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News Archive --- Date:20070413


China

  • U.S. expects to reach open skies agreement with China (22:15, April 13, 2007)
  • Chinese premier concludes visit to Japan (22:12, April 13, 2007)
  • China warns local governments not to flout environmental protection laws (20:55, April 13, 2007)
  • China hopes Italy to resolve police-Chinese clash fairly (20:53, April 13, 2007)
  • NPC vice chairman meets Australian guests (19:51, April 13, 2007)
  • HK Customs charges man with supplying false jewelry (19:40, April 13, 2007)
  • China, Mauritius celebrate 35th anniversary of diplomatic ties (19:39, April 13, 2007)
  • Macao chief meets Singapore leaders (19:37, April 13, 2007)
  • Chinese police crack down on internet crimes (19:37, April 13, 2007)
  • Macao police launch crack-down on unlicensed inn (17:42, April 13, 2007)
  • Optimism deserts Hill as he touches down in Beijing (17:41, April 13, 2007)
  • Italian police clash with Chinese merchants in Milan's Chinatown (15:13, April 13, 2007)
  • Wen meets with representatives of Chinese community in Japan (15:12, April 13, 2007)
  • Ukrainian president meets Chinese vice PM (14:54, April 13, 2007)
  • Another Shanghai housing official under investigation for corruption (13:17, April 13, 2007)
  • China calls for efforts to properly resolving DPRK funds issue (12:05, April 13, 2007)
  • China condemns terrorist attacks in Algeria (09:28, April 13, 2007)
  • Macao chief starts Singapore tour (09:28, April 13, 2007)
  • China-DPRK ties benefits regional peace, stability: official (09:30, April 13, 2007)
  • China to fine subway companies that fail to have emergency plans (09:31, April 13, 2007)
  • China launches campaign to crack down on Web porn (09:32, April 13, 2007)
  • DRC president wishes to strengthen cooperation with China (09:32, April 13, 2007)
  • China, Japan agree to boost cultural exchanges (09:56, April 13, 2007)
  • Magazine congress set for next month  (10:25, April 13, 2007)
  • Meetings lay base for better future  (10:27, April 13, 2007)
  • Culture a bridge for the souls, says premier  (10:29, April 13, 2007)
  • Wen sees bright prospects for ties  (10:35, April 13, 2007)
  • Arable land bank continues decline  (10:37, April 13, 2007)
  • CFPA announces focus shift  (10:38, April 13, 2007)
  • Tax self-declaration near goal  (10:39, April 13, 2007)
  • 'Everything ready' for faster trains  (10:53, April 13, 2007)



