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News Archive --- Date:20070420


China

  • Transnational drug syndicate cracked in HK (21:46, April 20, 2007)
  • A Chinese farmer makes special contribution to Sudan's Darfur (21:45, April 20, 2007)
  • Chinese vice premier meets UC Berkeley's chancellor (21:44, April 20, 2007)
  • Chinese vice premier meets San Marino's leaders on ties (21:43, April 20, 2007)
  • China's top legislator meets delegates to BFA annual conference (20:52, April 20, 2007)
  • China, U.S. ink document to facilitate cooperation on farm chemical pollution control (19:29, April 20, 2007)
  • Australian trade chief expects China-Australia FTA talks to make real progress (19:28, April 20, 2007)
  • China seeks neither military expansion nor hegemony: Chinese defense expert (18:39, April 20, 2007)
  • Special envoy says China's role in Middle East is "active and fair" (18:38, April 20, 2007)
  • China publishes book on President Hu's state visit to U.S. (08:27, April 20, 2007)
  • Five key trends in Chinese economy: Merrill Lynch (08:25, April 20, 2007)
  • China will speed up border check times for Olympics (08:23, April 20, 2007)
  • Macao launches Int'l workshop on air, space law (08:21, April 20, 2007)
  • Macao chief executive to attend Boao Forum (08:20, April 20, 2007)
  • China, Ghana agree to raise bilateral relations to new level (09:25, April 20, 2007)
  • Former E.China party official tried on corruption charges (08:16, April 20, 2007)
  • Microsoft, GM praise China's efforts in IPR protection (08:14, April 20, 2007)
  • Suspected robbers in custody  (13:17, April 20, 2007)
  • No shift in stance over UN reform  (13:18, April 20, 2007)
  • Ties with Chad to be boosted  (13:19, April 20, 2007)
  • China welcomes pact over Darfur  (17:54, April 20, 2007)
  • Gov't to rein in investment  (13:21, April 20, 2007)



