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NKorea threatens ‘physical response’ to US drills

By Fri, Jul 23, 2010 4:02PM UTC

North Korea has threatened a “physical response” if the U.S. and South Korea go ahead with joint military exercises planned for this weekend. North Korean spokesman Ri Tong Il told reporters at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Friday that the exercises would be “another

Eyes on Khmer Rouge senior member Duch

By Fri, Jul 23, 2010 3:57PM UTC

Charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other crimes under Cambodian law, Kaing Guek Eav (known as Comrade Duch) will learn his fate as the UN-backed tribunal announce its first verdict on Monday. Duch’s trial has taken place in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) from March through to November.

Aquino braces for protests in first speech to Congress

By Fri, Jul 23, 2010 3:51PM UTC

President Noynoy Aquino delivers his first state of the nation address (SONA) on July 26 before a joint session of Congress, and not a few are wondering why the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) is calling for protest actions on that very day. A number of them say Aquino does not

Coverage of the Bangkok by-election

By Fri, Jul 23, 2010 2:00PM UTC

BP will temporarily come out of hiatus for a few hours on Sunday to over the by-election.

NKorea, US-led UN Command discuss ship sinking

By Fri, Jul 23, 2010 1:36PM UTC

Military officers from North Korean and the American-led U.N. Command met Friday to discuss the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on Pyongyang — a rare and likely tense encounter. A team of international investigators concluded in May that a North Korean submarine fired a torpedo that sank

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