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News Archive --- Date:20070418


China

  • U.S. rules out penalty tariffs on more imports from China for now (21:39, April 18, 2007)
  • DPRK, Chinese party officials meet on ties (21:18, April 18, 2007)
  • China, Hungary pledge to enhance bilateral relations (20:58, April 18, 2007)
  • China hopes Pakistan, India improve ties through dialogue (07:59, April 19, 2007)
  • Chinese Vice President meets German DM (19:24, April 18, 2007)
  • China's security officials urge stability for upcoming CPC congress, Olympics (17:11, April 18, 2007)
  • China slashes US untruthful reports on Virginia Tech shooting (19:23, April 18, 2007)
  • CPC envoy leaves for Italy, Australia (16:45, April 18, 2007)
  • Chadian foreign minister starts China tour (16:40, April 18, 2007)
  • Beijing prosecutors withdraw charges against online nude chat (17:40, April 18, 2007)
  • Corrupt officials' wives shown in Beijing's anti-corruption exhibition (22:00, April 18, 2007)
  • Milan's Mayor meets Chinese Consul General over clash (16:34, April 18, 2007)
  • China's defense ministry invites foreign attaches to visit SW China (10:50, April 18, 2007)
  • Senegal, China sign accord on Chinese medical envoys (10:46, April 18, 2007)
  • Beijing Olympics will be a tremendous success, says Greek FM (09:27, April 18, 2007)
  • Two units of China-built gas turbine power station go into operation (08:20, April 18, 2007)
  • China to work with Tunisia to expand cooperation, says Chinese top advisor (08:47, April 18, 2007)
  • Interview: Zimbabwean deputy speaker urges more Chinese investment (08:22, April 18, 2007)
  • China issues guidelines to avoid extravagance in government buildings (08:15, April 18, 2007)
  • More Chinese police sent to work at grassroots in 2007 (08:11, April 18, 2007)
  • Cuba to supply over 10,000 tons of nickel to China in 2007 (08:10, April 18, 2007)
  • China glad at Sudan, UN, AU agreement on heavy support package: FM spokesman (08:47, April 18, 2007)
  • China expresses condolences over U.S. campus shootings (08:47, April 18, 2007)
  • China hopes developed nations become more involved in aid to Africa (08:48, April 18, 2007)
  • China and Pakistan sign 13 agreements on cooperation  (08:05, April 18, 2007)
  • China strongly condemns Virginia Tech shooting  (08:48, April 18, 2007)
  • 101 Chinese detained in Colombia  (10:09, April 18, 2007)
  • Cai: China's peaceful growth to benefit all  (10:16, April 18, 2007)
  • China hopes for early settlement of DPRK issue  (10:11, April 18, 2007)
  • 47 miners trapped in 3 incidents  (10:11, April 18, 2007)
  • Bullet trains set to join fastest in the world  (10:13, April 18, 2007)
  • Shanghai's early lines deemed too 'eccentric'  (10:13, April 18, 2007)



