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News Archive --- Date:20070405


China

  • Japan to try to broaden common strategic interests with China: Abe (22:03, April 05, 2007)
  • Climate change to be "central part" of APEC agenda: Australian FM (09:45, April 06, 2007)
  • NPC vice chairwoman meets Mongolian parliament delegation (09:45, April 06, 2007)
  • Nigerian defense minister hopes to strengthen military cooperation with China (21:00, April 05, 2007)
  • China, Spain vow to facilitate comprehensive strategic partnership (20:59, April 05, 2007)
  • China's chief justice wraps up visit to India, stresses cooperation and exchange (20:43, April 05, 2007)
  • China must do more to prevent occupational diseases: Health Ministry (20:42, April 05, 2007)
  • China-Australia FTA negotiations making "steady progress": Australian FM (20:40, April 05, 2007)
  • Chinese navy commander's U.S. visit conducive to military ties: FM spokesman (09:46, April 06, 2007)
  • Senior CPC official returns home after five-nation tour (20:38, April 05, 2007)
  • Jordan, China celebrate 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties (19:40, April 05, 2007)
  • Chinese top legislator to attend Boao Asian forum annual conference (09:46, April 06, 2007)
  • China's special envoy to visit three Middle East nations (09:46, April 06, 2007)
  • Chinese top advisor to visit 4 African countries (09:47, April 06, 2007)
  • UAE FM to visit China (17:53, April 05, 2007)
  • Chinese president praises respected naval academy professor (15:33, April 05, 2007)
  • EC Vice President: quality more important than speed for China-EU negotiation (14:54, April 05, 2007)
  • Senior Chinese party official concludes visit to Samoa (10:45, April 05, 2007)
  • Suggestions pour into NPC on draft employment law, writers protest discrimination (09:21, April 05, 2007)
  • China to crack down on substandard food (09:19, April 05, 2007)
  • Local lawmakers briefed on irretrievable pension funds (09:19, April 05, 2007)
  • China pledges to promote ties with Austrian parliament (09:18, April 05, 2007)
  • Chinese state councilor pledges to cement personnel exchanges with Turkey (09:17, April 05, 2007)
  • Premier expects to "melt ice" during Japan tour, warns against shrine visits (17:40, April 05, 2007)
  • Abe talks of mutually beneficial strategic relations with China (15:07, April 05, 2007)
  • Premier Wen: Stop shrine visits to improve ties  (17:04, April 05, 2007)
  • Help for stranded Chinese  (17:22, April 05, 2007)
  • National body for migrants on the cards  (17:23, April 05, 2007)
  • NASDAQ to launch China Index  (16:58, April 05, 2007)
  • Corruption probe widens to former official  (17:29, April 05, 2007)
  • Public airs views on draft law  (17:30, April 05, 2007)



