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News Archive --- Date:20070417


China

  • Chinese Premier urges cooperation with Greece in economy, culture, Olympics (21:38, April 17, 2007)
  • Senior Chinese general meets General Counsel of U.S. Defense Department (21:35, April 17, 2007)
  • Chinese State Councilor meets with Cuban, Hungarian FMs (21:34, April 17, 2007)
  • Parties' views converge on DPRK's frozen funds, says FM spokesman (08:48, April 18, 2007)
  • Appeal begins on insider trading conviction of Taiwan leader's son-in-law (20:56, April 17, 2007)
  • Senior officials of China, ASEAN to meet in east China (20:16, April 17, 2007)
  • China tackling illegal timber imports, says FM spokesman (08:49, April 18, 2007)
  • 75 illegal laborers detained in Macao in Q1 (20:14, April 17, 2007)
  • Chinese FM talks with S.Korean counterpart on cooperation, six-party talks (19:43, April 17, 2007)
  • Singapore's Senior Minister Goh to visit China (19:42, April 17, 2007)
  • Monacan head of state to visit China (19:24, April 17, 2007)
  • Xinjiang secessionist sentenced to nine years in prison (20:55, April 17, 2007)
  • Zambian president hails China for investment in infrastructure (17:03, April 17, 2007)
  • Working and developing together, the core of EU's China policy (18:05, April 17, 2007)
  • China to issue new plan to protect Olympic logo (16:16, April 17, 2007)
  • U.S. complaints not conducive to solving problems: Chinese official (22:33, April 17, 2007)
  • Eighty-year-old woman sentenced to death for drug smuggling (13:51, April 17, 2007)
  • CPC delegation leaves for DPRK (13:06, April 17, 2007)
  • Congolese president urges facilitation of China-funded hospital services (13:05, April 17, 2007)
  • China confiscates millions of pirated products in 2006 (13:05, April 17, 2007)
  • Romanian Senate speaker meets visiting Chinese vice premier (11:32, April 17, 2007)
  • EU not to join U.S. in WTO case against China (10:44, April 17, 2007)
  • No Chinese students found among victims in U.S. campus shootings (10:20, April 17, 2007)
  • Chinese vice president meets Cuban foreign minister (10:18, April 17, 2007)
  • Chinese peacekeeping hospital opens in Lebanon (08:45, April 17, 2007)
  • China to intensify crackdown on rural crime (08:18, April 17, 2007)
  • China calls for resuming peace talks between Israel, Palestinians (08:17, April 17, 2007)
  • China to push forward cooperation with Tunisia, says Chinese top advisor (08:16, April 17, 2007)
  • China to strengthen media cooperation with UK: official (08:14, April 17, 2007)
  • Pakistani PM arrives in Beijing for China visit (08:13, April 17, 2007)
  • Zimbabwean defense minister meets Chinese military delegation (08:12, April 17, 2007)
  • China issues regulation on selection of trustees in bankruptcy (08:12, April 17, 2007)
  • McDonald's China to allow trade unions in east China: ACFTU (08:20, April 17, 2007)
  • Pakistan PM to ink dozens of deals  (09:54, April 17, 2007)
  • Ties with Cuba to be strengthened  (09:56, April 17, 2007)
  • Blair hopes Cai visit will boost relations  (09:57, April 17, 2007)
  • Legislators set for third reading of draft labor law  (09:53, April 17, 2007)
  • Border casinos hit hard in crackdown  (09:53, April 17, 2007)
  • Senior CPC leader leaves for Latin America tour (10:28, April 17, 2007)
  • Romanian PM meets Chinese vice premier (11:31, April 17, 2007)
  • China's security chief urges stability for upcoming CPC congress (08:18, April 18, 2007)
  • Rebounding coal mine death toll prompts Chinese government crackdown (22:34, April 17, 2007)