  • Business

  • BFA not trying to undermine Davos: BFA Chairman Ramos (21:52, April 20, 2007)
  • World Bank provides 278.8 mln USD in loan for Turkey (21:52, April 20, 2007)
  • Banks junk disputed cross-bank ATM inquiry fee (20:24, April 20, 2007)
  • Gold price higher in Hong Kong -- April 20 (20:24, April 20, 2007)
  • Chinese shares rebound sharply on Friday (20:23, April 20, 2007)
  • Indonesia international reserves hit all-time high (20:21, April 20, 2007)
  • Shanghai bans sale of 20 international name brands in clothing markets (19:27, April 20, 2007)
  • Jakarta shares rebound on stronger rupiah, reshuffle plan (19:25, April 20, 2007)
  • Malaysian central bank's int'l reserves at mid-April (18:41, April 20, 2007)
  • Macao health authorities call for 10-fold tobacco tax hike (18:41, April 20, 2007)
  • Entrance fees up as holiday season approaches (18:07, April 20, 2007)
  • China's 2007 Action Plan for IPR Protection published (17:18, April 20, 2007)
  • Michigan delegation to promote local businesses at Shanghai auto show (16:40, April 20, 2007)
  • Government vows to repair China's "time bomb" reservoirs (20:18, April 20, 2007)
  • China Eastern reports loss of 2.8 bln yuan in 2006 (16:36, April 20, 2007)
  • Chinese government feels pressure from water industry, consumers (16:36, April 20, 2007)
  • Australia's food prices may rise due to possible irrigation ban  (16:34, April 20, 2007)
  • China, India will lead growth in mobile market by 2011: study (16:34, April 20, 2007)
  • More Chinese visitors to NZ: statistics (16:34, April 20, 2007)
  • China stocks rebound, with key index up 2.87 pct in morning session (16:32, April 20, 2007)
  • Cambodian gov't expects 16 mln USD casino revenues in 2007 (16:32, April 20, 2007)
  • Imports to provide half of China's gas demand by 2020: report (16:32, April 20, 2007)
  • Myanmar launches first domestically-produced locomotive (16:30, April 20, 2007)
  • GM reports record sales in the first quarter (16:30, April 20, 2007)
  • More dangerous consumer products taken off EU market last year (16:22, April 20, 2007)
  • China's airlines to carry 3.4 mln passengers during May Day holiday (16:19, April 20, 2007)
  • China chops back economic development zones (16:19, April 20, 2007)
  • China's corporate goods prices rise in March (16:18, April 20, 2007)
  • Hungary to adopt the euro between 2010 and 2014: PM (16:17, April 20, 2007)
  • India set 160-billion USD export target (16:16, April 20, 2007)
  • Boao forum board of directors to add two more members (16:16, April 20, 2007)
  • Vietnam objects U.S. monitoring system on garments (14:26, April 20, 2007)
  • German institutes revise up economic growth forecast to 2.4 percent (08:21, April 20, 2007)
  • Customers' needs key to deciding fate of IPTV  (13:25, April 20, 2007)
  • Roundup: Macao sees new gaming boom in Q1 (08:22, April 20, 2007)
  • Malaysian public caution against internet investment schemes (08:22, April 20, 2007)
  • Indonesia asks U.S. to help improve aviation safety (08:23, April 20, 2007)
  • Indian company buys U.S. iron ore firm (08:26, April 20, 2007)
  • HK's total export volume up 10.9 pct in February (08:26, April 20, 2007)
  • China Enterprises Index up 3.20 pct -- April 19 (08:27, April 20, 2007)
  • Gold price lower in Hong Kong -- April 19 (08:28, April 20, 2007)
  • Chinese shares take a plunge amid overheated economy concerns (08:30, April 20, 2007)
  • Chinese securities brokerages back in the black on back of bull market (08:30, April 20, 2007)
  • China's foreign debt up 14.9 percent in 2006 (08:32, April 20, 2007)
  • German producer-price inflation slumps to lowest in over two years (08:34, April 20, 2007)
  • German institutes raise 2007 economic growth forecast to 2.4 percent (08:45, April 20, 2007)
  • French bank acquires large stake in Albania's Bank Popullore (08:44, April 20, 2007)
  • Chinese premier pinpoints key economic challenges (08:21, April 20, 2007)
  • High turnover troubles public relations agencies  (13:23, April 20, 2007)
  • Diamond imports continue to sparkle  (13:24, April 20, 2007)
  • UK firm plans to steam ahead via rail  (13:25, April 20, 2007)
  • Banks cash in on the mainland  (13:26, April 20, 2007)
  • Hotel chain looks for franchisees  (13:26, April 20, 2007)
  • Minsheng Life gets nod for capital injection  (13:26, April 20, 2007)
  • Bad loans in the firing line  (13:27, April 20, 2007)
  • EU moves for greater market access  (13:27, April 20, 2007)
  • Tourists drawn to historical water town  (13:57, April 20, 2007)
  • Win-win in ending fees  (13:58, April 20, 2007)
  • Chinese workers feel more stress  (13:58, April 20, 2007)
  • McDonald's, KFC to establish unions  (14:00, April 20, 2007)
  • Cheap exports reduce inflation  (14:00, April 20, 2007)
  • Market falls 4.5% amid rate-hike speculation  (14:02, April 20, 2007)
  • Property market still hot despite cooling measures  (14:05, April 20, 2007)
  • Interest rates set to rise: Economists  (14:09, April 20, 2007)
  • Arable land banks reclaimed  (14:09, April 20, 2007)