  • Business

  • WB report predicts economic growth of 7.3 percent for Emerging East Asia (20:53, April 05, 2007)
  • CNOOC prepares to build first LNG project in S. China (20:52, April 05, 2007)
  • Shanghai Automotive says net profit may quadruple in first quarter (20:52, April 05, 2007)
  • China's new tax return system receives 1.6 mln declarations (20:51, April 05, 2007)
  • China's CITIC Bank expects Shanghai, HK listing on April 27 (20:50, April 05, 2007)
  • Indonesian cental bank maintains interest rate at 9 pct (19:36, April 05, 2007)
  • China's central bank to raise deposit reserve ratio (08:54, April 06, 2007)
  • China's power generating capacity expected to top 700 mln kw in 2007 (18:03, April 05, 2007)
  • Dollar moves narrowly at upper 118 yen level in Tokyo (18:03, April 05, 2007)
  • WB forecasts favorable economic prospect to continue for Cambodia in 2007 (18:02, April 05, 2007)
  • World Bank lowers Thailand's GDP growth estimate (16:58, April 05, 2007)
  • China to receive long-term jet fuel supplies from Russian company (16:56, April 05, 2007)
  • China increases spring ploughing subsidy (16:24, April 05, 2007)
  • Chinese shares close at new high (18:01, April 05, 2007)
  • China's central bank deputy chief says capital to be released slowly (15:46, April 05, 2007)
  • Chinese economy to grow no less than 10.5 pct in Q1, analysts (15:43, April 05, 2007)
  • Senior electricity regulator denies proposing a new energy ministry (20:54, April 05, 2007)
  • Foreign hi-techs to be traded at Shenzhen expo (14:45, April 05, 2007)
  • Myanmar-Thai hydropower project starts on Thanlwin river (15:53, April 05, 2007)
  • Myanmar to host four-country commercial navigation meeting (13:19, April 05, 2007)
  • Argentina imposes anti-dumping duty on Vietnamese spokes (15:48, April 05, 2007)
  • Bangladesh revises visa policy to encourage foreign investment (15:59, April 05, 2007)
  • ASEAN Plus Three proposes pooling reserves of members to curb currency volatility (15:58, April 05, 2007)
  • Vietnam fruit, vegetable exports increase in Q1 (13:11, April 05, 2007)
  • Singapore launches management training scheme for SME CEOs (15:14, April 05, 2007)
  • International auto show kicks off in New York (13:13, April 05, 2007)
  • Chinese listed companies report huge profit rises (11:30, April 05, 2007)
  • China's exports of auto products soar 50 pct in first two months (11:29, April 05, 2007)
  • Hong Kong stocks closed for public holidays (10:21, April 05, 2007)
  • U.S. Energy Department rejects bids to fill Strategic Petroleum Reserve (10:21, April 05, 2007)
  • U.S. Trade Representative to visit India for trade talks (08:49, April 05, 2007)
  • Eurozone retail trade grows by 1.2 percent in February (08:49, April 05, 2007)
  • Bank of Greece urges commercial banks to cut bad debt rates (08:48, April 05, 2007)
  • EU gives airlines 6 months to meet requirements on passenger rights (08:47, April 05, 2007)
  • EU targets Chinese enterprises with frequent anti-dumping probes (08:43, April 05, 2007)
  • U.S. SEC meets to debate accounting provision: report (08:42, April 05, 2007)
  • China initiates docbase technical standardization (08:42, April 05, 2007)
  • ADB provides 2 million USD grant to Pakistan for micro-finance (08:40, April 05, 2007)
  • Nasdaq to introduce China equities index (19:56, April 05, 2007)
  • Gold price higher in Hong Kong -- April 4 (08:39, April 05, 2007)
  • China to open up more centrally-administered SOEs to strategic investors (08:39, April 05, 2007)
  • German manufacturing orders rise in February (08:36, April 05, 2007)
  • NYSE Euronext shares begin trading (08:36, April 05, 2007)
  • Macao to host Int'l trade, investment fair in October (08:35, April 05, 2007)
  • China, India to strengthen cooperation in financial industry: central bank (08:34, April 05, 2007)
  • Roche to buy BioVeris for 600 million dollars (08:12, April 05, 2007)
  • Foreign firms get products' advice  (17:04, April 05, 2007)
  • Forestry bureau to investigate illegal logging claim  (17:05, April 05, 2007)
  • China, Iceland upbeat on FTA talks  (17:35, April 05, 2007)
  • Move to boost zinc imports  (17:36, April 05, 2007)
  • Bank kicks off IPO roadshow  (17:37, April 05, 2007)
  • Lenders urged to focus on SMEs  (17:38, April 05, 2007)
  • Wanxiang subsidiary to buy Ford plant  (17:39, April 05, 2007)
  • LG Electronics targets high-end mobile market  (17:40, April 05, 2007)
  • CITIC 1616 jumps 67% on first day  (17:41, April 05, 2007)
  • Crafting marketing strategies in the Internet era  (17:42, April 05, 2007)



