Chinese premier's attendance at ASEAN-related meetings of great significance: FM

October 25, 2009 10:43 pm· Comments Off on Chinese premier's attendance at ASEAN-related meetings of great significance: FM 

BEIJING, Oct. 26 — Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao played a major role in ensuring the success of the meetings related to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) by putting forward proposals to tackle the financial crisis and enhance regional cooperation, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Sunday.

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News Analysis: Terror in US: How dangerous are home grown jihadists?

October 25, 2009 10:43 pm· Comments Off on News Analysis: Terror in US: How dangerous are home grown jihadists? 

by Matthew Rusling

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 — Tarek Mehanna seemed to be living the life of an ordinary American suburbanite. A U.S.-born pharmacist and graduate from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, he was soft spoken and did not fit the profile of a violent Islamic extremist, neighbors said.

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UN chief strongly condemns car bombing attacks in Baghdad

October 25, 2009 10:43 pm· Comments Off on UN chief strongly condemns car bombing attacks in Baghdad 

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 26 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday strongly condemned double car bombing attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, in which hundreds were killed and wounded.

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U.S. top officials in Iraq condemn Baghdad twin bombings

October 25, 2009 10:43 pm· Comments Off on U.S. top officials in Iraq condemn Baghdad twin bombings 

BAGHDAD, Oct. 26 — Top U.S. officials in Iraq condemned Sunday's deadly twin bombings in central Baghdad, calling on Iraqi people to work together to resist violence and intimidation attempts ahead of the country's national elections.

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Roundup: Twin truck bombings kill, wound hundreds of Iraqis in Baghdad

October 25, 2009 10:43 pm· Comments Off on Roundup: Twin truck bombings kill, wound hundreds of Iraqis in Baghdad 

by Jamal Hashim

BAGHDAD, Oct. 26 — Two truck bombs coordinately exploded in downtown Baghdad Sunday, killing at least 132 people and wounding some 512 others in an apparent attempt to shape a setback to the Iraqi government which struggle to restore normalcy in the country nearly three months ahead of the country's national elections.

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Asean, EAF to formulate operational standards for disaster mitigation

October 25, 2009 10:43 pm· Comments Off on Asean, EAF to formulate operational standards for disaster mitigation 

HUA HIN, Thailand, Oct. 26 (ANTARA News) — The Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) and the East Asia Forum will formulate Standard Operational Procedures (SOP) for natural disaster mitigation as a follow up action to the agreement between the two sides at the 4th East Asia Summit (EAS) in Thailand on October 23to 25, 2009.

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15th Asean Summit Officially Closed Sunday

October 25, 2009 10:43 pm· Comments Off on 15th Asean Summit Officially Closed Sunday 

HUA HIN, Thailand, Oct. 26 — 15th ASEAN Summit is officially closed here on Sunday at the Royal Dusit Grand Ballroom, Hotel Dusit Thani, in the presence of ten leaders of ASEAN countries.

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Chile launches plan to boost SME

October 25, 2009 10:43 pm· Comments Off on Chile launches plan to boost SME 

SANTIAGO, Oct. 26 — Chile will implement an ambitious program to speed up the recovery of more than 170,000 SME (small and medium enterprises) in the country, an official said on Sunday.

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World legislators agree to key principles on curbing climate change

October 25, 2009 10:43 pm· Comments Off on World legislators agree to key principles on curbing climate change 

COPENHAGEN, Oct. 26 — Over 100 legislators from major economies across the world agreed here on Sunday to key legislation principles on curbing climate change.

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New finding could lead to cure of pulmonary arterial hypertension

October 25, 2009 10:43 pm· Comments Off on New finding could lead to cure of pulmonary arterial hypertension 

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 — A groundbreaking discovery has been made by U.S. researchers which may lead to future drug therapies to extend the life of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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