Japanese troops hunt for survivors as quake toll hits nine
Troops on Sunday pulled the bodies of three
people from the muddy rubble of a resort hotel in Japan, as rescue
teams searched for four others believed buried there after a strong
Inflation in Asia to rise, may endanger growth
Inflation in Asia will hit 5.1 percent in 2008
due to surging food and fuel prices and will threaten economic
growth in the region, the Asian Development Bank warned Sunday.
Iran defiant in nuclear row despite sanctions threat
Western powers are warning Iran of more
sanctions if it rejects an incentives offer and presses on with
sensitive nuclear work, but the Islamic Republic is showing no sign
of backing down.