  • Business

  • China, Japan hold first ministerial meeting on energy (22:20, April 13, 2007)
  • China in talks with Inter-American Development Bank for membership (22:19, April 13, 2007)
  • China cracks ten criminal networks on tax (22:17, April 13, 2007)
  • China's largest monosilicon plant to expand production (22:17, April 13, 2007)
  • Amsterdam Port books record cargo throughput last year (22:16, April 13, 2007)
  • Gold price lower in Hong Kong -- April 13 (21:07, April 13, 2007)
  • China Enterprises Index down 0.07 pct -- April 13 (21:07, April 13, 2007)
  • China's online game industry on a roll (21:06, April 13, 2007)
  • Debts of China's city commercial banks up 362 pct in seven years (21:04, April 13, 2007)
  • China's southernmost city joins national rail network (19:53, April 13, 2007)
  • China's tax revenue up 25.5 percent in Q1 (21:04, April 13, 2007)
  • Turkish PM to attend Hannover Industry Fair in Germany (17:49, April 13, 2007)
  • China to increase oil reserves (17:17, April 13, 2007)
  • Foreign investment reaches US$16 billion in Q1 (17:11, April 13, 2007)
  • China to adjust refund rate for exports of certain commodities (17:10, April 13, 2007)
  • Australian dollar soars to new high (17:10, April 13, 2007)
  • ADB to help develop securitization markets in Kazakstan (17:09, April 13, 2007)
  • EAC to form joint regional civil aviation agency (17:09, April 13, 2007)
  • Chinese stocks down after straight rise for days, with record turnover (11:38, April 14, 2007)
  • RMB loans from foreign banks decline for first time (15:41, April 13, 2007)
  • China's energy consumption to be controlled at 2.7 billion tons of standard coal in 2010 (15:39, April 13, 2007)
  • S.Korean central bank confident about economic growth (14:46, April 13, 2007)
  • S.Korea's Samsung's profit drops 15 pct in Q1 (14:45, April 13, 2007)
  • S.Korea seeks export of power generation facilities to Africa, Central Asia (14:44, April 13, 2007)
  • Famous tourism city jam-packed in Nepali New Year (14:43, April 13, 2007)
  • Vietnam may learn from China in equitizing banks: Deutsche Bank (14:42, April 13, 2007)
  • Indonesia's Adam Air to buy 40 new jetplanes (13:23, April 13, 2007)
  • Global trade talks elbow forward but challenges remain (16:49, April 13, 2007)
  • Car sales in Indonesia surge 26 pct in March (13:20, April 13, 2007)
  • China to lower tax rebate for textile exports to balance trade surplus (13:17, April 13, 2007)
  • Singapore encourages private sector to support SMEs growth (13:16, April 13, 2007)
  • Mobile roaming fee caps approved by European Parliament committee (13:16, April 13, 2007)
  • Colombian government to offer 13 offshore oil fields for international bidding (13:15, April 13, 2007)
  • Six trade nations propose year-end deadline for WTO deal (13:14, April 13, 2007)
  • Zambia's copper production declines in first quarter of 2007 (09:49, April 13, 2007)
  • Nigerian gov't approves plan for financing infrastructure in Niger Delta (09:48, April 13, 2007)
  • Nigeria, Angola lift IMF's forecast for Africa (09:47, April 13, 2007)
  • European Parliament committee votes to cap mobile phone roaming charges (09:46, April 13, 2007)
  • WTO forecasts trade growth slowdown in 2007 (09:46, April 13, 2007)
  • Wall Street rebounds despite negative economic data (09:45, April 13, 2007)
  • Crude prices surge as world stocks decline (09:44, April 13, 2007)
  • CME reschedules special shareholder meeting for merge with CBOT (09:43, April 13, 2007)
  • Greece to promote development of its fisheries (09:42, April 13, 2007)
  • Foreign tourists spend 7.1 billion U.S. dollars in Poland in 2006 (09:41, April 13, 2007)
  • German institute raises GDP growth forecast for Germany (09:40, April 13, 2007)
  • Greek economy grows at estimated rate of 4.0 percent in first quarter (09:40, April 13, 2007)
  • IMF chief warns against rising protectionist sentiment (10:11, April 13, 2007)
  • More China-made high-speed trains to hit the rails (16:52, April 13, 2007)
  • Macao welcomes more package tourists (09:37, April 13, 2007)
  • State Councillor urges risk control in social security fund management (09:36, April 13, 2007)
  • Chinese mainland's actual use of overseas investment up 11.56 pct in Q1 (16:52, April 13, 2007)
  • China's arable land shrinks to 121.8 mln hectares (16:52, April 13, 2007)
  • China reports 13 pct growth of loans in first quarter (16:52, April 13, 2007)
  • ECB keeps rates unchanged but signals hike in June (09:30, April 13, 2007)
  • Bank of Communications plans to issure nearly 3.2 billion A shares at mainland market (09:29, April 13, 2007)
  • Eurozone economic growth revised upwards to 2.7 percent last year (09:28, April 13, 2007)
  • China's state pension fund seeks safe, prudent investments (09:27, April 13, 2007)
  • Malaysia to build more than 80 biofuel plants  (16:53, April 13, 2007)
  • China, Japan launch high-level economic dialogue mechanism (16:16, April 13, 2007)
  • Spring planting halted by drought in northern, southern Chinese provinces (09:24, April 13, 2007)
  • HK food surveillance results satisfactory rate over 99 pct (16:53, April 13, 2007)
  • Stocks surge through key barrier  (10:59, April 13, 2007)
  • FDI rises, reversing last year's trend  (16:50, April 13, 2007)
  • Wen, Abe open economic dialogue  (16:13, April 13, 2007)
  • Energy deals to save resources  (11:02, April 13, 2007)
  • Plenty of room for more budget hotels  (11:04, April 13, 2007)
  • Beijing's travel agencies to be given quality ratings  (11:05, April 13, 2007)
  • Guangdong outlines ambitious projects as economy booms  (11:06, April 13, 2007)
  • French company gets Supor green light  (11:07, April 13, 2007)
  • Duty could open floodgate for more cases  (11:08, April 13, 2007)



