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Wanna murder somebody? Bring him to Philippines, have $100

By Tue, Jan 11, 2011 8:50AM UTC

The so-called “on-cam killer” in the Philippines has been arrested, thank God. Turns out he is a thug who was allegedly instructed by his boss to kill Reynaldo Dagsa, the Caloocan City councilor who was shot dead on New Year’s eve just as he was taking a photo of his

Retrial begins in Hong Kong ‘milkshake murder’

By Tue, Jan 11, 2011 6:45AM UTC

HONG KONG (AP) — An American housewife accused of drugging then clubbing her banker husband to death in Hong Kong seven years ago stood trial for murder for a second time Tuesday after the territory’s highest court tossed out an earlier conviction. Nancy Kissel was first convicted and received a

Dams could have saved Queensland towns

By Tue, Jan 11, 2011 5:49AM UTC

Opposition leader, Tony Abbott’s assertion that Australia should look at building dams as a way to  prevent floods has encountered a predictable hoo-ha of ridicule. Prime Minister, Julia Gillard responded with: “We should not conclude that that would have been fixed by the building of a limited number of dams. That’s simply

Thailand van accident: Fear and loathing in the ‘Land of Smiles’

By Mon, Jan 10, 2011 7:21PM UTC

By Thaweeporn Kummetha On the evening of December 27 of last year, there was a horror car accident on a Don Muang elevated motorway in Bangkok. Nine lives were lost, after a passenger van was hit by a sedan. Many of the passengers were thrown out of the van onto

Sibal’s fuzzy math goes unchallenged

By Mon, Jan 10, 2011 7:12PM UTC

Kapil Sibal was an inspired choice to replace Andimuthu Raja as telecom minister two months ago. He is an astute lawyer blessed with the ability to obfuscate the clearest of evidence, extremely articulate and telegenic (having been a party spokesman for years) and possessed with a clean reputation. In some

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