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Cambodia builds protest park far from gov’t center

By Fri, Aug 27, 2010 11:21AM UTC

Cambodia is building a small park to accommodate demonstrators, but would-be protesters criticize the project as a means to throttle dissent by keeping them far from government offices. Democracy Square is 70 percent complete and should be finished by the end of September, said Sam Samuth, chief of Phnom Penh’s

Afghan president questions US timeline for leaving

By Fri, Aug 27, 2010 10:59AM UTC

President Hamid Karzai criticized the U.S. plan to begin withdrawing troops starting next July and said the war on terror cannot succeed as long as the Taliban and their allies maintain sanctuaries in Pakistan. Karzai’s statements Thursday were made during a meeting with visiting U.S. congressmen and come at a

NKorea releases American man held since January

By Fri, Aug 27, 2010 10:56AM UTC

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter flew out of North Korea on a private jet Friday after securing a special pardon for an American who had been jailed in the communist country since January. Carter and Aijalon Gomes, 31, were expected to arrive in Boston later Friday, Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna

Pakistani Taliban hint at attacks on aid workers

By Fri, Aug 27, 2010 8:23AM UTC

The Taliban hinted Thursday they may launch attacks against foreigners helping Pakistan respond to the worst floods in the country’s history, saying their presence was “unacceptable.” The U.N. said it would not be deterred by violent threats. The militant group has attacked aid workers in the country before, and an

Aquino vows punishment in bus hijack

By Fri, Aug 27, 2010 8:11AM UTC

  The Philippine president vowed Thursday to punish authorities who bungled a bus hostage crisis that killed eight Hong Kong tourists, toughening his stance after Asian powerhouse China expressed outrage and political rivals pummelled him with criticism. The nearly 12-hour hostage drama at a historic Manila park stunned even this

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