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Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Sea crash sparks Japan-China diplomatic spat

2010-09-08 A TENSE maritime incident yesterday in which two Japanese patrol vessels and a Chinese fishing boat collided near a disputed island chain triggered a diplomatic spat between the Asian giants.China expressed its "great concern" over the...

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2010-09-08 M'sia warns public over drug trade KUALA LUMPUR: The police have reminded those returning home to celebrate Aidilfitri not to be hoodwinked into becoming 'drug mules'. They might unwittingly be deployed by peddlers to deliver parcels...

Al-Quran burning will endanger US lives: Petraeus

2010-09-08 THE US commander of the Afghan war has warned that his troops' lives will be endangered if a Florida evangelical church goes ahead with a planned burning of Al-Quran on Saturday's 9/11 anniversary. General David Petraeus said the planned torching...

Explosion kills 16 near Pakistan police complex

2010-09-08 SIXTEEN people including women and children were killed and more than 50 wounded in a car bomb attack targeting a police headquarters in Pakistan's northwestern city of Kohat yesterday.Militants have launched a series of attacks in the past week as...

Gillard to remain Aussie PM

2010-09-08 AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister Julia Gillard retained power by a tiny, one-seat majority yesterday after winning the backing of two key independent MPs in the first hung parliament in decades.The country's first woman leader, who came to office in a...

Malaysian charged with trafficking 63 women

2010-09-08 A MALAYSIAN man has been charged with trafficking and exploiting 63 Indonesian women who were brought into Malaysia to work as domestic helpers, his lawyer said yesterday. Lee In Chiew, 49, a businessman and former teacher, was charged Monday in the...

Angelina Jolie visits Pakistan flood-hit

2010-09-08 HOLLYWOOD star Angelina Jolie yesterday visited Pakistan's northwest to draw the world's attention towards the plight of 21 million people affected by the country's worst-ever floods.Jolie, the 34-year-old actress and roving envoy for the UN High...

10 million without shelter in Pakistan floods: UN

2010-09-08 PAKISTAN'S devastating floods have left 10 million people without shelter, the United Nations said Tuesday, as authorities rushed to bolster river defences to save two towns from catastrophe."According to new estimates following the most recent...

China gets cosy with Than Shwe

2010-09-08 CHINA yesterday hailed Myanmar as a "friendly neighbour" and warned the world not to meddle in its upcoming election, as the head of the country's military junta arrived for a state visit.Than Shwe, whose regime has drawn international...

China seeks to avoid shouting matches with US

2010-09-08 CHINA wants to quell tensions with the United States through quiet talk, not shouting matches, senior officials told White House advisers yesterday, saying the two powers should focus on repairing the global economy.The Chinese officials made the...

North Korea asks South for help despite row

2010-09-08 NORTH KOREA has asked its wealthy neighbour for rice aid following severe flooding this year, the South's Unification Ministry said yesterday, a sign of easing tensions on the peninsula.The request came after Seoul last week offered to provide 10...

Six killed as violence flares in Thai south

2010-09-08 SIX people have been killed and five wounded in Thailand's restive Muslim south, police said yesterday, the latest upsurge in violence blamed on separatist militants.The attacks, which included drive-by shootings and bombings, took place late on...

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Emergency extended in quake-hit New Zealand city

2010-09-07 New Zealand extended a state of emergency in earthquake-hit Christchurch yesterday as the army enforced a no-go zone amid reports of looting in the rubble-strewn heart of the city. Strong aftershocks continued to rock New Zealand's second-...

M'sia, Indonesia ministers meet to soothe tensions

2010-09-07 Malaysia and Indonesia yesterday moved to calm a maritime border dispute which has sparked angry protests, with their foreign ministers agreeing to take action to prevent a repeat incident. Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman met his Indonesian...

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2010-09-07 Japan detects its first NDM-1 superbug case TOKYO: Japan said yesterday it has detected its first case of an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" that surfaced in South Asia and has triggered a global health alert. A hospital linked to the...

Two dead as troops open fire on protesters in Kashmir

2010-09-07 INDIAN police opened fire on hundreds of stone-throwing protesters yesterday demonstrating against New Delhi's rule, killing at least two people, police and witnesses said.The fresh violence comes when New Delhi is trying to respond to the biggest...

Pakistan races to protect towns from surging floods

2010-09-07 PAKISTANI authorities were yesterday racing to protect two southern towns and their 360,000 residents from surging floods, as the nation struggles to cope with its worst natural disaster in living memory.A month-and-a-half after monsoons caused...

70 M'sia divorcees, children receive alimony

2010-09-07 THE Syariah Judiciary Department yesterday gave out RM200,000 in alimony advance to 70 divorcees and children whose ex-spouses or fathers failed to provide maintenance or complied with the Syariah Court's order. The amount is part of a RM15 million...

First immersed tunnel in Asean gets link-up

2010-09-07 THE East-West Highway Project Management Board (EWHPMB) and Japanese contractor Obayashi on September 4 poured final concrete to link up the Thu Thiem tunnel, the first immersed tunnel in Southeast Asia, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported....

Chinese culture official eyes Taiwan cultural exchange pact

2010-09-07 CAI WU, honorary chairman of the mainland-based China Friendship Association of Cultural Circles, said yesterday he expects the Chinese mainland and Taiwan to create "favourable conditions" for a cultural exchange pact, reports China's...

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