • Chinese senior legislator meets Polish FM (20:16, March 29, 2006)
  • China welcomes Kadima Party's positive gesture (20:16, March 29, 2006)
  • Romanian president concludes China tour (20:12, March 29, 2006)
  • China's mainland welcomes visits of DPP members in appropriate capacities (20:12, March 29, 2006)
  • Tougher wage default penalties take effect (17:24, March 29, 2006)
  • Senior military officer says China-Russia military cooperation important (17:24, March 29, 2006)
  • Chinese mainland wishes Taiwan authorities to accept donated pandas (17:24, March 29, 2006)
  • Romanian President calls for more bilateral youth, cultural exchanges (17:23, March 29, 2006)
  • Shanghai sets up grain reserve to ensure safe grain supply (17:22, March 29, 2006)
  • Interference in cross-Straits economic cooperation unpopular, spokesman says (17:21, March 29, 2006)
  • CPC, KMT to work jointly for implementing their consensus: spokesman (17:20, March 29, 2006)
  • Lien Chan to participate in cross-Straits forum (17:21, March 29, 2006)
  • Senior CPC official meets Algerian foreign minister (17:19, March 29, 2006)
  • Gutierrez: U.S. draws significant benefits from commerce with China (13:56, March 29, 2006)
  • China's Hutchison Ports enters bidding for Ecuador's Manta port (13:55, March 29, 2006)
  • Legal software settles in gov't bodies (09:48, March 29, 2006)
  • Room remains for solving Iranian nuclear issue within IAEA framework, FM spokesman (17:13, March 29, 2006)
  • Nation sets emission reduction goal of 2020 (08:54, March 29, 2006)
  • Backup plan to cap leaking well postponed till today (08:32, March 29, 2006)
  • Gov't bodies sued over copyright infringement (08:35, March 29, 2006)
  • China, US vow to ease trade tensions (08:45, March 29, 2006)
  • Another firm wins Tamiflu licence (08:50, March 29, 2006)
  • Measures adopted to bring down surplus: PBOC chief (08:41, March 29, 2006)
  • U.S. senators delay vote on trade bill against China (08:05, March 29, 2006)
  • Chinese president stresses safe production and "putting people first" (08:08, March 29, 2006)
  • Beijing reception marks 35th anniversary of China-Cameroon diplomatic ties (08:13, March 29, 2006)
  • Applause for "alleyway premier" Tan Zhuqing highlights spirit of public servant (08:23, March 29, 2006)
  • China to take four measures to reduce energy consumption in construction (08:15, March 29, 2006)
  • Chinese cockler boss sentenced to 14 years in Britain (08:18, March 29, 2006)
  • China's long-distance drivers given playing cards to learn about safe sex (08:16, March 29, 2006)
  • Book of important documents on China-India relations published (08:12, March 29, 2006)
  • FM spokesman: China, U.S. trade problems should not be politicized (08:19, March 29, 2006)
  • China, Romania reach comprehensive consensus on further bilateral ties (08:10, March 29, 2006)
  • Chinese FM holds talks with Algerian counterpart (08:08, March 29, 2006)
  • National 11th 5-year plan to boost HK's prosperity: official (08:05, March 29, 2006)
  • Senior CPC official meets Panama, ROK guests (08:03, March 29, 2006)
  • Romanian president welcomes more Chinese investment  (08:02, March 29, 2006)
  • Chinese FM meets Ukrainian deputy FM (07:59, March 29, 2006)
  • Chinese, Rwandan defense ministers hold talks (07:57, March 29, 2006)