  • World

  • Malaysia sets up committee to beef up border security (21:50, April 20, 2007)
  • French UMP candidate Sarkozy to win second round: poll (21:50, April 20, 2007)
  • Explosions kill 2 NATO soldiers in S. Afghanistan (21:50, April 20, 2007)
  • Israeli PM invites Jordanian king for visit (21:48, April 20, 2007)
  • Thai PM sees no reconciliation with southern insurgents (21:48, April 20, 2007)
  • New cabinet list complete: Thai PM (21:47, April 20, 2007)
  • UN mission satisfied with start of dismantling Cote d'Ivoire's buffer zone (20:55, April 20, 2007)
  • Sri Lankan Air Force unmanned craft makes emergency landing (20:54, April 20, 2007)
  • AL chief, Iraqi PM to probe Iraqi issue Sunday (19:31, April 20, 2007)
  • Up to 130 soldiers poisoned in northern Iraq (19:30, April 20, 2007)
  • Ugandan president reassures Asian community of security after violent protest (19:29, April 20, 2007)
  • U.S., Australia warn against travel to Mindanao of Philippines (18:48, April 20, 2007)
  • NZ delegation to attend IPU assembly in Indonesia (18:47, April 20, 2007)
  • Nepali cabinet approves new national anthem (18:46, April 20, 2007)
  • Virginia Tech victim Professor brought to rest in Israel (18:46, April 20, 2007)
  • Indonesia condemns recent violence in Iraq (18:44, April 20, 2007)
  • Thousands protest against U.S. mining company in Papua, Indonesia (18:43, April 20, 2007)
  • 6 killed, 13 injured in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir road accident (18:42, April 20, 2007)
  • Thai state telecom company seeks submarine fiber-optic link to U.S. (18:12, April 20, 2007)
  • Bolivia approves nationalization contracts with foreign energy firms (18:11, April 20, 2007)
  • Israeli president's attorney accuses police of wiretapping in probe (18:10, April 20, 2007)
  • Romanian Constitutional Court confirms suspension of president from post (21:46, April 20, 2007)
  • Tsunami warning issued following quake in SW Japan  (17:58, April 20, 2007)
  • 101-year-old Zambian man nabbed over cannabis cultivation, trafficking (17:16, April 20, 2007)
  • Philippine Army not to deploy more troops after terror killings in Sulu (17:14, April 20, 2007)
  • Kyrgyz PM accuses opposition leaders of inciting people (17:13, April 20, 2007)
  • Israel to ask for U.S. for world's most advanced jets: paper (17:12, April 20, 2007)
  • Headless bodies of Abu Sayyaf victims found by Philippine forces (17:01, April 20, 2007)
  • Belgian crown prince in Lebanon to visit his country's troops (16:37, April 20, 2007)
  • U.S. Iraq Coordinator arrives to persuade Turkey not to fight PKK in North Iraq (16:36, April 20, 2007)
  • BFA hopes to see integration of East Asia with Middle East and other parts of Asia (16:33, April 20, 2007)
  • Zanzibar to host UN regional meeting (16:32, April 20, 2007)
  • More Tanzanian towns in UN Safer Cities Program (16:31, April 20, 2007)
  • Indonesian president promises "limited reshuffle" (15:24, April 20, 2007)
  • Alleged Philippine mutiny leader granted bail for senatorial election (15:23, April 20, 2007)
  • New WFP boss to visit Ethiopia next week (15:22, April 20, 2007)
  • Four U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq (15:21, April 20, 2007)
  • Solomon Islands sets national day of mourning for tsunami victims (15:19, April 20, 2007)
  • S. Korean, German defense ministers to meet on military cooperation (15:03, April 20, 2007)
  • Senior UK official visiting Nepal to listen to ex-Gurkhas (15:00, April 20, 2007)
  • Philippine President condemns Abu Sayyaf killing of 7 hostages (14:58, April 20, 2007)
