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Coach Gopichand confident of good showing from shuttlers
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) Indian badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is confident of a good performance from the shuttlers, provided they can handle the pressures of their maiden Olympic appearance and the huge crowd here.

Thursday, August 07, 2008 4:35:24 PM

Chinese president meets Sri Lankan counterpart
Beijing, Aug 7 (Xinhua) Chinese President Hu Jintao Thursday met his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapakse, who is here to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games.

Thursday, August 07, 2008 4:31:56 PM

The 'bride' is ready - but will rain spoil Olympic party?
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) This 2,000-year-old capital city, eager to present its sleek ultra modern look to the world, is all dressed up for China's long awaited coming-out party -- the 29th Olympic Games that kick off with a gala opening Friday.

Thursday, August 07, 2008 4:27:27 PM

US Navy submarine leaks more radioactive water: Japan
Tokyo, Aug 7 (Xinhua) The US Navy's nuclear-powered submarine Houston has leaked radioactive water at two more ports in Japan, the Japanese foreign ministry said Thursday.

Thursday, August 07, 2008 4:17:39 PM

NATO aircraft crashes in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 7 (Xinhua) An aircraft belonging to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) crashed Thursday in eastern Afghan province of Paktika, an ISAF statement here said.

Thursday, August 07, 2008 4:09:18 PM

Three rights activists barred from Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Aug 7 (DPA) Three human rights activists have been denied entry into Hong Kong just days before the start of the Olympic Games, a media report said Thursday.

Thursday, August 07, 2008 4:08:54 PM

Bush off to Beijing with a Myanmar mission
Bangkok, Aug 7 (DPA) US President George W. Bush Thursday chided China for its human rights record and called on the communist country to help pressure Myanmar's military leaders before departing Bangkok Thursday for Beijing.

Thursday, August 07, 2008 3:52:44 PM

US President to discuss Myanmar with China
Bangkok, Aug 7 (DPA) US President George W. Bush said Thursday that he would take up the Myanmar problem with China, one of the few countries that has any influence over the cloistered military state, dissidents said.

Thursday, August 07, 2008 3:20:00 PM

China stages biggest Olympic show
Beijing, Aug 7 (DPA) Olympic supremo Jacques Rogge may have to declare the Beijing Olympics the best ever as the Chinese organizers are determined to put on the biggest sports show on earth.

Thursday, August 07, 2008 3:03:43 PM

Chikungunya strikes 17 workers, Indians included
Singapore, Aug 7 (DPA) The mosquito-borne chikungunya disease has hit 17 workers in the largest outbreak of the viral infection in the city state, the Singapore health ministry data said Friday.

Thursday, August 07, 2008 2:23:09 PM

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