Indian navy chief refutes claim by scientist on 1998 Pokhran II nuclear tests

August 27, 2009 11:45 am· Comments Off on Indian navy chief refutes claim by scientist on 1998 Pokhran II nuclear tests 

NEW DELHI, Aug. 27 — Refuting claims by one of the country's top atomic scientists, Indian Navy chief Thursday asserted that the 1998 Pokhran II nuclear tests were successful.

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2 women die of swine flu in Nashik; toll rises to six in city

August 27, 2009 11:45 am· Comments Off on 2 women die of swine flu in Nashik; toll rises to six in city 

NASHIK, Aug. 27 — The death toll due to swine flu has risen to six in the city with two more women, one of them pregnant, succumbing to the viral infection.

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A(H1N1) influenza cases in Vietnam rise to 2,226

August 27, 2009 11:45 am· Comments Off on A(H1N1) influenza cases in Vietnam rise to 2,226 

HANOI, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) — The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has confirmed 84 more cases of A(H1N1) influenza, bringing the country's total number of flu patients to 2,226, local newspaper the Labor reported Thursday.

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China cooperates with other developing nations to address climate change, bilateral trade: ambassador

August 27, 2009 11:45 am· Comments Off on China cooperates with other developing nations to address climate change, bilateral trade: ambassador 

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 27 — China is seeking to step up cooperation with other developing nations including Mexico to address climate change while maintaining economic growth, Chinese Ambassador to Mexico told an audience at a university here Wednesday.

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DPJ to propose revising SOFA to include environment clause

August 27, 2009 11:45 am· Comments Off on DPJ to propose revising SOFA to include environment clause 

TOKYO, Aug. 27 — If the main opposition Democratic Party of Japan gains power in Sunday's general election, it plans to propose to the United States revising the bilateral Status of Forces Agreement, to include a clause on dealing with environmental pollution or destruction at U.S. military bases in Japan, party members said Wednesday.

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Inflation in Malaysia expected to remain low

August 27, 2009 11:45 am· Comments Off on Inflation in Malaysia expected to remain low 

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 27 — Inflation in Malaysia is expected to remain low for the rest of the year as the economy is projected to contract by four to five per cent this year due to weak exports and softer domestic demand.

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Rebels blocking relief for displaced in northern Yemen

August 27, 2009 11:45 am· Comments Off on Rebels blocking relief for displaced in northern Yemen 

SAADA, Aug 27 — Relief organizations complained on Wednesday the Houthi rebels were hindering their job, blocking them from reaching out the war-affected people in Yemen's restive northern parts, Yemen news agency (Saba) reported.

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Kyrgyzstan seizes 204 Kilograms of opium

August 27, 2009 11:45 am· Comments Off on Kyrgyzstan seizes 204 Kilograms of opium 

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, Aug. 27 — Kyrgyzstan drug authorities seized 204 kilograms of opium in a recent operation, said a report from Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek on Wednesday.

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Public, private cooperation transforms Singapore into distinctive global city: official

August 27, 2009 11:45 am· Comments Off on Public, private cooperation transforms Singapore into distinctive global city: official 

SINGAPORE, Aug. 27 — There has been a close symbiotic relationship between government and the private sector in building a place where Singaporeans can work, live and play, a senior Singapore official said on Thursday.

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Shanghai Expo lottery sales to help rebuild quake-hit Sichuan

August 27, 2009 11:45 am· Comments Off on Shanghai Expo lottery sales to help rebuild quake-hit Sichuan 

SHANGHAI, Aug. 27 — The welfare lottery featuring the Shanghai World Expo is to go on sale here Friday, with all funds going to support reconstruction in quake-hit Sichuan Province, a notice on the expo's official website said.

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