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Vietnam says Australian violated terrorism law

By Thu, Oct 14, 2010 8:31PM UTC

An Australian activist of Vietnamese descent has been arrested for violating the country’s terrorism law after participating in a rare public demonstration, Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Hong Vo was arrested Sunday, spokeswoman Nguyen Phuong Nga said. She was taken into custody a day after passing out T-shirts, hats and

Surin’s Burma dream will not come true

By Thu, Oct 14, 2010 8:01PM UTC

The secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has called on Burma’s government to ensure the coming elections help lead to national reconciliation. Surin Pitsuwan hopes Burma’s conflicts with the international community over its human rights record may also be resolved after the vote, according to VOA’s Ron

Thai PM calls anti-government protesters freedom fighters???!!!

By Thu, Oct 14, 2010 7:00PM UTC

NNT, a state news agency under the authority of the Office of the PM, has an article entitled “PM: Cautioun needed before any news briefing on Red Freedom Fighters“:        Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has demanded that the National Security Council (NSC) be more careful when giving news briefing

ABC News: Publicly funded Left-wing spin

By Thu, Oct 14, 2010 6:04PM UTC

Leftoid Michael Brull at ABC News site The Drum Unleashed: Today, Israel bars entry to prominent Jewish intellectuals like Norman Finkelstein, Noam Chomsky and Richard Falk. The other day, it quietly deported Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Corrigan-Maguire. Other than Gideon Levy’s brave voice of dissent, it largely passed here,

China says backers of Nobel winner support crime

By Thu, Oct 14, 2010 5:31PM UTC

China said Thursday that supporters of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo were encouraging crime in China and should stop interfering in his case. China has been issuing angry statements and rejecting calls for Liu’s release since the Norwegian Nobel Committee honored him Oct. 8 for his more than