  • Business

  • ADBC gets nod to issue loans to small agro-firms nationwide (22:21, April 17, 2007)
  • Malaysia stock market refreshes all-time high (19:40, April 17, 2007)
  • Tesco year profit tops 2.65 billion pounds in 2006 (19:39, April 17, 2007)
  • Inflation in Britain hits 3.1 percent in March (19:21, April 17, 2007)
  • Dollar slips to lower 119 yen in Tokyo (19:20, April 17, 2007)
  • National CNC machine tools now world class (17:38, April 17, 2007)
  • Production to resume at Nanjing Automobile's England factory  (17:39, April 17, 2007)
  • China to build six airports in northeast China  (17:03, April 17, 2007)
  • Chinese shares close at record high, exceeding 3,600 points (16:36, April 17, 2007)
  • Mideast LCD monitor market grows 9.1 percent in 2006 (15:47, April 17, 2007)
  • UAE telecom giant records 37.3 percent leap in profit in Q1 (15:46, April 17, 2007)
  • China's real estate investment picks up speed in Q1 (15:46, April 17, 2007)
  • Shanghai bourse investigates less than 300 suspect transactions (15:43, April 17, 2007)
  • South American energy summit opens in Venezuela (14:30, April 17, 2007)
  • China Merchants Bank posts nearly 88 pct growth in net profits (14:29, April 17, 2007)
  • China's listed banks report net profits up 34 percent (14:29, April 17, 2007)
  • Vietnamese logistics companies short of capital, trained staff (13:06, April 17, 2007)
  • Vietnam to open direct flight to Japan's Kansai (13:05, April 17, 2007)
  • Malaysia supplies oil palm seedlings to Pakistan (13:04, April 17, 2007)
  • Price of new housing up 6 percent on average in major cities (13:04, April 17, 2007)
  • Malaysia to bid for council seat of int'l aviation body (11:32, April 17, 2007)
  • Brazilian census begins (11:24, April 17, 2007)
  • Warm winter a factor in China's trade surplus in Jan.-Feb. period (17:52, April 17, 2007)
  • Venezuela, Brazil build petrochemical complex amid surging criticism of U.S.-led ethanol plan (10:32, April 17, 2007)
  • Chinese shares open higher on April 17 (10:30, April 17, 2007)
  • S.Korea's alcohol consumption going up (10:30, April 17, 2007)
  • Wal-Mart tops Fortune 500 list (08:25, April 17, 2007)
  • U.S. business inventories rise at fastest pace in five months (08:23, April 17, 2007)
  • US, Chinese banks to collaborate on credit card business (08:22, April 17, 2007)
  • UN seeks suppliers at China's largest trade fair (08:20, April 17, 2007)
  • U.S. retail sales rise 0.7 percent in March (08:41, April 17, 2007)
  • Chinese, American banks to jointly launch credit card business (08:17, April 17, 2007)
  • Macao's CCPI sees rise in Q1 (08:16, April 17, 2007)
  • HK can aid national technology development: official (08:16, April 17, 2007)
  • China considers cutting ticket prices for bullet train services (08:14, April 17, 2007)
  • Dutch minister wants tougher criteria for export subsidies (08:12, April 17, 2007)
  • Eurozone inflation increases slightly in March (08:11, April 17, 2007)
  • China shares urbanization experiences with developing countries (08:10, April 17, 2007)
  • CCB's adjusted net profit increases 18.02 pct in 2006 (08:08, April 17, 2007)
  • Singapore financier urges to integrate cross-border settlement  (08:07, April 17, 2007)
  • Hong Kong stocks close 2.05 pct higher (08:03, April 17, 2007)
  • Gold price higher in Hong Kong -- April 16 (08:03, April 17, 2007)
  • China Enterprises Index down 1.55 pct -- April 16 (08:02, April 17, 2007)
  • Malaysia considers reviewing suspension of meat imports from New Zealand (08:02, April 17, 2007)
  • Association to boost economic integration  (09:47, April 17, 2007)
  • Pressure on central bank to up rates  (09:52, April 17, 2007)
  • Overseas IPOs help swell reserves  (09:56, April 17, 2007)
  • Public called on to lead fight against piracy  (09:58, April 17, 2007)
  • Customs reveals its best busts in 2006  (10:01, April 17, 2007)
  • 10 steps to IPR protection  (10:04, April 17, 2007)
  • Construction Bank profit dips 1.7%  (10:05, April 17, 2007)
  • PetroChina output climbs  (10:06, April 17, 2007)
  • Sinopec earnings to soar  (10:08, April 17, 2007)
  • Whiff of tough overseas listing 'rule'  (10:11, April 17, 2007)
  • CITIC Bank may raise $5.4b in IPO  (10:13, April 17, 2007)
  • US giant eBay loses ground to Taobao  (10:15, April 17, 2007)
  • Taiwan store chain comes to Beijing  (10:16, April 17, 2007)
  • Degussa invests in Shanghai factory  (10:16, April 17, 2007)
  • ABN says earnings jumped  (10:17, April 17, 2007)
  • Singapore economy to grow 5 pct or more next 5 years: PM (22:29, April 17, 2007)
  • HK PolyU to launch city's first sportswear design subject (22:30, April 17, 2007)
  • Malaysia's manufacturing sales value up 3.7 pct in February (22:30, April 17, 2007)



