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Thousands mourn Everest conqueror Hillary

AUCKLAND (AFP) — Thousands of mourners gathered in Auckland on Tuesday to bid farewell to New Zealand’s national hero Edmund Hillary, the first man to stand atop Mount Everest, at a rare state funeral. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Helen Clark was among about 600 guests attending the funeral in Read more »

Opinion: Asian Countries Need to Stand Up to Myanmar's Junta

The UN Security Council issued a benign statement of concern over Myanmar’s violent crackdown against peaceful protestors. Asian countries need to step forward and strongly condemn the regime. By Klaus Dahmann – Pinning hopes on the United Nations Security Council is often pointless. Once again, the council has Read more »

US Attorney General Gonzales Steps Down

NPR.org, August 27, 2007 · Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Monday he was resigning his White House post effective Sept. 17, ending a protracted standoff with Congressional critics over the Justice Department’s handling of FBI terror investigations and the firing of U.S. attorneys, officials said Monday.

USA eyes Chinese threat at Beijing Olympic Games

AFP – WASHINGTON – The Olympics are still a year away but the United States and China are already exchanging verbal volleys over who will take top spot at the 2008 Games in Beijing. Keen to avoid the psychological pressure of going into the August 8-24 event as the favorites, Read more »