  • Business

  • China launches massive reconstruction of buildings for energy saving (20:10, March 29, 2006)
  • Sinotrans sees turnover surged under intense competition (20:10, March 29, 2006)
  • China targets commercial bribery in construction industry (20:10, March 29, 2006)
  • China's steel export capacity on risk to be overstated (20:10, March 29, 2006)
  • Rwanda earmarks 1 billion U.S. dollars for Telecentres (20:09, March 29, 2006)
  • Cross-Straits negotiations urged to avoid double taxation on Taiwanese businessmen (20:09, March 29, 2006)
  • Australia's Spotlight to open its first HK store in 2007 (20:09, March 29, 2006)
  • IMF calls for more action on governance in Kenya (20:08, March 29, 2006)
  • Businessmen visit southern Sudan to seek investment opportunities (20:08, March 29, 2006)
  • Most business starters work alone in Germany: statistics (20:08, March 29, 2006)
  • China told U.S., IPR protection to continue (17:44, March 29, 2006)
  • HK, Guangdong to launch more investment promotion activities (17:20, March 29, 2006)
  • S.Korea, Uzbekistan sign MoU on jointly developing oil, gas fields (17:16, March 29, 2006)
  • U.S. encourages China to move towards innovation economy (17:18, March 29, 2006)
  • Lenovo responses to US concerns over PC contract (17:19, March 29, 2006)
  • China's per capita forex reserve remains low, Zhou Xiaochuan (16:42, March 29, 2006)
  • China's non-ferrous metal output ranks first globally for 4 years (16:23, March 29, 2006)
  • Zambian business community yearns for S. Africa partnership (16:23, March 29, 2006)
  • Japan stocks: Nikkei leaps to 5-year high (16:22, March 29, 2006)
  • Trading in China Aviation Oil's shares resumes (16:22, March 29, 2006)
  • China leads the world in nonferrous metals output (16:21, March 29, 2006)
  • China's high-tech products export up 36.6 pct in January, February (16:21, March 29, 2006)
  • Pepsi sets up first research center in China (16:21, March 29, 2006)
  • More U.S. interest rate hikes expected: HK official (16:20, March 29, 2006)
  • Panama Canal managers say two canal construction plans might be incompatible (14:35, March 29, 2006)
  • U.S. Commerce Secretary: U.S.-China trade problems not to be politicized (12:53, March 29, 2006)
  • Estonia to gain 128 mln euros of EU structural fund in 2006 (12:52, March 29, 2006)
  • D1 Oils Madagascar to open first biodiesel refinery in 2008 (12:51, March 29, 2006)
  • Kiribati announces world's third-largest marine reserve (11:28, March 29, 2006)
  • International investors gather for PAPN development in Congo (11:29, March 29, 2006)
  • China to speed up reform, cut back savings rate (10:17, March 29, 2006)
  • Tom Group curbs purchase rumours (10:17, March 29, 2006)
  • Indonesia to consider extension of gas contract with Japan (09:06, March 29, 2006)
  • Chinese mega-cities need more community retail stores (09:04, March 29, 2006)
  • HK records 10 bln HK dollar balance of payment surplus in Q4 (09:03, March 29, 2006)
  • Macao sees stable jobless rate from December to February (09:01, March 29, 2006)
  • Fraud concerns HK commissioner of insurance (09:00, March 29, 2006)
  • China says no further one-off revaluation as yuan hits new 12-year high (08:45, March 29, 2006)
  • Chinese cotton growers lose 18 billion yuan in revenues due to surging imports (09:00, March 29, 2006)
  • NE China city to host national forest tourism expo (08:58, March 29, 2006)
  • Bank of Communications' net profit up 476.6 percent in 2005 (08:59, March 29, 2006)
  • Over half of China's listed companies join share structure reform (08:29, March 29, 2006)
  • New round of iron ore price negotiations kicks off (08:31, March 29, 2006)
  • China's jet fuel price rises by 300 yuan per ton (08:32, March 29, 2006)
  • Pro-environment investment leads growth of Chinese conglomerate (08:33, March 29, 2006)
  • China and Tunisia sign agreement on offering preferential loans (08:34, March 29, 2006)
  • China to complete urban house heating reform in two years (08:34, March 29, 2006)
  • Trade fair on Pan Pearl River delta region set for SW China (08:36, March 29, 2006)
  • China finds new offshore oil reserves in Bohai Bay (08:37, March 29, 2006)
  • China's three oil giants produce 174 mln tons of crude oil in 2005 (08:38, March 29, 2006)
  • China issues compulsive regulations on motorbicycle accident insurance (08:38, March 29, 2006)
  • Nigerian president to convene meeting on oil-rich delta (08:39, March 29, 2006)
  • Taiwan firm to explore agricultural potentiality in Hainan (08:41, March 29, 2006)
  • U.S. consumer confidence rises to near four-year high  (08:46, March 29, 2006)
  • Ethiopia possible to end poverty: PM (09:51, March 29, 2006)
  • U.S. Fed raises key short-term rate to highest level in five years (08:48, March 29, 2006)
  • China to push for energy-saving buildings (08:49, March 29, 2006)
  • Consumption tax retuning discourages purchase of luxury cars (08:50, March 29, 2006)
  • Italy records 0.1 percent economic growth in 2005 (08:50, March 29, 2006)
  • Germany's business confidence rises to 15-year high (08:53, March 29, 2006)
  • Caterpillar chairman urges U.S. policymakers to amend trade policy towards China (08:53, March 29, 2006)
  • U.S. Fed indicates further rate hikes needed (08:54, March 29, 2006)
  • WTO chief says April deadline crucial for Doha round (08:55, March 29, 2006)
  • Crude prices surge above 66 dollars (09:50, March 29, 2006)
  • IMF says Slovenia faces long-term challenges (08:57, March 29, 2006)
  • Turkey worries over safety of carrying crude oil through its straits (08:05, March 29, 2006)
  • Gold prices continue to increase in Myanmar (09:50, March 29, 2006)



