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Sunday, 6 September 2009

EU slams Afghan air strike

2009-09-06 THE European Union yesterday fiercely criticised NATO over an air strike that left scores dead in Afghanistan, which they said undermined efforts at nation-building they had begun to focus on."This was a big mistake," French Foreign...

Dance spat: Indonesians call for 'war' with M'sia

2009-09-06 SIMMERING anger in Indonesia over Malaysia's "theft" of a traditional dance is spurring unlikely calls for war in the latest spat between the two traditionally testy neighbours.The dispute started in Indonesia in August after word spread...

Saturday, 5 September 2009

UK, US not walking away from Afghanistan

2009-09-05 THE United States and Britain yesterday defended their strategy in Afghanistan amid mounting criticism over the rising death toll from war-weary voters.But a keynote speech by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was overshadowed by the resignation...

Java quake toll at 63 as anger mounts over slow govt action

2009-09-05 RESCUERS in Indonesia yesterday continued digging to reach dozens buried by a major earthquake that killed at least 63 people as anger mounted at the slow response from authorities. Police and troops cleared boulders and mounds of earth in the...

Many civilians among 90 killed in US strike

2009-09-05 Afghans say victims were villagers collecting fuel from hijacked tankers NATO aircraft opened fire on hijacked fuel trucks in Afghanistan before dawn yesterday, killing as many as 90 people in an incident that could trigger a backlash against...

N Korea in last stage of uranium enrichment

2009-09-05 NORTH KOREA yesterday said it was closer to a second way of making nuclear weapons, a move analysts saw as a new tactic to put pressure on the international community after a month of conciliatory gestures.The chief US envoy for the North, Stephen...

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2009-09-05 Taiwan drops annual UN bid TAIPEI: Taiwan will drop for the first time in 17 years its annual bid to join the United Nations as island President Ma Ying-jeou seeks peace with long-time rival and UN heavyweight China, the foreign ministry said...

Hatoyama picks new party boss

2009-09-05 THE choice of a powerful former leader of Japan's new ruling party for a key role raised concerns yesterday that incoming Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama (picture) has created a rival power centre that will muddle policymaking.Veteran lawmaker Ichiro...

Five dead in protests in China's Urumqi

2009-09-05 FIVE people have died in massive protests against syringe attacks in the restive Chinese city of Urumqi, an official said yesterday."On Thursday, fourteen people were injured and sent to hospital and five people were killed in the incidents,...

Aussie scientist to try cutting cow flatulence

2009-09-05 AN AUSTRALIAN scientist yesterday launched what he called a "reef and beef" study into whether feeding cows seaweed would reduce their flatulent carbon emissions, in a move that could help save the Great Barrier Reef.Tony Parker, from...

UN agency seeks access to Myanmar refugees

2009-09-05 THE United Nations refugee agency yesterday urged China to grant it access to the Myanmar border, where thousands of people have fled over the past week from fighting between Myanmar's army and rebels.Myanmar's successful offensive in Kokang...

Indian politician mourned

2009-09-05 TENS of thousands of tearful mourners yesterday paid their respects as the popular chief minister of southern Andhra Pradesh state was buried in his private estate.YS Rajasekhara Reddy, 60, and four other men died Wednesday when their helicopter...

'Court to hear Suu Kyi appeal'

2009-09-05 A COURT in Myanmar yesterday agreed to hear an appeal by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi against her conviction for sheltering an American man who swam to her home, her lawyer said.The Nobel laureate was sentenced to 18 more months under house...

Philippine govt, Maoist rebels talks snagged

2009-09-05 LONG-AWAITED talks in Norway this weekend between the Philippine government and Maoist rebels aimed at ending a deadly 40-year insurgency will not go ahead, both sides said yesterday.The setback came as authorities announced they had arrested a...

1 dead in Thai south blast

2009-09-05 A CAR bomb exploded yesterday outside a crowded restaurant in southern Thailand's violence-racked city of Yala, killing one policeman and wounding 10 people, police said. The bomb went off in the morning when the restaurant was packed with...

Red Shirt protest postponed

2009-09-05 THAI anti-government protesters yesterday again postponed plans for a mass rally, pushing the date back to the third anniversary of the coup that toppled former premier Thaksin Shinawatra.The so-called "Red Shirt" movement said it had...

21 arrested in S'pore for street brawl

2009-09-05 SINGAPORE police yesterday said they had arrested 21 people following a rare street brawl involving members of a small opposition political party.Police were called in after a fight broke out Thursday among members of the Singapore Malay National...

Friday, 4 September 2009

Ex-child soldiers get M'sia jobs

2009-09-04 A GROUP of former child soldiers from Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels have won jobs on construction sites in Malaysia after undergoing re-training, the government here said yesterday. The seven men were among hundreds of former child soldiers who...

Senior Indian politician killed in helicopter crash

2009-09-04 AN INDIAN politician who was a powerbroker for the ruling party and a modernising leader of his native state died in a helicopter crash, officials yesterday said.YS Rajasekhara Reddy (picture), the chief minister of southeastern Andhra Pradesh...

Angry Xinjiang Hans protest

2009-09-04 476 have sought treatment after syringe attacks: TVHUNDREDS of Chinese protested deteriorating public safety yesterday after a series of mysterious syringe attacks further unnerved residents in the western Chinese city of Urumqi where ethnic...

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