  • World

  • Car bombings probably "remote controlled" by terrorists in Algiers: Interior Minister (21:41, April 17, 2007)
  • Turkish, Iranian FMs discuss developments of Iraq (21:40, April 17, 2007)
  • Ukraine's Yushchenko seeks support from EU amid crisis (21:40, April 17, 2007)
  • U.N. chief urges countries to share burden of Iraqi refugees (21:39, April 17, 2007)
  • Jordanian king meets U.S. defense secretary on Mideast peace process (21:01, April 17, 2007)
  • Thousands of Israeli students protest against tuition fee hike (21:00, April 17, 2007)
  • Egypt charges three suspects of spying for Israel (20:59, April 17, 2007)
  • Japan's Nagasaki city mayor shot (21:02, April 17, 2007)
  • Nigerian VP back on candidates' list: electoral commission (20:21, April 17, 2007)
  • US visitors in Indonesia told to avoid local airliners (20:19, April 17, 2007)
  • Israeli citizen detained on suspected spying for Iran: report (20:18, April 17, 2007)
  • Vietnamese food promotion launched in Macao (20:17, April 17, 2007)
  • 7 civilians kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf in southern Philippines (19:47, April 17, 2007)
  • U.N. seeks to help millions Iraqi refugees (19:47, April 17, 2007)
  • Palestinian police repress BBC reporter solidarity rally (19:46, April 17, 2007)
  • Egypt closes Cairo airport due to severe sandstorm (19:45, April 17, 2007)
  • 4 brothers hanged for killing 3 uncles, 13 family members in Pakistan (19:29, April 17, 2007)
  • Thai cabinet to consider reshuffle (19:27, April 17, 2007)
  • All Indonesian electric trains to have air conditioning (19:26, April 17, 2007)
  • Philippine military rejects OIC call for ceasefire in Sulu (19:25, April 17, 2007)
  • Malaysian PM due in Kenya (17:57, April 17, 2007)
  • Bombing attacks kill 9 in Afghanistan (17:57, April 17, 2007)
  • Deputy police chief killed in northern Iraq's Mosul (17:55, April 17, 2007)
  • Thai charter content can be changed: chief drafter (17:54, April 17, 2007)
  • 26 percent Indian rural families has no literate adult: report (17:54, April 17, 2007)
  • Acid-laden truck bomb attack foiled north of Baghdad (16:39, April 17, 2007)
  • Proposal for joint security outfit for CPN-M leaders (16:37, April 17, 2007)
  • AU to monitor assembly of Ugandan rebels in southern Sudan (16:35, April 17, 2007)
  • Tanzanian house passes new anti-corruption bill (16:10, April 17, 2007)
  • Bomb attack kills 4 pupils in W. Afghanistan (16:38, April 17, 2007)
  • ICTR to move case to Netherlands for trial (16:08, April 17, 2007)
  • 2 MNLF rebels killed in clashes in southern Philippines (16:04, April 17, 2007)
  • Nepali Finance Minister calls for strong industrial security (16:00, April 17, 2007)
  • Five U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq (15:59, April 17, 2007)
  • Bomb hits UN vehicle in Afghanistan killing 5 (16:30, April 17, 2007)
  • Bangladeshi former PM agrees to go in exile in Saudi Arabia (15:16, April 17, 2007)
  • Nepali education minister warns of resignation  (15:13, April 17, 2007)
  • Declaring republic through Parliament could save 8-party unity: CPN-M chairman (14:51, April 17, 2007)
  • CPN-M affiliated youth league protests police raid (13:15, April 17, 2007)
  • Nepali 8-party to decide on republic: PM (13:14, April 17, 2007)
  • First Democracy Day to be observed in Nepal (13:11, April 17, 2007)
  • One victim of worst U.S. shooting rampage identified (12:08, April 17, 2007)