  • World

  • DRC's public prosecutor requests for lifting Bemba's immunity (22:14, April 13, 2007)
  • Tajik President Rakhmonov officially changes surname to Rakhmon (22:13, April 13, 2007)
  • Uruguay, Cuba delegations meet on politics, trade (22:12, April 13, 2007)
  • UN begins airlifts of relief supplies to Somalia (21:02, April 13, 2007)
  • Passenger flight for Tel Aviv delayed after collision accident (21:00, April 13, 2007)
  • DPRK, South Korea to arrange video meetings of separated families (20:59, April 13, 2007)
  • Cote d'Ivoire to take weeks to complete dismantling zone of trust (20:59, April 13, 2007)
  • Russia vows to enhance cooperation with Algeria in fight against terror (20:58, April 13, 2007)
  • Eritrea denies fuelling crisis in Somalia (20:57, April 13, 2007)
  • Russian exile in London plotting to overthrow Putin: report (20:56, April 13, 2007)
  • UN envoy calls for political solution to conflict in Somalia (20:13, April 13, 2007)
  • 60 pct Jakarta train passengers without tickets (20:12, April 13, 2007)
  • IPU to send team to probe extrajudicial killings in Philippines (19:50, April 13, 2007)
  • World Bank board yet to decide on Wolfowitz (19:49, April 13, 2007)
  • Overseas Filipino voters to cast ballots on Saturday (19:48, April 13, 2007)
  • Israeli daily says Hamas arming Jihad militants with rockets (19:48, April 13, 2007)
  • African Union calls for inclusive talks in Somalia (19:46, April 13, 2007)
  • Thirty-one illegal immigrants arrested in Cyprus (19:45, April 13, 2007)
  • Uganda launches new research guidelines (19:44, April 13, 2007)
  • DPRK says ready to move once fund is unfrozen (19:44, April 13, 2007)
  • Ugandan president insists on forest giveaway despite public outcry (19:42, April 13, 2007)
  • Six accountants in Zambian Land Ministry suspended (19:35, April 13, 2007)
  • Iraqi parliament holds special session after attack (18:30, April 13, 2007)
  • NZ calls for calm after Timor-Leste election (18:28, April 13, 2007)
  • Japan's lower house approves constitutional referendum bill (18:27, April 13, 2007)
  • Opposition continues protest against Kyrgyz president (18:26, April 13, 2007)
  • Fiji's Interim PM sends tough message to U.S. (18:24, April 13, 2007)
  • Malaysian state deputy chief minister resigns (17:48, April 13, 2007)
  • 11 suspected insurgents detained in southern Thailand (17:45, April 13, 2007)
  • Press allowed to attend Zanzibar house debates (16:57, April 13, 2007)
  • Nepali govt to discuss on EC's letter on CA polls  (16:55, April 13, 2007)
  • Vietnam, Cuba agree to boost cooperation (16:54, April 13, 2007)
  • Lebanon's PM vows to preserve state unity (16:53, April 13, 2007)
  • Zimbabwe urged to privatize immediately: bank governor (16:15, April 13, 2007)
  • SADC begins Zimbabwe mission (16:14, April 13, 2007)
  • Five killed, 13 injured in violent incidents south of Baghdad (16:13, April 13, 2007)
  • Non-Resident Nepali urge govt to promulgate act (16:10, April 13, 2007)
  • Two U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq (15:25, April 13, 2007)
  • Strong earthquake hits central Mexico (15:00, April 13, 2007)
  • Myanmar punishes more than 20 civil servants for malpractices (14:06, April 13, 2007)
  • Bangladeshi former law minister arrested (14:05, April 13, 2007)
  • S.Korea announces completion of takeover of 14 U.S. military bases (13:40, April 13, 2007)
  • Nepali police nab 10 with illegal weapons (13:15, April 13, 2007)
  • UNHCR to conduct out-camp census for refugees in Nepal (13:14, April 13, 2007)
  • 2,855 Nepalese Army weapons stored by UN (11:25, April 13, 2007)
  • Teargas grenade explosion halts Ecuador's legislative session (11:21, April 13, 2007)
  • Lula mulls sending troops to Rio to contain violence (11:19, April 13, 2007)
  • U.S. aid ship arrives at Solomon Islands (11:05, April 13, 2007)
  • FARC wants to be known as a "belligerent force" (11:04, April 13, 2007)
  • Landless peasants engaged in "Red April" land occupation in Brazil (10:47, April 13, 2007)
  • Romanian peacekeeping gendarmes back home from Kosovo (10:22, April 13, 2007)
  • Australian PM condemns Iraqi Parliament bombing (10:20, April 13, 2007)
  • Red Cross officials agree to hold extra inter-Korean family reunions (10:18, April 13, 2007)
  • Brazilian president's approval rate falls (10:17, April 13, 2007)
  • Costa Rica protests to Nicaragua for sovereignty violation (10:16, April 13, 2007)
  • NATO condemns terrorist attacks in Algeria (10:15, April 13, 2007)
  • Fiji President to name substitute for Vice-President (10:14, April 13, 2007)
  • Italian fuel station operators to strike (10:11, April 13, 2007)
  • Slovenia breaks up two people-smuggling rings (10:10, April 13, 2007)
