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  1. News - China

    Briefs, September 29, 2012

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... Minister quits in row over minimum wage Taiwanese Premier Sean Chen said yesterday he had accepted the resignation of his labour minister after she failed to push through a 1.42 per cent rise in the island's monthly minimum wage. Chen acknowledged Wa ...

  2. News - World - OBITUARY

    General Norman Schwarzkopf, military hero of Gulf war, dies at 78

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The New York Times General Schwarzkopf routed Saddam Hussein's forces in the 1991 Gulf war and then became a global media and marketing phenomenon Stormin' Norman: a military hero Norman Schwarzkopf 1934-2012 General Norman Schwarzkopf commanded the US-led forces that crushed Iraq in the 1991 Gulf war to become America's most acclaimed military hero since ...

  3. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Australia defence chief says war games with China on the horizon

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 10:11am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Canberra’s defence chief said Thursday. General David Hurley told The Australian newspaper the war games were “on the short-term horizon”. “We’re working our way towards that,” he said. The planned ... irked Beijing, which has described their presence as proof of “Cold-War mentality”. Hurley revealed that Australian and Chinese military leaders had discussed joint exercises “in principle”. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - REMEMBRANCE DAY

    Canadian PM Harper honours war dead in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 06:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sunday visited a war cemetery in Hong Kong, paying tribute to Canadian troops who lost their lives defending the city against Japanese invaders during the second world war. Harper marked Remembrance Day, an annual memorial day for the war dead that has been observed since the end of the first world war ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's Farouk al-Sharaa says neither Damascus nor rebels can win civil war

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... people." Sharaa was referring to the decision of Arab and Western governments last week to recognise the armed opposition. He called for confidence-building measures between the warring parties ... war. Last week, more than 100 countries including the United States recognised the new Syrian opposition council as the nation's legitimate representative- a boost for the opposition ...

  6. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    New screenwriter for Star Wars sequel

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... The New York Times Oscar-winner hired as Star Wars' next writer Luke Skywalker has a new screenwriter: Michael Arndt, the Oscar-winning scribe behind hits such as Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3. Ever since Disney agreed to plunk down US$4 billion for Lucasfilm last month and announced plans for a seventh Star Wars movie, entertainment bloggers and Hollywood trade ...

  7. News - China

    War veteran, 80, sent to labour camp for protests

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 08:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing An 80 year old Chinese war veteran spent a year and a half in a “re-education” camp for trying to complain about a policeman, his son said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of high-profile labour camp cases. Liu Chunshan, a veteran of the Chinese civil war and Korean war, was sent to a “re-education through labour” camp after he visited Beijing 37 ...

  8. News - World - THE HAGUE

    UN tribunal clears Kosovo ex-PM of war crimes

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 05:31pm by Agence France-Presse in The Hague

    ... Agence France-Presse in The Hague The UN Yugoslav war crimes court on Thursday acquitted Kosovo’s ex-prime minister Ramush Haradinaj and two aides in a retrial on charges of murder and torture during the 1990s war of independence from Belgrade. “The chamber finds you not guilty on all counts in the indictment,” Judge Bakone Justice Moloto told the Hague-based court, ordering ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    The scars run deep among the children of Thailand's forgotten war

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Pattani Eight years of conflict in Thailand's deep south leaves its marks on those most vulnerable, with many showing high levels of stress and trauma The scars run deep among war's forgotten children Mentally scarred and afraid to set foot outside his home in Thailand's deep south, Ahmad is one of thousands of children orphaned by a war ...

  10. News - Asia - UNITED NATIONS

    UN errors in Sri Lanka war's climax revealed in damning report

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London UN flaws revealed in Sri Lanka war report The United Nations failed in its mandate to protect civilians in the final months of Sri Lanka's civil war ... fighting. The conflict claimed up to 100,000 lives, according to UN estimates, and both sides are accused of war crimes. The report blasts senior UN staff in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, who ...




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