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British MP stabbed by veiled woman (Updated)

By Sat, May 15, 2010 8:28PM UTC

Impromptu “surgery” on Labour MP Stephen Timms at a surgery – a meeting with constituents – when an obviously disgruntled woman stabbed him in the abdomen twice. AP reports that “neither Timms nor his staff recognized” the woman. Bystander Sagal Ahmed describes the scene: I heard a big commotion, everyone

Manila proclaims winners of Senate race

By Sat, May 15, 2010 3:31PM UTC

The Commission on Elections today proclaimed in Manila the top nine winners of the senatorial race. Proclaimed by the poll body were: Bong Revilla, reelectionist, Lakas-Kampi and guest candidate of the Nacionalista Party Jinggoy Estrada, reelectionist, Partido ng Masang Pilipino Miriam Defensor Santiago, reelectionist, People’s Reform Party and guest candidate

Liveblogging Bangkok – Day 3

By Sat, May 15, 2010 2:52PM UTC Liveblogging Bangkok – Day 3

The chaos in central Bangkok continues. The latest figures are 16 dead and many more injured. To start the day with some images from a couple of readers. The first image is fairly tame, but the two images below that show some blood. BP has only included smaller images so

Clashes, blasts for 3rd day in besieged Bangkok

By Sat, May 15, 2010 2:09PM UTC

Thai troops clashed with protesters for a third day in Bangkok on Saturday as streets in the center of the Asian metropolis became battlegrounds and authorities struggled to contain demonstrators demanding the prime minister’s resignation. Explosions and street fighting have killed 17 people and wounded nearly 160 since the government

HK democracy activists make final appeal for votes

By Sat, May 15, 2010 2:07PM UTC

Five Hong Kong democracy activists made a final appeal to voters Saturday before a special election they triggered as an attempt to pressure Beijing to make political reforms in this former British colony. Beijing opposes Sunday’s election as a challenge to its authority, and Hong Kong’s leader said he and

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