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Thaipusam festival celebrated in Singapore

[2012-02-07 15:14]

Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the day of the full moon, is celebrated in honour of Lord Murugan.

Quake drill at elementary School in Manila

[2012-02-07 13:50]

The drill aims to help students and school staff learn how to react properly during high-intensity earthquakes.

Floods kill 8 in Bulgaria

[2012-02-07 11:14]

A dam wall broke and flooded a village in southern Bulgaria.

Christ the Redeemer statue lit up

[2012-02-07 10:27]

Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up in different colors to represent the 150 countries that will participate in the World Youth Day on July 23-28, 2013.

Power of prayer

[2012-02-07 10:10]

Growing throngs overcrowd temples to seek divine blessings during the Spring Festival.

Clear need to answer questions after pollution

[2012-02-07 09:54]

Concerns remain following leakage of cadmium into Longjiang River in Guangxi.

Thumbs down for London cabs

[2012-02-07 08:25]

The iconic black hackney carriage that has been running for more than half a century on London's streets is being shunned by passengers in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.

Philippine quake leaves 43 dead

[2012-02-07 08:24]

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the central Philippines on Monday, killing at least 43 people and causing widespread panic.

Stray dogs to be trained to help people

[2012-02-07 07:55]

A project to train stray dogs to assist elderly people and those hard of hearing has been launched in the capital.

Agency to advise on cross-Straits marriage

[2012-02-07 07:52]

The Ministry of Civil Affairs will establish a marriage counseling agency for couples in which each spouse comes from a different side of the Taiwan Straits.

China gripped by unusual cold spell

[2012-02-07 07:29]

China is experiencing a colder winter than usual and temperatures will continue to fall until mid-February.

Lantern Festival celebrations across China

[2012-02-06 13:40]

The Lantern Festival or Yuan Xiao Jie is celebrated on the 15th day of the first month of the lunar year in the Chinese calendar.

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