  • World

  • Arab leaders agree to form permanent body on regional peace, security: sources (20:22, March 29, 2006)
  • Palestinian President Abbas to visit South Africa (20:22, March 29, 2006)
  • Jihad fires more homemade rockets at Israel (20:21, March 29, 2006)
  • Writethru: Liberia's Taylor arrested, awaiting handover (20:21, March 29, 2006)
  • Indian Foreign Secretary visits U.S. for nuclear deal (20:21, March 29, 2006)
  • Saudi Arabia refuses to host next Arab summit (20:21, March 29, 2006)
  • Pakistan, India agree to sign new shipping agreement (20:21, March 29, 2006)
  • Indonesia to buy 8 jet fighters from Russia (20:21, March 29, 2006)
  • Eight killed in Baghdad (17:38, March 29, 2006)
  • Japanese PM to visit Africa, Sweden next month (17:38, March 29, 2006)
  • Arab summit ends in Khartoum (17:38, March 29, 2006)
  • Nigeria police confirm Liberia's Taylor detained (17:18, March 29, 2006)
  • Thai gov't regrets anti-Thaksin demonstrators going on rally: official (17:17, March 29, 2006)
  • Japan willing to pay no more than half of U.S. marine transfer cost: FM (17:17, March 29, 2006)
  • Rain-making plane crashes in Thailand, killing 4 (17:16, March 29, 2006)
  • Ground work for Sri Lanka's peace talks underway (17:16, March 29, 2006)
  • Guinea-Bissau's law makers aid Senegal rebels: military chief (17:15, March 29, 2006)
  • Philippines steps up security in sea ports after bombing attack in Sulu (17:15, March 29, 2006)
  • Two U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq (17:15, March 29, 2006)
  • Philippine lawmaker urges probe into assassination plot against Arroyo (15:06, March 29, 2006)
  • Over 100 people protest ahead of Blair's visit to Indonesia (15:05, March 29, 2006)
  • Bangladeshi government imposes ban to foil opposition sit-in (15:05, March 29, 2006)
  • Communist Party of Vietnam selects more members in 2005 (14:00, March 29, 2006)
  • Kadima wins Israel's general elections (14:00, March 29, 2006)
  • Hungarian PM warns of pre-election bomb attacks (13:59, March 29, 2006)
  • Two foreign soldiers, 12 militants killed in Afghanistan attack (13:59, March 29, 2006)
  • Russian official lauds SCO anti-terror mechanism for efficient work (13:59, March 29, 2006)
  • Mexico, Colombia applaud U.S. move on migration (13:59, March 29, 2006)
  • Pro-Russian party comfortably leads Ukraine's parliamentary elections (13:58, March 29, 2006)
  • 'I was ready to hit the White House' (10:58, March 29, 2006)
  • Nuclear material 'slipped' into US (10:57, March 29, 2006)
  • Arab summit hails Palestinian election (10:55, March 29, 2006)
  • LDP backs military role in space programme (10:54, March 29, 2006)
  • 'Orange Revolution' team at loggerheads (10:53, March 29, 2006)
  • US military deserters flee to Canada (10:51, March 29, 2006)
  • Mali, Burkina Faso sign military cooperation accord (11:00, March 29, 2006)
  • U.S. denies any political factor in U.S.-Venezuela air conflict (11:04, March 29, 2006)
  • Peruvian president celebrates 60th birthday with poor children (11:02, March 29, 2006)
  • U.S. Supreme Court hears case concerning Guantanamo tribunals (11:01, March 29, 2006)
  • UN chief urges Iran to return to nuclear negotiations (10:45, March 29, 2006)
  • UN Security Council members struggle for common position on Iran (10:44, March 29, 2006)
  • World Bank to write off 37-billion-dollar debt for poor countries (10:43, March 29, 2006)
  • UN concerned about disappearance of ex-Liberian President (10:42, March 29, 2006)
  • Feature: Palestinians see no change in Israeli policies (10:41, March 29, 2006)
  • U.S. senators calls for strengthening port security (10:40, March 29, 2006)
  • Hamas incoming PM rejects Olmert's border plan (10:39, March 29, 2006)
  • Arab leaders agree to support AU mission in Darfur (10:38, March 29, 2006)
  • More human remains found near WTC site (10:37, March 29, 2006)
  • U.S. urges Hamas to recognize Israel (10:33, March 29, 2006)
  • Israel's Likud chief Netanyahu concedes defeat (09:55, March 29, 2006)