  • UN chief concerned over lack of progress in creating Hariri tribunal (10:06, April 13, 2007)
  • Cyprus protests over arrest of its European MP by British police (10:05, April 13, 2007)
  • Egypt rejects Amnesty International's report on human rights (09:59, April 13, 2007)
  • Human error one of factors causing explosions in Mozambique: investigators (09:58, April 13, 2007)
  • Italian FM defends handling of Mastrogiacomo kidnapping affair (09:57, April 13, 2007)
  • Tensions between Khartoum, N'Djamena eased following diplomatic efforts (09:56, April 13, 2007)
  • Three killed, 8 injured in Uganda's violent campaign against forest giveaway (09:54, April 13, 2007)
  • Pentagon plans to cover army costs with air force, navy funds (09:52, April 13, 2007)
  • Zambia wants to reduce number of malaria cases by 15 pct by 2011 (09:51, April 13, 2007)
  • Pentagon: no congressional approval needed for missile defense system in Europe (09:49, April 13, 2007)
  • U.S. citizen accused of plotting terror attacks in U.S., Europe (09:48, April 13, 2007)
  • V4 defense chiefs support further NATO enlargement (09:41, April 13, 2007)
  • Hungary, Romania parliaments update cooperation agreement (09:37, April 13, 2007)
  • Al Qaeda-controlled group calls Green Zone bombing a "message": report (09:37, April 13, 2007)
  • Suicide bombing in Green Zone defies U.S. security plan in Iraq (09:32, April 13, 2007)
  • Turkish army chief calls for military operation against Kurdish rebels in Northern Iraq (09:30, April 13, 2007)
  • 7 Civilians killed in northern Sri Lanka (08:14, April 13, 2007)
  • Algerian FM to visit Russia (08:17, April 13, 2007)
  • 49 killed, 115 injured in Pakistan sectarian clashes: official (08:19, April 13, 2007)
  • Repatriation of Sudanese refugees in Uganda gains momentum (08:21, April 13, 2007)
  • Cambodian court upholds guilty verdict for 2 men accused of killing union leader (08:23, April 13, 2007)
  • Elections in Bangladesh to be held before end of 2008: Chief Advisor (08:27, April 13, 2007)
  • WFP shifts from emergency relief to recovery in South Sudan (08:28, April 13, 2007)
  • African ministers set to review security progress in Sudan, Somalia (08:29, April 13, 2007)
  • Few Iraqis see U.S soldiers as liberators: report (08:34, April 13, 2007)
  • Five people face terrorism charges in Mauritania (08:35, April 13, 2007)
  • NATO allies discuss ways to improve southern Afghan mission (08:36, April 13, 2007)
  • Arab League denounces bombing targeting Iraqi parliament (08:37, April 13, 2007)
  • U.S. condemns blast in Iraq's parliament building (08:39, April 13, 2007)
  • UK condemns blast in Iraq's parliament building (08:40, April 13, 2007)
  • Bush condemns blast in Iraq's parliament building (08:41, April 13, 2007)
  • Berlin "deeply concerned" about two kidnapped Germans as deadline expires (08:47, April 13, 2007)
  • Palestinian Finance Minister visits Norway (08:48, April 13, 2007)
  • Eight people killed in blast targeting Iraqi parliament (08:52, April 13, 2007)
  • Senegal strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Algeria, Morocco (08:53, April 13, 2007)
  • UN chief deplores bomb attack on Iraqi parliament (08:56, April 13, 2007)
  • World Bank chief apologizes for promotion of a close friend (08:58, April 13, 2007)
  • Rwandan war crimes suspect beaten in Canada prison (09:00, April 13, 2007)
  • Unofficial mediator calls on Israel to begin peace talks with Syria (09:03, April 13, 2007)
  • French researcher held in Iran free to return home (09:04, April 13, 2007)
  • False bomb alert interrupts classes at Lebanese university (09:05, April 13, 2007)
  • Lebanese president warns of civil war if int'l tribunal approved (09:06, April 13, 2007)
  • U.S. strongly condemns Green Zone attack in Iraq (09:08, April 13, 2007)
  • Radar system to be installed in Czech costs 550 million dollars: official (09:09, April 13, 2007)
  • U.S. urges Turkey to avoid cross-border raids against separatists (09:10, April 13, 2007)
  • Russia slams double standards in human rights sphere (09:11, April 13, 2007)
  • Romanian president might resign if parliament votes to dismiss him (09:33, April 13, 2007)
  • U.S. not to attack Iran soon: expert (09:13, April 13, 2007)
  • Romanian main opposition remains committed to suspending president (09:14, April 13, 2007)
  • Senior U.S. diplomat arrives in Khartoum to kick off African trip (09:16, April 13, 2007)
  • UN chief urges release of BBC journalist abducted in Gaza (09:25, April 13, 2007)
  • Syria, Tunisia sign agreements on cooperation (09:27, April 13, 2007)
  • Suicide bomber hits Iraqi parliament  (10:43, April 13, 2007)
  • India tests long-range missile  (10:44, April 13, 2007)
  • Abducted BBC journalist is safe and well: Abbas  (10:45, April 13, 2007)