  • 81 percent of Ecuadorians favor constitutional reform, latest count shows (11:30, April 17, 2007)
  • Nicaragua, Costa Rica argue over seizure of leisure boat (11:30, April 17, 2007)
  • Survivor says gunman in VA Tech shooting dressed "like a boy scout" (11:13, April 17, 2007)
  • Latest developments of worst U.S. mass shooting (11:03, April 17, 2007)
  • UN chief proposes plan to streamline UN operations (10:55, April 17, 2007)
  • Spain, France agree to strengthen anti-ETA operations (10:54, April 17, 2007)
  • Paraguay opposition fails to reach consensus on presidential candidate (10:53, April 17, 2007)
  • Efforts for emergence of peaceful nation called for in Myanmar new year (10:51, April 17, 2007)
  • S.Kroea asks U.S. to upgrade maintenance of fighter jets (09:53, April 17, 2007)
  • UN hails Sudan's decision to accept heavy support package (09:50, April 17, 2007)
  • Roundup: 33 killed in Virginia Tech shooting rampage (10:48, April 17, 2007)
  • UN welcomes Sudanese agreement on heavy support package (09:41, April 17, 2007)
  • U.S. says purpose of bombing attacks in Morocco is unclear (09:40, April 17, 2007)
  • UN, AU leaders meet to coordinate efforts on Darfur (09:39, April 17, 2007)
  • SEECP speakers call for regional cooperation, EU expansion (10:23, April 17, 2007)
  • Colombian rebels ELN say ready for talks on ending fighting (10:23, April 17, 2007)
  • Slovak President to visit Cyprus (10:23, April 17, 2007)
  • Venezuela energy minister opens S. American energy summit (10:23, April 17, 2007)
  • UN chief urges new ODA funding to developing countries (09:35, April 17, 2007)
  • Iraqi journalists want int'l intervention to stop killings (09:33, April 17, 2007)
  • France offers condolence over U.S. campus shootings  (10:23, April 17, 2007)
  • U.S. continues seeking information about ex-FBI agent missing in Iran (09:30, April 17, 2007)
  • Russia urges for int'l efforts to improve Iraq situation (09:27, April 17, 2007)
  • UN chief welcomes Sudanese agreement on heavy support package (09:25, April 17, 2007)
  • Eight Rwandese rebels killed in eastern DRC (10:23, April 17, 2007)
  • 670 Sudanese refugees repatriated from Ethiopia last week (09:23, April 17, 2007)
  • Egypt expects Japanese PM's upcoming visit to boost investments (09:22, April 17, 2007)
  • U.S. denies Russian accusation over financial disputes with DPRK (09:20, April 17, 2007)
  • Cypriot MEP vows to bring British base issue to the EU (09:19, April 17, 2007)
  • EU observers want improvement in Nigerian presidential poll (09:18, April 17, 2007)
  • Al Qaeda infiltrated by French secret services a few years ago (09:16, April 17, 2007)
  • 7,000 participate in march commemorating Holocaust victims in Poland (09:15, April 17, 2007)
  • AU chief concerned over cross-border clashes between Chad, Sudan (09:14, April 17, 2007)
  • UN human rights commission to help improve justice system in DRC (09:12, April 17, 2007)
  • Syria says ready to help boost Palestinian national unity (09:12, April 17, 2007)
  • Security enhancement at LAX delayed (10:24, April 17, 2007)
  • France continues to support Palestinian government: Chirac (09:03, April 17, 2007)
  • Palestinian official urges for dealing with new unity government (09:03, April 17, 2007)
  • Malaysian PM hails relations with Sudan (09:01, April 17, 2007)
  • U.S. has no plan to attack Iran: naval chief (08:51, April 17, 2007)
  • Zimbabwe, Equatorial Guinea to seek cooperation in culture, information (08:50, April 17, 2007)
