AFP:AFC warns Australia, China after brawl

Chinese and Australian women football players brawl during a under-19 match in Wuhan, on August 3

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H1N1 watch: Health ministry to up screening, drugs and reporting

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 — All clinics and hospitals in both public and private sectors are now encouraged to use rapid influenza screening tests for those with flu-like symptoms who request to be tested with immediate effect, as part of the additional strategies to contain the spread of A(H1N1).

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Controversy continues despite ‘Green Dam’ put off

China’s ‘Green Dam’ Internet filtering project has attracted more controversy with a lawyer taking Industry and information Minster Li Yizhong to court over its implementation.

XieYanyi, a practising lawyer in Beijing, had filed a law suit last Friday against the minister for infringing citizens’ right to freedom and privacy.

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Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2009

HIROSHIMA – On the 64th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, solemn ceremonies were held on Thursday in Hiroshima and other cities in memory of the victims of the tragedy and to encourage people to work for world peace and nuclear disarmament.

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Berlusconi: ‘nothing to apologise for’ over the sex scandals and did not fear blackmail as he has no skeletons in the closet

Berlusconi: ‘nothing to apologise for’ over the sex scandals

and did not fear blackmail as he has no skeletons in the closet

ROME, Aug 7 — Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said today he had “nothing to apologise for” over the sex scandals surrounding him and did not fear blackmail, while boasting his support among Italians was at record highs.

The 72-year-old, whose reputation has been battered by often explicit disclosures about his womanising and parties with prostitutes, called people who spread such stories “anti-Italians who should be ashamed of themselves”.

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