  • Opinion

  • China's railway network enters high speed era (17:33, April 13, 2007)
  • First "breaking" now "melting" the ice  (15:46, April 13, 2007)
  • Variables cause of crude oil price volatility  (15:44, April 13, 2007)
  • News Analysis: Who will become next Nigerian president? (11:05, April 13, 2007)



  • Sports

  • Kenya faces yet another FIFA ban (21:11, April 13, 2007)
  • Nigerian Boxing coach confident to win in Madagascar (21:11, April 13, 2007)
  • Concern over All Africa Games after Algiers bombs (21:11, April 13, 2007)
  • Zimbabwe women's basketball qualifies for All Africa Games (17:18, April 13, 2007)
  • Miss World from India coaches Tanzanian beauties (17:17, April 13, 2007)
  • Iranian cyclists complete 2,860km tour in EA (17:16, April 13, 2007)
  • EA armed forces games set for Zanzibar (17:15, April 13, 2007)
  • Nigeria to take part in Schools Athletics World Cup in France (17:13, April 13, 2007)
  • Olympic torch relay route to be released in near future (15:24, April 13, 2007)
  • Indonesia to select Sudirman Cup squad (15:23, April 13, 2007)
  • Australia's Adelaide United not to extend contract with China Qu (15:22, April 13, 2007)
  • Hingis receives Meredith Inspiration Award (12:11, April 13, 2007)
  • Williams, Jankovic roll in quarterfinals at Family Circle Cup (12:09, April 13, 2007)
  • Werder Bremen make UEFA Cup semifinals (12:08, April 13, 2007)
  • Osasuna beat Leverkusen for UEFA Cup semifinals (12:07, April 13, 2007)
  • LA mayor to make final pitch for hosting 2016 Olympics (12:13, April 13, 2007)
  • Espanyol draw Benfica to reach UEFA Cup semifinals (09:21, April 13, 2007)
  • Sevilla hold Tottenham for UEFA Cup last four (09:20, April 13, 2007)
  • Two Polish soccer clubs demoted in match-fixing investigation (09:21, April 13, 2007)
  • Italian Serie A refs to face criminal charges (09:19, April 13, 2007)
  • Egypt cancels international friendly against Kuwait (09:18, April 13, 2007)
  • Commercial package for Romario's 1,000th goal threatened (09:17, April 13, 2007)
  • Macedonia's minister promises to return stolen car if Beckham claims (09:16, April 13, 2007)
  • Spaniards and Bremen into UEFA Cup semis (09:15, April 13, 2007)
  • Toray Pan Pacific Tennis Open adjusts date (08:23, April 13, 2007)
  • Star drivers offer help to young talent to develop formula racing  (10:46, April 13, 2007)
  • Message from Yao to Yi: You've got be open to everybody  (10:49, April 13, 2007)
  • Kimi: I'll be at full speed in Bahrain  (11:06, April 13, 2007)
  • Aussie driver takes scenic route to Nascar success  (11:07, April 13, 2007)
  • Love has spring in step after Johnson's surprise win  (11:08, April 13, 2007)
  • With easy semis, Wembley looms for United and Chelsea  (11:08, April 13, 2007)
  • Benitez turns attention to Chelsea  (11:09, April 13, 2007)



