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US aircraft carrier leads drills with South Korea

By Sun, Jul 25, 2010 4:56PM UTC

A nuclear-powered U.S. supercarrier led an armada of warships in exercises off the Korean peninsula on Sunday that North Korea has vowed to physically block and says could escalate into nuclear war. U.S. military officials said the maneuvers, conducted with South Korean ships and Japanese observers, were intended to send

By-election Bangkok Constituency 6 Live Blog

By Sun, Jul 25, 2010 4:21PM UTC

10:40 p.m. Matichon reports that after all the votes were counted that the unofficial vote tally was Panich with 96,480 votes (this equates to 53.47% of the vote if you don’t count the spoilt/no vote or 50.36% if you do), Korkaew with 81,776 votes (this equates to 45.32% of the

Clinton adds to curious history of mango diplomacy

By Sun, Jul 25, 2010 3:39PM UTC

When U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton offered Pakistan help last week in exporting mangoes to the U.S. in a bid to dampen anti-American sentiment, it marked the latest chapter in the fruit’s curious history of diplomacy and intrigue. Clinton’s offer came three years after the Bush administration opened

Philippines oldest-existing youth group CEGP turns 79

By Sun, Jul 25, 2010 3:30PM UTC

Seventy-nine years ago, on July 25, 1931, editors of student publications Philippine Collegian of the University of the Philippines, The National of National University, The Varsitarian of the University of Santo Tomas and The Guidon of the Ateneo de Manila University founded the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP).

Australian opposition vows to cut immigration

By Sun, Jul 25, 2010 2:08PM UTC

Australia’s main opposition party vowed Sunday to cut the number of immigrants allowed into the country if it wins next month’s elections. Australia’s rapid population growth and an increase in asylum seekers, mainly from Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, have become major issues ahead of the Aug. 21 elections. Critics argue

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