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China criticizes Clinton comments on island chains

By Fri, Jul 30, 2010 5:59PM UTC

China’s military on Friday criticized remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that Washington had a strong interest in seeing territorial disputes in the South China Sea resolved peacefully. Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng told reporters China opposes what he called the “internationalization” of the matter, a reflection of Beijing’s

Former PM in hospital for gall bladder removal

By Fri, Jul 30, 2010 5:35PM UTC

After being unceremoniously kicked out as Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd has experienced a bile overload requiring the removal of his gall bladder. Political pundits expect that emergency surgery will put an end to those unseemly anti-Gillard leaks.

5 soldiers killed in land mine attack in India

By Fri, Jul 30, 2010 1:07PM UTC

Separatist rebels triggered a land mine Friday that killed at least five paramilitary soldiers and wounded 41 others in India’s remote northeastern state of Assam, where a deadly separatist insurgency has long raged. The soldiers were traveling in two buses when militants used a remote control device to trigger the

Tulsie and Thanong on Preah Vihear

By Fri, Jul 30, 2010 12:02PM UTC

Actually, on the substance of Tulsie’s opinion piece in The Nation on why Abhisit is acting tough now BP thinks Tulsie is basically right so do not have a dispute with that, but then there is this: Defending its decision to support Cambodia’s registration efforts, the Samak government pointed to

Grenade wounds 1; Thai court frees protest leader

By Fri, Jul 30, 2010 11:50AM UTC

A grenade exploded near a Bangkok shopping mall early Friday, wounding one person in the second explosion in a week in the Thai capital still rattled by deadly political clashes and living under emergency rule. Also Friday, a top leader of Thailand’s Red Shirt protest movement, whose street demonstrations were

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