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News Archive --- Date:20070402


China

  • China, Sudan vow to boost military exchanges (20:57, April 02, 2007)
  • Traffic accidents claim more than 18,000 in first quarter (20:25, April 02, 2007)
  • Chinese tycoon loses appeal against life sentence (20:25, April 02, 2007)
  • Mao's son, eminent, ordinary (19:42, April 02, 2007)
  • Chinese and EU officials applauded relations (18:14, April 02, 2007)
  • Beijing court jails five over fatal construction accident (17:36, April 02, 2007)
  • Thai princess kicks off visit to China (17:09, April 02, 2007)
  • Japan to offer 62.33 billion yen in loans to China (17:07, April 02, 2007)
  • First development plan for ethnic minorities released in China (17:06, April 02, 2007)
  • Vietnamese National Assembly chairman to visit China (16:39, April 02, 2007)
  • Chinese bid farewell to Mao Zedong's second son (20:20, April 02, 2007)
  • Donald Tsang thanks central gov't after 3rd-term HKSAR chief appointment (13:55, April 02, 2007)
  • Chinese Premier appoints Donald Tsang HK chief executive (16:56, April 02, 2007)
  • HK launches celebrations for 10th anniversary of reunification (08:49, April 02, 2007)
  • China hosts photo exhibition to mark EU's 50th birthday (08:14, April 02, 2007)
  • China, Pakistan vow to consolidate strategic, cooperative partnership: officials (13:41, April 02, 2007)
  • Senior Chinese leaders join Beijingers for tree planting (13:40, April 02, 2007)
  • North, northwest brace for sandstorms  (13:39, April 02, 2007)
  • GDP forecasts revised after strong start  (13:05, April 02, 2007)



  • Business

  • Trade between GCC, Japan expands 33 percent in 2006 (22:06, April 02, 2007)
  • Prudent monetary policy to continue: central bank (21:05, April 02, 2007)
  • All paper mills closed on China's second largest fresh-water lake (21:04, April 02, 2007)
  • China's SOE profits surge 39 pct in first two months (19:55, April 02, 2007)
  • Malaysia's Firefly makes maiden flight (19:55, April 02, 2007)
  • S.Korea, U.S. reach free trade agreement (19:50, April 02, 2007)
  • Four locally incorporated foreign banks open in China (21:03, April 02, 2007)
  • Malaysia tin market ends firmer (18:25, April 02, 2007)
  • Dollar stays at upper 117 yen in Tokyo (18:24, April 02, 2007)
  • Vietnam exports less rubber in Q1 (18:24, April 02, 2007)
  • Vietnam's automobile import down in Q1 (17:27, April 02, 2007)
  • First group of foreign-owned banks convert to corporate banks (16:52, April 02, 2007)
  • Nikkei briefly falls below 17,000 (16:51, April 02, 2007)
  • Indonesia's oil output below target (16:51, April 02, 2007)
  • Indonesia posts 0.24 pct inflation rate in March (16:50, April 02, 2007)
  • Chinese shares close at record high (18:23, April 02, 2007)
  • Brazilian airlines demand compensation for losses during traffic control crisis (14:27, April 02, 2007)
  • Vietnam imports more steel in Q1 (14:26, April 02, 2007)
  • Macao sees 16.6 percent GDP growth in 2006 (14:25, April 02, 2007)
  • Vietnam woodwork export surges in Q1 (14:24, April 02, 2007)
  • Nepal, India forge agreement for petroleum products (14:25, April 02, 2007)
  • Vietnam's fertilizer import up in Q1 (14:23, April 02, 2007)
  • Vietnam rice export down in Q1 (14:22, April 02, 2007)
  • Macao sees 16.6 percent GDP growth in 2006 (14:21, April 02, 2007)
  • Singaporean firm to build oil refinery in Vietnam (14:20, April 02, 2007)
  • Cooking gas supply crisis worsens in Nepali capital (14:19, April 02, 2007)
  • Vietnam consumer spending up 16 pct: survey (14:18, April 02, 2007)
  • Installed capacity of wind power to hit 4 million kilowatts (13:55, April 02, 2007)
  • China has 13 large ports  (15:37, April 02, 2007)
  • Chinese yuan hits new high against the U.S. dollar (18:23, April 02, 2007)
  • S. Korean exports increase 14 pct in March (14:26, April 02, 2007)
  • Air Canada to launch direct Vancouver-Beijing flight in July (08:48, April 02, 2007)
  • Air China starts daily service between Beijing and San Francisco (08:47, April 02, 2007)
  • US duty on paper import criticized  (13:25, April 02, 2007)
  • Union flays fast-food giants for 'low wage'  (13:24, April 02, 2007)
  • Fresh controls on forex  (13:13, April 02, 2007)



