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3 bombs found in Bangkok area despite new security

By Thu, Sep 09, 2010 4:19PM UTC

Thailand’s government called for tighter security Thursday after three unexploded bombs were found in the Bangkok area, including one outside a school and another at the Health Ministry. The bombs were homemade devices hidden inside fire extinguishers and caused no injuries. They were the latest in a spate of unclaimed

Australia’s new crop of lawmakers meet in Canberra

By Thu, Sep 09, 2010 3:59PM UTC

Among the newly elected legislators who congregated for the first time Thursday at Parliament House were Australia’s first Muslim lawmaker, its youngest-ever at 20 years old and the first Aboriginal in the House of Representatives. The new lawmakers came to the capital Thursday for their first meetings with party leaders

China boat captain could stand trial for collision

By Thu, Sep 09, 2010 3:54PM UTC

The captain of a Chinese fishing boat that collided with Japanese patrol vessels near disputed islands could stand trial in the latest territorial spat between the neighbors, officials said Thursday. That likelihood increased as the Japanese coast guard handed over 41-year-old captain Zhan Qixiong to prosecutors for further investigation to

Dynasty speculation on North Korea founding day

By Thu, Sep 09, 2010 3:38PM UTC

North Korea celebrated its 62nd anniversary Thursday with odes to supreme leader Kim Jong Il and pilgrimages to his late father’s statue amid hints that a political meeting believed aimed at promoting his son as successor is imminent. There is widespread speculation that Kim will use the conference to give

Dynasty speculation on North Korea founding day

By Thu, Sep 09, 2010 1:42PM UTC

North Korea celebrated its 62nd anniversary Thursday with odes to supreme leader Kim Jong Il, amid uncertainty over whether a rare political meeting believed aimed at promoting his son as successor had begun. State media had reported Monday that Workers’ Party delegates were gathering in Pyongyang to elect new party

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