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Saturday, 14 August 2010

Concerned Sarawakians Set up body for change

2010-08-14 A GROUP who called themselves concerned Sarawakians, have formed the Movement For Change, Sarawak (MoCS) aimed at working towards the betterment of the state and its people, its leader Francis Paul Siah said yesterday.Siah, a veteran Sarawak editor...

Friday, 13 August 2010

Heavy rains bring misery to China

2010-08-13 HEAVY rains yesterday compounded the misery of a Chinese town devastated by mudslides that have killed 1,117 people, with new floods hampering relief efforts and the stench of death pervasive. Thousands of soldiers and rescuers were battling to...

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2010-08-13 12 missing fishermen found alive MANILA: Twelve Filipino fishermen reported missing in rough seas have been found alive after they managed to keep their sinking boat afloat. The fisherman went missing last Tuesday after it was thought their boat...

Nato says 20 insurgents killed in Afghanistan battle

2010-08-13 AT LEAST 20 insurgents were killed in Afghanistan's southeast in an operation against the Haqqani network, whose leader Washington wants designated a terrorist, the Nato-led alliance said yesterday.Air strikes were called in after Afghan and...

Danish PM hopes troops can leave Afghanistan in 2015

2010-08-13 DANISH Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said yesterday he hoped Denmark could withdraw many of its 700 troops from Afghanistan by 2015, or even earlier. "I also share the vision, or the wish, that we can withdraw the troops in the sense of...

Afghan Taliban dismiss UN civilian deaths report

2010-08-13 AFGHANISTAN'S Taliban yesterday dismissed as "propaganda" a UN report that said the insurgents were responsible for the bulk of more than 1,000 civilians killed in the first half of the year.The UN Mission for Afghanistan (Unama) said this...

S Korea president to pardon politicians, businessmen

2010-08-13 SOUTH KOREAN president Lee Myung-bak has agreed to pardon the brother of his late predecessor in a special amnesty affecting about 2,000 convicts, a report said yesterday.The pardon for Roh Gun-pyeong, elder brother of late former president Roh Moo-...

China's army condemns S Korea-US sea drills

2010-08-13 CHINA'S military yesterday condemned a second round of US-South Korean naval drills planned in the Yellow Sea in the coming weeks, vowing it would respond in kind.Beijing opposes actions by foreign military ships and planes in waters near its coast...

2 die after Philippine prisoner torches jail cell

2010-08-13 TWO Philippine prisoners were killed and seven others injured after an inmate set fire to his sleeping colleagues, police said yesterday.Floriano Tayaban, 56, poured kerosene on 19 fellow prisoners asleep in the same cell of the jail in Kiangan, a...

Indonesian preacher keeps mum over terror allegations

2010-08-13 INDONESIAN preacher Abu Bakar Bashir remained tight-lipped over his alleged role in terror plots with al-Qaeda-linked militants three days after his arrest, police said yesterday.The 71-year-old refused to answer to police questions about his...

Myanmar picks constituencies for national, regional parliaments

2010-08-13 MYANMAR'S Election Commission has designated constituencies for the national and regional parliaments, state media announced Wednesday, moving a step closer toward the general election promised for sometime this year.The country's ruling junta has...

Cambodia PM wants UN chief to mediate with Thailand

2010-08-13 CAMBODIA'S prime minister said yesterday he will ask United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to help mediate talks he is proposing to help settle a border dispute with neighboring Thailand.Hun Sen said he will raise the issue with Ban during...

Teng, Liu summoned by DAP disciplinary committee

2010-08-13 SELANGOR DAP stalwarts Ronnie Liu and Teng Chang Khim will bring their respective witness when they attend the disciplinary committee hearing, chairman Tan Kok Wai said yesterday.Both leaders were allowed to bring their respective witnesses without...

'Winnable' bets vital to keep BN seats in state election

2010-08-13 BARISAN NASIONAL (BN) incumbents will not be guaranteed of contesting their seats as it was decided that only "winnable" candidates would be fielded under the BN banner in the coming state election.Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (...

BN vows to provide basic rural infrastructure in Sabah

2010-08-13 BARISAN NASIONAL (BN) is serious in delivering its promise to provide basic rural infrastructure in Sabah and improve the quality of life of the people.Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said Prime Minister...

Thursday, 12 August 2010

M'sia hopes Manila, MILF will give peace a chance

2010-08-12 MALAYSIA hopes the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will expedite the peace process to success for Mindanao to enjoy socio-economic prosperity after years of bloody conflict.Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi...

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2010-08-12 OIC condemns Indian abuses in Kashmir DUBAI: Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) secretary-general Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu has called on India to end its human rights violations in Kashmir and seek a peaceful and negotiated settlement of the...

UN seeks US$460 million for flood-hit Pakistan

2010-08-12 OUTGOING UN humanitarian chief John Holmes yesterday appealed for US$460 million ($627 million) in emergency aid for millions of people reeling from Pakistan's catastrophic floods."We have a huge task in front of us to deliver all that is...

Rains threaten China mudslide disaster zone

2010-08-12 RESCUERS racing against a potential new deluge yesterday hurried to drain an unstable lake formed by China's worst mudslides in decades, as the death toll surged past 1,100.More than 10,000 soldiers and rescuers combed through the mountains of mud...

Pakistani Taliban urge rejection of Western aid

2010-08-12 PAKISTANI Taliban have urged the government to reject Western aid for victims of devastating floods, saying it would only be siphoned off by corrupt officials.The call from the militants battling the government came as the United States stepped up...

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