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  1. Running out of options for N Korea

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... nuclear weapons test allow North Korean vessels to be searched if there are 'reasonable grounds' to suspect that banned cargo is aboard, but only with the consent of the captain ... recent actions- the nuclear test, missile launches, declaration that the 1953 armistice was defunct, resumption of work at the Yongbyon processing plant- that the six-power talks on North Korean ...

  2. Test is yet to come for Fiji after rout of Malaysia

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Andrew Mullen

    ... Andrew Mullen After receiving a harsh lesson in last month's final in Las Vegas, Fiji made their intentions known with a professional nine-try, 59-0 demolition of helpless Malaysia. But Fiji coach Iliesa Tanivula is not getting carried away, ahead of ...

  3. Boy, 11, is backed over bleached mushroom tests

    Posted Dec 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with harmful chemicals. Zhang Hao, an 11-year-old Beijing primary pupil, became one of the most mentioned names across the mainland after a simple food safety test he conducted, with the help of experts, was reported in the Beijing News a week ago. Dozens of other newspapers across the country picked up the story last week. Hao came up with the idea of the tests when his mother barred him ...

  4. Testing times for KMT in municipal polls

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... as a midterm test of Ma and the mainland engagement policy he adopted since he took office in 2008. As the elections cover five major cities and more than 60 per cent of Taiwanese voters, the poll ...

  5. Economy faces testing times, official says

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The mainland's economic development faces complex internal and international challenges, as increasing costs and a rising currency make it increasingly difficult to maintain stable industrial growth, according to an industry min ...

  6. Results of HK test on bullets fired in bus hostage siege '3 weeks away'

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Hong Kong authorities need about three more weeks to complete tests that could determine whether 'friendly fire' killed any of the eight Hongkongers aboard a Manila tourist bus, a member of the Philippine inquiry on the tragedy said yesterday. Teresita Ang-See said shell casings and bullets had been sent to Hong Kong for DNA testing, together ...

  7. US asks for more details on missile intercept test

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Washington asked Beijing yesterday for more information about Monday's rocket test, in which a missile destroyed an incoming warhead while it was still in space. The US said it wanted China to clarify its intentions and plans to develop such technologies. The US Defence Department confirmed it had detected a so-called mid-course test and said Beijing had ...

  8. KMT faces fresh tests after battering in local elections

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The battering received by the ruling Kuomintang in local elections early this month could have far-reaching consequences for the party, academics say. The litmus test will be legislative by-elections early next year. A loss of two seats to the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party would undermine the power base of Taiwanese President Ma ...

  9. By-elections a test of democratic principles

    Posted Dec 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng The long, drawn-out debate over the pan-democrats' mass-resignation plan to trigger a referendum on democracy has finally reached a conclusion. After a general meeting this month, the Democratic Party voted overwhelmingly against the rad ...

  10. Medvedev talks a test of Obama's mettle

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As if US President Barack Obama's battle to sell his health-care reforms to a sceptical public was not enough, he now faces another fight to combat fear and perception. The decision to scrap former president George W. Bush's plan to build a long ...




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