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Economy, rights top agenda at ASEAN summit

By Fri, Oct 23, 2009 12:28PM UTC

Southeast Asian nations, attempting to grapple with economic integration and human rights abuses, began their annual summit Friday with nearly half the region’s leaders missing the opening ceremony. The three-day Association of Southeast Asian Nations conference was due to launch a pivotal but sharply criticized human rights commission and discuss

Passing shadows

By Fri, Oct 23, 2009 11:39AM UTC

* Discovered – a cure for childhood obesity. * A rare chance for immortality – the producers of The Simpsons want you to create a new character. * Careful, it’s the free online pregnancy tester. * Want to annoy friends or relatives? Just hit this when they enter the room and

Anyone for a multi-day round of golf?

By Fri, Oct 23, 2009 11:26AM UTC

With its 18th hole some 1,800 km distant from the first tee, Australia’s newest golf course is the only one in the world where you need a Landcruiser as a golf cart.

Support overseas Filipino workers’ right to political representation

By Fri, Oct 23, 2009 11:02AM UTC

Just last week, the Commission on Elections removed 26 groups from the list of organizations participating in next year’s partylist elections. In its en banc resolution, the Comelec said the law justifies the deletion of the 26 groups because they did not join and did not win in the last

Racy play draws attention in Seoul

By Fri, Oct 23, 2009 10:51AM UTC Racy play draws attention in Seoul

The Chosun Ilbo notes that 교수와 여제자, currently playing in Daehakro, is drawing attention “particularly from middle-aged men”, for its bedroom scenes featuring nudity.

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