  • S.Korean official says negotiation with Japan on FTA talks not to make progress (14:57, April 20, 2007)
  • Two S.Korean soldiers killed at military base (14:41, April 20, 2007)
  • Australian PM opens new nuclear research reactor (14:37, April 20, 2007)
  • Task Force on Drafting ASEAN Charter meets in Vietnam (13:44, April 20, 2007)
  • Pakistani, Afghan troops clash over border fencing: report (13:43, April 20, 2007)
  • G-4 officials discuss UN reform in Brazil (13:38, April 20, 2007)
  • U.S. governor names panel to probe campus shooting rampage (13:36, April 20, 2007)
  • Fiji assures elections in two years  (13:16, April 20, 2007)
  • Indonesia, U.S. to formulate military cooperation (13:14, April 20, 2007)
  • Lula criticizes predecessor for investing in natural gas, looks to Algeria (13:12, April 20, 2007)
  • Challenges of globalization, terrorism encourage Asian cooperation: Ramos (13:11, April 20, 2007)
  • U.S. media decide to cut back on use of Virginia Tech gunman's manifesto (11:23, April 20, 2007)
  • Poet's song to be Nepal's new National Anthem (11:07, April 20, 2007)
  • Nepal heading towards democratic republic: Home Minister (11:07, April 20, 2007)
  • Brazilian lawmakers not exempted from anti-corruption probe: minister (10:41, April 20, 2007)
  • Solana, Mercosur FMs discuss possible free trade at meeting (10:34, April 20, 2007)
  • Brazil's Embraer launches military plane project (10:24, April 20, 2007)
  • Chavez denounces U.S.'s release of Cuban exile on bail (10:23, April 20, 2007)
  • Brazil grants land to native Indian tribes (10:22, April 20, 2007)
  • Rio citizens plant roses on beach in memory of violence victims (10:21, April 20, 2007)
  • Poland marks Warsaw ghetto anti-Nazi uprising (10:19, April 20, 2007)
  • Russia rules out cooperation with U.S. on missile defense (10:18, April 20, 2007)
  • Some 200 people demonstrate against U.S. radar base in Prague (10:17, April 20, 2007)
  • South Africa, Singapore talk on free trade agreement (10:16, April 20, 2007)
  • U.S. fails to convince Russia on missile shield in Europe (10:15, April 20, 2007)
  • U.S. Democratic leader says Iraq war "lost" (10:12, April 20, 2007)
  • Car explosion in Ethiopian base in Mogadishu: reports (10:10, April 20, 2007)
  • U.S. not to change laws over nuclear cooperation with India (10:08, April 20, 2007)
  • UN chief urges more Swiss support for peacekeeping operations (10:07, April 20, 2007)
  • Sudan denies sending aircraft with UN disguise to Darfur (10:06, April 20, 2007)
  • Poland's Sejm speaker forms new party (10:05, April 20, 2007)
  • Slovakia to continue contribution to Cyprus peacekeeping mission (10:05, April 20, 2007)
  • Ethiopia's NGO sad about western media professionals (10:04, April 20, 2007)
  • Ethiopian, Somali leaders discuss plan to bring order to Somalia (10:03, April 20, 2007)
  • U.S. warns Iran of possible new sanctions (10:01, April 20, 2007)
  • Nigeria targets 25 million more citizens for national identity cards (10:00, April 20, 2007)
  • U.S. House approves giving Washington, D.C., voting rights (09:59, April 20, 2007)
  • UN chief hails increased engagement in Middle East peace process (09:58, April 20, 2007)
  • Rwanda to start headcount of survivors from 1994 genocide (08:24, April 20, 2007)
  • Abu Sayyaf rebels behead 7 workers in southern Philippines (08:43, April 20, 2007)
  • Thousands of villagers flee fighting in eastern DRC (09:25, April 20, 2007)
  • Indian government asks state-owned banks to protect home loan borrowers (08:44, April 20, 2007)
  • Jordan contacts Israel on Arab peace initiative (08:46, April 20, 2007)
