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Russia removes ITAR-TASS news agency director Vitaly Ignatenko

Russia's venerable ITAR-TASS news agency fired one of its Soviet-era giants as general director after nearly four decades of service that began at the height of the cold war.

Wednesday, 19 September, 2012, 4:06am

Amateur painter ruins painting of Christ

An elderly woman's catastrophic attempt to restore a century-old oil painting of Christ in a Spanish church has provoked popular uproar, and amusement. The well-intentioned but ham-fisted amateur artist, in her 80s, took it upon herself to patch up the original work, which depicted Christ crowned with thorns.

24 Aug 2012 - 12:10pm


Increase in grass-roots delegates for congress

14 Aug 2012 - 7:50pm

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Double standards at double yellow lines still apply

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Crackdown on use of online news sources

The central government is tightening rules on journalists, saying it is part of a campaign to curb fake news, but journalists say it is another move to step up censorship.

New regulations issued by the General Administration of Press and Publication (Gapp) require local reporters to 'guard against using rumours as sources for their reports', Xinhua said.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Thomson Reuters sees firmer Asian revenue

Thomson Reuters, the newest global financial and professional information service provider on the block, expects double-digit revenue growth in the region this year on strong demand, managing director for Asia Michael Peace said.

19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Which way now?

Already the victim of cutbacks in recent years, Dow Jones' Asian operations, including The Wall Street Journal Asia, face an uncertain future with Rupert Murdoch's US$5.6 billion takeover of the US media company.

2 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Xinhua rejects US radio's charge

Claims by official US broadcaster Voice of America that new rules covering the way foreign media disseminate information on the mainland harm the foreign players' interests have been rejected by Xinhua.

6 May 2007 - 12:00am

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Reuters is one of the world's largest international news and financial information sources. The Reuters Group has 16,800 employees in 89 countries, providing information tailored for professionals in the financial services, media and corporate markets.

20 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

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Quake, rattle and roll knocks market profit openings about

Bankers' desks across Asia went dark on Tuesday as both Bloomberg and Reuters suffered service outages as a result of the Taiwan quake.

29 Dec 2006 - 12:00am