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Vietnamese mob throws coffin on govt steps

By Tue, Jul 27, 2010 5:07PM UTC

Thousands of angry Vietnamese surrounded a government building, throwing rocks and blocking traffic with a coffin following the unexpected death of a man detained for a routine traffic violation, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Nong Nghiep Vietnam newspaper quoted the victim’s uncle, Nguyen Van Toan, as saying that family members gathered

Reds wary of immediate ceasefire

By Tue, Jul 27, 2010 4:22PM UTC

Although the communist-led National Democratic Front (NDF) welcomed overtures by President Benigno Aquino III for the resumption of the scuttled peace talks between the Left and the Philippine government, it also cautioned “against forcing the issue of an immediate ceasefire agreement which is premature at this stage when talks have

US, SKorean troops drop anti-sub bombs in drills

By Tue, Jul 27, 2010 3:29PM UTC

U.S. and South Korean naval ships fired artillery and dropped anti-submarine bombs off South Korea’s east coast Tuesday, the third day of high-profile military maneuvers intended to warn North Korea against any aggression. The dramatic show of force comes four months after a South Korean warship sank in the waters

Australian poll focuses on changing gender roles

By Tue, Jul 27, 2010 3:00PM UTC

Changing gender roles took hold of Australia’s election campaign Tuesday as the prime minister reassured the public that her partner would move into the official residence and the opposition leader defended a pay cut for stay-at-home dads. The media has frequently asked Julia Gillard, Australia’s first female prime minister, why

Aussie opposition pushes for Nauru refugee center

By Tue, Jul 27, 2010 2:23PM UTC

Australian opposition leaders discussed reopening a refugee processing center in Nauru with the South Pacific island nation’s foreign minister on Tuesday, despite allegations of human rights abuses at the facility before it closed. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has proposed opening a new offshore center to stem the growing tide of

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