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Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Indian minister under fire over glaciers

2009-11-11 INDIA'S environment minister came under fire Tuesday from scientists for denying climate change was causing Himalayan glaciers to melt and disputing the work of the UN's top global warming body.On Monday, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said...

Obama wiling to visit Hiroshima next time

2009-11-11 US PRESIDENT Barack Obama is willing to visit the nuclear-bombed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki while in office but won't go there during a Japan trip this week, he said in an NHK TV interview yesterday."The memories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are...

'Thaksin visit could push Thailand, Cambodia to war'

2009-11-11 THAKSIN Shinawatra's visit to Phnom Penh benefits both the ousted Thai leader and his Cambodian host, but could drag the two countries back into a simmering border conflict, analysts said.Golfing buddies in their spare time, Cambodian Prime Minister...

China's Hu arrives in Malaysia

2009-11-11 CHINA'S President Hu Jintao arrived in Malaysia yesterday for his first round of regional diplomacy ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in neighbouring Singapore.Hu, the first Chinese leader to visit Malaysia in 15 years,...

Four abducted in Philippines

2009-11-11 AL-QAEDA-linked militants abducted at least four factory workers in the southern Philippines yesterday, police said, a day after authorities found the severed head of a previous kidnap victim.Armed men in military-style uniforms seized the workers...

Indonesia urged to establish dialogue with Papua leaders

2009-11-11 TWO US Congressmen, Eni Faleomavaega and Donald Payne called on Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono yesterday to establish a dialogue with West Papua leaders by involving international brokers as it was done to resolve previous dispute...

Thaksin arrives in Cambodia as economic adviser

2009-11-11 FUGITIVE former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra arrived in Cambodia to start work as a government economic adviser Tuesday, fuelling tensions after deadly clashes between the two countries.Thailand has expressed outrage at Cambodia's appointment of...

Two Koreas in brief naval clash

2009-11-11 NAVIES from the rival Koreas exchanged gunfire for the first time in seven years yesterday, damaging vessels on both sides and raising tension just days before US President Barack Obama travels to Asia.North Korea has often used military action to...

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

ASIA NEWS IN BRIEF

2009-11-10 Pakistan army can guard nukes: generalISLAMABAD: Pakistan's military chief yesterday said that his country did not need any foreign help in guarding its nuclear facilities because they were already well protected. Islamabad on Sunday angrily...

Summit to boost US-Asean ties

2009-11-10 THE meeting between US President Barrack Obama and the leaders of 10 Asean member states during the forthcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit is hoped to bring positive development on the future cooperation between both parties...

Pakistan blast victims lack trauma care, counselling

2009-11-10 THE huge bomb blast in the western Pakistani city of Peshawar on 29 October which left 117 people dead, many more injured and an unknown number of trauma victims was the most deadly this year.Most of the dead and injured were taken to the government...

China executes nine over Xinjiang riots: media

2009-11-10 CHINA has executed nine people convicted of violent crimes during ethnic rioting in the far western Xinjiang region in July, the first to be put to death over the unrest, the China News Service said yesterday.Almost 200 people died in the rioting...

Sri Lanka vows to help Australia on immigrants

2009-11-10 SRI LANKA pledged in talks with Australia yesterday to step up intelligence sharing and arrest people traffickers, President Mahinda Rajapakse's office said."Sri Lanka will cooperate with Australia to investigate, track down and bring to...

Suicide bomber kills three

2009-11-10 A SUICIDE bomber killed three people yesterday in the second attack in Pakistan's city of Peshawar in 24 hours as the military suffered further losses during a major anti-Taliban offensive.Police said the bomber got out of a rickshaw and detonated...

Dalai Lama draws huge crowds on Indian visit

2009-11-10 THE Dalai Lama held a mass audience with tens of thousands of devotees Monday on a "non-political" visit to a region near India's border with Tibet that has drawn shrill protests from China.More than 30,000 people, many of whom arrived...

Landslides kill 14 in Indonesia

2009-11-10 TORRENTIAL rains triggered a series of landslides on Indonesia's Sulawesi island, killing at least 14 residents and burying many more, a local official said yesterday.The downpours sent a mass of mud slamming into about 20 houses in the outskirts of...

Militants behead Manila teacher, govt vows action

2009-11-10 THE Philippine government yesterday promised to hunt down al-Qaida-linked militants suspected of beheading a schoolteacher whose family failed to raise a ransom demanded by his kidnappers.Workers at a gas station on southern Jolo Island found the...

2 dead, 5,000 evacuated in M'sia floods

2009-11-10 HEAVY rains triggered flash floods that killed two people and forced thousands to evacuate their homes in northern Malaysia, officials said yesterday.The downpours mark the start of an annual monsoon season between November and February that often...

Myanmar junta may free Suu Kyi for election

2009-11-10 MYANMAR'S military-ruled government may release pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi soon so she can play a role in next year's general elections, according to a senior Myanmar diplomat.The remarks by Min Lwin rare for a Myanmar government official...

Indonesia team says case against graft agency weak

2009-11-10 INDONESIAN police do not have enough evidence to charge two of the country's top anti-graft officials with bribery or extortion, the head of an independent team formed to examine the case said yesterday.President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono set up the...

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