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Saturday, 4 September 2010

Malaysia-Indonesia meeting to be crucial

2010-09-04 THE upcoming meeting between the Foreign Affairs Ministers of Malaysia and Indonesia on Monday is crucial to end protests against Malaysia in Indonesia. In the last two weeks, certain quarters in Indonesia, particularly the aggressive Indonesian...

Philippine police 'missed chances' to shoot hijacker

2010-09-04 THE Philippine authorities yesterday admitted missing numerous chances to shoot a sacked policeman who hijacked a busload of Hong Kong tourists in a standoff that ended with eight hostages being killed.President Benigno Aquino said he took...

Friday, 3 September 2010

Three killed, flights halted as typhoon hits S Korea

2010-09-03 AT LEAST three people were killed and dozens injured yesterday when Typhoon Kompasu hit South Korea, cutting power to tens of thousands of homes and disrupting transport, officials said.The storm was the strongest to hit the Seoul area for 15 years...

IN BRIEF

2010-09-03 Indonesia's smoking toddler kicks habit JAKARTA: A two-year-old Indonesian boy who smoked about 40 cigarettes a day has kicked the habit after receiving intensive specialist care, a child welfare official said yesterday. Ardi Rizal shocked the...

Afghan president says Nato air strike killed 10 civilians

2010-09-03 AFGHAN President Hamid Karzai strongly condemned an air strike by Nato-led forces which he said killed 10 campaign workers for this month's election, a sour note as U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates arrived for talks.Civilian casualties caused by...

Red Cross aid workers face anger in Pakistan

2010-09-03 RED CROSS aid workers have faced angry crowds in Pakistan when distributing food and other supplies to flood victims, a disturbing trend that could jeopardise operations, a senior official said yesterday.An ICRC relief convoy was forced to halt...

Highest-level Chinese visit to Taiwan in 12 years

2010-09-03 CHINESE Culture Minister Cai Wu flew into Taiwan yesterday to become the highest-ranking mainland official to visit the self-governing island in 12 years, officials said."While here, I will attend a seminar ... and promote cultural exchanges...

Activists seek help from Obama to stop dolphin hunt

2010-09-03 ANIMAL rights activists protested against Japan's dolphin hunts in a rally outside the US embassy in Tokyo yesterday, calling on President Barack Obama to pressure the country over the issue.Ric O'Barry, star of the Oscar-winning eco-documentary...

Australian PM wins key backer

2010-09-03 AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister Julia Gillard won the support of a key independent MP yesterday, leaving her close to breaking the worst political deadlock in decades after elections failed to produce a winner.Former Iraq war whistle-blower Andrew Wilkie...

US wants more time on N Korea nuclear talks

2010-09-03 THE United States said yesterday it planned more consultations with its partners after hearing China's perspective on reviving stalled six-party nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea.The non-committal notes from Washington came as a delegation...

Thai 'Yellow shirts' convicted of slandering Thaksin

2010-09-03 A THAI court convicted two prominent members of the royalist "yellow shirt" protest movement yesterday of defaming fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra by accusing him of insulting the monarchy.Media mogul Sondhi Limthongkul and...

Deforestation: Burger King to stop buying palm oil from SMART

2010-09-03 BURGER King Holdings Inc, the No 2 US hamburger chain, said it would stop buying palm oil from Indonesia's PT SMART Tbk, citing concerns over environmental sustainability and rainforests.Greenpeace has accused the palm oil giant of clearing peatland...

Thai PM calls for army openness under new chief

2010-09-03 THE Thai king yesterday formally appointed a tough new military chief, thought to have been active in quashing recent anti-government protests, as the premier urged army accountability.King Bhumibol Adulyadej officially endorsed the appointment of...

Teenagers held over Thai boy shooting

2010-09-03 TWO Thai teenagers aged 16 and 19 were arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday over the shooting of a nine-year-old boy on his way to school in Bangkok, police said.The younger suspect, whose name has been withheld to protect his identity,...

Indonesia spat may go to international court: Malaysia

2010-09-03 MALAYSIA said yesterday its ongoing maritime border spat with Indonesia, which flared again recently, triggering angry protests, could end up in the International Court of Justice.Deputy Foreign Minister Richard Riot said both countries erred in the...

Philippines says UN poverty target won't be met

2010-09-03 THE Philippines said yesterday it would fail to meet its UN development goal on halving poverty levels by 2015 after even more people were added to the ranks of the poor in recent years.World leaders meeting at a UN summit in 2000 drew up a set of...

Manila to re-enact hostage taking

2010-09-03 THE chaotic final moments of a hostage siege in Manila that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead will be re-enacted as part of an investigation into the tragedy, Philippine authorities said yesterday.Among those who will help reconstruct the event is...

Indonesians value Malaysia's help, says Muhyiddin

2010-09-03 DEPUTY Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said yesterday he believed that the majority of Indonesian nationals working in Malaysia would not be influenced by the call for them to return to Indonesia for good. "I believe the majority of...

Indians held in suspected human trafficking racket

2010-09-03 POLICE found 24 Indian nationals locked up in a house in Sungai Siput, 40km north of here, two days ago, in what is suspected to be a human trafficking racket run by two Pakistani nationals whom they also detained there. Perak CID chief Datuk...

Thursday, 2 September 2010

IN BRIEF

2010-09-02 Indonesian police kill five in riot PALU, INDONESIA: Indonesian police opened fire and killed five people when an angry mob attacked their station with firebombs in a protest over the death of a man in custody, police said yesterday. More than 20...

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