  • World

  • Gabonese president to attend Wade's inauguration ceremony (22:05, April 02, 2007)
  • 18 African leaders invited to ALDEPAC conference in Senegal (22:04, April 02, 2007)
  • World Health Day celebrated in Singapore (22:03, April 02, 2007)
  • Pakistan for result-oriented SAARC summit: PM (21:38, April 02, 2007)
  • Nearly 40 Afghans killed by floods, avalanches in 2 provinces (21:37, April 02, 2007)
  • Eight candidates to contest Malian presidential elections (21:37, April 02, 2007)
  • South Asian foreign ministers vow to remove visa restriction for media (21:36, April 02, 2007)
  • Black Sea naval task force kicks off annual exercise (21:34, April 02, 2007)
  • Myanmar cuts down untrained traffic police force number (21:00, April 02, 2007)
  • 40,000 Afghan refugees return home from Pakistan (20:58, April 02, 2007)
  • Global anti-corruption conference calls for effective action (20:30, April 02, 2007)
  • Indonesia's president to appoint acting home affairs minister (20:28, April 02, 2007)
  • Five AU peacekeepers killed in Sudan's Darfur: spokesman (19:50, April 02, 2007)
  • Death toll rises to seven in suicide truck bomb in Kirkuk (19:21, April 02, 2007)
  • Kyrgyz president begins forming new cabinet (19:19, April 02, 2007)
  • Three killed in market bomb attack northeast of Baghdad (19:18, April 02, 2007)
  • New president of Russia's Chechnya to take office on April 5 (18:54, April 02, 2007)
  • Cambodian parties declare further results of local election (18:38, April 02, 2007)
  • Turkish customs seizes 358 kg heroin (18:36, April 02, 2007)
  • Thai military leader rejects call for early lifting of ban on political party activities (18:20, April 02, 2007)
  • UN, Ugandan gov't to probe alleged military killing of children in troubled northeast (18:19, April 02, 2007)
  • Bangladeshi chief advisor leaves for New Delhi to attend SAARC summit (18:17, April 02, 2007)
  • Ugandan army deploys more troops in volatile northeast (18:16, April 02, 2007)
  • British minister visits Nepal (18:15, April 02, 2007)
  • German chancellor arrives in Beirut for talks with Lebanese officials (18:14, April 02, 2007)
  • Captured British soldiers confess to entering Iranian waters (21:33, April 02, 2007)
  • Session of Vietnam's top legislature closes (17:12, April 02, 2007)
  • Suicide truck bomb hits police station in northern Iraq (17:30, April 02, 2007)
  • 1,000 taxi operators in Uganda trained for Commonwealth Summit  (17:11, April 02, 2007)
  • Second rape charge added to Katsav case (16:36, April 02, 2007)
  • Thai Prime Minister heads to Japan (16:35, April 02, 2007)
  • New S.Korean PM nomination approved by National Assembly (16:35, April 02, 2007)
  • Taliban attack leaves 3 Afghan police dead (16:33, April 02, 2007)
  • Truck bomb hits police station in northern Iraq (16:46, April 02, 2007)
  • Alert level raised ahead of Jewish holiday in Israel (16:10, April 02, 2007)
  • Jordan sees 6.4 percent GDP growth in 2006 (16:10, April 02, 2007)
  • Bomb blast hits civilian bus in Sri Lanka's east, killing 15 people (18:35, April 02, 2007)
  • Car bomb kills two people in southern Baghdad (16:08, April 02, 2007)
  • South Asian foreign ministers meet in New Delhi (15:34, April 02, 2007)