  • Business

  • Kenya, Malaysia vow to strengthen economic ties (21:53, April 18, 2007)
  • Dutch regulators probe suspected price-fixing cartel among big banks (21:49, April 18, 2007)
  • Cairns group expects successful conclusion of Doha round within reach (21:21, April 18, 2007)
  • Malaysia's property market sees mixed performance in 2006 (21:09, April 18, 2007)
  • China's new regional jet to be undercut rivals in price, operating costs (21:09, April 18, 2007)
  • Hong Kong secretary Frederick Ma to visit New York, Toronto (21:07, April 18, 2007)
  • Japan, ASEAN to sign free trade agreement (21:06, April 18, 2007)
  • Gold price higher in Hong Kong -- April 18 (20:38, April 18, 2007)
  • Bangladesh takes part in "Asia on Show" in Australia (20:37, April 18, 2007)
  • Sales of vehicles in Malaysia down in March (20:37, April 18, 2007)
  • Malaysia to hold first palm oil fair in Egypt (19:52, April 18, 2007)
  • Malaysia's CPI for first quarter up 2.6 percent  (19:38, April 18, 2007)
  • HK struggles to resume image of tourism heaven (19:37, April 18, 2007)
  • Indonesia plays down U.S. warning on aviation (19:36, April 18, 2007)
  • Indonesian president urges private sector to help tackle jobless (19:36, April 18, 2007)
  • S. Korea ready to launch FTA talks with EU in May (19:35, April 18, 2007)
  • Bank of Communications starts IPO price bidding (17:04, April 18, 2007)
  • HK resumes Japan's poultry import applications (16:37, April 18, 2007)
  • Canton Fair offers free booths to African countries to further trade relations (16:37, April 18, 2007)
  • China plans strategic reserve of natural uranium (16:36, April 18, 2007)
  • China's No. 1 home appliance retailer reports soaring sales revenue (16:35, April 18, 2007)
  • Chinese shares close at new high, led by pharmaceutical, power stocks (16:34, April 18, 2007)
  • Xinjiang plans nine key railway projects (15:53, April 18, 2007)
  • China's largest oilfield maintains steady crude oil output in Q1 (15:47, April 18, 2007)
  • Sinopec issues 11.7 bln HK dollars of zero-coupon convertible bonds (15:29, April 18, 2007)
  • Warmer winter saps health of farm crops in China (14:24, April 18, 2007)
  • China Merchants Bank profits up 81 pct (14:24, April 18, 2007)
  • Vietnam to foster fruit, vegetable export (14:24, April 18, 2007)
  • Vietnam may fail to reach export target for 2007: report (13:10, April 18, 2007)
  • Malaysian ministry to present liberalized distributive trade rules to woo investors (13:10, April 18, 2007)
  • China Life posts nearly 76 pct growth in net profits (13:09, April 18, 2007)
  • Malaysian think tank revises upward economy growth forecast (13:07, April 18, 2007)
  • China's 15 non-state-owned firms to get crude oil import licenses (13:06, April 18, 2007)
  • Nepal creates friendly environment to lure foreign investment: minister (11:36, April 18, 2007)
  • Jeb Bush: Ethanol no threat to food supplies (11:36, April 18, 2007)
  • Fiji central bank warns of dismal economy (11:34, April 18, 2007)
  • China's first high-speed train takes the rail, pulls China into high-speed era (08:24, April 18, 2007)
  • Eurozone trade deficit drops sharply in February (08:22, April 18, 2007)
  • World crude oil futures fall (08:21, April 18, 2007)
  • Pirelli to sell at right price (08:20, April 18, 2007)
  • CME to launch wood pulp futures (08:19, April 18, 2007)
  • Macao to host Int'l hotel professional workshop (08:19, April 18, 2007)
  • Mortgage lenders urged to help strapped borrowers: report (08:18, April 18, 2007)
  • Property shares drive up China's stock markets on Tuesday (08:17, April 18, 2007)
  • U.S. industrial production drops 0.2 percent in March (08:14, April 18, 2007)
  • U.S. consumer prices rise by biggest amount in 11 months (08:14, April 18, 2007)
  • China's textile, apparel exports fall in March (08:13, April 18, 2007)
  • Rebounding coal mine death toll prompts Chinese government crackdown (08:10, April 18, 2007)
  • Final deal on agriculture close: WTO chief (08:08, April 18, 2007)
  • U.S. housing construction rises 0.8 percent in March (08:06, April 18, 2007)
  • Gome profit up 64.3%  (10:23, April 18, 2007)
  • Bull run refuses to flag in a market awash with cash  (10:26, April 18, 2007)
  • Mega import deals with US likely soon  (10:30, April 18, 2007)
  • ABB starts robot production  (10:33, April 18, 2007)
  • Dialogue key to resolving IPR disputes, trade partners told  (10:34, April 18, 2007)



