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Taliban threaten to attack Afghan polling stations

By Sun, Sep 05, 2010 11:50PM UTC

The Taliban vowed Sunday to attack polling places in Sept. 18 parliamentary elections, warning Afghans not to participate in what it called a sham vote. Meanwhile, two coalition soldiers — at least one of them British — were killed in fighting in the turbulent south, while a political rival of

Philippine police kill militant commander, 2 men

By Sun, Sep 05, 2010 11:21PM UTC

Philippine police commandos killed an Abu Sayyaf commander linked to last year’s kidnapping of Red Cross workers and gunned down two other militants in a clash in the south, officials said Sunday. Police went on full alert after the killings to guard against any retaliatory attacks. Gafur Jumdail and two

Reports: Afghan captors release Japanese reporter

By Sun, Sep 05, 2010 10:42PM UTC

A Japanese journalist who was abducted by apparent Taliban militants in Afghanistan five months ago has been freed by his captors, reports said Sunday. Kosuke Tsuneoka, a freelance journalist and veteran of war zones, was released Saturday night in good health and was at the Japanese Embassy in Kabul, Kyodo

Labor set to form minority government

By Sun, Sep 05, 2010 7:48PM UTC

It’s still only a rumour – but it’s a rather well placed rumour – that Labor is about to form a minority Government. Tim Blair has the scoop. Reading between the lines, this article seems to suggest that the coalition have given up hope of forming Government, and have decided to deny the independents their

Mao: The evil equal of Stalin and Hitler

By Sun, Sep 05, 2010 6:19PM UTC

Mao, the greatest ever killer of Chinese: In brutal fact, between 1959 and 1962, at least forty-three million Chinese died … Most died of hunger, over two million were executed or were beaten or tortured to death, the birth rate halved in some places, parents sold their children, and people

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