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Guam celebrates Liberation Day

By Thu, Jul 22, 2010 7:16PM UTC

July 21 marked the 66th anniversary of the liberation of Guam by American forces. Residents marked the occasion with a parade and other festivities to remember the sacrifices needed to free Guam from Japanese occupation: “It’s a celebration of freedom gained, … and to remember the tragedies and atrocities committed

China used excessive force in Tibet: rights group

By Thu, Jul 22, 2010 7:03PM UTC

Chinese security forces fired indiscriminately on Tibetan protesters in 2008 and beat and kicked others until they lay motionless on the ground, a rights group said in a report detailing unrest that the government says it suppressed legally. The Human Rights Watch report released Thursday — using rare eyewitness accounts

US to resume ties with Indonesia’s special forces

By Thu, Jul 22, 2010 6:27PM UTC

The United States announced Thursday it will resume cooperation with Indonesia’s special forces after ties were severed more than a decade ago over human rights abuses allegedly committed by the commando unit. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates made the announcement after meeting with Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday

Vietnam abuzz over Chelsea Clinton’s wedding

By Thu, Jul 22, 2010 6:16PM UTC

Chelsea Clinton’s big day may be half a world away but that hasn’t tempered enthusiasm in Vietnam for her upcoming nuptials. In Hanoi on Thursday for diplomatic meetings a little over a week before the July 31 wedding, mother-of-the-bride and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was given a

Kyrgyz police detain ex-president’s brother

By Thu, Jul 22, 2010 6:01PM UTC

Police in Kyrgyzstan have detained a brother of deposed President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, authorities said Thursday, in a morale-boosting victory for efforts to round up the former leader’s entourage. Akhmat Bakiyev was captured Wednesday night in a special operation on the outskirts of the family’s political stronghold in the city of

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