  • Georgian president reiterates bid to join NATO (08:49, April 20, 2007)
  • DPRK accuses Japan of obstructing nuclear talks (08:51, April 20, 2007)
  • Arab League chief condemns Wednesday's bombing in Iraq (08:53, April 20, 2007)
  • Nepal makes effort to bring bodies of killed Nepalese in Afghanistan (08:57, April 20, 2007)
  • Iraq biggest factor in U.S. presidential race: poll (08:59, April 20, 2007)
  • India gives positive response to U.S. navy proposal (09:00, April 20, 2007)
  • Romanian presidential election campaign to start in two months: PM (09:02, April 20, 2007)
  • No reasons for agencies downgrading rating on Romania: official (09:02, April 20, 2007)
  • U.S. to continue efforts to find ex-FBI agent missing in Iran (09:04, April 20, 2007)
  • Syrian president meets Putin's envoy on Mideast issues (09:15, April 20, 2007)
  • Three hopefuls in Nigerian presidential election (09:17, April 20, 2007)
  • French gov't expresses support for new Guinean PM (09:17, April 20, 2007)
  • Top-level EA media summit set for next week in Kenya (09:18, April 20, 2007)
  • Bush to visit Italy in June (09:20, April 20, 2007)
  • UN chief expresses "outrage" at deadly bombings in Baghdad (09:21, April 20, 2007)
  • EU approves accords with Russia on visa facilitation, readmission of illegals (09:22, April 20, 2007)
  • Singapore PM sends condolences to Bush over campus shooting (09:23, April 20, 2007)
  • OSCE to send monitoring mission for French presidential elections  (09:24, April 20, 2007)
  • South Africa, Spain sign defense agreement (09:25, April 20, 2007)
  • UN unveils regional plan to improve urban governance (09:26, April 20, 2007)
  • Iran, EU to resume nuclear talks on Wednesday (09:26, April 20, 2007)
  • Palestinian President Abbas to visit Italy next week (09:29, April 20, 2007)
  • Revived economy to contribute to peace within great lakes: expert  (09:34, April 20, 2007)
  • Togolese security forces undergo training on human rights (09:35, April 20, 2007)
  • DRC PM carries national duties without interference: Spokesman  (09:35, April 20, 2007)
  • Cypriot parliament demands Britain pay for military bases (09:36, April 20, 2007)
  • Arab ministers convene in Lebanon for means to develop tourism (09:37, April 20, 2007)
  • INEC urged to solve logistics problems in Nigerian election (09:44, April 20, 2007)
  • Sudan's government reiterates position on int'l force in Darfur (09:45, April 20, 2007)
  • Mauritanian president Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdellahi sworn in  (09:46, April 20, 2007)
  • Mozambican Attorney-General may lay charges for explosions (09:47, April 20, 2007)
  • Gonzales defends attorney firings as "nothing improper" (09:48, April 20, 2007)
  • U.S. fails to convince Russia on missile shield in Europe (09:49, April 20, 2007)
  • Zimbabwe, Zambia share strong bond: Mugabe (09:53, April 20, 2007)
  • ILO regional meeting to discuss decent work in Africa (09:54, April 20, 2007)
  • US and Japan must admit Iraq War a mistake  (13:20, April 20, 2007)
  • Abramovich tops Forbes Russia rich list  (13:21, April 20, 2007)
  • University orders lockdown ahead of Hilter birthday  (13:22, April 20, 2007)
  • Australian farms face waterless summer  (13:24, April 20, 2007)
  • DPRK starts to transfer $25m funds: Japan media  (13:25, April 20, 2007)
  • President suspended for alleged abuse of power  (13:27, April 20, 2007)
  • Gates in Baghdad for reconciliation  (13:28, April 20, 2007)
  • Shooter speaks his mind in videos  (13:31, April 20, 2007)
  • Asian tycoon 'left fortune to fortune-teller'  (13:34, April 20, 2007)



