Enough space for two Asian giants: Wen
Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has told 600 business leaders from both China and India in New Delhi that the two countries are cooperative partners, and not rivals.
"There is enough space in the world for the development of both China and India and there are enough areas for us to cooperate."
Wen Jiabao is now on his second official visit to India in five years, trying to boost trade and promote better ties between the two Asian giants.
He is heading a delegation of some 400 business leaders from China, the largest ever to visit India.
The premier is set to hold talks today with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh and other top Indian officials.
China calls for U.S. to relax high-tech export control to China
China hopes that the United States could relax its export control on high-tech products, saying such a move will benefit both sides.
Commerce Minister Chen Deming was speaking in Washington after China and the US concluded their 21st Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade meeting.
He said China has high hopes of President Barack Obama's proposal that Wasington will improve its reform on export control regime.
The minister added that substantial trade facilitation and an increase of export to China will help lower the high unemployment rate of the U.S.
US official in Beijing over Korea tensions
A United States delegation led by Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg is in Beijing to discuss the tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
Steinberg is scheduled to meet with State Councilor Dai Bingguo, who recently traveled to two Koreas.
He will stay in the Chinese capital until Friday and then fly to Tokyo.
A flurry of diplomatic efforts among the six parties involved in the stalled nuclear talks are under way to defuse the regional tensions.
US Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson is also on his way to Pyongyang as an unofficial envoy.
Up to 50 asylum seekers feared dead in boat tragedy in Australia
Australian authorities say they fear more than 50 suspected asylum seekers have drowned, after their wooden boat smashed onto rocks on Christmas Island, off the north-west coast of Australia.
Immigration Minister Chris Bowen says there may have been up to 100 passengers aboard the Indonesian fishing vessel when it broke up in rough seas.
So far there are only 44 survivors.
The suspected asylum seekers are believed to be from Iran and Iraq.
Questions are now being raised in Australia as to how the boat managed to make it to Christmas Island in the first place without being intercepted.
2nd Ld-Writethru: U.S. sues BP, others for oil spill
The United States has announced it is going to sue British oil giant BP and eight others over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The oil disaster earlier this year is the worst offshore oil spill in U.S history.
Defendants in the lawsuit include the rig's owner Transocean, Anadarko Petroleum, Mitsui & Company's unit MOEX and BP's insurer Lloyds of London.
The lawsuit is demanding the companies be held liable without limitation under the Oil Pollution Act for all removal costs and damage caused by the oil spill - including damage to natural resources.
Iran mosque attack kills 39
A bomb explosion in the south-eastern Iranian city of Chabahar has killed at least 39 people and wounded some 50 others.
A number of women and children are believed to be among the dead.
The attack took place in front of the Imam Hussein mosque, and targeted pilgrims marking the Shiite ritual of Ashura.
The militant Sunni Muslim group Jundullah is claiming responsibility for the bombing.
Missing plane found crashed in eastern Nepal
A plane that went out of contact Wednesday in Nepal has been found crashed in a forest area in the east of the country.
The Tara Air aircraft took off from Lamidanda and soon lost contact.
An army spokesman says the plane was found broken into pieces and all the 22 people aboard, including three crew members, are feared dead.
Officials punished over abuse of mentally ill workers in Xinjiang
Five government officials have been sanctioned in connection with the abuse of twelve mentally-diminished workers at a factory in northwest China.
The workers, who are all mentally ill, were captured and enslaved by the owner of a factory in Xinjiang, where they were forced to work in appalling conditions.
The government officials who are being held responsible have received different sanctions, including warnings from the party.
However, the deputy director in charge of labour inspections in Toksun County has been removed from office.
The people who were running the slave-labour factory have been arrested after fleeing to Sichuan.
CRI Launches FM Service in Budapest_For Hourly News
China Radio International has launched an FM service in Budapest, Hungary.
With this edition, CRI now has a total of 51 overseas FM services.
CRI now broadcasts in Hungarian for 11 hours on 92.1 FM in Budapest, which covers the 2.5-million people living in the capital.
All of the programs will be produced in China.