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Oil tanker collides with bulk carrier

An oil tanker and a bulk carrier collided in waters between Malaysia and Singapore on Tuesday morning, spilling an estimated 2,000 tonnes of oil, but traffic in Asia’s busiest shipping lane remained u

‘Iran might review nuclear fuel swap’

Iran will reconsider a nuclear fuel swap deal if world powers agree to impose further sanctions on the Islamic Republic, Interfax news agency quoted Tehran’s ambassador to Moscow as saying on Tuesday.

Silicon Valley billionaire livens up California race

A longshot in the race for California governor has turned the Republican nomination battle into an unexpectedly close fight despite massive spending by the billionaire who was expected to win handily.

North korea steps up threats, cuts south ties


North Korea said on Tuesday it was severing all ties with the South and threatened its wealthy neighbour with military action if it continued to violate its waters off the west coast.

BA crew begin five-day strike

British Airways cabin crew began a five-day strike on Monday after weekend talks on a long-running dispute over wages, job cuts and working conditions broke down in acrimony.

Bangkok begins cleanup


Thousands of Thais launched a massive cleanup operation in Bangkok’s charred commercial district on Sunday as the city prepared for the resumption of business after the worst riots in modern history.

Human rights urged for dolphins

Whales and dolphins should get “human rights” to life and liberty because of mounting evidence of their intelligence, a group of conservationists and experts in philosophy, law and ethics said on Sunday.

‘US alone can’t bear burdens of century’

US President Barack Obama declared on Saturday the US cannot act alone in the world and pledged to shape a new “international order” as part of a national security strategy to seal his break with Bush-era policies. Setting out

Thai govt talks reconciliation


Thailand’s government stressed national reconciliation on Saturday after the worst riots in the country’s modern history but it would not commit itself to an early election date demanded by Red Shirt

‘Iran to go ahead with Turkey N-swap deal’

Iran intends to go ahead with a deal reached with Turkey and Brazil for a nuclear fuel swap despite a new sanctions resolution against Tehran pending at the UN, an Iranian parliamentarian said on Satu

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