  • Opinion

  • Don't blame China or India for job losses in Europe (17:39, April 20, 2007)
  • China: UNSC no place to debate climate change (17:38, April 20, 2007)
  • Foreign loans help China's economic development (17:24, April 20, 2007)
  • Increase local tax benefits  (15:52, April 20, 2007)
  • The Bill Gates challenge  (15:52, April 20, 2007)



  • Sports

  • Mountaineers flock to Nepal for climbing Himalayas (21:38, April 20, 2007)
  • World champ Alcano in Indonesia for 9-ball title opener (16:58, April 20, 2007)
  • Kenya's Tergat dedicates London race to hungry children (08:55, April 20, 2007)
  • Uganda's FIFA ranking drops (08:52, April 20, 2007)
  • Polish-Ukrainian Euro 2012 coordination committee to be set up (08:51, April 20, 2007)
  • Ding shrugs off pressure on his Crucible debut (08:57, April 20, 2007)
  • Romario gets offers to score 1,000th for other clubs (08:59, April 20, 2007)
  • Zimbabwe swimmer boosted for 2008 Olympics in Beijing (09:00, April 20, 2007)
  • Zimbabwe Warriors move up on world rankings (09:01, April 20, 2007)
  • Maradona will be hospitalized in psychiatric clinic (09:03, April 20, 2007)
  • Kenya's set to prepare for Africa Cup of Nations in June (09:04, April 20, 2007)
  • France thrashes China atop ice hockey tournament (10:01, April 20, 2007)
  • World Snooker Championships first-round order of play (10:05, April 20, 2007)
  • 60 Zambian riders to participate in motocross event (10:05, April 20, 2007)
  • Zimbabwe moot fielding men relay team at Beijing Games (10:06, April 20, 2007)
  • Chelsea stars say family feeling aids United chase  (14:16, April 20, 2007)
  • Inter title party on hold after Totti's late strike  (14:18, April 20, 2007)
  • Beckham deal starting to pay off for LA Galaxy  (14:20, April 20, 2007)
  • Rangers sweep Thrashers to advance  (14:21, April 20, 2007)
  • Poland, Ukraine face bumpy road to 2012  (14:22, April 20, 2007)
  • Jacquelin sets early pace in Shanghai; Big Easy finds it difficult  (14:23, April 20, 2007)



  • Science & Technology

  • Many Chinese core technologies two-generations behind developed countries (17:21, April 20, 2007)
  • Business opportunities in China's broadband industry arouse global interest (17:20, April 20, 2007)
  • Broadband TV launched by People's Daily Online (17:19, April 20, 2007)
  • Slowdown in increase of imports and exports of electronic products (17:19, April 20, 2007)
  • 2007 Job Fair for Foreigners held in Beijing (16:11, April 20, 2007)
  • Green tea may help prevent autoimmune diseases: study (16:09, April 20, 2007)
  • Eating less salt can prevent cardiovascular disease: researchers (16:00, April 20, 2007)
  • Online job recruitment increases in Los Angeles (15:58, April 20, 2007)
  • Graduates pick up brooms to make ends meet  (15:54, April 20, 2007)
  • Bill Gates offers $3 software for students  (15:56, April 20, 2007)



  • Life

  • More than 12,000 people estimated to be infected with HIV/AIDS in Beijing (17:07, April 20, 2007)
  • Foot-and-mouth disease hits Vietnamese central province (17:05, April 20, 2007)
  • 700 sheep, goats killed in remote Nepali district due to PPR (17:04, April 20, 2007)
  • Anthrax kills 8 in Indonesia (17:03, April 20, 2007)
  • Arsenic or not: China investigates dried squid snacks (17:03, April 20, 2007)
  • China plans qualification test for performing artists (17:02, April 20, 2007)
  • WHO, partners show commitment to combat tropical diseases (15:56, April 20, 2007)
  • Technology allows ebooks to turn a new page  (16:07, April 20, 2007)
  • Why MP3 faces the music  (16:12, April 20, 2007)
  • Renovation project brings Suzhou's history to life  (16:14, April 20, 2007)
  • Dickens World is theme park with a twist  (16:17, April 20, 2007)
  • World famous polar bear cub Knut faces death threats  (16:18, April 20, 2007)
  • 'Crackberry' blackout - curse or blessing?  (16:19, April 20, 2007)
  • 1,700 evacuated as villages flooded  (13:34, April 20, 2007)
  • China to send WHO H5N1 virus samples  (13:34, April 20, 2007)