  • Israel's Olmert claims victory in elections (09:55, March 29, 2006)
  • Former U.S. defense secretary dies (09:57, March 29, 2006)
  • Canadian PM says softwood tops agenda in meeting with Bush (09:56, March 29, 2006)
  • Rice demands Russia probe spy allegation (09:56, March 29, 2006)
  • 1 million French take to the streets over labor law (09:40, March 29, 2006)
  • Liberia's Taylor disappears after Nigeria terminates his asylum (09:17, March 29, 2006)
  • Ethiopian PM accuses neighboring Eritrea of sabotaging his country (09:20, March 29, 2006)
  • Iran, Mideast, Lebanon to be highlight of Rice-Chirac talks on Thursday (09:19, March 29, 2006)
  • U.S. says Nigeria must guarantee Taylor goes to war crime court (09:18, March 29, 2006)
  • Eight African Arab nations agree to send troops to Darfur: Yemeni President (09:16, March 29, 2006)
  • Arab leaders reject deployment of int'l troops in Darfur without Sudan's consent (09:15, March 29, 2006)
  • Court upholds death sentences in Musharraf's attack case (09:14, March 29, 2006)
  • UN-backed court says Taylor's disappearance puts west Africa on alert (09:06, March 29, 2006)
  • Iran denies report on nuclear fuel center proposal (09:04, March 29, 2006)
  • Egypt's Moussa re-elected AL chief (08:56, March 29, 2006)
  • Feature: Undecided voters influence Israeli elections (08:54, March 29, 2006)
  • Warlords make peace elusive in post-conflict Africa: peace maker (08:53, March 29, 2006)
  • Roundup: Arabs warn against Israel's unilateral step as its election begins (08:52, March 29, 2006)
  • Roundup: Hamas-led cabinet gets parliament approval (08:45, March 29, 2006)
  • Thai gov't shows restraint in dealing with demonstrators: Thaksin (08:41, March 29, 2006)
  • Israeli election turnout expected to be lowest in history: committee (08:38, March 29, 2006)
  • Russian cargo plane crashes near Tehran (08:21, March 29, 2006)
  • Denmark to ban restaurant smoking in 2007 (08:20, March 29, 2006)
  • DPRK accuses Japan of suppressing pro-DPRK organizations (08:18, March 29, 2006)
  • Russia expects clear answer from Iran on enrichment proposal (08:15, March 29, 2006)
  • More than 1 million UK local government workers on strike (08:14, March 29, 2006)
  • Bangladeshi opposition forces government to carry out reform  (08:11, March 29, 2006)
  • Battles after Belarus' election are over: Lukashenko (08:10, March 29, 2006)
  • Over 300 illegal immigrants intercepted off Italian coast (08:09, March 29, 2006)
  • Bush announces shakeup at White House (07:58, March 29, 2006)
  • U.S. general visits Serbia-Montenegro to boost military cooperation (07:58, March 29, 2006)
  • White House chief of staff resigns (07:58, March 29, 2006)
  • Defense minister dismisses allegation of Russia passing invasion intelligence to Iraq (07:58, March 29, 2006)
  • Any Israeli unilateral step will escalate tension: Palestinian official (07:57, March 29, 2006)
  • PLC gives new Hamas-led cabinet its confidence (07:57, March 29, 2006)
  • Haneya says his cabinet's platform came from resistance womb (07:57, March 29, 2006)
  • Over half Paris high schools disrupted in strikes against jobs law (07:53, March 29, 2006)
  • Nigeria says exiled Taylor disappears (07:57, March 29, 2006)
  • India tests rocket launcher (07:53, March 29, 2006)
  • Several arrested after Johannesburg airport heist (07:53, March 29, 2006)
  • French unions reject PM's invitation for dialogue over labor law (07:53, March 29, 2006)
  • All Israeli parties commit crimes against Palestinians: Hamas leader (07:53, March 29, 2006)
  • Britain outlines diplomatic priorities for next decade (07:54, March 29, 2006)
  • Hamas-led cabinet one of Palestinian people (07:54, March 29, 2006)
  • Philippine Supreme Court transfers Subic rape trial to Metro Manila (07:54, March 29, 2006)
  • Test results confirm Denmark's first case of H5N1 bird flu: EU lab (07:54, March 29, 2006)
  • Arab League chief warns against Israel's unilateral steps (07:55, March 29, 2006)



