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SKorea: NKorea asks for flood aid despite tension

By Tue, Sep 07, 2010 3:38PM UTC

North Korea requested a shipment of rice, cement and heavy equipment days after rival South Korea offered relief aid to its communist neighbor to help it recover from recent flooding, the South’s Unification Ministry said Tuesday. Word of the communication between the two Koreas on aid came a day after

Chinese, Japan ships collide off disputed island

By Tue, Sep 07, 2010 3:28PM UTC

A Chinese fishing boat collided with two Japanese patrol vessels Tuesday near a chain of disputed islands in the East China Sea claimed by both countries, after repeated warnings from Japan’s coast guard to move out of the waters, officials said. No injuries were reported from the two separate collisions

Australian Labor Party wins enough support to rule

By Tue, Sep 07, 2010 3:25PM UTC

Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s center-left Labor Party will form a minority government to rule Australia for a second three-year term, after two independent lawmakers joined her coalition Tuesday in the interest of stable government. The decision by Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott gives Gillard’s party control of 76 seats in

Gillard to remain as Australian PM

By Tue, Sep 07, 2010 1:56PM UTC

Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s Labor Party will form a minority government to rule Australia after two independent lawmakers back her coalition. The decision announced Tuesday by Tony Windsor and Robb Oakeshott gives Gillard’s party control of 76 seats in the 150-seat House or Representatives. The Aug. 21 elections failed to

Philippine legislator delays plea in HK drug case

By Tue, Sep 07, 2010 1:52PM UTC

A Philippine legislator who was allegedly caught with cocaine at the Hong Kong airport in July asked a court Tuesday for more time to consider his plea on drug trafficking charges. Hong Kong District Judge Kevin Browne agreed to adjourn the case of Philippine Rep. Ronald Singson to Oct. 19

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