|No flood danger seen from Tibet lake -
(Reuters) - A panel of Indian experts has ruled there is
no immediate danger from a lake in Tibet that had
threatened to burst its banks and flood a Himalayan
valley across the border, officia...
Oil hits new record as China, India
New market set
as demand in China, India intensifies supply worries,
Iraq lends price support. | NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Oil
prices blazed past $47.50 a barrel and set fresh highs
early Thursday as demand growth...
Crude oil hits all-time high of $47.50
US, nearing psychological mark of $50
SINGAPORE (AP) - Crude oil prices rocketed to
an all-time high of $47.50 US per barrel Thursday after
a fall in U.S. oil and gasoline inventories and
continued uncertainty over supply of Iraqi crude. | The
Achievements of independent
| On the eve
of celebrating the 13th year of independence of
Uzbekistan Aloke Shekhar, an Indian Journalist working
in this Central Asian country, had a special talk
about the present political ...
U.S. women obliterate GDR
ATHENS - The record
stood for 17 years, a despised symbol of a cold-hearted
regime that systematically drugged its athletes in the
pursuit of Olympic glory. | Finally, it's off the books.
| The American women c...
Sexton through to
Katy Sexton breathed a
massive sigh of relief after qualifying for the
semi-finals of the 200 metres backstroke. | Sexton won
gold at the World Championships in Barcelona last year
and also took silver in the 1...
China protesters threaten
Six Chinese women
have threatened to jump from the top of a six-storey
apartment building in central Beijing. | They were
demonstrating against corruption and trickery in China's
courts. | After six hours of pr...
Drug 'could boost malaria
developed a new drug which they say could transform the
fight against malaria. | The drug is a synthetic version
of Artemisinin - a herb extract that has been used for
centuries in China. | Arte...
Olympics photos - day
1 of 6 | The first gold
of day six goes to Germany's Manfred Kurzer, who
triumphs in the men's running target shooting 2 of 6 |
Alex Popov and 100m gold medallist Pieter van den
Hoogenband fail to qualify for t...
GB aim for badminton
Nathan Robertson and
Gail Emms will bid to win Britain's first gold of the
2004 Olympics when they contest the mixed badminton
doubles final on Thursday. | The pair are the first
Britons to reach an Olympic bad...
80% of gays will marry
| Shanghai - At least 80% of China's
estimated 30 million gays have already married members
of the opposite sex or will do so in the near future,
health officials said on Thursday. | Of the 30 million,
Market rallies as oil futures
SINGAPORE - AN easing
of oil futures provided broad-based support to a nervous
market today, lifting the Straits Times Index to a
two-week high. | In tandem with regional markets, which
headed up following a po...
Immigrants put strain on city
of newcomers in Canada's metropolitan areas will
continue to put pressure on public transit, education
and housing, a study has found. | Almost all immigrants
who arrived here in the 1990s ...
Islands Village in Gilbert
| Ownership of The
Islands Village Shopping Center in Gilbert has changed
Californian hands, the firm that negotiated the sale
announced. | Ethan Christopher, of Encino, Calif.,
purchased the shopping center, C...
Exchange students experience less
alluring side of East Valley
| Gail Fisher | (From left) Nicolai Volkner,
Anna Eichinger and Martin Raithel, Tempe Sister Cities
exchange students from Regensburg, Germany fill food
boxes at Paz de Cristo. | Special for The Republic |
Outsourcing is challenge to western
Press Trust of
India | Washington, August 19 Advertisement |
Outsourcing has resulted in a shift of wealth to India
and China, posing a challenge to the western world as
one of its implications might be a ...
Rural faith targeted by Beijing /
Underground churches popular but not
Beijing -- An American
Buddhist group that spent $3 million renovating an 800-
year-old temple in rural northern China said Wednesday
that police officers and soldiers had taken back the
temple last week by arr...
Hamm-dinger / Gymnast comes back from
12th place to win
pitches, Letterman -- no, Leno -- the unending media
requests, the book deals, surely the line is forming on
the right for Paul Hamm. | After Wednesday night, who
could not want a slice of Hamm? He's ...
SWIMMING / Burn, baby, burn! / Coughlin
helps clean up a record
Athens -- As United States swimmer Kaitlin
Sandeno walked behind the stands at the Olympic Aquatic
Center, passing the cameras, microphones, and notepads
of the assembled world media, she smiled and said, "I
| NBC | 12:30-4 p.m. -- Swimming; beach volleyball, U.S.
men's match; rowing, semifinals; canoeing, whitewater
competition. | 8 p.m.-midnight -- Gymnastics, women's
individual all-around final; swimming, ...