  • World

  • U.S. central command leader visits Egypt (22:02, April 05, 2007)
  • Palestinian coalition to discuss new security plan on Saturday (22:02, April 05, 2007)
  • Gunmen kill 10 Iraqi soldiers in northern Iraq (07:52, April 06, 2007)
  • New air defense systems to be deployed in August: Russian commander (22:00, April 05, 2007)
  • Iran says "objectives achieved" on British sailors detention issue (21:57, April 05, 2007)
  • Turkey, Kazakhstan pledge to boost cooperation (21:57, April 05, 2007)
  • Soro takes office as Cote d'Ivoire's PM (21:56, April 05, 2007)
  • Five U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq (21:58, April 05, 2007)
  • PLO calls for holding international peace conference (20:56, April 05, 2007)
  • U.S. military confirms U.S. helicopter downed in south of Baghdad (20:55, April 05, 2007)
  • Turnout low in referendum on constitutional revision in Madagascar (20:34, April 05, 2007)
  • Gunbattle, mine blast kill 5 Taliban, 3 Afghan policemen (20:33, April 05, 2007)
  • New Chechen president inaugurated (21:55, April 05, 2007)
  • Abbas, Haneya agree on plan to free BBC reporter (20:32, April 05, 2007)
  • Cypriot President pardons prisoners before Easter (20:31, April 05, 2007)
  • Local employee of U.S. base killed, 3 injured in Afghanistan (20:31, April 05, 2007)
  • Freed British sailors return to UK (08:40, April 06, 2007)
  • News Analysis: Controversial hostage deal may aggravate Taliban kidnapping spree  (19:33, April 05, 2007)
  • Garbage truck bomb hits TV station in Baghdad (20:58, April 05, 2007)
  • Suicide truck bomb hits police base in Baghdad (19:30, April 05, 2007)
  • Four British soldiers killed in Iraq (19:28, April 05, 2007)
  • Iraqi prime minister to visit S.Korea next week  (19:28, April 05, 2007)
  • Vietnam arrests law breakers, not dissidents: spokesman (19:27, April 05, 2007)
  • More Fijian soldiers to leave for Iraq, Sinai (19:26, April 05, 2007)
  • Cuban FM to visit Vietnam next week (19:23, April 05, 2007)
  • Active, constructive efforts urged to implement initial steps to denuclearize Korean Peninsula (18:17, April 05, 2007)
  • Court orders Danish woman to return Tanzanian boy (18:14, April 05, 2007)
  • Indonesian president to attend 3rd World Islamic Economic Forum (18:14, April 05, 2007)
  • Disappeared Kenyan plane found in north Tanzania (18:00, April 05, 2007)
  • NZ continues to perform poorly in aid: report  (18:00, April 05, 2007)
  • Bomb attack kills four British soldiers in Iraq's Basra (18:18, April 05, 2007)
  • Philippine military to work with police to prevent poll violence (17:58, April 05, 2007)
  • U.S. helicopter goes down by gunfire south of Baghdad (18:09, April 05, 2007)
  • Lebanese parliament speaker rejects convening session (17:56, April 05, 2007)
  • FMs from Great Lakes countries to launch secretariat in Dar es Salaam (17:55, April 05, 2007)
  • Civilian killed in bomb attack in Baghdad (16:49, April 05, 2007)
  • Ban on indoor politics to go soon in Bangladesh (16:46, April 05, 2007)
  • Australian Army launches recruitment advertising campaign (16:24, April 05, 2007)
  • Somali pirates demand 20,000 dollars ransom for seized ship (16:06, April 05, 2007)
  • UAE sets up cyber police squad: report (16:01, April 05, 2007)
  • Two U.S. soldiers killed in Baghdad (15:07, April 05, 2007)
  • Indonesian court acquits Playboy editor (14:41, April 05, 2007)
