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14 border guards jailed in Bangladesh for mutiny

By Mon, Aug 02, 2010 6:31PM UTC

A Bangladeshi court convicted and sentenced 14 more border guards to up to six years in jail for participating in a major mutiny last year that left 74 people dead, mostly commanding officers. The convictions are the latest handed down by six special courts set up across the country to

Election 2010: The ‘real’ Gillard no better than the old Gillard

By Mon, Aug 02, 2010 5:53PM UTC

Australian Labor supporters can now breath easy, secure in the knowledge that the “real” Julia Gillard, rather than whoever it was that was campaigning as Prime Minister, is now on show. First up from the new and improved Prime Minister: refusing to answer questions about her supposed failure to consult

Massive protests continue in Indian Kashmir

By Mon, Aug 02, 2010 5:07PM UTC

Government troops fired at thousands of activists protesting Indian rule over the country’s portion of Kashmir on Monday, injuring six people in persistent violence that has left 33 people dead over the past seven weeks. The top elected official in the predominantly Muslim state, Omar Abdullah, was in New Delhi

China confirms promotion of Mao Zedong’s grandson

By Mon, Aug 02, 2010 3:40PM UTC

The only grandson of China’s former leader Mao Zedong has been promoted to the rank of major general in the People’s Liberation Army, state media confirmed Monday. Reports have been circulating for months that military historian Mao Xinyu had gained the rank, but officials had refused to confirm them, apparently

Malaysia’s Anwar asks sodomy charge to be dropped

By Mon, Aug 02, 2010 12:11PM UTC

Lawyers for opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is on trial for sodomy, asked that the charge be dropped Monday following allegations that a member of the prosecution team had an affair with their client’s accuser. Anwar has long maintained that the government fabricated the charge to sideline him in 2008

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