  • Seven U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq (15:33, April 02, 2007)
  • Myanmar private bank owner charged under money laundering laws (14:39, April 02, 2007)
  • Indonesian police to transfer 7 terror suspects to headquarters (14:36, April 02, 2007)
  • Int'l community welcomes new Nepali interim gov't (13:53, April 02, 2007)
  • Hillary shatters U.S. fundraising record for presidential campaign (12:47, April 02, 2007)
  • Roundup: CPP dominance in local election of Cambodia  (12:33, April 02, 2007)
  • Merkel says international sanctions on Palestine to remain (11:29, April 02, 2007)
  • Death toll in Argentine rainstorm rises to 10 (10:27, April 02, 2007)
  • Spain police arrest two more Basque militants (10:04, April 02, 2007)
  • UK expresses "continuing regret" over deaths in Falklands war (09:28, April 02, 2007)
  • Olmert invites Arab leaders to peace summit (09:27, April 02, 2007)
  • One British soldier killed in Iraq (09:25, April 02, 2007)
  • Iran TV says to air two British sailors' "confessions" (09:24, April 02, 2007)
  • Former U.S. health secretary announces White House bid (09:24, April 02, 2007)
  • Israel asks U.S. lawmaker to convey message to Syria: official (09:23, April 02, 2007)
  • Roundup: U.S. Republican lawmakers seek dialogue with Syria (09:23, April 02, 2007)
  • Truce declared by clan on Mogadishu Fighting (09:22, April 02, 2007)
  • Strong statement on terrorism expected on SAARC summit (09:20, April 02, 2007)
  • Israeli defense minister orders to resume pinpoint strikes in Gaza (08:56, April 02, 2007)
  • Iran TV airs footage of two detained British sailors (08:37, April 02, 2007)
  • Egyptian FM urges int'l community to help end Somali fighting (08:42, April 02, 2007)
  • Romanian PM announces government reshuffle (08:34, April 02, 2007)
  • Merkel receives honorary doctorate from Hebrew University (08:34, April 02, 2007)
  • Fatah dismisses reports saying it preparing for new fighting against Hamas (08:33, April 02, 2007)
  • Seven policemen killed in northern Iraq (08:32, April 02, 2007)
  • Palestinian minister urges Merkel not to limit contact to non-Hamas ministers (08:31, April 02, 2007)
  • Europe to help with Israel-Palestinians peace talks: Merkel (08:31, April 02, 2007)
  • Some 70 pct Cambodian voters cast ballots in local election (08:59, April 02, 2007)
  • Most Bangkokians support PM: Poll (08:30, April 02, 2007)
  • Iran accuses U.S. planes of violating its airspace (08:30, April 02, 2007)
  • Syrian president meets U.S. lawmakers (08:29, April 02, 2007)
  • S. Korean, Japanese FM agree to act for better bilateral relations (08:29, April 02, 2007)
  • Philippine military ends offensive against terrorists in Sulu (08:28, April 02, 2007)
  • Iraqi Sunni lawmaker survives bomb attack in Baghdad (08:28, April 02, 2007)
  • Sri Lanka Air Force bombs more rebel positions (08:27, April 02, 2007)
  • U.S. airstrike hits Baghdad Shiite bastion (08:26, April 02, 2007)
  • Norway pledges additional funds for U.N. reform (08:25, April 02, 2007)
  • Indonesian president names former officials as advisors (08:25, April 02, 2007)
  • More troops deployed to Thai South (08:25, April 02, 2007)
  • Backgrounder: Nepali Interim Gov't formed (08:24, April 02, 2007)
  • Iran ignores pressure to free sailors  (13:06, April 02, 2007)