  • 4 farmers killed by rebels in Sri Lanka's east (19:25, April 05, 2007)
  • Nepal to launch e-government (14:32, April 05, 2007)
  • Dozens killed as tribesmen attack foreign militants in Pakistan (14:31, April 05, 2007)
  • Australian Air Force donates Hercules parts to Indonesia (13:37, April 05, 2007)
  • NZ on path to sustainability: OECD report (13:36, April 05, 2007)
  • Insurgents bomb military office, soldier injured (11:17, April 05, 2007)
  • Brazil, Ecuador sign energy cooperation agreement (10:58, April 05, 2007)
  • Lebanon requests UN to create special tribunal for Hariri's assassination (10:55, April 05, 2007)
  • UN Security Council may send mission to Kosovo (10:51, April 05, 2007)
  • Ukrainian PM calls on president to solve political crisis through negotiation (10:45, April 05, 2007)
  • Lithuanian nuclear plant must be closed by 2009: President (10:43, April 05, 2007)
  • Castro warns of a possible U.S. invasion of Iran (10:42, April 05, 2007)
  • Castro "misunderstands" biofuel: Brazilian government (10:41, April 05, 2007)
  • Polish discusses veto on talks between EU and Russia (10:40, April 05, 2007)
  • U.N. disaster response team heads to Solomon Islands (10:38, April 05, 2007)
  • Colombian FARC rebels free four hostages (10:37, April 05, 2007)
  • Ecuador shows interest in Brazil's social programs, Brazilian gov't says (10:36, April 05, 2007)
  • OSCE urges Ukraine to seek quick solution to political crisis (10:35, April 05, 2007)
  • Chilean authorities arrest 93 students following transport protest (10:34, April 05, 2007)
  • DPRK trip by U.S. Governor only focuses on MIA issue (10:31, April 05, 2007)
  • Saudi king meets U.S. House speaker (10:31, April 05, 2007)
  • Czech government agrees to donate helicopters to Afghanistan (10:30, April 05, 2007)
  • EU eyes Indian meeting to save Doha trade talks (10:28, April 05, 2007)
  • Nigerian courts involved in disputes over qualification of presidential candidate (10:27, April 05, 2007)
  • Israeli army confirms first shooting into Lebanon since ceasefire (10:26, April 05, 2007)
  • Israel says policy towards Syria has not changed (10:25, April 05, 2007)
  • Zimbabwean gov't mulls law to protect indigenous business people (10:24, April 05, 2007)
  • Nigerian gov't gives security agencies "definitive directive" on April polls (10:23, April 05, 2007)
  • Central African Republic faces growing disaster, says UNICEF (10:22, April 05, 2007)
  • Nigeria's INEC deploys national commissioners to states (10:21, April 05, 2007)
  • Bush to meet Japanese PM late April (10:19, April 05, 2007)
  • Egypt's house speaker sees anti-terrorism law as national necessity (10:17, April 05, 2007)
  • Lebanese Maronite bishops call for parliament session (10:16, April 05, 2007)
  • Brazil, Ecuador sign oil agreement (10:15, April 05, 2007)
  • U.S. says Iran must give up enrichment before bilateral talks (10:14, April 05, 2007)
  • Mozambican gov't pledges compensation for damages by explosions (10:14, April 05, 2007)
  • France welcomes release of 15 British naval personnel by Iranian authorities (10:13, April 05, 2007)
  • AL chief urges for clear Israeli stance towards Arab peace initiative (10:12, April 05, 2007)
  • Swiss anti-terror phone tap plan to continue (10:10, April 05, 2007)
  • EU, U.S., Russia to expand cooperation against terrorism (10:03, April 05, 2007)
