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Maldives passes law to end limbo in high court

By Wed, Aug 11, 2010 9:35AM UTC

The Maldives’ parliament passed a crucial bill to appoint a permanent Supreme Court on Tuesday, ending a legal limbo that had threatened to paralyze the country’s judiciary. The legislation had been delayed by a power struggle between the parliament and the Maldives’ president, a spat that showcased the difficult transition

Thai PM says no help needed to solve Cambodia rift

By Wed, Aug 11, 2010 9:22AM UTC

Thailand’s prime minister said Tuesday he would strive to peacefully resolve a bitter border dispute with Cambodia, and outside mediation, as Cambodia has sought, was not needed. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said Cambodia’s recent appeal to the United Nations to help negotiate is unnecessary because a 2000 agreement between the

India’s PM appeals for calm as Kashmiris protest

By Wed, Aug 11, 2010 9:13AM UTC

India’s prime minister on Tuesday appealed for a calm in Indian-controlled Kashmir as thousands of local Muslims marched and offered special prayers in open fields to honor those killed in recent civil unrest. The last two months in the volatile Himalayan region have been reminiscent of the late 1980s, when

Doctors’ opposition stalls Thai malpractice bill

By Wed, Aug 11, 2010 9:09AM UTC

The Thai government’s attempt to introduce a bill that would strengthen the rights of medical malpractice victims has stalled, as doctors complain that the law would be unfair to them. A group representing doctors and other medical workers complained Tuesday that a special government committee to study the issue had

US Navy warship docks in former foe Vietnam

By Wed, Aug 11, 2010 9:04AM UTC

An American warship docked Tuesday in central Vietnam where the former foes planned to conduct naval training in a sign of growing military ties amid new warnings from China for the U.S. to stay out of its backyard. The USS John S. McCain’s port call comes as the U.S. and

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