  • Opinion

  • Trade protectionism: a double-edged sword (17:40, April 02, 2007)
  • Who holds the reins of Europe, NATO or EU? (17:00, April 02, 2007)
  • On the Armitage-Nye Report (16:57, April 02, 2007)
  • Ill-conceived US tariff  (16:56, April 02, 2007)



  • Sports

  • Nigeria, Poland set for Davis Cup battle in Abuja (20:39, April 02, 2007)
  • Tanzanian XI leave for Tunis tie in Champions League (16:57, April 02, 2007)
  • Tanzanian boxer to defend IBO title in S.Africa (16:55, April 02, 2007)
  • South African golfer retains Zambia Open (15:49, April 02, 2007)
  • Serbian Djokovic lifts Miami Masters title (15:48, April 02, 2007)
  • Hamburger SV edge Wolfsburg 1-0 to escape the demotion zone (14:39, April 02, 2007)
  • PSG beat Lens 2-1 to pull out of relegation zone (13:13, April 02, 2007)
  • S. Korean climber to find out new route to Mt. Qomolangma (13:11, April 02, 2007)
  • Suns overcome Mavericks to end Dallas nine-game streak (13:10, April 02, 2007)
  • Barca establish two points lead at top after Sevilla's draw (10:48, April 02, 2007)
  • Hotspurs pull off fifth straight win after 1-0 victory over Reading (10:47, April 02, 2007)
  • San Lorenzo beats Lanus 1-0, stays top of Argentine league (10:46, April 02, 2007)
  • World champion Dott crowned at China Open  (10:24, April 02, 2007)
  • Swimming roundup: Phelps leads show, more stars take roles (10:23, April 02, 2007)
  • Poland's Sawrymowicz wins gold medal at swimming worlds (10:22, April 02, 2007)
  • Roundup: U.S. powerhouse triumphs with three golds and two world records (10:21, April 02, 2007)
  • Samoa beat Fiji to win Hong Kong Sevens (10:20, April 02, 2007)
  • Butler ruled out of Wizards' squad for broken wrist (08:57, April 02, 2007)
  • Real Espana leads Honduras soccer league (08:56, April 02, 2007)
  • Portugal's Porto leads local league after draw (08:54, April 02, 2007)
  • Brazil plan England friendly ahead of Copa America (08:54, April 02, 2007)
  • Mexican soccer player Blanco plans to move to U.S. league (08:52, April 02, 2007)
  • Seven nations' swimmers to attend Cuba's Marcelo Salado Cup (08:52, April 02, 2007)
  • Medallists of swimming world championships in Melbourne (08:32, April 02, 2007)
  • Phelps concludes reap in Melbourne with seven golds (08:32, April 02, 2007)
  • American Hoff refreshes women's 400m individual medley world record (08:30, April 02, 2007)
  • American Phelps smashes world record of men's 400m individual medley (08:28, April 02, 2007)
  • Winners named for Olympic equestrian jumping fence design contest (08:27, April 02, 2007)
  • Indonesia pays fine for withdrawal from Fed Cup tie against Israel (08:26, April 02, 2007)
  • Indonesia pays tennis fine (08:25, April 02, 2007)
  • Indonesian president urges shuttlers to boost condidence (08:24, April 02, 2007)
  • Indonesian president calls athletes to boost confidence in competing SAG (08:22, April 02, 2007)
  • Lucky pants help Dott to title  (13:23, April 02, 2007)
  • I'm no drugs cheat, says Thorpe  (13:26, April 02, 2007)
  • Florida, Ohio State to square off for the title  (13:29, April 02, 2007)
  • Phelps wins 7, misses out on 8th  (13:31, April 02, 2007)
  • Doctor: Maradona in stable condition  (13:33, April 02, 2007)
  • Ferguson: We have look of champions  (13:34, April 02, 2007)



