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Tuesday, 6 April 2010

China dismisses criticism of its Mekong dams

2010-04-06 CHINA rejected criticism Monday of its dams on the shrinking Mekong River, telling Southeast Asian leaders that it was not to blame for a regional drought affecting millions of people.At a landmark meeting with the heads of four Southeast Asian...

'Red shirts' vow more protests

2010-04-06 JUBILANT red-shirted Thai protesters vowed Monday to keep up their efforts to overthrow the government after a court declined to issue a legal order to evict them from Bangkok's tourist hub.Tens of thousands of supporters of fugitive former premier...

Woman could face death over Indonesia bombing

2010-04-06 AN INDONESIAN woman who allegedly harboured fugitive terrorist Noordin Mohammed Top in her home for two months should face the death penalty if found guilty, prosecutors said Monday.Putri Munawaroh was the only survivor of a nine-hour shoot-out with...

Greenpeace calls for proper management of Mekong River

2010-04-06 LEADERS of Mekong River countries and their Chinese counterpart were urged to carry out comprehensive assessment on direction and development along the basin and take into account concerns of the affected communities.Tara Buakamsri, campaign manager...

'Miracle' in China: 115 miners rescued

2010-04-06 AT LEAST 115 miners were pulled alive from a flooded coal mine in north China after being trapped for over a week, eating bark to survive and prompting jubilant officials to hail their survival a miracle.Officials said 153 miners were trapped in the...

M'sia detains 22 Indonesians off coast

2010-04-06 MARINE police Monday said they had detained 22 Indonesians, including nine women, who were being smuggled back to Indonesia after working illegally in Malaysia.Southern Johor state marine police chief Mohammad Khamsani Abdul Rahman said a patrol...

Pakistan attacks kill 46, target US consulate

2010-04-06 MILITANTS armed with guns, grenades and suicide car bombs targeted the US consulate in Pakistan's northwestern capital and a political rally, killing 46 people yesterday.The attacks in quick succession were among the deadliest so far this year in...

Monday, 5 April 2010

IN BRIEF

2010-04-05 2 Malaysian women die of swine fluKUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian woman and her pregnant daughter have died from swine flu, but the baby born to the younger woman is free of the virus. Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the 54-year-old woman died of...

Troops kill 16 militants in NW Pakistan

2010-04-05 PAKISTANI troops backed by attack helicopters on Sunday killed at least 16 militants in fierce clashes with rebels in a restive tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said.The new clashes took place in Said Khalil village of Orakzai tribal...

Maoist rebels kill 9 Indian policemen

2010-04-05 SUSPECTED Maoist blew up a bus carrying police officers in a convoy in eastern India on Sunday, killing nine of them as the country's home minister repeated his offer to hold peace talks with the group.Another 10 police officers, specially trained...

Tribal leaders to be consulted before Kandahar push: Karzai

2010-04-05 PRESIDENT Hamid Karzai on Sunday pledged that tribal leaders would be consulted before any coalition push to oust the Taliban from their spiritual home in southern Afghanistan.Kandahar is seen as the key battleground to reverse nearly nine years of...

Arrest of Afghan ex-minister sought

2010-04-05 AFGHANISTAN has asked Interpol to seek the arrest of a former acting cabinet minister accused of corruption and believed to be living in Britain, an official said on Sunday, a rare bid to prosecute graft as demanded by the West.Western nations with...

Thailand protesters remain defiant

2010-04-05 MORE than 50,000 protesters defied orders to leave the Thai capital's main shopping district on Sunday despite threats of mass arrests, raising the stakes in the fourth week of street rallies to press for fresh elections.The government said the red-...

Rescuers prepare for search in flooded China mine

2010-04-05 RESCUE workers set up equipment and prepared Sunday to mount an operation to try to find survivors among 153 trapped miners in a northern China, saying they have not given up hope one week after the mine flooded.But no decisions have been made yet...

S Korea to salvage sunken warship, calls off rescue

2010-04-05 SOUTH KOREA prepared Sunday to salvage a warship that sank more than a week ago near a disputed sea border with North Korea after calling off a dangerous operation to rescue its missing crewmen.The operation stopped at the request of relatives of...

N Korea's Kim hosts new Chinese ambassador

2010-04-05 KIM JONG-IL has hosted a dinner party for the new Chinese ambassador to North Korea, state media said Sunday, amid reports the reclusive leader was set to visit Beijing.The dinner on Saturday was attended by top North Korean military and party...

Mekong River countries meet China over dam fears

2010-04-05 SOUTHEAST Asian nations on the shrinking lower Mekong River began talks with China yesterday over fears that its dams are further depleting the waterway which is at its lowest levels in decades.A Chinese delegation held talks in the Thai coastal...

Oil-leaking Chinese ship puts Great Barrier Reef 'in danger'

2010-04-05 A CHINESE coal carrier leaking oil in Australia's environmentally sensitive Great Barrier Reef area after running aground could be in danger of breaking up, authorities warned yesterday.The Shen Neng 1 became stranded on a shoal 70km east of Great...

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Najib marks first year as PM

2010-04-04 DATUK Seri Najib Tun Razak celebrated his first anniversary as prime minister on Saturday by visiting and meeting the people in Hulu Selangor.Najib has a tight programme from morning till evening in the parliamentary area which will see a by-...

Cambodia hurt at US military aid cut over deportations

2010-04-04 CAMBODIA bristled Friday at a US decision to cut a small military aid program to protest the December deportation of Muslim asylum seekers to China, saying if they deserved protection the United States could have offered it.The United States...

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