  • Opinion

  • China expected to have the world's largest forex reserves (17:42, March 29, 2006)
  • A realistic view into the IPR issue: comment (17:44, March 29, 2006)



  • Sports

  • All Chinese pairs advance in mixed doubles at Asian badminton championships (16:51, March 29, 2006)
  • FIFA chief to arrive in Bangladesh Friday (16:50, March 29, 2006)
  • Italy striker Vieri out for up to four weeks with knee injury (16:49, March 29, 2006)
  • Pistons avenge Mavs defeat (16:48, March 29, 2006)
  • Belarus veteran Martynov equalizes world record at shooting World Cup (16:47, March 29, 2006)
  • Suns' Stoudemire sidelined again (15:25, March 29, 2006)
  • Raptors All-Star Bosh to miss 10 days (15:25, March 29, 2006)
  • Caracas defeats Cienciano 4-0 in Libertadores Cup (11:26, March 29, 2006)
  • Federer on course for Miami-Indian Wells Masters title (11:24, March 29, 2006)
  • IAAF names Pierre Weiss as acting general secretary (11:23, March 29, 2006)
  • Italy to choose between Rome and Milan for 2016 bid (11:22, March 29, 2006)
  • Roddick, Blake to lead US against Chile in Davis Cup quarter-final (11:21, March 29, 2006)
  • Barcelona held by Benfica 0-0 in Champions League quarterfinal (11:20, March 29, 2006)
  • Croatia names squad for Davis Cup quarter-final tie (08:46, March 29, 2006)
  • Roddick advances into quarterfinals at Miami (08:45, March 29, 2006)
  • Czech team to play Davis Cup without Stepanek (08:44, March 29, 2006)
  • Mourinho springs to striker Drogba's defence (08:40, March 29, 2006)
  • Prosecutor demands jail for ex-coach of Marseille (08:39, March 29, 2006)
  • Ambitious Lyon ready for AC Milan test (08:38, March 29, 2006)
  • Ex-Leverkusen official probed over match fixing (08:37, March 29, 2006)
  • Mancini concerned about Inter goal drought (08:36, March 29, 2006)
  • Mourinho, Eriksson join list of Real targets (08:35, March 29, 2006)
  • Ullrich lies low as contenders get serious (08:34, March 29, 2006)
  • Match-fixing no problem for snooker's Asia drive (08:33, March 29, 2006)
  • For power boost, women's basketball turns to boxing (08:32, March 29, 2006)
  • Ferrari to do well in Australian, Schumacher says (08:31, March 29, 2006)
  • Venezuela's under-20 soccer team to play in April Cuba competition (08:30, March 29, 2006)
  • Wenger happy with Arsenal 2-0 win over Juventus (08:28, March 29, 2006)
  • Arsenal beat Juventus to gain 2-0 first leg advantage (08:27, March 29, 2006)
  • Pakistan arrives in Dhaka to play AFC Challenge Cup (08:26, March 29, 2006)
  • Hainan golf industry enters off-season (08:25, March 29, 2006)
  • Morientes dismisses summer move (08:25, March 29, 2006)
  • Real Madrid reveal managerial shortlist (08:24, March 29, 2006)
  • Spurs pair extends deals (08:23, March 29, 2006)
  • Teenager world diving champion He wins at national championships (08:22, March 29, 2006)
  • America's female boxer in Kenya for WBC fight (08:21, March 29, 2006)
  • Kenyan team departs for World Cross Country Championships in Japan (08:03, March 29, 2006)
  • South Korea and China split golds at shooting World Cup (08:02, March 29, 2006)
  • Capello calls for gut and determination from Juve (08:01, March 29, 2006)
  • L. America begins fight against soccer violence (08:00, March 29, 2006)



