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SKorea demands NKorea release seized fishermen

By Mon, Aug 09, 2010 1:48PM UTC

South Korea demanded Monday that North Korea release a seven-man crew and their fishing boat that the country seized off the east coast days after it threatened to retaliate against the South’s massive naval drills. North Korean authorities seized four South Korean and three Chinese fishermen aboard the 41-ton South

Malaysia’s Anwar wants accuser to speak on affair

By Mon, Aug 09, 2010 1:05PM UTC

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s lawyers on Monday tried to force the man who accused him of sodomy to testify whether he had an affair with a female prosecutor in the ongoing trial. The hearings have been on hold since an opposition-linked activist claimed last month that Farah Azlina Latif,

Pssst…Tony, how about this for a cunning plan?

By Mon, Aug 09, 2010 12:10PM UTC

I’m not sure if Tim Blair was the first to note that the Labor campaign resembles a soap opera, but he captured the absurdity of it all perfectly: “The story so far: Julia dumped Kevin because Kevin had no friends. Julia said everything that went wrong was Kevin’s fault. Kevin ran home

Land and the ruling class in Hong Kong

By Mon, Aug 09, 2010 11:54AM UTC

On July 2 the Chinese edition of “Land and the Ruling Class in Hong Kong” by Alice Poon, a regular contributor and blogger for Asia Sentinel, was launched by Enrich Publishing and Hong Kong Economic Journal to considerable success. In 2007, the book was selected by Canadian Book Review Annual

Nagasaki marks 65th anniversary of US atomic bomb

By Mon, Aug 09, 2010 10:59AM UTC

The Japanese city of Nagasaki is marking the 65 anniversary of the U.S. atomic bomb attack in the waning days of World War II. A moment of silence was observed Monday at 11:02 a.m., the time when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the southern Japanese city on

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