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China's July exports slow sharply
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) China's export growth slowed sharply in July to a six-month low following dwindling demand from Europe and Japan, official data showed Friday.

Friday, August 10, 2012 1:05:31 PM

Singapore's GDP contracts
Singapore, Aug 10 (IANS) Singapore's economy shrank by 0.7 percent on quarter in the second quarter, reversing the 9.5 percent growth in the previous quarter, said trade and industry ministry Friday.

Friday, August 10, 2012 12:36:31 PM

Myanmar forms press council
Yangon, Aug 10 (IANS) Myanmar has formed a 20-member Core Press Council aimed at protecting journalists, laying down professional ethics and settling media disputes.

Friday, August 10, 2012 12:17:51 PM

Chinese firm exports high-speed train parts to Europe
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) One of China's leading locomotive producers said Friday that it has delivered a batch of high-speed train compartments ordered by Siemens AG, marking the first such export to Europe.

Friday, August 10, 2012 11:54:12 AM

China July exports slow down
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) China's exports rose 1 percent year-on-year to $176.9 billion in July, slowing sharply from the 11.3 percent in June, authorities said Friday.

Friday, August 10, 2012 11:43:41 AM

Rape victim's mother released from Chinese labour camp
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) A woman sent to a labour camp in central China's Hunan province after petitioning for justice for her daughter, who had been raped and forced into prostitution at age 11, was released Friday morning, authorities said.

Friday, August 10, 2012 11:10:35 AM

Pakistan hurtling towards crisis, fears daily
Islamabad, Aug 10 (IANS) Pakistan faces a crisis with the political leadership and the judiciary "menacingly standing face to face like boxers in a ring" over a letter that has to be written to the Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Friday, August 10, 2012 10:59:46 AM

The cost of getting a new nose in Asia (The Funny Side)
Got an email the other day from a guy looking for a new, improved nose. He said he did not want his name in the paper, as "most people believe men are not vain, right?" Wrong! Everyone knows guys are ultra-vain. We don't comb our hair over our bald patches to keep our frontal lobes warm. His other mistake was to think he needed to change his nose. "It's not the size of it, it's what you do with it," I said, quoting somebody talking about something, it may or may not have been noses.

Friday, August 10, 2012 10:44:49 AM

58 percent rise in China's alcohol imports
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) China's alcohol imports has risen 58.1 percent from a year earlier to $2.4 billion last year, according to the country's commerce ministry.

Friday, August 10, 2012 7:49:27 AM

Annan's peace plan still alive :Iran
Tehran, Aug 10 (IANS) The peace plan for Syria put forward by Kofi Annan is still alive although he has resigned from the post of the UN and Arab League's special envoy to the unrest-torn country, according to Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi.

Friday, August 10, 2012 6:22:17 AM

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