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ASEAN should adopt ‘a common approach’

Paper Edition | Page: 11 Peace and stability: Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro (at podium) delivers the opening remarks at a seminar on the South China Sea at Hotel Borobudur in Jakarta on Thursday, as other speakers look on.(JP/Veeramalla Anjaiah) The recent upsurge in tensions between Asia’s rising superstar China and claimant countries of Southeast Asia over islands in the oil-rich ...

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World news briefs: 9/22/12

Officers guilty in coup plot ISTANBUL — A Turkish court convicted 330 military officers, including three former top generals, and sentenced them to prison terms as long as 20 years Friday in a trial of suspects from the armed forces accused of a wide-ranging plot to overthrow the government nearly a decade ago. Thirty-four were acquitted. The convictions and sentences, ...

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Cooperation is key to genuine democracy: Suu Kyi

United Nations: Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said the key to achieving genuine democracy in the former military-ruled country is for longtime adversaries to work together and ignore her international fame. During her first visit to the United Nations in four decades, the Nobel Peace laureate was asked whether she was concerned about outshining Myanmar President Thein ...

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What are the implications of Jesus being married, if any?

Related topics Christianitywas jesus married Advertisement The tiny fragment of papyrus that has come forward, upon which there is writing that refers to Jesus speaking of his wife, is being commented upon everywhere in the media. It is not only the news media, but comedians and talk shows that are mulling over the idea that Jesus was a married man, ...

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iPhone 5 Dominates: Tech Weekly

On Monday, Apple announced that iPhone 5 pre-orders had set a new record. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant sold more than 2 million units in its first 24 hours. Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller was ecstatic. “iPhone 5 pre-orders have shattered the previous record held by iPhone 4S and the…

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Panetta says surge troops withdrawn from Afghanistan

Nearly two years after President Barack Obama ordered 33,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan to tamp down the escalating Taliban violence, the last of those surge troops have left the country, U.S. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said on Friday. Mr. Panetta said the “surge did accomplish it objectives of reversing the Taliban momentum on the battlefield…

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Economic crisis endangers millennium goals

The UN warns that the economic crisis could hamper implementation of the Millennium Development Goals. Global development aid has decreased by three percent, although there have been advances in fighting poverty. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Some of the millennium goals to halve poverty by 2015 have already been achieved, a UN report stated. The report was published in ...

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Russia, U.S. Seek Tourism Boost

Russia and the United States must take steps to facilitate tourist travel between the two countries, a move that would give a big lift to overall bilateral trade, officials said Friday. “Both sides realized…

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Aid package in sight as Spain eyes pension reform

Spain is considering freezing pensions and speeding up a planned rise in the retirement age as it races to cut spending and meet conditions of an expected international sovereign aid package, sources with knowledge of the matter said. The pension measures would save at least 4 billion euros a year as well as fulfil European Union policy recommendations issued in ...

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Ban Meets with Secretary-General of League of Arab States

Saturday, 22 September 2012, 1:27 pm Press Release: United Nations Ban Meets with Secretary-General of League of Arab States, Discusses Regional Issues New York, Sep 21 2012 8:10PM Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met today with his counterpart at the League of Arab States, Nabil El Araby, to discuss the dramatic events unfolding across the Middle East and…

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