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Khmer Rouge prison chief to appeal conviction

By Tue, Jul 27, 2010 7:48PM UTC

The Khmer Rouge’s chief jailer plans to appeal his conviction by a U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal, which sentenced him to 35 years in prison for overseeing the deaths of up to 16,000 people, the tribunal spokesman said Tuesday. Kaing Guek Eav — also known as Duch — was convicted Monday

Mining companies team up with big tobacco for new adverts

By Tue, Jul 27, 2010 6:21PM UTC

The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC), representing the interests of small and medium-size mining companies, has resumed advertising critical of the federal government’s new mining tax. Chief executive Simon Bennison explains: The Prime Minister said that the Government was going to open the doors to the mining industry

Return to Vietnam

By Tue, Jul 27, 2010 6:16PM UTC

I first moved to Vietnam as a wide-eyed and highly putative English teacher, an 18-year-old on my first-ever trip to Asia. Nine-and-a-half years later I’m returning to live in Hanoi once more, having been appointed Vietnam correspondent for the Financial Times. It’s a great opportunity to report on the change that rapid economic

Tight security in China towns following protests

By Tue, Jul 27, 2010 5:38PM UTC

Hundreds of troops were on alert for further unrest in a manufacturing district in eastern China on Tuesday, following sustained protests by residents demanding more compensation for farms given up years ago to make way for factories, residents said. Paramilitary police and SWAT teams rolled into Huqiu district of Suzhou

Myanmar’s top military leader in India for talks

By Tue, Jul 27, 2010 5:19PM UTC

India welcomed the head of Myanmar’s isolated military government Tuesday despite international criticism, as New Delhi competes to assert its influence in the region. India’s relationship with Myanmar, considered a pariah in some quarters, has taken on new importance because of concerns over insurgencies and drug trafficking along their shared

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