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Mainland clarifies name issue of Taiwan Olympic team
Beijing, July 24 (Xinhua) The Chinese mainland called on both sides across the Taiwan Straits to dissolve misunderstandings on the name of the island's Olympic team.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 2:54:16 PM

Beijing plans to stage spectacular fireworks for Olypmics
Beijing, July 24 (Xinhua) From yellow dragon and red peonies to 2008 smiling faces -- all will be displayed by spectacular fireworks on the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 2:53:32 PM

China allows entry of leprosy patients ahead of Olympic
Beijing, July 24 (Xinhua) China has lifted the ban on the entry of foreign visitors suffering from leprosy, two weeks ahead of the Summer Olympics.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 12:22:45 PM

Olympic equestrian events in Hong Kong will be safe: official
Hong Kong, July 24 (Xinhua) Hong Kong Chief Secretary Henry Tang said here that the government will ensure safety and security for the Olympic equestrian events that will be held here.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 11:56:36 AM

India-US n-deal will alter regional power balance: Dhaka daily
Dhaka, July 24 (IANS) The India-US civil nuclear deal 'will dramatically alter the strategic landscape and balance of power' in the South Asian region, a Dhaka daily has said.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 10:59:23 AM

Asia's premier security forum begins in Singapore
Singapore, July 24 (DPA) Asia's top security forum began its annual meeting Thursday to discuss measures that will make member-countries more responsive in dealing with the challenges in the region, especially in the area of disaster response.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 8:33:12 AM

Strong earthquake jolts Japan, at least 109 injured
Tokyo, July 24 (DPA) At least 109 people were injured in a 6.8-magnitude earthquake that hit northern Japan shortly after midnight Wednesday, media reports said Thursday.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 8:00:35 AM

Magnitude 6.8 quake hits northern Japan
Tokyo, July 23 (DPA) A magnitude-6.8 earthquake hit northern Japan Wednesday night, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warnings were issued.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 11:37:35 PM

US, North Korea hold highest level meeting in four years
Singapore, July 23 (DPA) The US and North Korea held Wednesday their highest level meeting in four years over the dismantling of Pyongyang's nuclear programme.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 7:46:11 PM

Chinese gymnast Yang eyeing Olympic gold
Beijing, July 23 (Xinhua) Chinese Yang Wei has the most decorated record in Asian Games gymnastics history and is now looking to leave his Athens heartbreak behind and deliver the home crowd a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics this August.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 5:27:09 PM

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