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China declares day of mourning after landslide

By Sat, Aug 14, 2010 4:20PM UTC

China declared a national day of mourning for victims of a massive landslide in the remote northwest, as authorities on Saturday stressed the importance of hygiene and safety for the thousands now living in temporary shelters. Chinese flags across the country and at embassies and consulates overseas will be lowered

Cholera confirmed in Pakistani flood disaster

By Sat, Aug 14, 2010 4:20PM UTC

A case of the deadly, waterborne disease cholera has been confirmed in Pakistan’s flood-ravaged northwest, and aid workers expect there to be more, the U.N. said Saturday. The discovery came as new flood surges hit the south and the prime minister said 20 million people had been left homeless by

Face of the day

By Sat, Aug 14, 2010 11:30AM UTC Face of the day

A young Andre Kim is seen in this photo from the 1970s as he hangs out with the era’s top Korean movie stars. The photo comes from this gallery of photos of the man at various stages of life, including meeting Brooke Shields.

The Bulldozer plows ahead

By Sat, Aug 14, 2010 2:57AM UTC

Bolstered by increased public support and positive election results, Lee Myung-bak is pushing forward with his signature development project.  After a spring dealing with the consequences of the Cheonan sinking, oppositing-stoked fears of a general war with North Korea, a massive defeat in local elections and the defeat of his proposal to

Better things to do than regulate social media

By Fri, Aug 13, 2010 9:39PM UTC

A Member of Congress this week proposed the regulation of the use of Facebook and other social networking sites in government offices, accusing government employees of wasting time and resources for patently personal purposes.  The bill’s proponent, Rep. Romero Quimbo, I suppose, is grossly misinformed.  At around the time of

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