A sculptor's dream: 25,000 Maos over
6,000 miles / Huge project commemorating Long March
Beijing -- Wang
Wenhai, the 53-year-old self-proclaimed Yanan Clay
Sculpture King, has three goals. First, he wants to
build a 426-foot-tall statue of Mao Zedong in Yanan, the
Chinese Communist Party's historic...
Fifteen People Claiming to Be from N.K.
Seek Asylum in South Korea
BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Yonhap) -- Fifteen people,
claiming to be North Koreans, forced their way into
South Korea's consulate in Beijing on Thursday and
requested asylum, officials said. | The alleged
people, claiming to be from North Korea, have requested
asylum at South Korea's consulate in Beijing. | (END) |
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Ruiters to lead Pebble Bed Modular
| By Helmo
Preuss | The Director General of the Department of Trade
and Industry (DTI), Dr Alistair Ruiters, has been
appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of PBMR
(Pty) Ltd, the company that was ...
Five weightlifters named in doping
| By Steve Keating |
ATHENS (Reuters) - Five weightlifters who tested
positive for drugs before the Athens Olympics have been
banned from the Games. | Weightlifting has been dogged
by doping scandals for years ...
|Thu 19 Aug
|China protesters threaten
Six Chinese women have threatened to jump
from the top of a six-storey apartment building in central
|80% of gays will marry
News24 SA |
Shanghai - At least 80% of China's estimated 30 million gays
have already married members of the opposit...
|Rural faith targeted by Beijing / Underground
churches popular but not legal |
San Fransisco Chronicle Beijing -- An American Buddhist group that spent $3
million renovating an 800- year-old temple in rural
|On TV |
Fransisco Chronicle Today | NBC |
12:30-4 p.m. -- Swimming; beach volleyball, U.S. men's match;
rowing, semifinals; canoeing, whit...
|A sculptor's dream: 25,000 Maos over 6,000
miles / Huge project commemorating Long March includes
Chronicle Beijing -- Wang Wenhai, the
53-year-old self-proclaimed Yanan Clay Sculpture King, has
three goals. First, he ...
|Ruiters to lead Pebble Bed Modular
Day | By Helmo Preuss | The
Director General of the Department of Trade and Industry
(DTI), Dr Alistair Rui...
|Shanghai's GDP up 14.8%
Business Day | SHANGHAI - China's wealthiest city
Shanghai has continued its record-setting growth with the
|FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index closes at 7,215.99
up +175.54 (+2.49%) |
Newswire SHANGHAI, China, Aug. 19
/PRNewswire/ -- The closing price for the FTSE/Xinhua China 25
Index (NYSE: FXT) for ...
|China Wireless Increases Revenues by 542% in
1st Month of the Third Quarter 2004 |
PR Newswire DENVER, Aug. 19
/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Wireless Communications, Inc.
(OTC Bulletin Board: CWLC) is pl...
|Spotlight Turns on College Admissions
Information Center | China's national
university entrance examination system has long been hailed as
an effective mechanism to en...
|Handset Exports to China Drop
Korea Times China's imports of mobile handsets from South Korea
plunged 64.8 percent from a year earlier to $396 million
|Global Sources Survey Indicates High
Incidence of Original Design Development in mainland China
Electronics Industry |
Aug 19, 2004 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/
-- | Fifty Eight Percent of Manufacture...
|Taiwan can be coffee gateway to China, says
Costa Rican president |
Taiwan Headlines Costa
Rican President Abel Pacheco said on Tuesday that Central
American coffee could be sold in the vast mark...
|Citibank, KMT groups to discuss big deal:
Headlines Former TransAsia Airways
Chairman Lin Chia-cheng's older son, Lin Gu-jiun, who is
currently working at Citiban...
|Asian Stocks Rise; Advantest, LG Electronics,
AU Optronics Gain |
Bloomberg Aug. 19
(Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks gained, led by computer- related
companies such as Advantest Corp. and Sam...
|4 000 officials took $50bn
News24 SA |
Beijing - About 4 000 corrupt Chinese officials have fled
overseas in the past two decades taking a
|China shuts Buddhist sites and seizes
Catholic priests |
Azcentral | American groups
report crackdown on religions | New York Times | BEIJING - An
American Buddhist group that s...