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China calls in Japan envoy for 3rd time over boat

By Fri, Sep 10, 2010 3:22PM UTC

China summoned Japan’s ambassador for a third time Friday to protest the detention of the captain of a Chinese fishing boat that collided with Japanese patrol vessels near disputed islands, demanding he and his ship be released unconditionally. China has said the incident could damage bilateral relations, showing the sensitivity

East Timor leader says government stable

By Fri, Sep 10, 2010 1:51PM UTC

Prime Minster Xanana Gusmao said Friday that the resignation of his deputy, whose party has threatened to withdraw from the ruling coalition, will not lead to the collapse of East Timor’s government. Gusmao’s former deputy Mario Viejas Carrascalao said he had no choice but to quit this week after his

Decision to suspend Quran-burning met with relief

By Fri, Sep 10, 2010 12:47PM UTC

Religious and political leaders across the Muslim world have welcomed a decision by a small American church to suspend plans to torch copies of their holy book. But some say the damage already has been done. The Rev. Terry Jones from the Dove Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida triggered international

Afghans protest Quran burning plan, torch US flag

By Fri, Sep 10, 2010 9:01AM UTC

Hundreds of angry Afghans burned a U.S. flag and chanted “Death to the Christians” to protest plans — canceled Thursday — by a small American church to torch copies of the Muslim holy book on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Religious and political leaders across the Muslim

China: Japan trial of boat captain will harm ties

By Fri, Sep 10, 2010 8:50AM UTC

Japan will damage its relations with China if it decides to prosecute the captain of a Chinese fishing boat that collided with Japanese patrol vessels near disputed islands, Beijing warned Thursday. The Chinese government also said it was sending a law enforcement ship to the islands in the East China

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