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Sunday, 22 November 2009

Indian PM Singh leaves for US visit

2009-11-22 INDIAN Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left for the United States yesterday with talks on terrorism and the global economy expected to dominate the agenda.Singh's November 22-26 visit to Washington is the first full-fledged state visit of US President...

Four hurt in Afghan attack

2009-11-22 A ROCKET attack near the luxury Serena Hotel in Kabul has injured four people, including two members of the Afghan security forces, a spokesman for Afghanistan's health ministry said yesterday.One rocket hit the wall of the five-star hotel in...

Malaysian probe: Chinese activist's body exhumed

2009-11-22 THE remains of Teoh Beng Hock, who was found dead on the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam on July 16 after being quizzed overnight by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), was exhumed without any hitches from his grave at the...

Saturday, 21 November 2009

23 killed and 38 injured in Afghan suicide bombings

2009-11-21 BOMBERS on Friday killed 23 people in Afghanistan, a deadly start to President Hamid Karzai's second term in office that underscored spiralling insecurity nine years into the US-led war.The attacks brought to 30 the number of people killed since...

Obama names envoys to Singapore, Philippines

2009-11-21 US PRESIDENT Barack Obama on Thursday named two ambassadors to Southeast Asia, tapping a close political ally as envoy to Singapore and nominating a career diplomat to the Philippines.He named David Adelman, a state senator in Georgia and a force...

IN BRIEF

2009-11-21 Nepal animal sacrifice festival to go aheadKATMANDU: A Hindu festival in which hundreds of thousands of animals are expected to be sacrificed will go ahead as scheduled in southern Nepal despite protests, organisers said Friday. The Gadhimai...

Indian rebels blow up train track kill one

2009-11-21 A PASSENGER train derailed after Maoist rebels blew up a key track in eastern India, killing one person and injuring at least 30 others, a police official said Friday.The rebels bombed the track shortly before the train passed through a sparsely...

Gunman kills four in Pacific island while Philippines kill militant leader

2009-11-21 A GUNMAN went on the rampage in the Northern Mariana Islands in the western Pacific on Friday, killing at least four people and wounding eight mostly Korean tourists, officials and reports said.Five bodies were in the hospital morgue on the US-...

UN urges help for one billion deprived children

2009-11-21 UNICEF urged the world to help the one billion children still deprived of food, shelter, clean water or health care and the hundreds of millions more threatened by violence two decades after the UN adopted a treaty guaranteeing children's rights....

Indian husbands demand protection from nagging wives

2009-11-21 A GROUP of Indian husbands tired of being harassed by their wives are demanding the local government create a male protection society to address their grievances.The men, who said they had enough of their "nagging" wives, dressed up in clothes...

US missile strike kills 8 militants in Pakistan

2009-11-21 EIGHT militants were killed in a US missile strike in northwest Pakistan on Friday, officials said, after three policemen were killed in a bomb blast.The United States has carried out 45 attacks with its pilotless, missile-firing aircraft in...

Japan annual whale killing 'deeply disappoints' Australia

2009-11-21 AUSTRALIA said it was "deeply disappointed" after a fleet of Japanese whaling ships set out to kill hundreds of the giant ocean mammals on their annual hunt.Environment Minister Peter Garrett urged Japan, which says the killings are for...

China demands accurate fatalities of H1N1 flu

2009-11-21 CHINA has ordered more accurate reporting of H1N1 flu fatalities after a doctor renowned for helping expose the scale of the 2003 Sars outbreak said deaths were being deliberately underplayed.The order issued late Thursday on the health ministry...

Friday, 20 November 2009

IN BRIEF

2009-11-20 230 million attacks on China websiteBEIJING: A website set up by China's Ministry of Defence this summer was hit by more than 230 million hacker attacks in its first month of operation, but none of the attacks were successful, state media reported...

Dhaka court upholds death sentences for Mujibur killers

2009-11-20 THE Supreme Court rejected final appeals yesterday by five former soldiers sentenced to death in the 1975 killing of Bangladesh's independence leader in a military coup, a government attorney said.A five-member jury dismissed the men's plea to...

19 people killed in Pakistan courthouse suicide bombing

2009-11-20 A SUICIDE bomber killed 19 people yesterday outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan, the latest attack in an onslaught by militants fighting back against an army offensive in the nearby Afghan border region.The bombing was the seventh attack...

Afghan President vows to end corruption

2009-11-20 AFGHAN President Hamid Karzai promised yesterday to prosecute corrupt officials and end a culture of impunity in an inauguration speech made under intense international pressure that he shed the cronyism and graft that marked his first term.Karzai,...

Corruption scandal tests Yudhoyono

2009-11-20 INDONESIAN leader Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is days away from a decision on a corruption scandal that will test his election pledge to fight rampant graft and possibly define his presidency.The president is expected to announce next week his response...

Japan's Nisshin Maru leaves for whale hunting

2009-11-20 JAPANESE whaling ships left port yesterday for Antarctic waters for the annual hunt of the ocean giants, Greenpeace said, setting the stage for high-seas confrontations with anti-whaling activists.The factory ship Nisshin Maru and the smaller Yushin...

Sixty per cent of Taiwan youth consider suicide

2009-11-20 ABOUT 60 per cent of Taiwan's youth have considered suicide while more than 30 per cent lack direction in life, because of a lack of public role models and weakened family support, a magazine survey found this week. Taiwan-based CommonWealth...

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