Shanghai, Oct 2 (Xinhua) Movie star Jackie Chan expressed his appreciation of Special Olympics just hours before the opening ceremony in Shanghai, telling the press that the event may give hope to the parents of intellectually disabled children.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007 4:24:09 PM
Tokyo, Oct 1 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza started her comeback after a long lay-off due to injury with a winning start to her Japan Open campaign by beating local player Ayumi Morita 6-0, 6-4 in the first round of the Japan Open tennis tournament.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007 3:14:57 PM
Yangon, Oct 2 (DPA) The leader of Myanmar's junta, Senior General Than Shwe, agreed Tuesday to meet visiting United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari in the regime's capital of Naypyidaw, United Nations sources said.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007 3:14:29 PM
Singapore, Oct 2 (IANS) The star-studded Barclays Singapore Open added another couple of stars as Australian Nick O'Hern and South African Charl Schwartzel, members of the European Tour, signed up for $4 million event, the richest national Open in Asia.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007 3:08:59 PM
Kabul, Oct 2 (Xinhua) A suicide bomb attack on a police bus killed 11 people including eight policemen in the Afghan capital Kabul Tuesday, an official of the Interior Ministry told Xinhua.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007 1:10:51 PM
Manila, Oct 2 (Xinhua) Four Philippine navy soldiers and six suspected militants were killed in a clash Tuesday on a southern Philippine island while two other soldiers were wounded, a military spokesman said.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007 1:10:17 PM
Jakarta, Oct 2 (DPA) Indonesian authorities issued a tsunami warning Tuesday following a 6.4-magnitude earthquake off the western coast of Sumatra Island, but it was later cancelled after no giant waves materialised.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007 12:05:31 PM
Myawadi (Myanmar), Oct 2 (DPA) Hope isn't an ally Win Hlaing can easily give up on. It sustained him when he was a student leader in the 1988 protests in Myanmar that left 3,000 dead. It sustained him when he won a seat in the 1990 elections, which the military junta refused to recognise, and it sustained him through 10 subsequent years in a squalid Yangon jail.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007 11:56:12 AM
Tokyo, Oct 2 (DPA) Japanese scientists have successfully created the first transparent frog that will assist research on genetic developments and cancerous growths. The half-albino frog with grey eyes, created by matching recessive genes, has transparent skin with its internal organs visible from the outside.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007 10:17:17 AM
Jakarta, Oct 2 (Xinhua) An undersea earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale shook Indonesia's Bengkulu province Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami alert.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007 10:07:31 AM
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