Jakarta, Jan 15 (DPA) A Pakistani and two Afghan refugees were killed after a boat carrying 18 Australia-bound asylum seekers who escaped an Indonesian immigration detention centre sank off eastern Indonesia, the police said Thursday.
Thursday, January 15, 2009 2:00:57 PM
Beijing, Jan 15 (Xinhua) An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale Thursday hit China's Wenchuan County, which was the epicentre of the May 12 earthquake last year that left more than 87,000 people dead or missing, an official said.
Thursday, January 15, 2009 12:24:32 PM
Tokyo, Jan 15 (DPA) Japan's benchmark Nikkei index lost four percent by the close of morning trading Thursday after Wall Street plummeted overnight and the Japanese government's machinery orders for November showed the largest decline on record.
Thursday, January 15, 2009 10:25:13 AM
Hong Kong, Jan 14 (IANS) India suffered a last-minute goal to go down fighting Hong Kong 1-2 in a friendly match here Wednesday.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 9:45:12 PM
Beijing, Jan 14 (Xinhua) China has started taking help of special drug-sniffing dogs in airplanes to nab passengers smuggling banned narcotics into the country.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 9:38:15 PM
Beijing, Jan 14 (Xinhua) China Wednesday shut down 84 additional websites for containing 'pornographic and lewd content' in its month-long campaign against online porn, bringing the number of blocked sites to 175.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 9:12:22 PM
Taipei, Jan 14 (DPA) Taiwan's judicial authorities Wednesday arrested a Presidential Office official on suspicion of leaking confident documents, a spokesman said.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 8:51:32 PM
Beijing, Jan 14 (DPA) China has taken Germany's spot as the world's third largest economy after the United States and Japan, statistics released Wednesday showed.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 3:48:45 PM
Taiyuan (China), Jan 14 (Xinhua) A 17-year-old student was sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing a teacher last year in north China's Shanxi Province, a court announced Wednesday.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 1:43:17 PM
Tokyo, Jan 14 (DPA) Tokyo stocks closed modestly higher Wednesday as investors bought back previous day's battered-shares, but gains were limited due to lingering economic worries.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 1:01:07 PM
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