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Thai Army raises border security amid Burma tension

By Sun, Oct 17, 2010 9:09PM UTC

The Royal Thai Army has further tightened already stiff security measures along the border in Tak province in the lead-up to the November 7 election in Burma, according to the Bangkok Post. Soldiers at the 4th Infantry Regiment task force in Tak’s Mae Sot district have been ordered to conduct special

What are the five leaked videos about? UPDATE

By Sun, Oct 17, 2010 8:36PM UTC

UPDATE: Argh, BP sees that the blogging software removed the the embedded links to the videos, so to see the videos you will have to go to the YouTube website. The links to the videos are 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. On Friday, a user (ohmygood3009) put up on

Thousands in China, Japan rally over island claims

By Sun, Oct 17, 2010 4:02PM UTC

Thousands of Chinese marched in the streets in sometimes violent protests Saturday against Japan and its claim to disputed islands, a show of anger far larger than past protests over the competing territorial claims. The Chinese government said the protests were “understandable” but that patriotism should be expressed in a

9 Vietnamese fishermen safe at disputed islands

By Sun, Oct 17, 2010 3:44PM UTC

Nine Vietnamese fishermen whose one-month detainment chafed China-Vietnam relations were back on the same islands at the heart of the dispute Saturday, this time after a Chinese patrol boat rescued them in stormy seas. China released the men and their boat Monday, and they started their journey home despite warnings

Judge: Indonesia needs death penalty for graft

By Sun, Oct 17, 2010 3:39PM UTC

Indonesia needs to follow China’s example and sentence officials convicted of corruption to death in order to stamp out massive graft in the country, a top judge said Saturday. Indonesia’s current sentences for corruption are too soft and do nothing to deter corrupt officials, said Mohammad Mahfud, the chief justice