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South Korea eyeing a top-10 finish at Beijing
Beijing, July 24 (Xinhua) South Korea is expecting a top-10 finish in the medals table at the forthcoming Beijing Games starting Aug 8.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 3:01:52 PM

Ethiopian long distance runners eyeing Beijing glory
Beijing, July 24 (Xinhua) Ethiopia's star-studded long distance squad is ready to launch another fierce charge in next month's Beijing Olympic Games.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 2:58:05 PM

Asia's top security forum calls for better disaster response
Singapore, July 24 (DPA) Asia's top security forum said Thursday a disaster-hit country should facilitate assistance from other nations and international organizations for 'prompt and effective disaster management and relief' where needed.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 2:55:13 PM

IOC official surprised at Beijing's air quality improvement
Beijing, July 24 (Xinhua) The air quality in Beijing has improved dramatically in recent days thanks to the effective temporary measures, an International Olympic Committee (IOC) official said here.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 2:54:59 PM

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

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