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Thursday, 2 April 2009

Suspected US strike kills 12 in Pakistan

2009-04-02 A SUSPECTED US drone fired two missiles into an alleged Taliban and al-Qaeda training centre in northwest Pakistan yesterday, killing up to 12 militants, security officials said.The reported strike was the first from a drone since US President...

Sarawak sees alarming rise in juvenile crimes

2009-04-02 THE Sarawak education department is in the dark on the rising cases of students involved in violent crimes, which was described by the state police yesterday as quite alarming.Its director Dr Julaihi Bujang when met by the media was clearly shocked...

WHO urges global fight against drug-resistant TB

2009-04-02 COUNTRIES must fight a "potentially explosive" rise in hard-to-treat strains of tuberculosis with stronger health care systems and better drugs and tests for infections, the World Health Organisation's chief said yesterday.One of the world...

Dhaka to control Islamic schools

2009-04-02 BANGLADESH will bring thousands of unregistered Islamic schools under the education ministry to curb militancy, a government minister said yesterday.The minister's statement came a week after security forces seized a cache of arms and explosives...

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Pakistan court allows Sharif to rule Punjab

2009-04-01 PAKISTAN'S Supreme Court yesterday suspended a ruling barring former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother from holding elected office and restored their government in the key province of Punjab.President Asif Ali Zardari plunged Pakistan into...

ASIA FILES

2009-04-01 Several Umno leaders face probeKUALA LUMPUR: Several Umno leaders are being investigated for alleged involvement money politics in the run-up to the Umno General Assembly last week, a member of the party's Disciplinary Board Megat Najmuddin Megat...

Chinese-Australian woman denies spy claims

2009-04-01 A CHINESE - Australian businesswoman at the centre of a spy scandal has denied she is a security threat, saying in an interview published yesterday she is "broken-hearted" at the suggestion.Beijing-born Helen Liu, whose links to Australia'...

Afghanistan attacks kill mayor, 30 militants

2009-04-01 THE mayor of an Afghan city was killed in a bomb attack and 30 Taliban-linked militants died in a police operation, among separate incidents of violence reported in Afghanistan yesterday.The new bloodshed came as world leaders gathered in The Hague...

Pakistani Taliban claim police attack

2009-04-01 PAKISTANI Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud, who has a US$5 million ($7.5 million) bounty on his head, yesterday claimed responsibility for a deadly assault on a police academy and threatened to attack Washington."We claim responsibility for the...

Southeast Asia military delegates tour China base

2009-04-01 TOP Southeast Asian military brass toured a tank base north of Beijing yesterday, highlighting China's growing engagement with a region that has long felt neglected by the United States.Officers from the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian...

Thai court rules against protesters

2009-04-01 A COURT ordered protesters yesterday to stop blocking entrances to Thailand's seat of government where a siege to oust Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has dragged on for six days. "The court issued the injunction after the Prime Minister's...

Philippines army poised to attack ICRC kidnappers

2009-04-01 GOVERNMENT forces prepared yesterday to attack militants holding three Red Cross hostages after the kidnappers' deadline to behead one of their captives expired, officials said.The provincial government on Jolo island imposed a curfew and...

Malaysia likely to appoint Najib Friday

2009-04-01 MALAYSIA'S deputy premier Najib Razak is likely to be appointed Prime Minister on Friday, a high-level government source said yesterday.Najib is expected to be sworn in as Malaysia's sixth prime minister a day after outgoing premier Abdullah Ahmad...

Cambodia warns Thailand over border dispute

2009-04-01 CAMBODIAN Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday warned neighbouring Thailand that it would face fighting if its troops again crossed their disputed border.The premier made the remarks a week after Cambodian officials said some 100 Thai troops briefly...

Cambodian PM rejects wider Khmer Rouge trials

2009-04-01 CAMBODIAN Prime Minister Hun Sen warned yesterday that putting more Khmer Rouge cadres on trial for crimes committed during Pol Pot's 1975-79 reign of terror could plunge the country back into civil war. "I would prefer to see this tribunal...

N Korea vows military reply if Japan downs satellite

2009-04-01 NORTH KOREA will view any interception by Japan of its satellite launch as an aggressive act and respond with its "most powerful military means," the communist state's news agency said yesterday.If Japan dares to shoot down the satellite,...

K Rouge prison chief admits crimes, begs forgiveness

2009-04-01 THE prison chief of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge admitted responsibility yesterday for overseeing the torture and execution of thousands of people and asked the victims' families for forgiveness.Duch, who is also known as Kaing Guek Eav, spoke out after...

China rejects web spy claims

2009-04-01 CHINA yesterday rejected a report suggesting it may be involved in using computer networks to spy on exiled Tibetans and foreign governments, accusing its authors of being possessed by "the ghost of the Cold War".China has been repeatedly accused...

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

US deploys anti-missile ships before N Korea launch

2009-03-31 THE United States deployed two missile-interceptor ships from South Korea yesterday, a military spokesman said, days ahead of a North Korean rocket launch widely seen as a long-range missile test that violates UN sanctions.The launch presents the...

Thai PM avoids office on 5th day of anti-govt protests

2009-03-31 THAILAND'S prime minister avoided his office yesterday, as thousands of protesters calling for his resignation surrounded the seat of government for the fifth day and ignored police warnings to disperse.The demonstrators, allied with deposed leader...

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