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Nobel snub bares rift in Manila’s policy toward China

By Sat, Dec 11, 2010 9:01AM UTC

Alberto Romulo will be removed as foreign-affairs secretary by end of January — official. A story in Thursday’s The New York Times details China’s reaction to the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo. Written by Michael Wines (with additional reporting from me and other colleagues at the

Police capture wanted Indonesian terror suspect

By Sat, Dec 11, 2010 9:01AM UTC

Indonesian police arrested one of the country’s most-wanted Muslim militants Friday, accusing him of plotting high-profile assassinations and bloody attacks on foreigners at luxury hotels in the capital. Abu Tholut was captured without a fight during a pre-dawn raid on a home in Central Java province, said Lt. Col. Djihartono,

Burma’s Suu Kyi, US official discuss sanctions

By Sat, Dec 11, 2010 8:57AM UTC

A senior U.S. official and democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi discussed sanctions against Burma’s military government Friday as Washington considers whether to ease the country’s isolation. Last year, President Barack Obama said that since decades of sanctions had failed to bring about change in Burma, perhaps dialogue would be

2 Japanese men land on disputed island

By Sat, Dec 11, 2010 8:50AM UTC

Police say two Japanese men have briefly landed on an island in a chain in the East China Sea that is controlled by Japan but also claimed by China. Police spokesman You Kouchi in Okinawa in southern Japan said the two man are local assemblymen. He declined to give further

Bomb kills at least 10 in northwest Pakistan

By Sat, Dec 11, 2010 8:49AM UTC

A suicide attacker drove a vehicle packed with explosives into a hospital for Shiite Muslims that was under construction in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 10 people, police said. Several people were also wounded in the blast in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s Hangu district, senior government official Khalid Khan

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