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Sunday, 8 August 2010

2 politicians hunted over Philippine airport blast

2010-08-08 PHILIPPINE police said yesterday they were investigating the possible involvement of two politicians in the bombing of a provincial airport in the south that left two people dead."We requested our partners from the Armed Forces of the...

'Yellow Shirt' protesters gather in Bangkok

2010-08-08 THAI royalist "Yellow Shirts" rallied in Bangkok yesterday as the influential movement seeks to pressure the government over a territorial row with Cambodia.Thai police said around 1,200 people — many wearing yellow and waving...

3 Redang diving sites under observation

2010-08-08 THE Department of Marine Parks is studying the extent of coral bleaching at three more dive sites in the Pulau Redang Marine Park to determine whether they should be closed temporarily to save the corals.Its director-general, Abdul Jamal Mydin, said...

Malaysia says no to Indonesian maid's minimum wage demand

2010-08-08 THE Indonesian government's demand for RM800 minum wage for housemaids cannot be implemented as Malaysia does not have a minimum wage structure.Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S Subramaniam said this was one of the main reasons why the memorandum...

Muhyiddin backs PAS view on Bumiputera rights

2010-08-08 DEPUTY Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin yesterday described as apt the statement by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang on the need to retain the rights and privileges of the Malays and bumiputeras, including the discount for...

EC ready to hold Sarawak election

2010-08-08 THE Election Commission (EC) is ready to conduct the 10th Sarawak state election and has set aside RM30 million for purpose, EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said. Although the current term of the state assembly would only expire in July...

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Pakistan: Half a millionflee as floods move south

2010-08-07 PAKISTAN battled to contain flooding in its rich agricultural south yesterday, evacuating half a million people from risk areas as the UN warned of the "daunting" scale of the crisis.The nearly two-week-old disaster has affected 4.5...

Floods kill 100 in Indian Kashmir

2010-08-07 MORE than 100 people were killed and hundreds injured after rare rainfall triggered flash floods Friday in an area of Indian Kashmir popular with foreign fans of high-altitude adventure sports.The overnight floods, prompted by an intense cloudburst...

India hints at Pakistan role in Kashmir unrest

2010-08-07 INDIA'S interior minister hinted yesterday that Pakistan could be behind weeks of violent anti-India protests in the disputed Kashmir region, a move that could hurt the nuclear-armed rivals' attempts to improve ties.This is the first time New Delhi...

China stops shipping on N Korea river border amid flood fears

2010-08-07 CHINA has suspended shipping and tourist boat traffic on the Yalu River, which forms the border with North Korea, over fears of flooding as authorities predict more rain, state media said.The waterway in China's northeast has seen more rain over the...

IN BRIEF

2010-08-07 US, Vietnam in nuclear negotiationsWASHINGTON: The United States has said it is in negotiations to share nuclear fuel and technology with Vietnam, but declined to say whether they were discussing allowing Hanoi to enrich uranium on its own. "...

UN chief in Japan callsfor elimination of nukes

2010-08-07 UNITED NATIONS chief Ban Ki-moon has called for the total elimination of nuclear weapons, during a visit to Nagasaki, one of the two Japanese cities hit by US atom bombs in World War II."The only way to ensure that such weapons will never again...

US attends Hiroshima ceremony for first time

2010-08-07 THE United States yesterday attended for the first time a ceremony commemorating the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, 65 years after the Japanese city's destruction rang in the nuclear age. The United States' World War II allies Britain and France, both...

Indonesia volcano erupts, 4 missing

2010-08-07 FOUR people were missing yesterday after one of Indonesia's most active volcanos erupted, spewing lava and hot ash, an official said."There was an eruption on Mount Karengetang," Surono, a vulcanologist with Volcano and Geological Disaster...

Cambodia to ink Iran oil deal

2010-08-07 OFFICIALS from Cambodia are to travel to Iran next week and the two countries will sign agreements covering cooperation in the oil sector, the foreign minister of the Southeast Asian state said on yesterday.Hor Namhong, who will meet Iranian...

Thai 'yellow shirts' plan Bangkok rally

2010-08-07 THAILAND'S royalist "Yellow Shirts" said yesterday they would rally in Bangkok this weekend to pressure the government over a territorial row with Cambodia, in a show of strength by the movement.At least 2,000 people are expected to attend...

Thai police nab three foreign fugitives

2010-08-07 TWO Britons and a Japanese man wanted on charges including murder, fraud and sex offences have been arrested in Thailand, immigration police said yesterday.The fugitives include Stuart Scott Crawford, 44, thought to be on Britain's most wanted list...

'Red shirts' regroup after clashes

2010-08-07 ON A stage in a muddy soccer field in Thailand's rural heartlands, an opposition leader declared to thousands he would bring back toppled premier Thaksin Shinawatra from exile if his party is voted back into power.That vow by Puea Thai Party's...

M'sian, Thai defence ministers to visit Yala in December

2010-08-07 THE defence ministers of Malaysia and Thailand are to visit Yala in December to view the socio-economic activities in the restive province of southern Thailand.Malaysian Defence Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said yesterday the visit was a follow-up...

Call for Malay unity should not be questioned: Rais

2010-08-07 MALAYSIAN Information Communication and Culture Minister Dr Rais Yatim said the call for the Malays to be united should not be questioned nor taken lightly.He said the Malays should be proud of their origins and long history, which was further...

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