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Saturday, 6 March 2010

Suicide bomber kills 12 in Pakistan

2010-03-06 A SUICIDE bomber attacked a convoy of civilians guarded by security forces in Pakistan's northwest yesterday, killing at least 12 people and wounding 30, police said.Suicide bombings have eased in recent weeks but it is not clear whether that is...

China promises Xinjiang progress

2010-03-06 CHINA'S Premier Wen Jiabao vowed yesterday to promote growth and development in the restive regions of Xinjiang and Tibet, where violent protests against communist rule have triggered a huge clampdown."We will focus on formulating and...

Cambodia rocket test worries Asean sec-gen

2010-03-06 ASEAN fears that Cambodia may send a wrong signal to the world when the country conducted multiple rocket test recently in the wake of its cold relations with Thailand.Asean Secretary-General Dr Surin Pitsuwan said yesterday that Cambodia might have...

Friday, 5 March 2010

IN BRIEF

2010-03-05 Cambodian military tests rocketsKAMPONG CHHNANG: Cambodia's military mounted a rare public test of rockets yesterday amid a lingering troop standoff over disputed territory with neighbouring Thailand. In their first public drill since the country's...

63 dead in Indian stampede

2010-03-05 SIXTY-THREE people, all of them women and children, were crushed to death yesterday in a stampede at a temple in India when a gate collapsed triggering panic among the 10,000-strong crowd.The devotees had gathered in the northern state of Uttar...

Indonesia MPs vote to probe reformers

2010-03-05 INDONESIA'S parliament yesterday voted for a criminal investigation of the finance minister and vice president over their decision to rescue a small bank, although neither is expected to lose their job.President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's top...

MILF to continue Philippine peace talks

2010-03-05 MUSLIM separatists holding peace talks with the Philippine government yesterday said they would continue to pursue a landmark peace deal with the country's new administration.Negotiators from the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation...

Security stepped up in Malacca Strait after terror warning

2010-03-05 MALAYSIA and Indonesia said yesterday they are stepping up security in the Strait of Malacca, a key shipping lane for world trade, following the Singapore navy's warning of possible attacks on oil tankers in the area.The Singapore navy recommended...

Asean keen to boost US ties

2010-03-05 THE US President Barrack Obama's second visit to Southeast Asia this month showcases US interest in multilateral cooperation, addressing security and economic issues and promoting independent identity of Asean, experts said yesterday. The...

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Women in Pakistan's Swat fear return of militants

2010-03-04 GIRLS in Swat District, northwestern Pakistan, have gone back to school, and most women who had been prevented from working have returned to work, but people are still fearful."We worry the militant will return and the persecution will start...

Judiciary defends Thaksin ruling ahead of protest

2010-03-04 THAILAND'S judiciary yesterday denied that a court verdict seizing most of deposed premier Thaksin Shinawatra's assets was politically biased, in a rare move aimed at quelling tensions over the ruling.The Supreme Court on Friday found Thaksin guilty...

Taliban condemn govt ban on live coverage

2010-03-04 THEY banned music and television during their rule of Afghanistan, but the Taliban yesterday condemned a government ban on live broadcasts of their attacks.The Western-backed government has banned live coverage of militant assaults in a bid to...

IN BRIEF

2010-03-04 Indian ashram attacked after TV frolicBANGALORE, INDIA: Angry villagers ransacked a Hindu guru's ashram in southern India yesterday after television stations aired footage allegedly showing him fondling two women in bed, police said. The long-haired...

S Korea urges North to drop hostile tactics

2010-03-04 SOUTH KOREA'S point man on North Korea Wednesday urged the communist state to drop its hard-line tactics, saying they would only undermine ties."North Korea's hard-lined measures can no longer serve as (viable) strategies or tactics,"...

India arrests top Maoist leader

2010-03-04 INDIAN police have arrested a senior Maoist rebel blamed for an attack on a police camp in the east of the country last month that killed 25 people, officials said yesterday.The man, known by the names Deepak and Venkateswar Reddy, is a close...

Timor Leste jails 27 over leaders' assassination bid

2010-03-04 A TIMOR LESTE court jailed yesterday 27 people for between nine and 17 years over the attempted assassination of President Jose Ramos-Horta and an attack on the prime minister, while freeing an Australian.Nobel laureate Ramos-Horta was shot and...

Cracks in Indonesian govt over bank bailout

2010-03-04 CRACKS appeared in Indonesia's ruling coalition yesterday with the country's top two reformers likely to face a criminal probe over a controversial bank bailout scheme.The pressure on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono increased after lawmakers from...

Malaysian opposition hit by spate of defections

2010-03-04 MALAYSIA'S opposition is putting a brave face on a spate of defections and in-fighting that has hit just as its leader Anwar Ibrahim fights sodomy charges that could end his career.Two opposition lawmakers and a top party official quit Anwar's...

Royal audience: M'sia model may be pardoned

2010-03-04 FORMER part-time model Kartika Sari Dewi Sukarno who was sentenced to be whipped for drinking beer may be pardoned by the Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah, or be whipped as soon as possible.The Tengku Mahkota of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan...

Dry weather in Miri takes its toll

2010-03-04 THE dry weather in Miri Division over the last three weeks is taking its toll on the people, with over 1,000 rural folk being in need of clean water supply and 200,000 more affected by the haze.Senadin state assemblyman Lee Kim Shin, whose...

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