  • World

  • Republic of Congo sign contract on territorial waters surveillance with Israeli company (21:59, April 18, 2007)
  • Assassination of Nagasaki mayor threatens democracy: Abe (21:55, April 18, 2007)
  • Car bomb in central Baghdad kill at least 75 (21:54, April 18, 2007)
  • Chadian president meets former head of state in Gabon (21:36, April 18, 2007)
  • South delegation for Inter-Korean economic meeting arrives in Pyongyang (21:20, April 18, 2007)
  • Visiting New Zealand PM meets Singapore leaders (21:06, April 18, 2007)
  • 2 Filipino soldiers killed in clash with leftwing guerrillas (21:05, April 18, 2007)
  • Three people killed in attack in southeastern Turkey (08:12, April 19, 2007)
  • Kenya, US discuss role of new military command for Africa (21:04, April 18, 2007)
  • New car bomb hits central Baghdad (21:19, April 18, 2007)
  • Palestinian minister optimistic over Washington's lifting bank restrictions (21:03, April 18, 2007)
  • Gates urges for support to Iraqi government  (08:13, April 19, 2007)
  • DPRK expects Russia to write off Soviet-era debt: reports (08:13, April 19, 2007)
  • Suicide car bomb kills 10 people in Baghdad's Shiite bastion (21:02, April 18, 2007)
  • Former UN soldier to testify at French genocide probe (20:35, April 18, 2007)
  • U.S. to offer Kyrgyz airforce free helicopter as assistance (20:34, April 18, 2007)
  • Seven people wounded in suicide attack in northern Iraq (20:33, April 18, 2007)
  • Sri Lankan gov't to probe human rights violations (08:13, April 19, 2007)
  • Thirty-one Somali lawmakers fired over absenteeism (19:51, April 18, 2007)
  • Afghan government plans to restore authority in Helmand (19:50, April 18, 2007)
  • Clashes resume in Mogadishu (08:13, April 19, 2007)
  • Nepal to slash 13,000 Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) fighters (19:49, April 18, 2007)
  • Gaza businesswoman's car bombed in security zone (19:48, April 18, 2007)
  • Ugandan gov't reassures World Bank on forest conservation (19:34, April 18, 2007)
  • British PM to visit Poland on April 27 (19:33, April 18, 2007)
  • Arab FMs open meeting on ways to activate peace initiative with Israel (19:33, April 18, 2007)
  • Ten people killed in car bomb in central Baghdad (19:32, April 18, 2007)
  • U.S. considering holding 10-party summit on Mideast peace: Olmert (08:13, April 19, 2007)
  • Peace Corps to stay in Philippines: U.S. Embassy (08:14, April 19, 2007)
  • Opposition stages protest in Islamabad to support suspended chief justice (19:30, April 18, 2007)
  • Four people killed in bomb attacks in Baghdad (19:29, April 18, 2007)
  • U.S. defense secretary arrives in Egypt on regional tour (19:29, April 18, 2007)
  • Islamic Jihad denies reports of halting rocket attacks (17:44, April 18, 2007)
  • U.S. raid kills 5 insurgents, detains 30 in west of Baghdad (17:21, April 18, 2007)
  • Two Lebanese students among victims of U.S. campus massacre: report (17:24, April 18, 2007)
  • S. Korean president sends consolation telegram to Bush over campus shooting (17:19, April 18, 2007)
  • Bangladeshi gov't bans former PM's return home from USA (17:15, April 18, 2007)
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad vows again to "cut off the hand" of any attacker (16:56, April 18, 2007)
  • New cabinet to have more ministers: Thai PM (16:49, April 18, 2007)
  • Traffic accident kills 16 Egyptian students (17:24, April 18, 2007)
  • Sri Lanka president leaves for Italy (17:24, April 18, 2007)
  • Australian Opposition leader to visit U.S. (15:36, April 18, 2007)
  • U.S. offers condolences over Indonesian student death (14:48, April 18, 2007)
  • U.S. seeks to expand military cooperation with Indonesia (17:24, April 18, 2007)
  • Ellis Island marks centennial of busiest day of immigrant arrivals (14:00, April 18, 2007)
  • Indonesian killed in US shooting rampage (13:56, April 18, 2007)
  • Arroyo expresses condolence over tragedy in Virginia Tech University (13:54, April 18, 2007)
  • Powell to be next U.S. ambassador to Nepal (13:14, April 18, 2007)
  • Madrid's March 11 attacks "inadmissible": Al Qaeda leader in Spain (13:13, April 18, 2007)
  • U.S. Peace Corps volunteer found dead in Philippines (13:12, April 18, 2007)
  • Nepal's UML General Secretary on CA elections (17:24, April 18, 2007)
