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Asian finance ministers meet to combat global crisis
Phuket (Thailand), Feb 22 (DPA) Finance ministers from South-East and East Asia met Sunday on the Thai tourist island of Phuket to try to come up with joint measures to tackle the effects on the region of the global economic slide.

Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:14:40 AM

China coalmine blast kills 44
Taiyuan (China), Feb 22 (Xinhua) At least 44 workers were killed and many more remained trapped Sunday following an explosion in a coalmine in China's northern Shanxi Province, officials said.

Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:14:19 AM

11 killed, 96 trapped in China coal mine blast
Taiyuan (China) Feb 22 (Xinhua) At least 11 miners were killed and 96 trapped in a coal mine following a gas explosion in northern China Sunday, officials said.

Sunday, February 22, 2009 9:00:55 AM

At least 96 trapped in China coal mine accident
Taiyun (China), Feb 22 (Xinhua) At least 96 miners were trapped inside a coal mine following a gas blast in northern China Sunday.

Sunday, February 22, 2009 5:41:55 AM

Malaysian Indian leader gets bullets in mail
Penang (Malaysia), Feb 21 (IANS) Malaysian Indian lawmaker Karpal Singh received an envelope with two live bullets and a letter that threatened to 'burn his entire family' if he clashed with the Malay rulers.

Saturday, February 21, 2009 6:01:40 PM

Myanmar starts releasing over 6,000 prisoners under amnesty
Yangon, Feb 21 (DPA) Myanmar authorities Saturday began to free prisoners from Yangon's notorious Insein jail, including some political prisoners, under a government amnesty for 6,313 inmates nationwide.

Saturday, February 21, 2009 5:39:09 PM

Malaysian-Indian trade leader wants all-inclusive economy
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 21 (IANS) A Malaysian-Indian business leader has urged that the country's economy be 'Malaysianised' to ensure participation of all races and better and faster growth.

Saturday, February 21, 2009 4:38:03 PM

A million Chinese without tap water after chemical spill
Beijing, Feb 21 (Xinhua) Carbolic acid spilled into a river from a chemical plant has forced the suspension of tap water supplies to more than one million people in China's eastern city of Yancheng, officials said Saturday.

Saturday, February 21, 2009 4:00:21 PM

Clinton wins finance promise from China
Beijing, Feb 21 (DPA) Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi Saturday promised US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that his government will keep much of its huge foreign currency reserves in US treasury bonds.

Saturday, February 21, 2009 2:47:59 PM

Dhaka faces judicial hurdle on releasing Indian militants
Dhaka, Feb 21 (IANS) Bangladesh faces a legal hurdle in handing over Anup Chetia and two other Indian separatist leaders jailed in this country for the past 13 years as it is yet to respond to a high court order on the trio's asylum pleas, a media report Saturday said.

Saturday, February 21, 2009 2:36:30 PM

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