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Airbus 380 collides with building at Bangkok airport
Bangkok, Sep 1 (Xinhua) An Airbus aircraft 380 collided with a building and a coach parked at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport Saturday morning. However, no casualties were reported.

Saturday, September 01, 2007 11:27:47 AM

Taiwan village claims it improves luck with name change
Taipei, Sep 1 (DPA) A Taiwan village that changed its name to avoid bad luck claims the move actually worked.

Saturday, September 01, 2007 9:42:20 AM

New cervical cancer vaccine targets women over 30
Manila, Sep 1 (DPA) When the first vaccine against the virus that causes cervical cancer was launched last year, many women were excluded from being potential beneficiaries because of their age.

Saturday, September 01, 2007 9:41:36 AM

Indian journo P. Sainath receives Magsaysay Award
Manila, Aug 31 (IANS) Well-known Indian journalist Palagummi Sainath Friday received the 2007 Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize, for his rural journalism.

Friday, August 31, 2007 9:48:15 PM

Surgeon develops new procedure for sleep disorder
Singapore, Aug 31 (DPA) A Singapore surgeon has developed an improved method of treating a sleep disorder with a procedure that has a success rate of 86 percent, compared to 68 percent of those treated the conventional way, a report has said.

Friday, August 31, 2007 5:39:59 PM

South Korea denies paying ransom to Taliban
Seoul, Aug 31 (Xinhua) The office of President Roh Moo-hyun Friday denied news reports alleging that the South Korean government has paid a hefty ransom to the Taliban in return for the release of South Korean hostages.

Friday, August 31, 2007 3:28:14 PM

Indian jailed for fake degree, boss wants him back
Singapore, Aug 31 (DPA) An Indian national who bought a fake degree in botany and used a passport bearing his cousin's name was jailed for two weeks and fined 6,000 Singapore dollars (over $3,900), news reports said Friday.

Friday, August 31, 2007 11:29:51 AM

China adopts law to handle emergencies
Beijing, Aug 31 (Xinhua) China has framed a law to improve the country's ability to handle frequent industrial accidents, natural disasters and health and public security hazards.

Friday, August 31, 2007 7:50:28 AM

'This drama is over' - last South Korean hostages freed (Lead)
Seoul/Kabul, Aug 30 (DPA) Declaring 'this drama is over,' Ghazni province governor Mahrajuddin Patan confirmed Thursday an earlier announcement by Taliban rebels that they had released the remaining seven South Korean hostages they had been holding for six weeks.

Thursday, August 30, 2007 9:23:39 PM

Russia, US to resume arms control talks in September
Tokyo, Aug 30 (RIA Novosti) Russian-US talks on a replacement for the START-I arms reduction treaty will be held in early September in Rome, a high-ranking Russian Foreign Ministry disarmament official said Thursday.

Thursday, August 30, 2007 6:44:39 PM

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