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Cambodian leader puts new land deals on hold

By Mon, May 07, 2012 8:10PM UTC

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday temporarily suspended new land concessions to private companies in an effort to ease political pressure over an issue that has triggered social unrest and occasional violence. The timing of Hun Sen’s action seemed to reflect his usual political

Boulder falls on car, kills 6 pilgrims in Vietnam

By Mon, May 07, 2012 7:10PM UTC

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — An official says a boulder the size of a house has fallen from a mountain in Vietnam, smashing a car and killing six people who were on a religious pilgrimage. Village official Keo Khon says five people including the driver died at the scene Saturday in

Burma’s environment pays price of development

By Mon, May 07, 2012 4:53PM UTC

As many as 40,000 gorgeously plumed birds known as the Gurney’s pitta thrive in the lowland rainforests of economically backward Burma. Across the border, Thailand’s last five pairs are guarded around the clock against snakes and human predators. The bird’s status is among many reasons Burma is regarded as one

Clinton hopes to see female US president

By Mon, May 07, 2012 2:10PM UTC

[unable to retrieve full-text content]KOLKATA, India (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday she has no desire to make another run for the White House but hopes to see an American woman president in her lifetime…. Headlines from the Associated Press

SKorea cracks down on human flesh capsules

By Mon, May 07, 2012 1:10PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it’s strengthening customs inspections in a crackdown on the smuggling of Chinese-made capsules filled with powdered human flesh. The state-run Korea Customs Service said Monday that since last August it has discovered 35 attempts to smuggle from China about 17,450 such capsules

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