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NKorea’s parliament to meet amid tension

By Tue, May 18, 2010 11:20AM UTC

North Korea will convene a rare second parliamentary session this year, the communist country said Tuesday, amid mounting speculation the regime may have torpedoed a South Korean warship in March. No reason for the second session was given, though South Korean media speculated it might be related to supreme leader

HM the King and Queen sponsor Seh Daeng’s funeral

By Tue, May 18, 2010 11:00AM UTC

The Nation on May 10: Meanwhile, Abhisit also named suspended Army specialist Major Gen Khattiya Sawasdiphol as the mastermind and chief terrorist who tried to undermine the road map to bring about political reconciliation. The Nation on May 18: Their Majesties the King and Queen will graciously sponsor the funeral

ANALYSIS: Faded glory of the Acharons

By Tue, May 18, 2010 10:48AM UTC

They were once the political powerhouses in General Santos City. On May 10, another chip in their once solid block was eroded. Never in the history of local politics have so many Acharons lost in one single local election. What was once considered as unthinkable happened. Three members of the

Thai chaos: Cease-fire talk, but standoff drags on

By Tue, May 18, 2010 10:43AM UTC

The tense standoff between thousands of Thai protesters and soldiers entered its sixth day Tuesday after negotiators for both sides spoke for the first time since Bangkok was gripped by spasms of violence. The United Nations urged a negotiated solution, saying “there is a high risk that the situation could

Photos of the red shirt protest

By Tue, May 18, 2010 10:00AM UTC

Boston Globe have 39 high-resolution images from the protests here (note for anti-reds, the picture of a protester with a pistol). Vaitor, a freelance photographer, has some stunning images here. BP: Seriously, these are a good selection of photos.

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