  • Cote d'Ivoire starts dismantling confidence buffer zone  (08:49, April 17, 2007)
  • Suspect of Belgium diamond heist arrested (08:48, April 17, 2007)
  • Algeria's labor unions calls for anti-terrorism demonstrations (08:47, April 17, 2007)
  • Mig-21 fighter jet crashes leaving one injured in Guinea (08:47, April 17, 2007)
  • Nigerian supreme court clears VP for presidential poll (08:46, April 17, 2007)
  • DRC's parliamentarians calls on president to declare stand on security (08:44, April 17, 2007)
  • UN chief welcomes agreement between government, rebels in Uganda (08:43, April 17, 2007)
  • Sudan approves UN plan to send attack helicopters to Darfur (08:42, April 17, 2007)
  • Obama raises more money than Clinton for presidential primary campaign: report (08:40, April 17, 2007)
  • Norway offers more humanitarian aid to Palestinian territories (08:36, April 17, 2007)
  • Greece to continue reforms, says PM (08:18, April 17, 2007)
  • Iceland makes donation to UNHCR (08:35, April 17, 2007)
  • Journalists in Brussels rally to support abducted BBC correspondent (08:33, April 17, 2007)
  • Most Americans say attorney firings politically-motivated: poll (08:32, April 17, 2007)
  • Ugandan army kills seven rebels in western region (08:31, April 17, 2007)
  • U.S. downplays Sadr bloc's decision to quit Iraqi government (08:30, April 17, 2007)
  • EU to announce 160-million-euro aid package to Colombia (08:28, April 17, 2007)
  • Sudan approves UN "heavy support package" for AU in Darfur (08:27, April 17, 2007)
  • Israeli Holocaust survivors protest against government's neglect (08:26, April 17, 2007)
  • Uganda's top rebels insist on withdrawal of ICC indictments (08:25, April 17, 2007)
  • Abe, Prodi agree to promote cooperation on various fields (08:24, April 17, 2007)
  • U.S. defense secretary arrives in Amman to start Mideast visit (08:23, April 17, 2007)
  • Nigerian Supreme Court rules VP's disqualification for presidential election unlawful (08:22, April 17, 2007)
  • Iran to release prisoned Swedes (08:20, April 17, 2007)
  • Turkey offers to host summit of Afghanistan, Turkey, Pakistan (08:18, April 17, 2007)
  • ICC to charge former DRC warlord with recruitment of child soldiers (08:17, April 17, 2007)
  • Russia criticizes U.S. for delay in solving financial dispute with DPRK (08:16, April 17, 2007)
  • Palestinian PM pledges to press for prisoners release (08:13, April 17, 2007)
  • Malian president takes election campaigns in Gabon  (08:11, April 17, 2007)
  • WB to help recover assets stolen by corrupt officials  (09:46, April 17, 2007)
  • Royal, Bayrou rule out anti-Sarkozy deal  (10:48, April 17, 2007)
  • Britain stops using phrase 'war on terror'  (09:47, April 17, 2007)
  • French intelligence agency knew of 9/11 plot in early 2001  (09:47, April 17, 2007)
  • Sadr's ministers withdraw from Iraqi government over US troops  (09:49, April 17, 2007)
  • Pleas, insults in last leg of race for Elysee  (10:47, April 17, 2007)
  • Racist video incident 'absolutely unacceptable'  (10:50, April 17, 2007)
  • Nearly 1/3 don't know Dick Cheney is vice-president  (10:33, April 17, 2007)
  • S. Korea, U.S. agree to wait more days for DPRK's nuclear reactor shutdown (22:35, April 17, 2007)
  • Morocco, Portugal to strengthen bilateral ties (22:36, April 17, 2007)
  • Virginia Tech police chief says gunman is a South Korean (22:37, April 17, 2007)



