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Oil prices above $120 'abnormal': OPEC
Jakarta, July 29 (DPA) Crude oil prices above $120 a barrel are 'abnormal' but they could fall to around $78 under the right circumstances, the president of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 6:17:51 PM

Beijing checks up its last-minute Olympic preparation
Beijing, July 29 (Xinhua) The host city of the 29th Summer Olympic Games is going through every details of its seven-year-long preparation as the Beijing Olympics are all set to begin August 8.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 2:58:23 PM

Chinese paddlers ready for Beijing Olympics
Wuxi (China), July 29 (Xinhua) The star-studded Chinese table tennis team is well-prepared to face any challenge from rivals at the Beijing Olympics.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 1:33:04 PM

Chinese official doubts report on illegal gene therapy
Beijing, July 29 (Xinhua) A Chinese health official said he doubted the authenticity of a German TV report about Chinese clinics offering performance-enhancing stem-cell therapy treatment for athletes, saying that it was technically impossible.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 1:32:12 PM

China, Hong Kong expand economic cooperation
Hong Kong, July 29 (Xinhua) China and Hong Kong signed an agreement Tuesday giving Hong Kong business entities greater and easier access to the mainland.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 1:28:32 PM

Beijing to put activist on trial on eve of Olympics
Beijing, July 29 (DPA) China's housing rights activist Ni Yulan is scheduled to go on trial Aug 4, in a move by authorities to silence critics ahead of its hosting of the world's biggest sports event, the Summer Olympics, Ni's husband said Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 1:25:52 PM

China to provide cultural feast during Olympics
Beijing, July 29 (Xinhua) The Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG) will provide a variety of unique cultural activities during the coming sports gala in August.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 1:25:12 PM

Beijing to stop rain from dampening Olympic opening
Beijing, July 29 (Xinhua) China has mobilised all its science and engineering capability, including satellite monitoring and cloud seeding, to prevent rain from spoiling the Olympic opening ceremony on Aug 8 as historical data indicate a 41 percent chance of rain on that date.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 12:45:52 PM

Foreign papers go on sale in Beijing
Beijing, July 29 (Xinhua) China has lifted its ban on foreign publications as the Olympics draws near.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 12:45:24 PM

India takes largest share of US investment in Asia-Pacific
Singapore, July 29 (DPA) US investments in Asia grew 12 percent last year with the biggest jump coming in India, where acquisitions in the information sector propelled the increase, media reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 11:54:43 AM

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