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China censors Nobel ceremony honoring dissident

By Sat, Dec 11, 2010 11:11AM UTC

China repeated its claim Saturday that the world is meddling in its affairs after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in absentia to imprisoned democracy activist Liu Xiaobo. The ceremony was censored in China, which has seen a clampdown on dissidents and some news websites blocked in recent days. “We

Burma’s 2011: A look ahead

By Sat, Dec 11, 2010 9:43AM UTC

A benighted nation faces an uncertain future after troubled national elections , writes Kyaw Zwa Moe, Asia Sentinel. The year 2010 is ending and a new year is dawning. Could next year be radically different from 2010 or previous years? The future is unpredictable, but we can predict a few

India arrests Kashmir teacher for exam on unrest

By Sat, Dec 11, 2010 9:05AM UTC

Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir arrested a college lecturer Friday on charges he gave his students an English exam filled with questions attacking India’s crackdown on demonstrations in the disputed region. India considers it illegal to question the country’s claim to the region. For five months this summer, tens of thousands

Nobel snub bares rift in Manila’s policy toward China

By Sat, Dec 11, 2010 9:01AM UTC

Alberto Romulo will be removed as foreign-affairs secretary by end of January — official. A story in Thursday’s The New York Times details China’s reaction to the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo. Written by Michael Wines (with additional reporting from me and other colleagues at the

Police capture wanted Indonesian terror suspect

By Sat, Dec 11, 2010 9:01AM UTC

Indonesian police arrested one of the country’s most-wanted Muslim militants Friday, accusing him of plotting high-profile assassinations and bloody attacks on foreigners at luxury hotels in the capital. Abu Tholut was captured without a fight during a pre-dawn raid on a home in Central Java province, said Lt. Col. Djihartono,