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Geneva Convention, occupying powers, PAD, and the Thai 7

By Wed, Jan 12, 2011 11:00AM UTC

The Bangkok Post: Meanwhile, Chaiwat Sinsuwong, a leader of the Thai Patriots Network, said the Thai embassy in Cambodia had tried to bar the network’s legal team from meeting the seven Thais. This could affect their court defence and consequently deprive them of an opportunity to return to Thailand. He

Red Shirt to ‘sue’ Thai privy councilors over cable

By Wed, Jan 12, 2011 9:00AM UTC Former Thai Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda. Pic: AP.

By Saksith Saiyasombut Last week, VoiceTV* reported this: Gen Prem Tinsulanonda, Anand Panyarachun and ACM Siddhi Savetsila were Thursday sued on lese majeste charges. Gen Prem, the chief privy counsel and former prime minister, Mr Anand, a former prime minister, and ACM Siddhi, a former foreign minister, were altogether charged by

China’s Hu praises renewed military ties with US

By Tue, Jan 11, 2011 5:37PM UTC Chinese President Hu Jintao. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Hu Jintao has praised the renewal of military exchanges with the U.S. during a visit to Beijing by Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Hu told Gates in a meeting Tuesday that his long-delayed visit would help improve trust and mutual understanding between the sides and lead

Chinese stealth fighter makes first test flight

By Tue, Jan 11, 2011 4:41PM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China’s radar-eluding stealth fighter made its first-known test flight Tuesday, marking dramatic progress in the country’s efforts to develop cutting-edge military technologies. The prototype plane dubbed the J-20 flew for about 15 minutes over an airfield in the southwestern city of Chengdu where it was spotted carrying

No respite from Australia’s deadly floods

By Tue, Jan 11, 2011 4:34PM UTC A road sign is reflected in floodwaters at Gympie, Australia, Tuesday. Pic: AP.

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Military helicopters searched Tuesday for scores of people missing after a tsunami-like wall of water ripped through an Australian valley, tossing cars like toys in the deadliest episode of a weekslong flood crisis. At least nine people were killed and officials held grave fears for 66

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