  • Brazil questions Venezuela-backed Bank of the South proposal (13:11, April 18, 2007)
  • Over 2.2 mln Nepalis get citizenship certificates  (17:29, April 18, 2007)
  • Four injured as Bolivian protestors occupy gas plant (13:09, April 18, 2007)
  • Guinea-Bissau president appoints 25-member new government (12:10, April 18, 2007)
  • Nicaragua legislature approves French forces entry (12:10, April 18, 2007)
  • Colombian government, ELN restart peace talks in Cuba (12:10, April 18, 2007)
  • Bulgaria to have more say on Balkan, Black Sea issues: president (11:20, April 18, 2007)
  • UN urges Lebanese leaders to expedite ratification of Special Tribunal (11:12, April 18, 2007)
  • Lithuanian PM hopes Russia restore oil supply (11:11, April 18, 2007)
  • Ukraine's highest court launches hearing on legality of president's order dissolving parliament (11:11, April 18, 2007)
  • Colombia gov't calls on rebels to fully implement agreements (12:10, April 18, 2007)
  • Russian envoy reserved on establishing Hariri tribunal under UN Charter (11:06, April 18, 2007)
  • Brazilian police dismantle illegal foreign exchange market (11:05, April 18, 2007)
  • Polish, Lithuanian PMs discuss Ukrainian crisis (12:10, April 18, 2007)
  • 'Gun culture' again target of criticism after killings (11:01, April 18, 2007)
  • UN legal adviser says Hariri tribunal to be set up (10:59, April 18, 2007)
  • Japan's Nagasaki city mayor dies after being shot during campaign  (10:57, April 18, 2007)
  • Brazilian military says ready to to take over security in Rio (10:55, April 18, 2007)
  • U.S. hopes shooting tragedy not to deter foreign students (10:52, April 18, 2007)
  • Malaysian PM pledges support for peace efforts in Sudan's Darfur (10:51, April 18, 2007)
  • South African, U.S. officials meet over new military command in Africa (10:50, April 18, 2007)
  • U.S. to give DPRK more time to shut nuclear facility (10:49, April 18, 2007)
  • Nigeria's PDP takes lead in gubernatorial election (10:46, April 18, 2007)
  • Rice meets with Palestinian minister over economic issues (10:44, April 18, 2007)
  • Group of Rio, European Union begin 4-day meeting in Santo Domingo (10:42, April 18, 2007)
  • UN chief urges Sudan to implement agreements on Darfur (10:40, April 18, 2007)
  • Iran hopes for more efforts to stabilize Iraq (10:39, April 18, 2007)
  • U.S. soldier accused in Iraq murder trial (10:34, April 18, 2007)
  • Presidents approved S. American Energy Council creation (10:32, April 18, 2007)
  • Czech Republic, Slovakia may cooperate on nuclear energy forum (10:31, April 18, 2007)
  • Polish minister meets Russian ambassador on anti-missile shield (10:30, April 18, 2007)
  • U.S. fully supports UNHCR's efforts to help Iraqi refugees: official (10:29, April 18, 2007)
  • Response to shooting questioned (10:29, April 18, 2007)
  • Profile: killer in U.S. shooting rampage described as "loner" (10:26, April 18, 2007)
  • S. Korean student 'mass killer' (10:26, April 18, 2007)
  • German politicians express sympathy to U.S. over university shooting rampage (10:25, April 18, 2007)
  • UN Security Council holds open debate on climate change (10:00, April 18, 2007)
  • Bush says shooting rampage marks "day of sadness" for nation (09:58, April 18, 2007)
  • Abu Dhabi bans fishing by encircling nets to protect Spanish mackerel (09:56, April 18, 2007)
  • Mozambican president calls for hard work to shake off poverty (09:56, April 18, 2007)
  • Cote d'Ivoire embarks on road towards peace  (09:54, April 18, 2007)
  • Israel denies involvement in Egyptian nuclear espionage (09:53, April 18, 2007)
  • Mugabe urges nation to unite in wake of sanctions (09:49, April 18, 2007)
  • Arab League chief welcomes agreement among UN, AU, Sudan (09:48, April 18, 2007)
  • Nigerian acquires more aircraft for air force (09:44, April 18, 2007)
  • Zimbabweans in diaspora not to vote in 2008 elections: electoral commission (09:43, April 18, 2007)
  • Canada Liberals catching up in new poll (09:43, April 18, 2007)
  • U.S. expects quick action to achieve Kosovo independence (09:42, April 18, 2007)
  • Morocco, Portugal sign economic, environmental cooperation agreements (09:43, April 18, 2007)
  • Canadian professor among victims of U.S. campus shooting (09:39, April 18, 2007)
  • Police confirm gunmen kill 13 people in north Nigeria (09:39, April 18, 2007)