  • Opinion

  • It's high time for "brothers" to shake hands (16:50, April 17, 2007)
  • Will the central bank raise interest rates again?  (16:05, April 17, 2007)
  • IMF meddling disturbing  (15:59, April 17, 2007)
  • Time for WB, IMF to manage their own crises  (16:01, April 17, 2007)



  • Sports

  • ROK's Incheon elected to host 2014 Asian Games (21:42, April 17, 2007)
  • Beijing told to remain focused as IOC inspects Olympic preparations (21:20, April 17, 2007)
  • Uganda bids to host 2010 World Cup teams (21:19, April 17, 2007)
  • Argentina's Veron to skip Chile friendly due to injury (17:19, April 17, 2007)
  • Philippine President welcomes boxing idol in presidential palace (17:07, April 17, 2007)
  • Ethiopia sets deadline for marathon team selection (17:07, April 17, 2007)
  • Nigerian sponsor denounces age cheats in under-15 championship (17:05, April 17, 2007)
  • Tanzania to host ITF regional championship in May (16:20, April 17, 2007)
  • IIHF World Championship Division I Group A tournament results (15:35, April 17, 2007)
  • Olympic ticket sales receive overwhelming response (15:34, April 17, 2007)
  • Poland vs. China summary at ice hockey worlds (15:33, April 17, 2007)
  • Shanghai to become Asia's first city to host ATP Masters Series (15:32, April 17, 2007)
  • Monte Carlo Masters first round results  (15:36, April 17, 2007)
  • France down Netherlands 4-2 at ice hockey worlds (15:28, April 17, 2007)
  • Crespo diagnosed a strained left thigh (11:21, April 17, 2007)
  • Cheruiyot defends men's title, Russian wins women's at Boston Marathon (11:20, April 17, 2007)
  • Venezuela vie for 11th boxing berth for Pan American Games (11:11, April 17, 2007)
  • British Premier League side sends offer to S.Korean forward (09:49, April 17, 2007)
  • Maradona's health state improved (09:48, April 17, 2007)
  • Mexican walker Sanchez to lead team at Pan-Am Cup (09:46, April 17, 2007)
  • Santoro begins coaching Argentine team Independiente (09:45, April 17, 2007)
  • Uganda wins 1 gold, 8 silvers at African boxing (09:44, April 17, 2007)
  • Uganda names squad for Kenya badminton championships (09:43, April 17, 2007)
  • U19s get last chance to secure automatic qualification (09:43, April 17, 2007)
  • Nigerian president to launch athletes' development road map (09:41, April 17, 2007)
  • Qatar to host Outdoor Asian Games 2011 (09:40, April 17, 2007)
  • South America's first Olympic female swimmer dies training at 92 (09:40, April 17, 2007)
  • Zimbabwean driver wins Pearl of Africa Rally (09:39, April 17, 2007)
  • Ronaldo, Drogba nominated for Player of the Year (09:39, April 17, 2007)
  • Man United announce 2007 Asian tour (09:38, April 17, 2007)
  • Mirnyi beats Baghdatis to reach second round in Monte Carlo (08:30, April 17, 2007)
  • France vs. Netherlands summary at ice hockey worlds (08:29, April 17, 2007)
  • NBA stars to continue development program in South Africa (08:29, April 17, 2007)
  • Kazakhstan captures second win ice hockey worlds (08:26, April 17, 2007)
  • Iceman Goosen ready to melt opposition at Asian Open in Shanghai  (10:03, April 17, 2007)
  • Hamilton sets sights on championship  (10:04, April 17, 2007)
  • Ireland ruin Bangladesh semi dreams  (10:05, April 17, 2007)
  • Powell eyes title not record, says manager  (10:06, April 17, 2007)
  • MLB remembers man who broke color barrier  (10:06, April 17, 2007)
  • Man Utd stand between Mourinho and quadruple  (10:07, April 17, 2007)
  • Mavericks rally to end Spurs winning streak  (10:08, April 17, 2007)
  • Inter just a win from championship glory  (10:08, April 17, 2007)



  • Science & Technology

  • Egyptian satellite launched from Kazakhstan (19:30, April 17, 2007)
  • Russian rocket puts 14 foreign satellites into orbit (17:48, April 17, 2007)
  • Three electrically-powered robots developed in Shandong (17:00, April 17, 2007)
  • Foreign language speakers in Beijing total 4.87 million (15:57, April 17, 2007)
  • Vietnam to improve university education for developing human resources (13:08, April 17, 2007)
  • Study challenges theory that certain groups prone to diabetes (10:27, April 17, 2007)
  • Chinese academicians banned on commercial advertisements (10:21, April 17, 2007)
  • Czech researchers develop DNA identification method (08:35, April 17, 2007)
  • Orbiting astronaut runs Boston marathon (08:34, April 17, 2007)
  • China says "Compass" navigation satellite in right position, put into use (08:32, April 17, 2007)
  • Anti-HIV drug set for clinical testing  (10:18, April 17, 2007)
  • Space peonies blooming in Heze  (10:19, April 17, 2007)
  • Internet option: Delete all and restart, say researchers  (10:20, April 17, 2007)
  • NASA aims for four shuttle flights in 2007 (11:28, April 17, 2007)



