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Japan PM shuns shrine, apologizes at WWII ceremony

By Sun, Aug 15, 2010 4:13PM UTC

Japan’s new liberal prime minister shunned a visit to a shrine that has outraged Asian neighbors for honoring war criminals, breaking from past governments’ tradition and instead apologizing Sunday for the suffering World War II caused. Members of the now-opposition Liberal Democratic Party, which ruled Japan nearly continuously since the

India: Pakistan must stamp out terrorist groups

By Sun, Aug 15, 2010 4:06PM UTC

India warned Sunday that Pakistan must root out terrorist groups operating in its territory before peace talks between the nuclear-armed neighbors can make any meaningful progress. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said dialogue between India and Pakistan to resolve longstanding differences will not move forward until Islamabad cracks down on Pakistan-based

SKorea: North must ‘change,’ embrace reunification

By Sun, Aug 15, 2010 3:58PM UTC

South Korea’s president urged North Korea to abandon its military provocations and make a “courageous change” toward peace, using a speech Sunday marking the Korean peninsula’s liberation from Japanese rule to outline a path for its eventual reunification. President Lee Myung-bak made the offer even as relations between the two

Afghanistan: NATO strike kills 2 fleeing militants

By Sun, Aug 15, 2010 3:45PM UTC

NATO forces killed two insurgents who had attacked a police station in northern Afghanistan by hitting their truck with an airstrike as they fled the area, the coalition said Sunday. Three pickup trucks full of gunmen launched an attack on the main police station in Kunduz province’s Aliabad district on

New police chief puts class 12 on top UPDATE BP comments added

By Sun, Aug 15, 2010 9:04AM UTC

[BP: Was also going to blog on the Class 12 lock on the key military-police positions. Prayuth and Wichean are four and three years away from retirement so they can control things for the next three years. Another point of interest is that both of them have spent signigicant periods

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