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Aid Arrives for Flood-Swamped Thailand, Cambodia

Posted October 15th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Help is starting to pour into Thailand and other parts of Asia where rising floodwaters are swamping entire communities and threatening to overrun even more. United States Marines arrived in Bangkok Saturday with equipment, sandbags and other relief supplies. The U.S. ambassador to Thailand said the Marines will work with the Thai military to battle […]

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Thais Flee Encroaching Floodwaters; PM Insists Bangkok Safe

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Worried Thais are fleeing their homes and store owners are abandoning their shops as floodwaters creep ever closer to Bangkok. Thai soldiers helped evacuate areas around the capital Friday, using ropes to help get flood victims out of harm’s way. Other Thais waded through waist-deep water or used boats to escape. Authorities say 61 of […]

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Clinton: Asia New Focus of US Economic, Foreign Policy

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says America needs to put economic issues at the heart of its foreign policy, and reach across the Pacific to build stronger ties with Asia. In a speech prepared for delivery Friday at the Economic Club in New York City, Clinton will tell business leaders America is facing a […]

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Asian Markets Close Mostly Lower

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mixed Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost nine-tenths of a percent , to close at 8,747. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index dropped 1.36 percent , to end at 18,502. Elsewhere, share prices were lower in Shanghai, Taipei, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Wellington. Markets closed higher in Seoul, Mumbai, Singapore, Bangkok and […]

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Asian Markets Close Lower

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets were lower in early trading Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost nine-tenths of a percent , to close at 8,747. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index dropped 1.36 percent , to end at 18,502. Elsewhere, share prices were lower in Taipei, Sydney, Shanghai and Wellington. Manila markets closed up slightly In currency trading, the […]

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Clinton: Asia New Focus of US Economic, Foreign Policy

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says America needs to put economic issues at the heart of its foreign policy, and reach across the Pacific to build stronger ties with Asia. In a speech prepared for delivery Friday at the Economic Club in New York City, Clinton will tell business leaders America is facing a […]

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Thai PM Says Bangkok Largely Safe from Flooding

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra reassured residents of Bangkok Friday that the capital should largely avoid the flooding that has devastated a third of the country since July. The Thai leader told reporters that areas on the outer edge of the city could face some problems, but inner Bangkok has strong defenses and the situation […]

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Floods Kill 9 in Vietnam, Threaten Thai Capital

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Vietnam are reporting nine more deaths from the flooding that has ravaged Southeast Asia’s entire Mekong river basin, and forecasters predict heavy rains in the region in the coming days. Officials say most of Vietnam’s 43 dead are children who were unable to escape the reach of Mekong’s raging floodwaters. Officials say flooding […]

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Asia Markets Close Mostly Higher

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained one percent to finish at 8,823. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose over two and one-quarter percent to finish the day’s trading at 18,758. Share prices were higher in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney and Taipei, but lower in Bangkok, Mumbai, […]

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Asian Stocks Mostly Higher

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mixed Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained one percent to finish at 8,823. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose over two and one-quarter percent to finish the day’s trading at 18,758. Share prices were higher in Manila, Shanghai, Sydney and Taipei, but lower in Wellington. In currency trading, the U.S. dollar was […]

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