  • Science & Technology

  • China to base large airplane assembly factory in Shanghai (16:54, April 02, 2007)
  • Assembly of China's first regional jet begins  (16:54, April 02, 2007)
  • China's first direct radio and television broadcasting system under construction (16:53, April 02, 2007)
  • China down in IT use world rankings  (15:59, April 02, 2007)
  • Research offers hope for removing liver, kidney damage (11:10, April 02, 2007)
  • Researchers call for better forecasting of global warming (11:09, April 02, 2007)
  • Ghost of illiteracy returns to haunt country  (13:22, April 02, 2007)
  • Report: Global warming will melt Himalayas  (13:16, April 02, 2007)



  • Life

  • Egyptian archaeological returns from France with mummy's hair (19:52, April 02, 2007)
  • Dispute over land claims 12 lives in Afghanistan (17:12, April 02, 2007)
  • Indonesia faces vaccine shortage (13:44, April 02, 2007)
  • More bird flu cases reported in Myanmar (13:27, April 02, 2007)
  • Sick Taiwanese flown home on emergency direct flight across Strait (09:13, April 02, 2007)
  • Survey: 30% of couples abandon sex due to stress  (13:14, April 02, 2007)
  • Calls for public to help stop pollution  (13:16, April 02, 2007)
  • Three more subway bodies found  (13:27, April 02, 2007)
  • Study to help fight 'silent killer'  (13:20, April 02, 2007)
  • 'Dirty' pet food more deadly to cats  (13:23, April 02, 2007)



  • Photo

    Justin, Jackie slimed at Kids' Choice Awards

    Singer Justin Timberlake reacts after getting slimed during the finale at the 2007 Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles March 31, 2007. Timberlake hosted the show.

    "The Hoax" premieres in NY

    Actor Richard Gere and his wife Carey Lowell arrive for the premiere of the film "The Hoax" in New York April 1, 2007.

    Lunar rover makes debut in Shanghai

    A China-made lunar rover makes its debut during the third China-UK Workshop on Space Science and Technology in Shanghai, March 31, 2007. Experts said that the vehicle could climb a 30-degree slope and overcome barriers.

    Iran video shows Britons pointing to map

    A video grab taken from the Iranian Arabic-speaking television station Al-Alam shows a British sailor speaking in front of a chart of the Gulf waters. Al-Alam TV said they "have confessed" to entering Iranian waters "illegally" while on an inspection mission, adding the captured sailors had said that they were treated well.

    Nobel laureate wins award

    Chen-Ning Yang, a Chinese American Nobel laureate of physics, displays his trophies when attending a ceremony in honor of the Chinese that have worldwide influences at the Peking University in Beijing March 31, 2007. Yang was conferred the award of lifetime achievement.

    Berck Int'l Kite Festival kicks off

    The 9-day 21th Berck International Kite Festival kicks off on March 31, on the beaches of Berck in northern France.

    World champion Dott crowned at China Open

    Graeme Dott lifts his trophy for the 2007 China open snooker tournament after beating Jamie Cope 9-5 in Beijing April 1st, 2007.

    Parenting yoga catches on in Xiamen

    Parents attend a parenting yoga session with their babies during a campaign aimed at tapping into babie's intelligence potential in Xiamen, capital of east China's Fujian Province Sunday, April 1, 2007. (newsphoto)

    'Green China Day' launched to boost environment protection

    President Hu Jintao (C) shovels soil to a tree at the Beijing Olympic Forest Park to mark the capital's 23rd tree-planting day as well the launching of the country's first "Green China Day" on Sunday, April 1, 2007. Each year, the leaders take part in the national tree-planting campaign to make the country greener.

    Japan launches Central Readiness Force

    Japan's Ground Self Defence Force soldiers salute during ceremony to mark the launch of Central Readiness Force at JGSDF's Asaka Base in Asaka, north of Tokyo.

    Iranian rally at UK embassy

    Iranian protesters clash with riot police in front of the British embassy in Tehran April 1, 2007. Iranian protestors hurled stones and big firecrackers at Britain's embassy in Tehran on Sunday in a worsening crisis over 15 detained British naval personnel.


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