  • Iranian FM arrives in Syria for bilateral talks (09:37, April 18, 2007)
  • South Africa ready to host World Congress of Rural Women (09:36, April 18, 2007)
  • South Africa to enhance relations with Niger (09:35, April 18, 2007)
  • Zambian top road official nabbed over money laundering (09:34, April 18, 2007)
  • Lebanon's Hezbollah accuses parliament majority of creating U.S.- controlled Middle East (09:33, April 18, 2007)
  • Council of Europe advisory body nods over Montenegro's accession (09:32, April 18, 2007)
  • Singaporean president to visit South Africa (09:31, April 18, 2007)
  • Chadian president visits Gabon (09:30, April 18, 2007)
  • Algerian president hold talks with Italian FM (09:32, April 18, 2007)
  • UN chief "distressed" by deadly attacks in Afghanistan (09:29, April 18, 2007)
  • Survey says majority of Kenyans back government (09:32, April 18, 2007)
  • Russia, U.S. to discuss anti-missile system plans during senior officials' visit (09:27, April 18, 2007)
  • French government reaches agreement with public health watchdog (09:32, April 18, 2007)
  • UN decries exorbitant cost of living in African slums (09:32, April 18, 2007)
  • Morocco, U.S. hold joint military exercise (09:32, April 18, 2007)
  • Sri Lanka Air Force pounds Tamil Tiger training base (09:23, April 18, 2007)
  • Nigerian police station attacked by gunmen: report (09:22, April 18, 2007)
  • 44.5 million French voters expected to vote in presidential elections (09:21, April 18, 2007)
  • Global Financial Crime Congress calls for synergies between public, private sectors  (09:32, April 18, 2007)
  • UN chief condemns Virginia Tech shooting (09:55, April 18, 2007)
  • UK expresses "profound sadness" at university shooting rampage in U.S. (09:18, April 18, 2007)
  • Background about suspected gunman in U.S. shooting rampage (09:17, April 18, 2007)
  • Palestinians mark their "Prisoners Day," call for freedom (09:14, April 18, 2007)
  • Bush orders flags flown at half-mast to mourn campus shooting victims (09:12, April 18, 2007)
  • Pakistan contributes largest troops in U.N. mission (09:33, April 18, 2007)
  • S. Korean gov't convenes emergency meeting on U.S. campus shooting rampage (09:08, April 18, 2007)
  • ADB deputy director visits Nepal (09:33, April 18, 2007)
  • EU to announce 840-million-euro aid program for Central America (09:33, April 18, 2007)
  • Security in Uganda's capital beefed up as opposition legislators face murder charges (09:33, April 18, 2007)
  • Morocco, Portugal hold high-level conference in Rabat (09:33, April 18, 2007)
  • Cypriot demonstrators clash with police over waste plant (09:33, April 18, 2007)
  • Nepali CIAA summons royal ministers (09:33, April 18, 2007)
  • U.S. says support for independent Kosovo should not damage ties with Belgrade (08:39, April 18, 2007)
  • Matti Vanhanen re-elected as Finnish new prime minister (09:34, April 18, 2007)
  • Resigning Polish parliament speaker quits ruling party caucus (09:34, April 18, 2007)
  • Militant group says Iraq "university of terrorism" (08:36, April 18, 2007)
  • Singapore, Kuwait discuss e-government cooperation (09:34, April 18, 2007)
  • S. Africa pushes for peacekeeping operation in DR. Congo (09:34, April 18, 2007)
  • U.S. defense chief says Sadr bloc's quit from the government might be positive (08:32, April 18, 2007)
  • S. Africa shocked at U.S. shooting (08:29, April 18, 2007)
  • Japan's Nagasaki city mayor shot during campaign (08:28, April 18, 2007)
  • National anti-terrorism demonstrations held in Algeria (09:34, April 18, 2007)
  • Morocco, Portugal to strengthen bilateral ties (09:34, April 18, 2007)
  • All classes at Virginia Tech for rest of week cancelled (08:25, April 18, 2007)
  • S. Korea, U.S. agree to wait more days for DPRK's nuclear reactor shutdown (08:24, April 18, 2007)
  • Singapore businesses discuss ways to counter terrorism (08:23, April 18, 2007)
  • Russia, India to hold anti-terror drill in Sea of Japan (08:21, April 18, 2007)
  • US campus shooting suspect identified as S. Korean  (08:26, April 18, 2007)
  • Bush: Impact felt in every classroom  (10:59, April 18, 2007)
  • McCain stands firm on right to bear arms  (10:59, April 18, 2007)
  • Professor blocked door to stop gunman  (11:00, April 18, 2007)



