Friday, 12 August 2011

Afghan bomb kills five US troops

2011-08-12 FIVE US soldiers were killed by a bomb in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, as the Taliban rejected a US claim to have killed the fighters who shot down an American helicopter killing 38 troops.The full details of the blast were not disclosed by the...

Gandhi's killers to hang

2011-08-12 INDIA'S president has rejected mercy pleas from three men convicted of the 1991 assassination of then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, paving the way for their execution, an official told yesterday.The appeal, sent to President Pratibha Patil by the men...

Female suicide bomber kills seven in Pakistan

2011-08-12 A FEMALE suicide attacker and a handcart bomb targeted Pakistani police yesterday, killing seven people in the first deadly attacks to hit the northwest during Ramadan, officials said.The city of Peshawar, where the bombs struck, is on the frontline...

Cambodia sees end of 'nightmare' Thai relations

2011-08-12 CAMBODIAN premier Hun Sen said yesterday the "nightmare" of strained relations with Thailand was over as he vowed to work with the new government in Bangkok to resolve a border row.The countries have engaged in occasionally deadly clashes...

Singapore gets first presidential vote in 18 years

2011-08-12 FOUR candidates were certified yesterday for Singapore's presidential election on August 27, setting the stage for the country's first contested polls for its head of state in 18 years.Two potential bets were disqualified because they did not meet...

Suu Kyi to meet minister again

2011-08-12 MYANMAR'S democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is to hold a second round of talks with the country's nominally-civilian government, her spokesman said yesterday, amid tentative signs of a thaw in relations.Today's meeting with labour minister Aung Kyi...

Malaysian PM warns nationalsLondon attacks:

2011-08-12 MALAYSIA'S prime minister has warned his country's citizens in riot-hit London to be on their guard following an attack on a Malaysian student that has sparked worldwide revulsion.Asyraf Haziq Rosli, 20, was sitting dazed on an east London street...

Bali bomb suspect arrives in Indonesia, faces trial

2011-08-12 AN ALLEGED mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings was extradited from Pakistan to Indonesia yesterday, after his arrest in the town where Osama bin Laden was killed, a security official said.Indonesia's counter-terrorism agency chief Ansyaad Mbai...

M'sia student recounts attack

2011-08-12 A MALAYSIAN student has recounted how even children took part in an assault on him in London's riots, a scene captured in online footage that has sparked an outpouring of revulsion.Asyraf said his ordeal began when he was set upon by a mob while...

Fire wipes out Sarawak town

2011-08-12 A PRE-DAWN fire yesterday razed to the ground the entire town of Machan comprising 10 units of double-storey coffee and retail shops.A man in his 70s suffered burns when he tried to save his belongings in the 2.40 am fire, community leader Kapitan...

Kalimantan gets fuel from Tawau to ease shortage

2011-08-12 RESIDENTS of Pulau Sebatik on the Indonesian side in East Kalimantan still needed fuel supply from Tawau, Sabah to ease shortage on the island.Kampung Seberang headman Hambali Someng said five retailers in the village could obtain only about 100...

Mindanao to boost mango production

2011-08-12 MINDANAO mango growers plan to meet the demand of about 1.3 million kilos a day in mango processing sector. Mindanao and Visayas are contributing a total of 350,000 metric tons of mango supply.In a meeting with Davao-based media, Philippine Mango...

Drug abuse in Sarawak on rise

2011-08-12 THE number of civil servants involved in drug abuse in Sarawak is on the rise with 22 government employees, including a teacher detained in the first seven months of this year.State narcotics criminal investigation department head Supt Moses Agat...

Asean signs action plan on trade in goods agreement

2011-08-12 Brunei-Indonesia trade value can exceed US$1bTHE Asean Economic Ministers Meeting (AEM) yesterday signed several action plans as part of the implementation of Asean Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) during a meeting of the Asean Free Trade Agreement...

Thursday, 11 August 2011

North Korea drill draws tit-for-tat South firing

2011-08-11 NORTH KOREA test fired artillery shells into waters near a disputed border yesterday, provoking a South Korean volley of warning shots and raising tensions between the rivals just as they had restarted talks.South Korean military officials said it...

US drone strike kills 21 fighters in Pakistan

2011-08-11 A US DRONE strike in Pakistan yesterday killed up to 21 Afghan fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network, considered the top US foe in eastern Afghanistan, authorities said.Pakistani officials said a US drone fired two missiles, destroying a...

US kills Taliban who hit helicopter

2011-08-11 THE Taliban insurgents who shot down a US helicopter in Afghanistan, leaving 30 American troops dead, have been hunted down and killed in an air strike, a US commander said yesterday.General John Allen, the new chief of US-led forces in Afghanistan...

Six 'car thieves', cop shot dead in Philippines

2011-08-11 SIX suspected car thieves and a police officer were killed in gun battles in the Philippine capital on Wednesday, authorities said.Gang members said to specialise in car thefts and bank robberies opened fire after refusing to stop at a police...

Japan's unpopular PM ready to quit

2011-08-11 UNPOPULAR Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan signalled yesterday he is ready to resign in the coming weeks after parliament made headway on key legislation, setting the stage for Japan's sixth prime minister in five years.Finance Minister Yoshihiko...

40,000 killed in Kashmir revolt

2011-08-11 NEARLY 40,000 people have been killed in violence linked to a rebellion in Kashmir that erupted more than two decades ago, the national parliament was told yesterday.Junior home minister Jitendra Prasad said 39,918 had died including 21,323 "...