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Malaysia Bans Smoking at World Heritage Site

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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The world heritage site of Malacca will become the first smoke-free city in Malaysia when a new smoking ban comes into effect on June 15. Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai said Monday that the move was being made to create fresh air and a clean environment for tourists and Malaysians to enjoy the historic city. […]

Kan Resignation Battle Threatens Japanese Reconstruction Bills

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Crucial legislation to finance Japan’s post-earthquake reconstruction is at risk amid a political struggle over the timing of Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s planned resignation. Leaders of Mr. Kan’s Democratic Party of Japan said after talks with the prime minister Sunday that Mr. Kan wants to remain in office long enough to try to push the […]

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6 Killed in US Drone Attack in Pakistan

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Intelligence officials in northwest Pakistan say a U.S. drone strike in the country’s restive tribal region near the Afghan border has killed at least six militants. Authorities say the missile strike Monday occurred near Wana, the main town of the South Waziristan region, the country’s main stronghold of Taliban and al-Qaida linked militants. U.S. drone […]

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