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Japan's suicide rate exceeds 30,000 for 10th year
Tokyo, June 19 (DPA) The number of suicides in Japan exceeded 30,000 in 2007 for the 10th year in a row, the National Police Agency said Thursday.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 4:44:54 PM

China calls for new Asia-Europe partnership
Beijing, June 19 (Xinhua) China Thursday urged Asian and European countries close cooperation in a bid to form a new Asia-Europe partnership.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 4:43:29 PM

Taiwan expands travel links with China
Taipei, June 19 (DPA) Taiwan expanded travel links with China Thursday to allow all its citizens to reach the mainland China via two offshore islands.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 3:19:40 PM

Japanese destroyer heads to Chinese port for historic landing
Tokyo, June 19 (DPA) A Japanese military ship set sail from Japan Thursday to make a historic port call in China, as part of a bilateral defence exchange.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 3:17:59 PM

Foreign capital flowing into real estate in Asia
Singapore, June 19 (DPA) The inflow of capital into Asia's real estate market is accelerating on longer-term investments coming of a prolonged period of steady growth, a report said Thursday.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 2:49:48 PM

Nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier damaged by fire
Tokyo, June 19 (DPA) Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington suffered 'serious' damage from a fire last month, Japanese media reports said Thursday.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 2:49:27 PM

World Bank raises China's growth forecast to 9.8 percent
Beijing, June 19 (Xinhua) In view of the rapid growth of China's service sector, the World Bank (WB) has raised its forecast for the country's 2008 economic growth to 9.8 percent in a report released Thursday.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 2:39:12 PM

Myanmar junta arrests Suu Kyi's supporters on her birthday
Yangon, June 19 (DPA) Myanmar authorities Thursday arrested at least 30 supporters of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi who had gathered to protest her five years of imprisonment on her birthday, eyewitnesses said.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 12:04:05 PM

Two Indians killed in on-board accident at Singapore
Singapore, June 19 (DPA) Two Indian nationals working below a ship's deck died of suspected gas poisoning in a second shipyard accident here in less than a month, police said Thursday.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 11:45:22 AM

Hong Kong tightens cross-border security ahead of Olympics
Hong Kong, June 19 (DPA) X-ray machines and extra security checks were being put in place Thursday to screen the thousands of passengers travelling between Hong Kong and China by train as security is tightened ahead of the Olympics in August.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 10:20:44 AM

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