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Sri Lankan journalist missing for 200 days

By Wed, Aug 11, 2010 9:51AM UTC

Journalists protested and demanded Sri Lanka’s government disclose information Tuesday on the disappearance of a journalist who supported the challenger in this year’s presidential election. Prageeth Ekneligoda, a political columnist and cartoonist with, is believed to have been abducted while on his way home from work on Jan. 24

US official in China to talk food, drug safety

By Wed, Aug 11, 2010 9:39AM UTC

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that partnership with China is key regulating the safety of goods coming into the United States, especially to prevent problems such as the contaminated blood thinner heparin linked to the deaths of 81 people. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, on

Maldives passes law to end limbo in high court

By Wed, Aug 11, 2010 9:35AM UTC

The Maldives’ parliament passed a crucial bill to appoint a permanent Supreme Court on Tuesday, ending a legal limbo that had threatened to paralyze the country’s judiciary. The legislation had been delayed by a power struggle between the parliament and the Maldives’ president, a spat that showcased the difficult transition

Thai PM says no help needed to solve Cambodia rift

By Wed, Aug 11, 2010 9:22AM UTC

Thailand’s prime minister said Tuesday he would strive to peacefully resolve a bitter border dispute with Cambodia, and outside mediation, as Cambodia has sought, was not needed. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said Cambodia’s recent appeal to the United Nations to help negotiate is unnecessary because a 2000 agreement between the

India’s PM appeals for calm as Kashmiris protest

By Wed, Aug 11, 2010 9:13AM UTC

India’s prime minister on Tuesday appealed for a calm in Indian-controlled Kashmir as thousands of local Muslims marched and offered special prayers in open fields to honor those killed in recent civil unrest. The last two months in the volatile Himalayan region have been reminiscent of the late 1980s, when

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