  • AU official stresses no failure in African peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur (10:01, April 05, 2007)
  • EU welcomes release of British sailors by Iran (09:59, April 05, 2007)
  • Balkan National Defense General Staff chiefs to meet in Thessaloniki (09:58, April 05, 2007)
  • Central Africa Republic president calls on rebels to lay down arms (09:57, April 05, 2007)
  • U.S. House speaker wraps up "productive" visit to Syria (09:55, April 05, 2007)
  • Syria welcomes Iran's decision to release British sailors (09:36, April 05, 2007)
  • Democratic Obama raises 25 million dollars for White House bid (09:34, April 05, 2007)
  • U.S. senior official vows to further trade, economic ties with Russia (09:32, April 05, 2007)
  • Hungary's health minister to resign (09:30, April 05, 2007)
  • France calls on Iran to open exit door for French researcher (09:29, April 05, 2007)
  • Albania investigates Jordanian suspected of al Qaeda ties (09:28, April 05, 2007)
  • Syria ready for peace talks under Arab initiative: FM (09:26, April 05, 2007)
  • Blair welcomes release of UK sailors held by Iran (09:24, April 05, 2007)
  • Iran releases 15 British sailors after 13-day standoff (09:22, April 05, 2007)
  • Armenian president appoints new PM (09:20, April 05, 2007)
  • Kenya to enact civil servants performance bill (09:18, April 05, 2007)
  • UN chief calls for elimination of landmines (09:18, April 05, 2007)
  • Syrian President highlights importance of direct dialogue with U.S. (09:17, April 05, 2007)
  • Romanian president appoints new government (09:15, April 05, 2007)
  • Referendum goes on calmly in Madagascar (09:14, April 05, 2007)
  • 2 French aid workers, 2 Afghan employees missing in S. Afghanistan (09:13, April 05, 2007)
  • Algerian president salutes Wade on Senegalese national day (09:11, April 05, 2007)
  • Turkey welcomes release of British naval personnel (09:10, April 05, 2007)
  • Syrian press applauds Pelosi's visit with caution (09:09, April 05, 2007)
  • Russia welcomes Iran's decision to release British sailors (09:07, April 05, 2007)
  • U.S. says no link between Brits' release, Iranians in Iraq (09:06, April 05, 2007)
  • Bush welcomes Iran's announcement it will release British sailors (09:04, April 05, 2007)
  • Ugandan army kills four rebels in west (09:02, April 05, 2007)
  • Ahmadinejad participates in "ceremony" for British sailors' release (09:02, April 05, 2007)
  • Britain welcomes Iran's announcement on sailors release (08:59, April 05, 2007)
  • Egypt calls for national reconciliation conference on Somalia (08:58, April 05, 2007)
  • UN mission to evaluate peace process in Cote d'Ivoire (08:50, April 05, 2007)
  • Indonesia hopes troops from Islamic countries to replace U.S.-led forces in Iraq (08:49, April 05, 2007)
  • Turkish PM hopes to host meeting to solve Iraqi issue (08:44, April 05, 2007)
  • SAARC countries take measures for regional development (08:43, April 05, 2007)
  • Pelosi defies Bush to meet Assad  (17:07, April 05, 2007)
  • Supporters of Ukrainian PM rally against poll  (17:09, April 05, 2007)
  • Employees flee after shots at CNN center  (17:27, April 05, 2007)
  • Castro pens new attack on Bush's ethanol plan  (17:29, April 05, 2007)
  • France's Royal divides Socialist voters  (17:31, April 05, 2007)
  • Sex slave issue looms over Abe's 1st US trip  (17:34, April 05, 2007)



