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Strong earthquake, aftershocks hit China's far west
Beijing, March 21 (DPA) A powerful earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale shook a remote area of China's far west near the border between its Xinjiang and Tibet regions early Friday and was followed by three aftershocks, US and Chinese earthquake-monitoring agencies said.

Friday, March 21, 2008 6:17:17 PM

'Subprime crisis to persist for two to three years'
Beijing, March 21 (Xinhua) The impact of the subprime crisis is likely to persist for two to three year before the US economy recovers, Nobel laureate US economist Joseph E. Stiglitz said here Friday.

Friday, March 21, 2008 5:59:09 PM

Karun will have his first-ever front-row start
Kuala Lumpur, March 21 (IANS) Karun Chandhok, the 24-year old from Chennai, secured his first-ever front row position as he qualified second for the GP2 Asia series race to be run here Sunday.

Friday, March 21, 2008 5:14:24 PM

Dozens nailed to crosses on Good Friday in Philippines
Manila, March 21 (DPA) More than 30 Filipino devotees were nailed to wooden crosses and dozens more whipped their backs bloody in the Philippines Friday in an annual re-enactment of the suffering and death of Jesus Christ.

Friday, March 21, 2008 5:11:20 PM

Force India ninth quickest in free practice
Kuala Lumpur, March 21 (IANS) Force India's Giancarlo Fisichella posted an impressive ninth fastest timing Friday during afternoon session of the official free practice ahead of tomorrow's Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix.

Friday, March 21, 2008 4:43:58 PM

Japan dismisses 80 navy officers for mismanagement
Tokyo, March 21 (DPA) Japan's Defence Ministry Friday dismissed about 80 officers for mismanagement in the navy that has caused a series of accidents since last year.

Friday, March 21, 2008 3:53:44 PM

Chinese police opened fire on Tibet protesters
Beijing, March 21 (DPA) Chinese police have said they shot protesters during violent Tibet-related unrest in the south-western province of Sichuan, in the first admission by authorities that guns were used against Tibetan protesters.

Friday, March 21, 2008 3:52:04 PM

Motor racing: Aditya Patel fourth among rookies
Sepang (Malaysia), March 21 (IANS) India's Aditya Patel struggled with his car in his international formula racing debut and could only return fourth best time of two minutes, 15.798 seconds among rookies in the Formula BMW Pacific free practice session here Friday.

Friday, March 21, 2008 3:20:06 PM

Images of Tibet riot suspects on Internet portals
Lhasa, March 21 (Xinhua) Major Internet portals in China, including and, Friday showed images of some of the March 14 riot suspects wanted by the police.

Friday, March 21, 2008 2:02:41 PM

Badawi faces challenge to leadership in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, March 21 (IANS) Emerging victorious but weak from this month's general elections, Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is facing his first challenge from within the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO).

Friday, March 21, 2008 12:32:31 PM

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