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Sunday, 17 April 2011

US, South Korea tell North to come clean on nuke row

2011-04-17 THE United States and South Korea told North Korea yesterday to show it is serious about scrapping its nuclear weapons programme, amid moves to restart long-stalled six-party disarmament talks.US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the South's...

Indonesia boost security after suicide blast

2011-04-17 INDONESIAN police said yesterday they increased security measures in their headquarters across the nation after a suicide bomber blasted himself in a mosque inside a police compound.A man believed to be in his late 20s to early 30s detonated...

Shock defeat for SUPP, Chan loses Miri seat

2011-04-17 THE wind of change in Malaysia swept to Sarawak's Miri yesterday when the ruling coalition's Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) lost its foothold in the State Elections in Miri, the Sarawakian city neighbouring Brunei.Biggest shock of the day came...

Smoke from another Japan nuclear plant

2011-04-17 SMOKE briefly rose yesterday from a control panel at a Japanese nuclear power plant operated by the same company battling to stop radiation seeping from a quake-stricken facility, a report said.There were no injuries but the cause of the smoke at...

Suicide attack kills 10 soldiers in Afghanistan

2011-04-17 A SUICIDE bomber in an Afghan army uniform killed five foreign and four Afghan soldiers on Saturday at a sprawling desert base in the east of the country, the highest toll on Nato-led troops in a single attack for several months. Afghanistan's...

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Suicide bomber kills Kandahar police chief

2011-04-16 A SUICIDE bomber killed the police chief of Afghanistan's Kandahar province yesterday, the second assassination this year of a top official in an area that is the Taliban's heartland and the focus of a US military surge.Khan Mohammad Mujahid, one of...

IN BRIEF

2011-04-16 Chinese dissident got money from ChenTAIPEI: One of the main student leaders from the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests admitted yesterday to accepting US$400,000 ($496,873) from Taiwan's jailed former president Chen Shui-bian, a report said. Exiled...

India Court bails 'Maoist' doctor

2011-04-16 INDIA'S Supreme Court granted bail yesterday to a doctor and leading rights activist who was convicted of sedition and sentenced to life in prison on charges of helping Maoist insurgents.Announcing their decision - which was hailed as a victory for...

Turkey in talks on opening Taliban office

2011-04-16 TURKEY is working to open a political office for the Taliban in Istanbul, a close aide to Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying yesterday, the first explicit comments on the plan. "It's being negotiated right now,"...

Japan firm ordered to pay compensation

2011-04-16 JAPAN'S government yesterday ordered the embattled operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to offer payouts to tens of thousands of people made homeless by the ongoing crisis.Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) said it would give an initial one...

Malaysian drug mule sentenced to hang in S'pore

2011-04-16 A MALAYSIAN man convicted of drug trafficking has been sentenced to hang in Singapore, according to court documents obtained yesterday.Dinesh Pillai Raja Retnam was handed the death penalty Thursday in the High Court, one week after his compatriot...

Obama nominates special representative on Myanmar

2011-04-16 PRESIDENT Barack Obama Thursday nominated defence official Derek Mitchell as his special representative on Myanmar to shape US policy towards the country after its criticised political transition.Mitchell, a veteran Asia hand, will assume...

Japan, China, S Korea to hold Tokyo summit

2011-04-16 THE leaders of Japan, China and South Korea will hold a two-day summit in Tokyo from May 21 to discuss nuclear safety, disaster preparedness and other issues, Japan's government said yesterday.Japan's centre-left Prime Minister Naoto Kan will meet...

Philippines to boost Spratly patrols

2011-04-16 THE Philippine military said yesterday it planned to use a new US-made vessel to boost patrols in disputed South China Sea waters, amid a flare-up in tensions with China over rival claims.The navy was looking to use the modern Hamilton-class patrol...

Suicide bomber attacks Indonesian police, 26 hurt

2011-04-16 A SUICIDE bomber blew himself up in a mosque inside a police compound in Indonesia yesterday, wounding people, police said, in the most serious incident in a recent spate of attacks by militants.Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country,...

Malaysia wants Manila to open consulate in Sabah

2011-04-16 MALAYSIA has reiterated the need for the Philippines to open a consulate-general in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, to provide consular services to the Filipinos in Sabah.Wisma Putra said in a statement here yesterday that the matter was raised during the...

Philippines launches electric tricycles

2011-04-16 THE Philippines wants to replace millions of petrol-powered tricycles with electric ones as part of efforts to clean up the nation's polluting mass transport system, President Benigno Aquino said yesterday.The government will initially replace 20,...

Opposition pushes hard to deny BN two-third majority

2011-04-16 WITH the last day of campaigning for the 10th Sarawak state elections, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) is pushing very hard to get the support of the voters so to deny the Barisan Nasional a two-third majority in the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly."We...

EC asks party agents not to disturb officials

2011-04-16 THE Election Commission (EC) has asked party agents or representatives contesting in the election not to obstruct EC workers during the vote-counting process to avoid a delay in announcing the results of the Sarawak election today.EC Chairman Abdul...

Sarawak heads to polls in key test for Najib

2011-04-16 MALAYSIA'S government will likely retain control of a key state which heads to the polls today but significant opposition gains in the ruling coalition's bastion could delay Prime Minister Najib Razak's pursuit of economic reform.The...

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