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SKorea releases full report on Cheonan sinking

By Mon, Sep 13, 2010 7:11PM UTC

The South Korean government has released the full report of the multinational  investigation into the Cheonan sinking.  While it will take some time for the report to be digested, here are some of the pertinent facts: The sinking was caused by an explosion three meters from the port (left) side of the

Burma junta strengthens China ties with visit

By Mon, Sep 13, 2010 6:31PM UTC

The United States decided in August to support UN Special Rapporteur Tomas Quintana’s creation of a United Nations commission of inquiry into the Burmese military regime’s crimes against humanity and war crimes. UK, Australia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Republic of Hungary, Canada and USA have also expressed their support for an

Muslims attack Christian worshippers

By Mon, Sep 13, 2010 5:45PM UTC

The controversy surrounding the proposed mosque near the World Trade Center site has captured the world’s attention while religious intolerance in Indonesia is largely ignored: For the last few weeks, a group of Christians have been holding their Sunday prayer services on an empty plot of land – resulting in

USAID exec to visit southern Philippines

By Mon, Sep 13, 2010 5:21PM UTC

  The United States Embassy in Manila today announced the visit of Alonzo Fulgham, chief operating officer of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), to General Santos City and Sarangani.   Fulgham was USAID’s Mission Director to Afghanistan from June 2005 to July 2006.  The US had dubbed Mindanao

Japan foreign minister apologizes to US POWs

By Mon, Sep 13, 2010 4:14PM UTC

Japan’s foreign minister apologized Monday for the suffering of a group of former World War II prisoners of war visiting from the United States and said they were treated inhumanely. The six POWs, their relatives and the daughters of two men who died are the first group of U.S. POWs

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