  • Opinion

  • Pelosi opens up US-Syrian high-level dialogue (17:51, April 05, 2007)
  • When was Chinese civilization born? (17:56, April 05, 2007)
  • Five key points for China's reform in 2007  (17:54, April 05, 2007)
  • Stronger emotions, closer cooperation, Interview  (14:38, April 05, 2007)
  • NMD cools warming relations with Europe (08:30, April 06, 2007)



  • Sports

  • Uganda names team for Central Africa MX Championship (21:30, April 05, 2007)
  • Uganda to host second East Africa Chess Open (21:29, April 05, 2007)
  • 37 teams head for Mt. Himalayas  (21:29, April 05, 2007)
  • Cleaning campaign for Mt. Qomolangma starts  (19:44, April 05, 2007)
  • Nigeria seeks Davis Cup win over Poland (16:59, April 05, 2007)
  • "Follow the Women" prepares for bike tour (16:22, April 05, 2007)
  • Bulls knock down Detroit (15:00, April 05, 2007)
  • Romario brakes on his 1000th goal milestone (14:59, April 05, 2007)
  • Williams, Jankovic reach third round at Amelia Island (13:14, April 05, 2007)
  • Australian weightlifter imposed life ban over positive test (13:13, April 05, 2007)
  • Four Caracas players to miss Libertadores for suspension (10:46, April 05, 2007)
  • Six overtimes earn Hapoel Jerusalem Israel's longest victory (10:37, April 05, 2007)
  • Sixth Boca hooligans sentenced to prison terms (09:53, April 05, 2007)
  • 98 Brazilians qualified for Pan American Games (09:52, April 05, 2007)
  • Greece promises drastic measures against hooliganism (09:51, April 05, 2007)
  • Ferguson confident of rallying from 2-1 defeat to Roma (09:50, April 05, 2007)
  • Uganda names team for Division Three World Cricket League (09:42, April 05, 2007)
  • Olympic security spending to be lower in Beijing than at other Games (09:41, April 05, 2007)
  • UABF to secure fund for trip to Zone V Boxing Championships (09:40, April 05, 2007)
  • Valencia hold Chelsea to 1-1 draw (09:38, April 05, 2007)
  • Costa Rican FA backs re-election of FIFA and CONCACAF presidents (09:37, April 05, 2007)
  • Zimbabwe U-18 soccer team brace for Anoca Games (09:36, April 05, 2007)
  • Uruguay's Defensor seek tie against Santos (09:36, April 05, 2007)
  • Mexican club Tuzos face Dynamo from US in CONCACAF semi-final (09:35, April 05, 2007)
  • Delays plague Rio Pan American Games preparations (09:34, April 05, 2007)
  • Maradona wants to leave hospital (09:32, April 05, 2007)
  • Zambian boxer honored by President (09:30, April 05, 2007)
  • Manchester United beaten by Roma as Valencia hold Chelsea to draw (09:29, April 05, 2007)
  • Germany offers Zambia sports scholarships (09:33, April 05, 2007)
  • S. African police to help at Cricket World Cup (09:28, April 05, 2007)
  • Danish government pumps up sports investment (09:27, April 05, 2007)
  • German midfielder Frings considering move to Juventus (09:26, April 05, 2007)
  • Woolmer utterly incorruptible, says his friend (09:25, April 05, 2007)
  • Swimming hopes sinking without trace  (17:44, April 05, 2007)
  • Asian powerhouses ready to battle it out in Shandong  (17:45, April 05, 2007)
  • New racing series hopes to score big with soccer fans  (17:46, April 05, 2007)
  • Mickelson: Tiger is best player golf has ever seen  (17:47, April 05, 2007)
  • McGrath predicts easy Australia win over England  (17:48, April 05, 2007)
  • Nuggets win dims Bryant milestone  (17:49, April 05, 2007)
  • Hitzfeld praises Bayern's fighting spirit in Milan draw  (17:50, April 05, 2007)
  • Realistic Koeman admits PSV's European hopes are all over  (17:51, April 05, 2007)



  • Science & Technology

  • YouTube website blocked in Thailand for clip "offending" Thai King (18:12, April 05, 2007)
  • Heat can make tiny-grained metals remember shape  (15:57, April 05, 2007)
  • Study: Solar bursts cause GPS glitch  (15:56, April 05, 2007)
  • VCs in universities will be appointed soon: Nepali minister (15:30, April 05, 2007)
  • Los Angeles to use cell-phone cameras to improve public safety (11:29, April 05, 2007)
  • Discovery of microfossils in central China puts genesis of animal 50 mln years earlier (09:23, April 05, 2007)
  • Dieting does not work, UCLA researchers report (09:21, April 05, 2007)
  • China committed to fighting illiteracy  (17:07, April 05, 2007)
  • Global warming hits Mars too, study shows  (17:09, April 05, 2007)
  • Climate change driving Aussie fish south  (17:10, April 05, 2007)



  • Life

  • Thai doctors successfully separate Siamese twins with joint hearts and livers  (19:42, April 05, 2007)
  • 2 Nepali teachers arrested for leaking out SLC exam question paper  (18:05, April 05, 2007)
  • Nine Chinese digital TV channels warned against airing prohibited programs (15:31, April 05, 2007)
  • Food poison victims in LA infected by same strain of E.coli (14:57, April 05, 2007)
  • Indonesian man dies of suspected bird flu (14:36, April 05, 2007)
  • DPRK in limited danger of foot-and-mouth outbreak, FAO says (10:44, April 05, 2007)
  • China to hold first international festival on intangible cultural heritage (09:18, April 05, 2007)
  • China launches program to extend medical insurance to more urban residents (09:16, April 05, 2007)
  • Secondhand smoke proves to be no "joke" on oral health (09:15, April 05, 2007)
  • Asia's richest woman dies at 69  (17:11, April 05, 2007)
  • No expense spared for the dead - even if it doesn't cost much  (17:12, April 05, 2007)
  • Theme park, festival for culture  (17:15, April 05, 2007)
  • Silk Road set to be tourism hotspot  (17:16, April 05, 2007)
  • Invasive alien species in the cross hairs  (17:18, April 05, 2007)
  • Workloads prove deadly for police  (17:20, April 05, 2007)
  • Mentally ill get emergency team  (17:21, April 05, 2007)
  • Guangdong to boost HIV services  (17:21, April 05, 2007)
  • Shanghai guide dogs kept on a short leash  (17:22, April 05, 2007)
  • Fame hurts Ecuador's 'valley of eternal youth'  (17:23, April 05, 2007)
  • 'Phil Spector held a gun to my head'  (17:25, April 05, 2007)
  • Talking spy cameras to shout orders at litterers, vandals  (17:25, April 05, 2007)



