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Asian investors on buying spree on merger news
Tokyo, Feb 4 (DPA) Asia's primary stock indices surged Monday, feeding on merger news, a strong performance on Wall Street and one another's gains.

Monday, February 04, 2008 8:01:30 PM

Chinese court upholds death penalty for embezzlement
Shenyang (China), Feb 4 (Xinhua) The Liaoning Provincial Higher People's Court Monday upheld the death sentence to a top executive of a trading firm in a bogus ant-breeding project that raised 3 billion yuan ($417 million) from investors.

Monday, February 04, 2008 7:02:06 PM

Chinese shares rise sharply after Wall Street rally
Beijing, Feb 4 (Xinhua) Chinese shares surged sharply in morning trade Monday following a rally on the Wall Street and news of improving weather in the country's snow-hit regions.

Monday, February 04, 2008 4:03:23 PM

World Bank lowers China's 2008 GDP growth forecast
Beijing, Feb 4 (Xinhua) The World Bank has revised downward its forecast for China's 2008 GDP growth to 9.6 percent, which is 1.2 percentage points lower than an earlier estimate.

Monday, February 04, 2008 1:41:51 PM

Malaysian Indians promised quick redressal of grievances
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 4 (IANS) Denying charges that the government was engaged in any 'ethnic cleansing' in Malaysia, Deputy Prime Minister Najid Razak has promised the country's citizens of Indian origin that their problems would be 'tackled quickly'.

Monday, February 04, 2008 1:16:27 PM

Six killed, homes destroyed as train derails in China
Kunming, Feb 4 (Xinhua) A cargo train came off the tracks in southwest China's Yunnan province early Monday, destroying several houses and burying six people, local authorities said.

Monday, February 04, 2008 12:08:54 PM

Thailand to conduct drill for bird flu disaster
Bangkok, Feb 4 (Xinhua) Thailand's Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department said Monday that the disaster prevention agency would conduct an emergency drill for the bird flu virus.

Monday, February 04, 2008 10:58:07 AM

Five killed in southern Philippines clash
Zamboanga City (Philippines), Feb 4 (DPA) Two soldiers and three Islamic militants were killed Monday in a clash on a southern Philippine island, a regional military spokesman said.

Monday, February 04, 2008 10:48:54 AM

Fortune tellers add confusion to Taiwan's election
Taipei, Feb 4 (DPA) As Taiwan's presidential campaign heats up, fortune tellers are joining the fray by giving advice to the two candidates and predicting the election outcome.

Monday, February 04, 2008 9:14:34 AM

Chinese surgeons transplant heart, liver, kidney on same patient
Xian (China) Feb 3 (Xinhua) A Chinese hospital said Sunday its team of doctors has successfully carried out heart, liver and kidney transplants on a patient in a marathon operation in a medical first for the country.

Sunday, February 03, 2008 6:55:43 PM

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