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Russia files new extradition request for pilot jailed in US

MOSCOW, (PNA/RAPSI) — Russia has filed a second extradition request for a Russian pilot sentenced to 20 years in jail in the United States for conspiring to smuggle drugs, a…

UN, DR Congo forces fighting armed groups in South Kivu province

KINSHASA, (PNA/Xinhua) — The UN Mission for Stabilization of Congo (MONUSCO) and the DR Congo Armed Forces (FARDC) have been fighting armed groups in South Kivu province since Oct. 18,…

Cambodia sees 1.48 bln USD trade deficit in 9 months

PHNOM PENH, (PNA/Xinhua) — Cambodia has seen a trade deficit of 1.48 billion U.S. dollars in the first nine months of 2013, according to the Commerce Ministry’s data on Friday….

Roundup: S. Korean shares fall after foreigners end buying spree

SEOUL, (PNA/Xinhua) — South Korean shares fell on Friday as foreign investors turned into net sellers for the first time in 41 sessions, ending their record-breaking buying trend. The benchmark…

(Nightlead) FDI to Vietnam totals 19.2-B USD in 10 months

HANOI, (PNA/Xinhua) — Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow to Vietnam in the first 10 months of 2013 reached 19.2 billion U.S. dollars, a year-on-year increase of 65.5 percent, according to…

Hong Kong stocks close 0.6 % lower

HONG KONG, (PNA/Xinhua) — Hong Kong stocks fell 137.48 points, or 0.6 percent, to close at 22,698.34 points on Friday. The benchmark Hang Seng Index traded between 22,839.15 and 22,…

Singapore stocks close 0.39 % lower

SINGAPORE, (PNA/Xinhua) — Singapore stocks finished lower on Friday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) down 12.71 points, or 0.39 percent, to close at 3,205.24. A total of 2.1…

Benin discovers new oil field

COTONOU, (PNA/Xinhua) — An estimated 87 million barrels of commercially viable oilfield has been discovered in Benin’s coastal region of Seme-Kpodji, just 20 km southeast of Cotonou, according to the…

Singapore Q3 private property prices up 0.4 pct

SINGAPORE, (PNA/Xinhua) — Singapore’s private home prices rose by 0.4 percent during the third quarter, easing from the quarterly rise of 1.0 percent in the second quarter and unchanged from…

1st LD-Writethru: Chinese shares hit 7-week low

BEIJING, (PNA/Xinhua) — Chinese shares dropped for a fourth consecutive day on Friday to hit their lowest level in seven weeks. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dipped 1.45 percent, or…

Deutsche Bank sees Sensex at record 22,000 by Dec

MUMBAI, (PNA/PTI) — A day after the market benchmark sniffed at life-time high, German brokerage Deutsche Bank Friday raised its year-end Sensex target to a record high of 22,000 points,…

Baby born with HIV still healthy 18 months after treatment

WASHINGTON, (PNA/Xinhua) — A three-year-old American girl born with HIV and treated with a combination of antiviral drugs unusually early “continues to do well” and remains free of the virus…

Cuba developing two cholera vaccines

HAVANA, (PNA/Xinhua) — Cuban researchers are working on developing two orally-taken cholera vaccines, one of which is in advanced clinical trials, experts said here on Thursday. Dr. Reinaldo Acevedo, deputy…

Mosaic HIV vaccine affords ‘partial protection’ in monkeys

WASHINGTON, (PNA/Xinhua) — U.S. researchers said Thursday that an experimental global vaccine may afford “partial protection” in monkeys against challenges with an especially deadly form of the AIDS virus, raising…

Around China: Traditional Tibetan medical treatment goes digital

LHASA, (PNA/Xinhua) — A Tibetan hospital has set up a database for collecting and recording prescriptions as well as other medical information as the region’s health sector becomes more digitalized,…