  • Opinion

  • Who is playing at economic nationalism? (17:37, April 18, 2007)
  • China must be ready to play the WTO game  (17:34, April 18, 2007)



  • Sports

  • Ukraine and Poland to co-host Euro 2012 (21:43, April 18, 2007)
  • Egypt up two spots in FIFA world rankings (21:42, April 18, 2007)
  • Estonia upset China 5-4 at IIHF World Championship Division I tournament (21:41, April 18, 2007)
  • Egypt, Kuwait set another date for friendly (21:40, April 18, 2007)
  • Iraq beat Thailand 1-0 in Olympic qualifier (21:22, April 18, 2007)
  • Vietnam beat Oman 2-0 in Olympic qualifier (20:43, April 18, 2007)
  • Hong Kong to host International Soccer Sevens Tournament in May (20:42, April 18, 2007)
  • Zambia happy with Olympics soccer qualifier draw (20:42, April 18, 2007)
  • Volvo Ocean Race to sail to China in 2009 (19:53, April 18, 2007)
  • Kenyans off to Kampala golf tournament (19:53, April 18, 2007)
  • Hong Kong to host International Soccer Sevens Tournament in May (19:43, April 18, 2007)
  • Kazakhstan wins three straight in ice hockey worlds (19:42, April 18, 2007)
  • Nigeria warned of complacency in table tennis (16:44, April 18, 2007)
  • Jordan-Iran soccer clash on Wednesday (16:16, April 18, 2007)
  • Olympic Eagles draw Ghana in qualifiers for Beijing Olympics (16:16, April 18, 2007)
  • Progress made in seven key areas for Beijing Olympic Games (15:59, April 18, 2007)
  • Swedish coach to take direct charge of "Steel Roses" after all-star game (15:32, April 18, 2007)
  • Results of Tuesday's NBA games (15:31, April 18, 2007)
  • Indonesia uses one-year Fed Cup suspension to train juniors (15:31, April 18, 2007)
  • Two record holders to re-scale Mt.Qomolangma (13:13, April 18, 2007)
  • S. Africa to host Triathlon World Cup African leg (11:38, April 18, 2007)
  • Guadalajara, Pachuca in Wednesday Concacaf final (11:36, April 18, 2007)
  • Barcelona denies reports of Ronaldinho illness (11:36, April 18, 2007)
  • Argentina to field River goalie in Chile friendly (11:33, April 18, 2007)
  • Brazil's Parana seeks high-scoring Libertadores victory (11:32, April 18, 2007)
  • Maradona's health "continues to improve": doctors (11:32, April 18, 2007)
  • Argentina's Banfield face Paraguay's Libertad at Copa Libertadores (11:30, April 18, 2007)
  • Boss of Bolivia soccer club Bolivar jailed for three days (11:30, April 18, 2007)
  • Man United beat Sheffield United 2-0 (11:29, April 18, 2007)
  • Inter coach calls for caution of Roma (11:28, April 18, 2007)
  • Italy confident of holding Euro 2012 (11:27, April 18, 2007)
  • Euro 2012: Poland able to guarantee safety, minister assures (11:25, April 18, 2007)
  • Russia grabs two titles in European wrestling championships (11:25, April 18, 2007)
  • European wrestling championships open in Sofia (11:22, April 18, 2007)
  • Nigeria targets athletics, basketball gold (11:22, April 18, 2007)
  • FIFA censured over ban threat to Kenya (08:44, April 18, 2007)
  • Denmark's Olympic hopes rekindled (08:43, April 18, 2007)
  • South Korea's Incheon wins bid to host 2014 Asian Games (08:44, April 18, 2007)
  • Barcelona's Edmilson out for two weeks due to thigh injury (08:40, April 18, 2007)
  • Liu Xiang: I'll keep winning in Osaka  (10:23, April 18, 2007)
  • Italians cautious ahead of Fed Cup  (10:24, April 18, 2007)
  • National golf league hungry to develop  (10:26, April 18, 2007)
  • 'It's just a little scream for help'  (10:28, April 18, 2007)
  • Lightning flash past NJ Devils  (10:28, April 18, 2007)
  • McGrady, Yao on fire as Rockets eclipse Suns  (10:28, April 18, 2007)
  • Merciless Australia trounce Sri Lanka  (10:29, April 18, 2007)
  • It's the participation that counts  (10:29, April 18, 2007)
  • Olympic logos, images get protection  (10:30, April 18, 2007)