  • Photo

    Int'l auto show kicks off in New York

    A Mercedes Benz CLK63 AMG is unveiled at the New York International Auto Show in New York April 4, 2007. The world's main automakers gathered in New York to show off their latest products on Wednesday, kicking off the eye-catching New York International Auto Show.

    "Blood Diamond" promoted in Tokyo

    (L-R) Actor Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly and director Edward Zwick pose at a news conference to promote the movie "Blood Diamond" in Tokyo April 4, 2007.The film with its main actor Leonardo DiCaprio, basing on civil war tore Sierra Leone in 1999, revealed the dinginess of diamond smuggle.

    "China Day" of Russian Fashion Week

    A model presents a creation by Chinese designer Wu Xuewei on "China Day" of Russian Fashion Week in Moscow, capital of Russia, April 3, 2007.

    Azalea bloom in 500-year-old Garden

    Green azalea bloom in the 500-year-old Zhuozheng Garden during the 11th Azalea Festival in Suzhou, the scenic city of east China's Jiangsu Province on April 4, 2007. Seven new varieties of azalea on display, including the green azalea were introduced abroad to add shining point to the festival.

    Mysterious luminary over N China's skies

    A mysterious luminary is seen in the skies of NE China's Changchun city. In the evening of April 2, a moving luminary appeared over Jilin University of the city and was pictured. Whether it is a UFO or just astronomic phenomenon is still not clear.

    Pan American Games medals debut

    Rogerio Sampaio (L), gold medallist in the judo event at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games; Sandra Pires (C), gold medallist at the beach volleyball event at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games; and Robson Caetano, bronze medallist in the men's 4X100 relay at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, pose with the Pan American Games medals during its launching ceremony in Rio de Janeiro April 4, 2007.

    Tiger gives birth to 27 cubs in 7 years

    A female tiger plays with its cub at a zoo in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province, April 4, 2007. The tiger called Xinta, 8, gave birth to 27 cubs since 2001.

    Premier expects to "melt ice" during Japan tour

    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao gives an interview to 16 Japanese news organizations in Beijing prior to his upcoming visit to Japan, April 4, 2007. Wen Jiabao said he expected his Japan visit next week to be a success, but said that he hoped there would be no further visits to the Yasukuni shrine by Japanese leaders.

    Omega watches in "007" to sell for $100,000 each

    Three Omega watches : (L-R) the Omega, 'Seamaster' and 'Seamaster Planet Ocean' watches worn by actor Daniel Craig during the filming of 'Casino Royale' in 2005/2006, and the Omega 'Seamaster' watch worn by actor Pierce Brosnan during the filming of the James Bond movie 'Tomorrow Never Dies' in 1996/97 are pictured during a preview at Antiquorum auction house in Geneva April 3, 2007.

    Shaolin Wu-Shu warriors perform in London

    Shaolin Wu-Shu Warriors perform with swords during a Chinese State Circus rehearsal in London, April 4, 2007. The circus will run from April 5-15.

    Palestinians urge release of BBC reporter

    Palestinian journalists hold a poster during a protest calling for the release of kidnapped BBC correspondent Alan Johnston in Gaza April 4, 2007. An Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas)lawmaker said on Wednesday the abducted BBC reporter, Alan Johnston, can be freed within 24 hours, if the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) cooperates.

    Iran's first nuclear power station

    A female technician walks past the equipment inside the Bushehr nuclear power plant, some 750 miles (1,245 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran, April 3, 2007.Bushehr is Iran's first nuclear power station, but work at the plant has been long delayed.

    Iran releases 15 British sailors

    British naval personnel who were detained in Iran wave to journalists after they were released as a 'gift to the British people' by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran April 4, 2007.


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