  • Science & Technology

  • World's first hydrogen fuel train tested in Taiwan (15:42, April 13, 2007)
  • Microsoft delays virtualization update  (15:40, April 13, 2007)
  • Apple delays Leopard to launch iPhone in June  (15:40, April 13, 2007)
  • Sony discontinues selling lower-end PS3  (15:36, April 13, 2007)
  • Diarrhoea vaccine developed in Bangladesh (14:41, April 13, 2007)
  • Canada provides weather station for NASA Mars mission (11:29, April 13, 2007)
  • Researchers know how to stop cancer from spreading (08:17, April 13, 2007)
  • France, China renew agronomic research agreement (08:19, April 13, 2007)
  • Russia, U.S. sign contract to deliver crews to ISS by Russian ships (08:19, April 13, 2007)
  • Rhesus Macaque is third primate genome sequenced: Science (08:20, April 13, 2007)
  • Major genetic study identifies clearest link yet to obesity risk (08:21, April 13, 2007)
  • Over 2.5 million have taken up .eu domain names (08:22, April 13, 2007)
  • Google to open innovation centre in Poland (10:11, April 13, 2007)
  • First lunar orbiter to be launched in August  (10:52, April 13, 2007)
  • Presidential candidates meet public online  (10:57, April 13, 2007)



  • Life

  • 50 more ancient tombs unearthed in central China (21:16, April 13, 2007)
  • China publishes dictionary of intangible cultural heritage (21:15, April 13, 2007)
  • HK resumes UK poultry import applications (21:15, April 13, 2007)
  • Beijing Karaoke bars begin to pay copyright royalties (21:14, April 13, 2007)
  • A hundred people still in hospital after mass food poisoning incident in NE China (21:13, April 13, 2007)
  • Near 80% of Parkinson's sufferers do not seek medical advice in time  (17:23, April 13, 2007)
  • China re-planning Silk Road tourism (15:37, April 13, 2007)
  • Health worker shortage "catastrophe" for Africa: WHO (09:20, April 13, 2007)
  • Zambia wants to reduce number of malaria cases by 15 pct by 2011 (09:18, April 13, 2007)
  • WWF: longline fishing kills millions of sharks annually off southern African coasts (09:18, April 13, 2007)
  • New global subsidy mechanism targets at affordable malaria drugs (09:18, April 13, 2007)
  • Chinese man convicted for trading of endangered tiger skin (08:13, April 13, 2007)
  • China launches campaign to crack down on Web porn (08:15, April 13, 2007)
  • Jewelry robbers turn Johannesburg mall into war zone (08:17, April 13, 2007)
  • Number of tourists visiting Helsinki hit all-time high (08:18, April 13, 2007)
  • China to host 36th World Magazine Congress (09:23, April 13, 2007)
  • China reports higher incidence of lung cancers (09:24, April 13, 2007)
  • Ancient tombs in N. China recall past glories (09:24, April 13, 2007)
  • Joint green effort proceeding swimmingly  (11:11, April 13, 2007)
  • Maritime museum short on exhibits  (11:12, April 13, 2007)
  • Chinese girl's flights of fantasy wow world of children's literature  (11:13, April 13, 2007)
  • Snowstorm causes havoc in Midwest  (11:13, April 13, 2007)
  • In a baby-scarce country, marriage comes door-to-door  (11:15, April 13, 2007)
  • Slim gains on Gates, dislodges Buffett as second richest  (11:16, April 13, 2007)



  • Photo

    25 Japanese air stewardesses recruited by Air China

    The first 25 Japanese air hostesses to be recruited by Air China have formally begun working the Chengdu-Beijing-Tokyo aviation route.

