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15,000 Bibles seized in Malaysia

By Thu, Oct 29, 2009 1:44PM UTC

Malaysian authorities have confiscated more than 15,000 Bibles in recent months because they referred to “God” as “Allah,” a translation that has been banned in this Muslim-majority country, Christian church officials said Thursday. The alleged seizure of the Bibles, imported from neighboring Indonesia, is certain to reignite complaints by religious

Hollywood story: Siam, Khmer, Tony Jaa and Jackie Chan

By Thu, Oct 29, 2009 10:55AM UTC

It sounds too good to be true – Tony Jaa and Jackie Chan in the same movie? But what of the set, the plot and the characters? But then Jaa is a Thai super-hero, but Thailand, a joke? That is right, Chan just said if not because Tony had other

China to rebuild CCTV building ‘soon’

By Thu, Oct 29, 2009 10:49AM UTC

The chief architect for the new headquarters for China’s state broadcaster said Wednesday that preparations are under way to begin reconstruction on part of the complex that burned in a massive fire triggered by illegal fireworks earlier this year. Architect Ole Scheeren said in an interview with the Associated Press

Taking the “active” out of activism

By Thu, Oct 29, 2009 9:38AM UTC

As David Marr eventually gets around to saying here, contrary to the promises of the Rudd Government that it would never happen, 84 children are being held in detention on Christmas Island. This is not to mention those on boats and serving time behind bars in Indonesia. No doubt those who

Korean professor: Old map shows Tsushima is Korean

By Thu, Oct 29, 2009 7:09AM UTC

Professor of Japanese at Pusan University of Foreign Studies Kim Mun-gil claimed at a conference on the 28th to have found two old maps representing Tsushima as Korean territory.