  • Science & Technology

  • Morocco, Djibouti to strengthen cooperation in education (21:57, April 18, 2007)
  • Macao gov't to cash big in free education (17:45, April 18, 2007)
  • Colombia launches first satellite (10:51, April 18, 2007)
  • Microsoft's Silverlight takes on Adobe's Flash  (09:07, April 18, 2007)
  • Russia postpones landing of manned spacecraft (08:38, April 18, 2007)
  • Mainland, HK sign IT co-operation pact (08:35, April 18, 2007)
  • Cerebral aging lies in weak plasmic carotenoid rate: French researchers (08:34, April 18, 2007)
  • China Earthquake Administration, Peking University establish seismology research center (08:30, April 18, 2007)
  • Chinese schools not that safe: ministry  (10:38, April 18, 2007)
  • Microsoft, Lenovo to set up joint R&D center  (10:40, April 18, 2007)
  • Water technologies show local talent  (10:43, April 18, 2007)



  • Life

  • Kuwaiti gov't denies illegal falcon trade as cause of bird flu outbreak (20:44, April 18, 2007)
  • Chinese troupes win top prizes at DPRK's spring art festival (19:28, April 18, 2007)
  • HK resumes Japan's poultry import applications (16:14, April 18, 2007)
  • China's fourth baby boom  (15:52, April 18, 2007)
  • Australian youths educated to learn more about Asia-Pacific region (15:07, April 18, 2007)
  • HIV/AIDS victims in central China province get free TCM treatment (14:23, April 18, 2007)
  • China releases first book of cancer patient stories (14:22, April 18, 2007)
  • 34 more hospitalized in latest Chinese food scare (19:27, April 18, 2007)
  • Kids watch too many TV junk food commercials: U.S. study (10:50, April 18, 2007)
  • Measles immunization campaign begins in Solomon Islands (10:48, April 18, 2007)
  • Senior official calls on modern dramatists to serve the people (08:43, April 18, 2007)
  • More than 5,500 medical personnel hurt in medical brawls last year (08:32, April 18, 2007)
  • HK PolyU to launch city's first sportswear design subject (08:31, April 18, 2007)
  • Senior official calls on modern dramatists to serve the people (08:30, April 18, 2007)
  • Serious child abuse on Web has increased four-fold  (10:20, April 18, 2007)
  • Wall Street Journal wins two Pulitzer prizes  (10:05, April 18, 2007)
  • Asians rate sex lives so-so, survey finds  (10:19, April 18, 2007)
  • Teen matador narrowly escapes death  (10:19, April 18, 2007)
  • Beijing to up parking fees in bid to stop jams  (10:21, April 18, 2007)
  • Bank workers steal 51m yuan  (10:21, April 18, 2007)



