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North Korea asking poor Africa nations for food

North Korea is pleading for food aid even from some of the world's poorest nations such as Zimbabwe, a report has said, amid suspicion the aid may be used to boost the regime's political standing.

Playing dead: The sickening video that shows children recreating suicide bomber attacks as a playground game [VIDEO]

A shocking video has emerged from Pakistan depicting children role-playing a Taliban suicide bombing. The 84-second clip shows Pashtun children recreating a terrorist attack, with one boy dressed in black - the 'bomber' - being embraced and wished...


Pakistan Islamists warn of protests if U.S. prisoner freed

An influential Pakistani Islamist party accused the United States on Tuesday of riding roughshod in the case of a U.S. consular employee held over the killing of two Pakistanis and said it would hold protests if he is freed.

Malaysian states plan Valentine's Day crackdown

Several Malaysian states are planning a crackdown on "immoral acts" during Valentine's Day as part of a campaign to encourage a sin-free lifestyle, an Islamic party leader Wednesday.


Stanley Ho Hospitalized for ‘Routine Procedure’ Amid Lawsuit

Debra Mao and Marco Lui Bloomberg.com 01.02.2011
Stanley Ho Hospitalized for ‘Routine Procedure’ Amid Lawsuit

Billionaire Stanley Ho was taken to a hospital today, intensifying the sense of urgency surrounding a dispute over control of his stake in Asia’s biggest casino company.

Nora Sun

Nora Sun, a former U.S. trade consul and granddaughter of the founder of Asia's first republic in China, has died in Taipei from injuries sustained in a car accident. She was 72.


Foreign contractors hired Afghan 'dancing boys', WikiLeaks cable reveals

A scandal involving foreign contractors employed to train Afghan policemen who took drugs and paid for young "dancing boys" to entertain them in northern Afghanistan caused such panic that the interior minister begged the US embassy to try and "qu...

At least 349 die in stampede at Cambodian festival

SOPHENG CHEANG Yahoo! News 23.11.2010
At least 349 die in stampede at Cambodian festival

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Thousands of people stampeded during a festival in the Cambodian capital, leaving at least 349 dead and hundreds injured in what the prime minister called the country's biggest tragedy since the 1970s reign of terror by the ...


Woman Tries To Set Herself On Fire Outside G-20 Summit

Security at the G-20 summit faced its first test Thursday as a woman tried to set herself on fire outside the conference and several thousand protesters demonstrated in the host city Seoul.

Indonesian tsunami kills 272

My Way News 28.10.2010
Indonesian tsunami kills 272

Planes and helicopters packed with rescue workers and supplies landed for the first time Wednesday on remote Indonesian islands that were pounded by a 10-foot (three-meter) tsunami, sweeping away villages and killing at least 272 people.


Manila to probe Hong Kong hostage coffin 'mix-up'

The Philippines says it will investigate claims that coffins of three of Hong Kong's eight victims of a bus hijacking were wrongly labelled.

Video of lynch mob killing two teenage brothers sparks mass demonstrations across Pakistan

A horrifying video of a crowd watching a mob beat two teenage brothers to death has sparked mass demonstrations in Pakistan.


Pakistanis block highways to protest slow flood aid

Robert Birsel Yahoo! News 17.08.2010
Pakistanis block highways to protest slow flood aid

Pakistani flood victims, burning straw and waving sticks, blocked a highway on Monday to demand government help as aid agencies warned relief was too slow to arrive for millions without clean water, food and homes.

'Twenty Million Homeless' In Pakistan Floods

Twenty million people are homeless after Pakistan's worst flooding in decades, the country's prime minister has revealed.


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A government official says all 152 people on board a plane that crashed in the hills surrounding Pakistan's capital were killed.

U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan

JAMES RISEN The New York Times 14.06.2010
U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan

The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior A...


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That's an awful lot of ducks and dumplings. The largest ever World's Fair blasts off tonight with a massive fireworks display over Shanghai. China expects about 400,000 daily visitors to consume 547 tons of food each day, from buns at 70 cents for...

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Heavy snow hampered relief efforts on Thursday following last week's devastating earthquake in the mainly Tibetan Yushu area of north-west China's Qinghai province, as the death toll has climbed to nearly 2,200.


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Rescuers have pulled more bodies from swollen rivers and debris-strewn streets to bring the death toll in massive flooding in the northern Philippines to 240 as residents dug out their homes from under carpets of mud.

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The Philippine government says it cannot cope with massive flooding that has displaced nearly half a million people, amid fears the death toll could soar well past the official tally of 86. Reaching people still stranded after Saturday's disaster ...



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