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Girl sick from tainted milk  A 3-year-old has been diagnosed with a small kidney stone after drinking Chinese-produced milk contaminated with an industrial chemical Giant recalls melamine tainted tea  Unilever is recalling four batches of Lipton Milk Tea sold in Hong Kong and Macau after finding traces of the chemical in the product Melamine in Cadbury products
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  Schools close amid flu fears  All kindergartens and junior schools have closed early for their Easter holiday, after a flu-like illness killed 3 children   Asian markets rally after turmoil  Asian markets have steadied after a day of global market turmoil sparked by the emergency sale of bank Bear Stearns Olympic flame arrives in Hong Kong  Authorities deported at least 7 activists before the flame's arrival and braced for possible protests and the arrival of more activists Hong Kong cheers Olympic torch  The relay got is the first time the event is held on the soil of the host of this year's Summer Games   Bird flu find prompts mass slaughter  Hong Kong officials plan to slaughter all live poultry in the territory's street markets after detecting the dangerous H5N1 bird flu virus Hong Kong braces for possible typhoon hit  Typhoon Nuri is moving toward Hong Kong after destruction in the Philippines that killed 7 people Asian Markets jump on US mortgage deal
Singapore Airline bid hits trouble  The bid to buy a 24% stake in China Eastern Airlines for US$923.8 million appeared in trouble after a major shareholder criticized the deal US plan sparks Asia shares rally  Asian stocks have risen sharply, with investors cheered by a White House plan to spend $150bn to revive the flagging US economy Share prices fall on Asia markets

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  Share prices in the Far East have fallen about 4% amid continuing anxiety over world economic prospects and the US outlook in particular

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  Shares in Asia have rallied after the US government said that it was taking over troubled Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae

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  Hong Kong authorities announced that 2 recalled candy products made by British confectioner Cadbury had high levels of melamine
Oct.12     Markets rally after crisis talks
  Most Asian markets have reacted positively to efforts by world leaders to end the financial turmoil. Shanghai and Taiwan lost ground

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Nov.19   Asia markets follow US share drop
  Nikkei ended 6.8% down and Hong Kong's main index fell 5.5% amid fears of a protracted global recession
Nov.24   China's richest man 'under investigation'  Trading in a appliances company was halted after reports that its chairman Wong Kwong Yu is under investigation on charges of stock manipulation

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Dec.9     80,000 birds to die in flu scare
  Authorities ordered about 80,000 chickens killed after discovering dozens of birds had died of bird flu at a farm in the territory

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1. 01-02 Singapore Airline bid hits trouble Hong Kong
2. 01-24 US plan sparks Asia shares rally Hong Kong
01-27 Share prices fall on Asia markets Japan
E. 03-12 Schools close amid flu fears Hong Kong
5. 03-17 Asian markets rally after turmoil Japan
G. 04-30 Olympic flame arrives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
H. 05-01 Hong Kong cheers Olympic torch Hong Kong
I. 06-11 Bird flu find prompts mass slaughter Hong Kong
J. 08-21 Hong Kong braces for possible typhoon hit Hong Kong

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