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Arroyo, PPP policy top Aquino’s Congress speech

By Mon, Jul 26, 2010 5:07PM UTC

President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III delivered an apparent indictment of his predecessor Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and identified “public-private partnerships” as the key policy of his administration in his first “state of the nation address” before a joint session of Congress. Outside Congress, rallyists reminded him of the serious situation

India test fires interceptor missile

By Mon, Jul 26, 2010 5:07PM UTC

India on Monday successfully tested an interceptor missile capable of destroying an incoming ballistic missile, after cancelling a launch earlier this year due to technical glitches, an official said. The test was carried out from a range in Chandipur in eastern Orissa state, a defense ministry official said on condition

Divisive ex-Thai leader marks birthday on Twitter

By Mon, Jul 26, 2010 4:21PM UTC

Thailand’s deposed leader Thaksin Shinawatra marked his 61st birthday Monday with tweets from exile that called for peace, a day after a grenade exploded in downtown Bangkok that left one person dead and 10 wounded. There have been no claims of responsibility for Sunday’s blast at a bus stop in

Aide to witness to Philippine massacre gunned down

By Mon, Jul 26, 2010 2:46PM UTC

Members of the clan suspected in one of the worst massacres in Philippine history are believed to be behind the weekend shooting death of an aide for a key witness to the mass killings, officials said Monday. The attack Sunday appeared to be the latest case of harassment and intimidation

Cambodia’s war crimes tribunal hands down verdict

By Mon, Jul 26, 2010 11:26AM UTC

A U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal hands down a verdict Monday in the first trial of a senior member of the Khmer Rouge regime that turned Cambodia into a vast killing field three decades ago. The defendant, Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch, ran the notorious Toul Sleng detention center

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