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  • Indonesian tsunami kills 272; help finally arrives

    Planes and helicopters packed with rescue workers and supplies landed for the first time on Wednesday on remote Indonesian islands that were pounded by a 10-foot (three-meter) tsunami, sweeping away villages and killing at least 272 people. The first aerial surveys of the region revealed huge swaths of land underwater and the crumbled rubble of […]

    China axes talk with Japan, S.Korea over rare earths

    China has cancelled an economic ministers’ meeting scheduled this week with Japan and South Korea due to a row over its restrictions on rare earth exports, a report said tuesday. The three-way meeting was slated for Friday on the sidelines of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit and a wider 16-nation East Asia […]

    French Parliament to vote on Sarkozy’s Pension Bill

    The French parliament is expected on Wednesday to grant final approval to a contested plan to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62, a reform that has sparked street protests and strikes. The vote in the National Assembly is the bill’s final step in parliament. The Senate approved the text on Tuesday. Conservative French […]

    Obama telephones Zardari, discusses steps to tackle terrorism

    Ahead of his India visit, US President Barack Obama spoke to his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari and discussed steps to address the “direct threat” posed by terrorist groups based in Pakistan. Obama made the telephone call to Zardari Tuesday, during which the two leaders agreed that more needs to be done to address the […]

    LTTE-era security check points in Colombo to be dismantled

    More than 17 months after the LTTE was defeated by Sri Lankan security forces, authorities have decided to remove in phases the high security check points in the capital Colombo. “Government has decided to remove all security check points in the Colombo city gradually,” Military spokesman Major General Ubaya Medawala said on Wednesday. Since the […]

    Iran allowed civilian nuclear power, but not N-weapons:Clinton

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that Iran is entitled to the peaceful use of civilian nuclear power but renewed accusations that the Islamic republic was seeking atomic weapons. “Iran is entitled to the peaceful use of civilian nuclear power. They are not entitled to a nuclear weapons programme,” Clinton said. Speaking on […]

    108 dead, 500 missing after tsunami hits Indonesia

    At least 108 people were killed and more than 500 missing on Tuesday including a group of Australian surfers, after a tsunami triggered by a powerful earthquake hit a remote Indonesian island chain, destroying villages in its path. The 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck in the Mentawai Islands area west of Sumatra late yesterday, generating waves as […]

    Iran injects fuel into core of first reactor

    Iran has announced on Tuesday morning the injection of fuel into the core of the reactor at Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran. Iranian and Russian engineers started moving nuclear fuel into the main reactor building in August but a reported leak in a storage pool delayed injection of the fuel into the reactor. […]

    Australian Opposition Ahead of Labor Party in Latest Poll

    The Opposition has edged ahead of Australian Labor government in the latest polls released on Tuesday. The Newspoll published by The Australian daily found the Opposition leads Labor 52 percent to 48 percent on a two-party- preferred basis. Two weeks ago the parties were locked together on 50 percent each. It is believed to be […]

    US ‘skeptical’ of Iran’s role in Afghan

    The United States said it was “skeptical” of Iranian role in Afghanistan given its “history of playing a destabilising role with its neighbours” after Afghan President Hamid Karzai publicly admitted receiving bags of cash from Tehran. However, the State Department, hoped that Iran, just like other governments of the region, will play a constructive role […]