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ASEAN Chairman’s Statement on Myanmar 11 August 2009, Bangkok

Thailand, as the ASEAN Chair, has learned with deep disappointment that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to serve eighteen months of house confinement with limited freedom. The Chair…

Over 953,000 evacuated in E China as Typhoon Morakot approaching

HANGZHOU, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) — More than 953,000 people in two coastal provinces in east China have been removed to safe places by Sunday as Typhoon Morakot was estimated to…

E China on guard as typhoon Morakot approaches

FUZHOU, Aug 8 (Xinhua) — Eastern China is on guard as typhoon Morakot approaches after slamming into Taiwan Friday night. According to the Fujian provincial meteorological station, Morakot is likely…

“World’s largest” shipyard opens in NW China coastal city

SHENYANG, July 2 (Xinhua) — A shipyard that has laid claim to be the largest in the world in terms of physical size began operation Wednesday at Changxing Island in…

truck bomb kills at least 22 Irag

At least 22 people were killed and dozens more wounded on Saturday by a truck bomb at lunchtime in a town south of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, the bloodiest…

General Motors files for bankruptcy

Reuters New York US car maker General Motors filed for bankruptcy protection, marking one of the biggest collapses in the corporate history as the iconic entity grapples with global recession…

Last Survivor of Titanic Dies

LONDON (May 31) — Millvina Dean, who as a baby was wrapped in a sack and lowered into a lifeboat in the frigid North Atlantic, died Sunday, having been the…

In Swat Valley Capital Pakistan Claims Victory Over Militants

By Catherine Maddux Islamabad   The Pakistani military says it has prevailed over Taliban militants in Mingora, the main town in Swat Valley. The military says it gained control a…

N. Korea may be prepping long-range missile

YEONPYEONG, South Korea – North Korea is showing signs of preparing for another long-range missile launch after launching a series of short-range missiles, including one on Friday. The communist country…

US urges Europe, China to step up Afghan help

SINGAPORE – U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates urged Europe and China to step up their involvement in rebuilding Afghanistan, saying Saturday that America alone cannot put the conflict-ridden nation back…

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