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By David Gray NADI, Fiji (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao received a pig and whale's tooth in a traditional Fijian welcome on Wednesday and in return offered a sweeping package of economic aid to Pacific island states that support a one-China policy.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Women and girls are far more vulnerable to AIDS than men and need their own U.N. agency to defend them, just as the U.N. children's fund UNICEF protects young people, a top U.N. envoy said on Friday.
Women and girls are far more vulnerable to AIDS than men and need their own U.N. agency to defend them, just as the U.N. children's fund UNICEF protects young people, a top U.N. envoy said on Friday.
Congress is likely to approve a free-trade pact with Oman this year despite the furor over a state-owned Arab company managing American ports, a Democratic congressman said on Thursday.
By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will resume talks in March on a free-trade pact with the United Arab Emirates despite an uproar over Bush administration approval of a deal to allow an UAE company to operate terminals at six U.S. ports, a U.S.
By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand vowed to work to build a single economic market on the back of strengthening trade ties on Wednesday, but stopped short of endorsing a single currency.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has deported all the 131 Thai Muslims who fled their homeland last year to escape rising violence in Thailand's troubled south, state news agency Bernama said on Tuesday.
By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Stephen Gaghan invaded Oman. The "Syriana" director didn't do it intentionally, of course -- unless he's really an undercover CIA agent.
By Marie-Louise Moller LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Thousands more illegal migrants are heading for Spain's north African enclaves, whose razor-wire borders hundreds have already stormed to get into the European Union, the bloc said on Wednesday.
RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco on Tuesday flew 140 illegal migrants home to Senegal and agreed with Spain to host an African-European meeting to stem the surge in illegal migration from Africa to the prosperous European Union.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.