  • Photo

    2 million strands of noodle from 1kg of flour

    Li Enhai, who has made the Guinness World Records four separate times, displays his superb skill stretching out dough by hand in Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia in northern China. With just 1 kilogram of flour he can pull out 2 million strands of noodle with a combined length of 2,650 kilometers. The noodles are so thin that 39 threads together can pass through the eye of a needle. Li, who won the title of "Prince of Hand-pulled Noodles" at the 3rd National Cookery Competition, says he is looking for an apprentice from Inner Mongolia to pass his skills on to.

    China's oldest panda adopted

    Thirty five-year-old giant panda Tao Tao, the oldest panda in captivity on the Chinese mainland, eats bamboo leaves in its cage at a zoo in Jinan, east China's Shandong Province April 19, 2007. Tao Tao which remains in good health has been adopted.

    Delicate lacquerworks on show in Yangzhou

    Visitors watch a lacquerwork on show at an exhibition of the Yangzhou Lacquer Culture Festival in Yangzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, April 19, 2007. A total of 110 Chinese lacquers were displayed at the show.

    Bones of children are displayed in Tula, Mexico

    Bones of children are displayed in Tula, Mexico April 19, 2007. The grisly find of the buried bones of 24 pre-Hispanic Mexican children may be the first evidence that the ancient Toltec civilization sacrificed children, an archeologist studying the remains said on Monday. The bones, dating from 950 AD to 1150 AD and dug up at the Toltecs' former capital Tula, north of present day Mexico City, indicated the children had been decapitated in a group.

    Ukrainian opposition lawmakers to give up parliamentary mandates

    Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko speaks during a press conference in Kiev April 18, 2007. Yulia Tymoshenko on Wednesday said all of the lawmakers of her bloc would give up their parliamentary mandates in a bid to halt the operation of the parliament.

    Polar bear cub Knut receives death threat

    Polar bear cub Knut plays at an enclosure in Berlin zoo April 19, 2007. Germany's celebrity polar bear cub Knut has received an anonymous death threat, causing alarm at Berlin Zoo on Thursday and prompting heightened security. Knut, born on December 5, 2006, had to be hand fed every four hours by Berlin zoo employee Thomas Doerflein after its mother Tosca refused the baby.

    Classic ballet "Swan Lake" performed in Valletta

    Bolshoi ballerina Yelena Andrienko dances during a performance of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" with the State Classic Ballet Theatre of Russia at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, April 19, 2007. The ballet runs until April 23.

    Romania's parliament decides to impeach president

    Romanian Senate Speaker Nicolae Vacaroiu chaires the parliament's meeting on whether to suspend President Traian Basescu from his post in Bucharest, Romania, April 19, 2007. Romania's parliament on Thursday approved, by a vote of 322 to 108 with 10 abstentions, an impeachment proposal against President Traian Basescu.

    In memory of our ancestor

    Lien Chan (R), Honorary Chairman of the Kuomintang Party, attends the ceremony in memory of Huangdi, or Yellow Emperor, who is believed to be the ancestor of all Han Chinese people at Xinzheng, the hometown of Huangdi in central China's Henan Province, April 19, 2007.

    35th Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva kicks off

    A new kind of French chair-like lifesaving equipment is displayed at the 35th Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, which opened in Switzerland, April 18, 2007.

    Bill Gates conferred honorary doctorate of Tsinghua

    Chairman of Microsoft Corporation Bill Gates is conferred a honorary doctorate at Tsinghua University, Beijing, Apr 19, 2007. Bill Gates paid a visit to Tsinghua Thursday and delivered a speech titled "The Way Ahead: Innovating Together in China".


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