  • Science & Technology

  • Total eclipse occurs in northwestern Egypt (20:20, March 29, 2006)
  • PCs with Dragon chip on trial use (17:25, March 29, 2006)
  • Shanghai sets up digital cinemas to benefit local residents (16:25, March 29, 2006)
  • 12th CAN Info Tech concludes in Kathmandu (14:03, March 29, 2006)
  • Chile leads Latin America in information technology (14:03, March 29, 2006)
  • Western tourists make rare visit to Libya for solar eclipse (10:18, March 29, 2006)
  • Satellite transmitters track rare cranes (10:18, March 29, 2006)
  • Japanese university claims discovery of seeds of galaxies (09:43, March 29, 2006)
  • Tsinghua teacher fired for fraud (09:52, March 29, 2006)
  • HKIEd outlines visions in nurturing new generation of educators (09:19, March 29, 2006)
  • New Zealander wins world top children's book prize (09:20, March 29, 2006)
  • HK AI expert awarded Croucher Fellowship (09:20, March 29, 2006)
  • China looks to "Western concept" to educate youth about sex (09:21, March 29, 2006)
  • Beijing launches BETS exams to improve residents' English proficiency for Olympics (09:21, March 29, 2006)
  • "Graduate recall" unpopular among university students (09:22, March 29, 2006)
  • China, Germany to cooperate in vocational training in central China p rovince (09:22, March 29, 2006)



  • Life

  • WHO lauds China for eliminating lymphatic filariasis (17:27, March 29, 2006)
  • Shanghai sets up digital cinemas to benefit of local residents (17:27, March 29, 2006)
  • Uganda tests dead birds for avian flu (17:27, March 29, 2006)
  • People need to be ablert to bird flu, says expert (17:26, March 29, 2006)
  • Bird flu detected near Jerusalem (17:25, March 29, 2006)
  • China becomes the world's hottest tourism destination (16:43, March 29, 2006)
  • A glance of 9 mysterious and fascinating lakes in Tibet (16:29, March 29, 2006)
  • Money worries hit 18- to 40-year-olds (10:27, March 29, 2006)
  • Schiavo family feud hits the bookshops (10:26, March 29, 2006)
  • Polish science-fiction writer dies at 84 (10:26, March 29, 2006)
  • New hope of pardon for 'coward' (10:26, March 29, 2006)
  • National strike paralyzes France (10:26, March 29, 2006)
  • Fewer than half of men now smoke, survey shows (10:25, March 29, 2006)
  • Pension row disrupts UK life (10:19, March 29, 2006)
  • Bird flu detected in Swedish mink (09:46, March 29, 2006)
  • Some 785 HFMD cases reported in Singapore recently (09:46, March 29, 2006)
  • South China's Guangzhou launches first regional English TV channel (09:45, March 29, 2006)
  • 1,000-year-old wells unearthed in central China (09:45, March 29, 2006)
  • Hall in Forbidden City to relive past glory (09:45, March 29, 2006)
  • New bird flu cases reported in Central India (09:44, March 29, 2006)
  • 23 people die of cholera in Angola: WHO (09:42, March 29, 2006)
  • Five dead swans test positive for H5N1 bird flu in Poland (09:40, March 29, 2006)
  • Poultry lock-up order to be lifted in Belgium (09:39, March 29, 2006)
  • Rwanda announces 7 million dollars loss due to impounded plane in Belgium (09:38, March 29, 2006)
  • China vows to eliminate malaria in most parts by 2015 (09:35, March 29, 2006)
  • China looks to "Western concept" to educate youth about sex (09:35, March 29, 2006)
  • New Zealander wins world top children's book prize (09:34, March 29, 2006)
  • Film of late Chinese artist Chen Yifei to be released April 28 (09:34, March 29, 2006)
  • HKIEd outlines visions in nurturing new generation of educators (09:34, March 29, 2006)
  • Zambia suffers huge shortage of medical workers (09:34, March 29, 2006)
  • Cambodian PM calls for enhancing public education on bird flu (09:33, March 29, 2006)
  • UNDP to help Vietnam in HIV prevention (09:33, March 29, 2006)
  • ROK's TV hit to showcase Macao's world heritage (09:33, March 29, 2006)
  • Most Zambians no access to treated water: official (09:32, March 29, 2006)
  • Hypothermia may benefit cardiac patients: study (09:32, March 29, 2006)
  • Heart of Forbidden City to have facelift (09:32, March 29, 2006)



