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Tuesday, 6 April 2010

M'sia detains 22 Indonesians off coast

2010-04-06 MARINE police Monday said they had detained 22 Indonesians, including nine women, who were being smuggled back to Indonesia after working illegally in Malaysia.Southern Johor state marine police chief Mohammad Khamsani Abdul Rahman said a patrol...

Pakistan attacks kill 46, target US consulate

2010-04-06 MILITANTS armed with guns, grenades and suicide car bombs targeted the US consulate in Pakistan's northwestern capital and a political rally, killing 46 people yesterday.The attacks in quick succession were among the deadliest so far this year in...

Monday, 5 April 2010

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2010-04-05 2 Malaysian women die of swine fluKUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian woman and her pregnant daughter have died from swine flu, but the baby born to the younger woman is free of the virus. Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the 54-year-old woman died of...

Troops kill 16 militants in NW Pakistan

2010-04-05 PAKISTANI troops backed by attack helicopters on Sunday killed at least 16 militants in fierce clashes with rebels in a restive tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said.The new clashes took place in Said Khalil village of Orakzai tribal...

Maoist rebels kill 9 Indian policemen

2010-04-05 SUSPECTED Maoist blew up a bus carrying police officers in a convoy in eastern India on Sunday, killing nine of them as the country's home minister repeated his offer to hold peace talks with the group.Another 10 police officers, specially trained...

Tribal leaders to be consulted before Kandahar push: Karzai

2010-04-05 PRESIDENT Hamid Karzai on Sunday pledged that tribal leaders would be consulted before any coalition push to oust the Taliban from their spiritual home in southern Afghanistan.Kandahar is seen as the key battleground to reverse nearly nine years of...

Arrest of Afghan ex-minister sought

2010-04-05 AFGHANISTAN has asked Interpol to seek the arrest of a former acting cabinet minister accused of corruption and believed to be living in Britain, an official said on Sunday, a rare bid to prosecute graft as demanded by the West.Western nations with...

Thailand protesters remain defiant

2010-04-05 MORE than 50,000 protesters defied orders to leave the Thai capital's main shopping district on Sunday despite threats of mass arrests, raising the stakes in the fourth week of street rallies to press for fresh elections.The government said the red-...

Rescuers prepare for search in flooded China mine

2010-04-05 RESCUE workers set up equipment and prepared Sunday to mount an operation to try to find survivors among 153 trapped miners in a northern China, saying they have not given up hope one week after the mine flooded.But no decisions have been made yet...

S Korea to salvage sunken warship, calls off rescue

2010-04-05 SOUTH KOREA prepared Sunday to salvage a warship that sank more than a week ago near a disputed sea border with North Korea after calling off a dangerous operation to rescue its missing crewmen.The operation stopped at the request of relatives of...

N Korea's Kim hosts new Chinese ambassador

2010-04-05 KIM JONG-IL has hosted a dinner party for the new Chinese ambassador to North Korea, state media said Sunday, amid reports the reclusive leader was set to visit Beijing.The dinner on Saturday was attended by top North Korean military and party...

Mekong River countries meet China over dam fears

2010-04-05 SOUTHEAST Asian nations on the shrinking lower Mekong River began talks with China yesterday over fears that its dams are further depleting the waterway which is at its lowest levels in decades.A Chinese delegation held talks in the Thai coastal...

Oil-leaking Chinese ship puts Great Barrier Reef 'in danger'

2010-04-05 A CHINESE coal carrier leaking oil in Australia's environmentally sensitive Great Barrier Reef area after running aground could be in danger of breaking up, authorities warned yesterday.The Shen Neng 1 became stranded on a shoal 70km east of Great...

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Najib marks first year as PM

2010-04-04 DATUK Seri Najib Tun Razak celebrated his first anniversary as prime minister on Saturday by visiting and meeting the people in Hulu Selangor.Najib has a tight programme from morning till evening in the parliamentary area which will see a by-...

Cambodia hurt at US military aid cut over deportations

2010-04-04 CAMBODIA bristled Friday at a US decision to cut a small military aid program to protest the December deportation of Muslim asylum seekers to China, saying if they deserved protection the United States could have offered it.The United States...

Thailand to press Myanmar to open polls

2010-04-04 THAILAND will be pressing Myanmar's military leaders in the coming week to open its first elections in two decades to all political opponents and ethnic minorities, the country's foreign minister said Thursday."I'm concerned about the national...

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2010-04-04 First body from missing ship recoveredSEOUL: South Korean rescuers Saturday recovered the first body from the 46 missing crew of a naval warship that sank a week ago near the maritime border with North Korea. The body of Senior Chief Petty Officer...

1 dead, 8 missing in search for sailors

2010-04-04 A SAILOR died and eight were missing Saturday after their fishing boat, which was helping search for missing sailors from a sunken warship, collided with a freighter, maritime police said.The fishing vessel, with nine crew aboard, sank after sending...

Thai protesters swarm Bangkok

2010-04-04 RAISING the stakes in their bid to overthrow the government, tens of thousands of Thai protesters swarmed Bangkok's tourist heartland yesterday, defying a warning to leave or face arrest.Bemused foreigners looked on as the red-shirted supporters of...

N Korea cargo train sparks Kim trip speculation

2010-04-04 THE train thought to be carrying Kim Jong-il to China appears to have been a cargo freighter on a journey unrelated to the reclusive North Korean leader, witnesses at the border said yesterday.South Korea's Yonhap news sparked speculation that Kim...

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