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Japan extends sanctions against North Korea
Tokyo, Oct 9 (Xinhua) Japan decided Tuesday to extend its sanctions against North Korea for another six months beyond its original time limit that ended over the weekend.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007 9:49:16 AM

US air strike kills 16 militants in Afghanistan (Lead)
Kabul, Oct 8 (DPA) An air strike by US forces in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 16 militants loyal to a wanted Uzbek warlord, while in the south of the country a suicide bomber missed a foreign military convoy and wounded three children, officials said Monday.

Monday, October 08, 2007 9:21:44 PM

Worst floods in 20 years kill 64 in Vietnam
Hanoi, Oct 8 (DPA) Some of the worst floods to hit Vietnam in decades killed 64 people and submerged thousands of homes, officials said Monday.

Monday, October 08, 2007 4:27:27 PM

Chinese shares surge to new high
Beijing, Oct 8 (Xinhua) China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index closed at a new high of 5692.76 points Monday, the first trading day after the weeklong national holiday.

Monday, October 08, 2007 3:53:39 PM

Asia-Pacific nations on track to achieve development goals
Manila, Oct 8 (DPA) The Asia-Pacific region is on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which include reducing poverty by half by 2015, according to a progress report the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations released Monday.

Monday, October 08, 2007 3:51:48 PM

US air strike kills 16 militants in Afghanistan
Kabul, Oct 8 (DPA) An air strike by US forces in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 16 militants loyal to a wanted Uzbek warlord, while in the south of the country a suicide bomber missed a foreign military convoy and wounded three children, officials said Monday.

Monday, October 08, 2007 3:10:19 PM

Tropical storm Krosa affects five mn people in China
Hangzhou, Oct 8 (Xinhua) Tropical storm Krosa has affected more than five million people in east China's Zhejiang province after it drenched the Chinese mainland's southeast coast.

Monday, October 08, 2007 11:32:02 AM

All for sports and life within Healthy Athletes Programme
Shanghai, Oct 8 (Xinhua) Over 280 doctors of 73 hospitals and 400 volunteers from local medical schools have been working hard at the Special Olympics Town, offering free check-ups to the athletes at the Special Olympics World Summer Games since it opened Tuesday.

Monday, October 08, 2007 9:12:31 AM

Tolerance on the rise for Asia's gays, but laws lag
Bangkok, Oct 8 (DPA) Thailand's tolerance towards gays and transgender people is legendary in Asia.

Monday, October 08, 2007 7:54:36 AM

Typhoon Krosa hits China, one million people evacuated (Lead)
Hangzhou (China), Oct 7 (Xinhua) Powerful Typhoon Krosa weakened to a tropical storm after making landfall in east China Sunday, forcing evacuation of more than a million people in provinces Zhejiang and Fujian.

Sunday, October 07, 2007 6:58:44 PM

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