    World Bank chief apologizes for promotion of female friend

    World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz and his close female friend Shaha Riza. Paul Wolfowitz on Thursday apologized for the promotion and pay rises for a close female friend he has dated.But he declined to say whether he would resign. Shaha Riza, once a staff member in the bank, was removed.

    "Hexie" train to get speed boost

    "Hexie" train. China will raise the speed limit for rail traffic for the sixth time on April 18. A train named "Hexie", one of the China Railway High-speed (CRH) series, will be the focus of the speed increase. The train can run at over 200 kilometers per hour. Each carriage is self-driven and equipped with modern facilities.

    Chinese premier delivers speech in Japanese Diet

    Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao delivers a speech in the Japanese Diet (or parliament) in Tokyo, capital of Japan on April 12, 2007.

    Premier Wen meets Japanese parliament leaders

    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (2nd L front) meets with Ogi Chikage (1st R), president of the House of Councilors of Japan in Tokyo, capital of Japan on April 12, 2007.

    Premier Wen, PM Abe open high-level economic dialogue mechanism

    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (L) and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe attend the establishment of a mechanism of high-level economic dialogue, in Tokyo, capital of Japan on April 12, 2007.

    Pleiades star cluster

    The Seven Sisters, also known as the Pleiades star cluster, is pictured in this new infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope released on April 12, 2007. Clouds of dust sweep around the stars, swaddling them in a cushiony veil. The Pleiades, is located more than 400 light-years away in the Taurus constellation.

    Chinese Navy's annihilation exercise

    A unit of the Chinese Navy held an annihilation exercise on the Yellow Sea earlier this month. The exercise includes practicing a cooperative attack at sea, a concealed approach in formation and anti-submarine manoeuvres.

    World's first camera

    A young visitor watches the world's first camera on display during a photography exhibion held by Paris government and a French museum in Beijing, April 12, 2007. (newsphoto)

    Neglected tiger cub has new 'mother'

    A caretaker holds an one-month old female tiger cub named 'Hu Niu' at a zoo in Jinan, east China's Shandong Province April 12, 2007. 'Hu Niu' was born on March 10 but was neglected by her mother 'Shun Shun' who is now busy mating. (newsphoto)

    HK disneyland "occupied by pirates"

    Disneyland "Pirates" stand nearby the Victoria Harbour for a promotion for an upcoming entertainment activity in Hong Kong, south China, April 12, 2007. Walt Disney declared that a new interactive entertainment program will be held in Hong Kong Disneyland between May 4 and June 30, during which tourists will experience new adventures and games.

    Nearly lost Naxi pictograph

    Photo taken on April 11, 2007 shows ancient classics written in pictograph which collected from Ludian village of Naxi Ethnic Autonomous County, in Lijiang city of southwest China's Yunnan Province.

    Sichuan moves to crack down on piracy

    Law enforcement officers examine CDs and DVDs during a raid on pirated disks at a store in Suining, Southwest China's Sichuan Province April 10, 2007. China has toughens its campaign on piracy amid internation calls to stop it. (newsphoto)

    Suicide truck bomb topples Baghdad bridge, kills 10

    Emergency services look for survivors next to a collapsed bridge in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, April 12, 2007.

    Blast rocks Iraq's parliament complex

    Photo shows Iraq's parliament complex in Baghdad on April 12, 2007. A suicide bomber Thursday managed to sneak in the heavily-fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad and blew himself up in Iraqi parliament complex, in defiance of new U.S. plan on curbing violence in the war-torn Iraq.

    Wen, Akihito agree friendly ties benefit China,Japan

    Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (L) shakes hands with Japanese Emperor Akihito in Tokyo, capital of Japan on April 12, 2007. The two reviewed the development of Sino-Japanese relations and agreed that the harmonious co-existence of the two peoples is conducive to the two countries, Asia and the world as a whole.


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