  • Life

  • Malaysia succeeds in cardiac surgery on infant (19:50, April 17, 2007)
  • Meningitis kills 10 in northern Cameroon (11:23, April 17, 2007)
  • Finnish village wins European sustainable tourism award (10:40, April 17, 2007)
  • Horror movie "Disturbia" ranks first at U.S. box office (09:04, April 17, 2007)
  • 2007 Pulitzer winners announced in New York (09:04, April 17, 2007)
  • NY museum to unveil some 5,300 ancient Greek and Roman antiques (09:02, April 17, 2007)
  • Nine people in Hong Kong given Fulbright awards (09:00, April 17, 2007)
  • Extreme weather strikes Sichuan  (10:20, April 17, 2007)
  • Powerful storm pounds eastern US  (10:21, April 17, 2007)
  • Protests erupt after Gere kisses Shilpa  (11:13, April 17, 2007)
  • Tolkien novel published 34 years after his death  (11:13, April 17, 2007)
  • Was Kate dumped for not being posh enough?  (11:14, April 17, 2007)
  • Bollywood's hottest couple plan quiet wedding  (11:16, April 17, 2007)
  • Madonna in Malawi, adoption rumored  (11:16, April 17, 2007)
  • Costa Rican police seize 190 kg of cocaine (11:18, April 17, 2007)
  • 12 killed, 29 injured in traffic accident in Brazil (11:18, April 17, 2007)
  • Los Angeles unveils new anti-gang injunctions (11:20, April 17, 2007)



  • Photo

    EU Ambassador to China visits People's Daily Online

    Serge Abou, the EU Ambassador to China, poses for a photo before the logo of Strong China Forum, a feature of People's Daily Online on April 17, 2007.

    Sculptures of Emperors Yan and Huang finished

    Chinese soldiers stand guard during the inaugural ceremony of the huge sculptures of Yandi and Huangdi, two emperors in ancient Chinese legends who are believed to be the earliest ancestors of the nation, on a mountain near zhengzhou, central China's Henan Province, April 16, 2007. (newsphoto)

    Beijing offers free HIV test to gays

    A nurse collects blood sample from a gay at a hospital in north Beijing which is offering free HIV/AIDS check-ups to gays in Beijing April 15, 2007. (newsphoto)

    Four-fingered pianist

    South Korean pianist Lee Hee Ah performs during a media conference before her piano recital in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, April 16, 2007. The 20-year-old pianist was born to have four fingers, and was learning composing at a welfare collage.

    Lien Chan arrives in Henan

    Lian Chan (M), Taiwan's Nationalist Party Honorary Chairman and his wife Lien Fangyu (L) are welcomed by an official upon their arrival at an airport in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan province April 16, 2007. Lien will attend the 3rd Cross-Strait Economic and Cultural Forum in Beijing April 28-29.

    Forest Whitaker receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Actor and Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker poses with his wife Keisha after receiving a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California April 16, 2007.

    Chinese, Inidan navies hold exercise

    Chinese naval fleet and visiting Indian naval fleet conduct a joint maritime drill on the Yellow Sea, Apr 16, 2007. China's guided missile destroyers Qingdao and Indian guided missile destroyers INS RANA and INS RANJIT participate in the drill.

    S African 92-year-old woman performs skydiving

    Georgina Harwood (Low), a South African woman of 92 years old, skydives in tandem with instructor Andre du Preez near Koeberg in the Western Cape Province, South Africa, April 15, 2007. She is possibly the oldest South African who had performed skydiving.

    Bullfight performed in Spain

    Spanish bullfighter Manuel Escribano performs a pass to a bull during a bullfight in the Maestranza bullring in Seville April 16, 2007.

    33 killed in Virginia Tech shooting rampage

    This CNN TV grab shows police carrying students out of a building at Virginia Tech after a gunman shot dozens of people on the university campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, April 16, 2007. A total of 33 people, including the gunman, were killed in the shooting rampage, university president Charles Steger said.

    Canton Fair opens 101st session, seeking trade balance

    Buyers and guests attend the openning ceremony of the international pavilion during the 101st session of China Import and Export Fair in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, April 15, 2007. The biannual fair, commonly known as Canton Fair, kicked off on Sunday and for the first time offered booths for overseas commodities. About 300 enterprises from 37 countries and regions worldwide attended this year's fair.

    Top advisor: China to push forward cooperation with Tunisia

    Jia Qinglin (R), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), shakes hands with Fouad Mebazaa, president of the National Assembly of Tunisia, in Tunis, capital of Tunisia, on April 16, 2007. China is ready to work with Tunisia to push forward the further development of bilateral friendship and cooperation, Chinese top advisor Jia Qinglin said here on Monday.


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