  • Photo

    Highlights from 2006 China international dress expo

    Models display creations during the 2006 China international dress expo in Beijing, capital of China, March 28, 2006. Some 1,000 brands of dress from 18 countries and regions took part in the expo, opened on March 28.

    Hu Jintao meets with president Basescu of Romania

    Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) and Romanian President Traian Basescu inspect honor guards at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 28, 2006.

    Tranquil Dal Lake in Srinagar

    Tourists take a rest by the famed tourist resort Dal Lake in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, March 28, 2006. Local authorities are battlling to save the freshwater lake, which tops most of the region's major tourist draws, which has nearly halved in size in recent few decades and is now threatened by pollution.

    Special taskforce to deal with violence on trains

    Chinese armed police officers attend a training exercise in Beijing Tuesday March 28, 2006. The Chinese capital Tuesday set up a special taskforce to deal with violences on the trains.

    Chinese young guns soar at Asian Badminton Championship

    China's He Hanbing (top)/Zhao Yunlei competes during the first round match of the mix doubles at the Asian Badminton Championship in Johor Baharu, Malaysia, March 28, 2006. They beat Malaysia's Tan Boon Heong/Choong Sook Chin 2-0.

    Hall in Forbidden City to relive past glory

    A cameraman is taking a picture of the Taihe Hall, or the Hall of Supreme Harmony, which is going to be renovated on March 28, 2006.

    Arab summit convened in Khartoum

    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (L) talks with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir at the opening session of the annual Arab summit in Khartoum,capital of Sudan,March 28, 2006. Leaders or representatives from the 22 Arab League members attended the two-day summit.

    El-Baradei calls for peaceful settlement of Iran's nuclear programme

    Mohamed El-Baradei (L), chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), talks with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier during a news conference in Berlin March 27, 2006. German leaders and Mohammed El-Baradei urged Iran on March 27 to suspend its nuclear program as foreign ministers from Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States will meet over the issue in Berlin March 30.

    Israel's Olmert claims victory in elections

    Israel's Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert claimed victory early Wednesday after his Kadima party won Israeli general elections on Tuesday. Photo shows Ehud Olmert casts his vote in Jerusalem.

    Up close with male models

    Male models attend a gait training session in a male model cultural company in Dalian, north China's Liaoning Province, March 25, 2006. Apart from performances, these male models, aged between 17 and 27, have to do physical exercises and undertake professional trainings every day.

    Traffic hampered by expressway collapse

    The photo taken on March 28, 2006 shows the collapsed stretch of the Shouyang section of the Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan expressway, north China. The 100-meter-long section of the expressway, which started to collapse on March 26, has fallen down about 10 meters till Tuesday. Traffic control has been deployed on this section. Investigation into the cause of the collapse is underway.


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