Journalist working for U.S. radio killed in Pakistan

January 18, 2012 10:02 am· Comments Off on Journalist working for U.S. radio killed in Pakistan 

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 18 — A Pakistani journalist working for a U.S. radio was shot dead Tuesday evening in the country's northwestern region, police said.

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Feature: Houston in mood for Chinese Lunar New Year

January 18, 2012 10:02 am· Comments Off on Feature: Houston in mood for Chinese Lunar New Year 

By Betty L. Martin

HOUSTON, Jan. 18 — While emphasizing the cultural origins of Chinese New Year 2012, plans being drawn to commemorate the "Year of the Dragon" this month in Houston, Texas State of the United States, showcase the diversity of participants.

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Oil back above US$ 100 on China GDP

January 18, 2012 10:02 am· Comments Off on Oil back above US$ 100 on China GDP 

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 — Oil price rose and returned to 100 U.S. dollars a barrel on Tuesday as China's economic growth beat expectation in fourth quarter, overcoming negativity of several European countries' credit ratings downgrades last Friday.

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Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang resigns from company

January 18, 2012 10:02 am· Comments Off on Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang resigns from company 

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18 — Yahoo! on Tuesday announced that co-founder Jerry Yang has resigned from its Board of Directors and all other positions with the company.

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Fitch projects 6% growth in RI`s GDP in 2012

January 18, 2012 10:02 am· Comments Off on Fitch projects 6% growth in RI`s GDP in 2012 

JaAKARTA, Jan. 18 — Global rating agency Fitch Ratings has projected Indonesia`s GDP growth at 6 percent in 2012 and termed further growth difficult to achieve until 2013 due to global economic conditions.

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Three-time Olympian Yang warns young athletes not to forget their schoolwork

January 18, 2012 10:02 am· Comments Off on Three-time Olympian Yang warns young athletes not to forget their schoolwork 

INNSBRUCK, Austria, Jan. 18 — Retired skating star Yang Yang says athletes must avoid the mistake made by too many sports people in China of neglecting their education to train.

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18 Jayapura toddlers infected with HIV/AIDS

January 18, 2012 10:02 am· Comments Off on 18 Jayapura toddlers infected with HIV/AIDS 

SENTANI, Papua, Jan. 18 — The National AIDS Commission (NAC) reported that 18 toddlers in Jayapura regency, Papua are HIV/AIDS positive during tests conducted in 2011.

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Feature: ASEAN unites in battle against dengue

January 18, 2012 10:02 am· Comments Off on Feature: ASEAN unites in battle against dengue 

JAKARTA, Jan. 18 — The first ASEAN Dengue Day was observed on June 15 at Jakarta`s National Museum, where a call was made to intensify regional cooperation to tackle the disease.

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Paris airport retrofits to woo Chinese tourists during Spring Festival

January 18, 2012 10:02 am· Comments Off on Paris airport retrofits to woo Chinese tourists during Spring Festival 

PARIS, Jan. 18 — France's airport service provider Aeroports de Paris on Tuesday launched new initiatives to meet Chinese tourists who will flush in during the Chinese lunar new year, the Spring Festival, which will fall on Jan. 23.

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Chicago grains recover on demand, drier weather in South America

January 18, 2012 9:37 am· Comments Off on Chicago grains recover on demand, drier weather in South America 

CHICAGO, Jan. 18 — Chicago grain prices rallied on Tuesday, lifted by trade expectations that stronger economic growth in China may spur purchases of U.S. grains.

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