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Kim Jong-il reelected as head of North Korea

By Wed, Sep 29, 2010 9:59PM UTC

N. Korean news agency names those elected to top posts. The (North) Korean Central News Agency reports that the Conference of the Workers’ Party of Korea has successfully concluded.  The first order of business was to elected the general secretary of the WPK.  It will come as a surprise to know

Will drug traffickers take seats in Burma’s parliaments?

By Wed, Sep 29, 2010 9:58PM UTC

Burmese military backed-militias operating in Shan State are now the key in the drug trafficking, Khuensai Jaiyen of the of Shan Drug Watch explained during a the press conference at Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT) on September 29. Nawdin Lapai of the Kachin News Group and Lway Aye Nang

Burma PM asks people to prevent election boycott

By Wed, Sep 29, 2010 8:04PM UTC

Burma’s Prime Minister Thein Sein warned people to shield the country’s image during November elections and to prevent anyone from boycotting the first vote in 20 years, the junta’s New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported Wednesday. In the morning of 28 September, Prime Minister Thein Sein arrived in Labutta District

Thousands rally in Pakistani Kashmir against India

By Wed, Sep 29, 2010 6:56PM UTC

Thousands of people rallied in Pakistani Kashmir on Wednesday at the behest of a new movement campaigning for independence for the mountain region and condemning Indian “brutalities”. It was the first rally organised by Tehreek-e-Azadi-e-Kashmir (TAK), which means movement for independence of Kashmir, and was attended by activists from jihadi

Gillard government loses vote on first day of new parliament

By Wed, Sep 29, 2010 3:32PM UTC

This is no big deal but does not augur well for Gillard serving a full three year term: The Government lost a division on the floor of the House of representatives today, the first to do so since 1941. The vote was over a relatively small procedural issue which was

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