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Monday, 19 July 2010

Coalition differs with Thai PM on polls early next year

2010-07-19 THE ruling coalition's second and third biggest partners yesterday disputed Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva's remark that the next election could be held early next year, expressing doubts whether the country would be ready for polls by then.Chart...

Flash floods stain Singapore's reputation as urban paradise

2010-07-19 SINGAPOREANS were salvaging cars, soaked belongings and damaged goods yesterday after a third flash flood in two months submerged low-lying areas of the city-state.Shops and houses along posh Orchard Road were again hit by floods on Saturday after...

Malaysia holds terror suspect under tough security law

2010-07-19 MALAYSIAN police have detained a terror suspect under a tough security law for allegedly recruiting students for the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terror group, it was reported yesterday.Malaysia has said it would tighten security after authorities last...

Malaysia busts child trafficking syndicate, rescues victims

2010-07-19 MALAYSIAN police have smashed a child trafficking racket and rescued eight children and babies, an official reported yesterday.Police also detained 16 suspects, including four Indonesian women, in a sting operation after an Indonesian woman was...

S'pore arrests UK author of book on death penalty

2010-07-19 SINGAPORE police arrested a British author yesterday, a day after he launched a book alleging double standards in the city-state's use of the death penalty.Alan Shadrake, who wrote the book Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice on the Dock, was...

Fuel subsidy for M'sian fishermen to continue

2010-07-19 THE fuel subsidy for local fishermen will continue although the government recently carried out subsidy rationalisation including on petrol, LPG and diesel. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Noh Omar said so far there had been...

Police shoot youth after machete attack

2010-07-19 A 17-YEAR-OLD youth was shot in the chest after he allegedly tried to attack two policemen with a machete at Sibu Gateway near Sibu last night. In the 11.20pm incident, one of the plainclothes policemen shot the suspect when he refused to surrender...

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Militants kill 18 in NW Pakistan

2010-07-18 SUSPECTED militants in a Pakistani tribal region on the Afghan border ambushed a convoy of vehicles being escorted by security forces yesterday, killing 18 people, including two women, witnesses said.Militants opened fire on civilian vehicles in the...

Brief normalcy returns to Kashmir after unrest

2010-07-18 SCHOOLS, shops and offices reopened in Muslim-majority Indian Kashmir yesterday after being shut by weeks of anti-India protests but more closures loomed in the restive region.The reopening came after calls by separatists to resume "normal...

South Korea develops long-range cruise missile

2010-07-18 SOUTH KOREA has developed a longer-range cruise missile capable of hitting nuclear or military sites in North Korea, a report said yesterday.The state-run Agency for Defense Development has begun manufacturing the ground-to-ground Hyunmu-3C with a...

Taiwan judicial chief resigns after scandal

2010-07-18 TAIWAN'S judicial chief yesterday tendered his resignation in the wake of a high-profile graft scandal implicating senior judges and a prosecutor."I will take the political responsibility for the incident ... I have firmly expressed my...

Australia PM calls election on Aug 21

2010-07-18 AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister Julia Gillard yesterday called an August 21 election, vowing to tackle the flashpoint issues of refugees, the economy and global warming. Gillard, 48, said she would ask the Australian people to endorse her leadership after...

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2010-07-18 7 dead as heavyrains lash JapanTOKYO: A mother and her seven-year-old son were killed in a mudslide while some 50 trucks and cars were washed away in a flash flood as heavy rains lashed Japan, leaving at least seven dead in three days. Six others...

BN can still retain Sarawak in coming elections: poll

2010-07-18 THE result of the recent Sibu by-election might have cast some doubt over the Barisan Nasional (BN) influence in Sarawak. However, a recent independent poll seems to indicate the Sarawakian electorate is still solidly behind BN.The latest Merdeka...

Japanese man feared kidnapped in Philippines

2010-07-18 A JAPANESE man who went missing on a remote southern Philippine island may have been kidnapped, authorities said yesterday.Amer Katayama Mamaito was last seen on Pangutaran island in the Sulu archipelago early Friday, said Chief Inspector Amil...

Cambodia hosts large-scale international peacekeeping drill

2010-07-18 CAMBODIA opened its first ever large-scale international peacekeeping training exercise with a ceremony yesterday at a military base south of the capital.Over 700 military personnel from 23 countries will participate in two weeks of field training...

146 dead in China floods

2010-07-18 TORRENTIAL rain and severe flooding have left at least 146 people dead and 40 missing in ten Chinese provinces, mostly along the Yangtze River following recent storms.The Xinhua news agency said that as of 4:00pm (0800 GMT) Friday, rain-triggered...

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Vietnam evacuates thousands

2010-07-17 Power restored in Manila, China braces for typhoon SOUTHERN CHINA yesterday battened down to await the arrival of Typhoon Conson, gathering strength over the South China Sea, and Vietnam deployed nearly 3,000 troops to areas in the path of the...

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2010-07-17 US urges Thailand to end emergency ruleBANGKOK: A senior US official urged Thailand yesterday to end a three-month state of emergency that allows the government to arrest and hold people without charge, censor the media and restrict public...

Pakistan, India talks make little progress

2010-07-17 PAKISTAN Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said yesterday that India's "selective" approach to issues has led to what analysts say is a stalemate in talks aimed to build trust shattered by the 2008 Mumbai attacks.Qureshi and his...

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