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    Gunshots should not be heard here

    A gunman killed 32 people at a Virginia Tech campus and then shot himself dead on Monday in the deadliest shooting rampage in US. Schools should be civilized places, free from violence. However, in recent years, shooting rampages have been on the increase, particularly in the US. Many of the gunmen have bee students. In grieving for the victims, one cannot help asking: what pushed these fragile souls over the age?

    China at Hannover Industrial Expo

    Chinese business at the Hannover Trade Fair.Hannover Trade Fair, the world's largest ever industrial expo, kicked off in Hannver, Germany, on Sunday. A total of 400 Chinese businesses are presented at the expo. The Chinese group, taking up area of 5,500 square meters, is the second-largest exhibitor ever, behind Italy.

    Anti-terrorism drill held in Beijing

    Anti-terrorism police officers lay siege to 'terrorist' around a residential house during anti-terrorism drill in Beijing April 16, 2007.

    Coal mine flooding traps 12 in Hunan

    The site of a coal mine in Zou county in south China's Hunan province April 17, 2007. A coal mine flooding trapped 31 on April 16 with 19 managing to escape. The recsue is under way.

    India: Gere effigies burned after public kisses

    Actor Richard Gere (L) kisses Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty during an AIDS awareness programme amongst truck drivers in New Delhi April 15, 2007. An unintentional cultural gaffe by American actor Richard Gere has so enraged India's Hindus that angry crowds in several cities burned effigies of the actor Monday after he held popular Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty in his arms and kissed her on the cheek several times during an AIDS-awareness event in New Delhi.

    13 killed in Nigerian police station attack

    Locals look at a burned police vehicle in Kano's Panshekara district April 17, 2007, where unidentified gunmen attacked a police station and killed at least 13 policemen.

    China Intangible cultural heritages art festival in Paris

    A folk artist from China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region performs Twelve Mukams opera during the art festival of China's intangible cultural heritages at the headquarters of United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, capital of France, Apr. 16, 2007. Hosted by Cultural Ministry of China and undertaken by Academy of Arts of China and National Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Center of China, the art festival opened in Paris on Monday to display China's intangible cultural heritages.

    Nagasaki mayor dies after being shot during campaign

    Medical staff give Nagasaki Mayor Iccho Itoh first aid Tuesday night after he was shot in front of his campaign office where he had just returned after stumping for Sunday's election. Ito died of blood loss at 2:28 a.m. after four hours of futile emergency operation at the Nagasaki University Hospital of Medicine and Dentistry, Kyodo News reported, quoting local police.

    First high-speed train hits the rail

    Numbered D460, a train designed to run at a speed of 200 km per hour leaves east China's Shanghai for Suzhou early Wednesday morning, April 18, 2007, marking the beginning of the sixth "speed boost" of Chinese railways, which has been hard-pressed to cope with the country's hunger for bigger transport capacity.

    Top advisor: China to work with Tunisia to expand cooperation

    Chinese top advisor Jia Qinglin shakes hands with Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi in Tunis Tuesday, April 17, 2007. China will continue to work with Tunisia to further expand bilateral reciprocal cooperation, Chinese top advisor Jia Qinglin said here Tuesday.

    China, Pakistan sign 13 agreements

    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao shakes hands with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz Tuesday in Beijing. China and Pakistan on Tuesday signed 13 agreements on cooperation in fields such as space, telecommunications, education and legal assistance, vowing to raise the strategic partnership "to a new level."

    Shooter identified as S. Korean student

    Cho Seung-Hui, a student from South Korea identified as the gunman who killed 32 people at Virginia Tech University, is seen in this police handout released April 17, 2007. Cho, 23, a senior in the university's English department who lived on campus, was behind the massacre in the deadliest shooting rampage in modern US history, the university said.


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