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Making global governance more democratic

A new initiative has been launched by the Finland and Tanzanian governments to promote changes in global governance and a better partnership between the North and the South.


Little support to ban the death penalty

By Seah Chiang Nee

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Australia asks Singapore to spare its citizen

B>SINGAPORE:/BAustralia has appealed to the Singapore government to spare the life of an Australian national who faces hanging if found guilty of drug trafficking at a court hearing in the island state yesterday, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said.

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Lebanon resumes executions after lull

B>BEIRUT:/BLebanon resumed executions yesterday after a five-year hiatus, putting to death three convicted killers, despite objections by human rights groups and the European Union.


New entry rule showing results

By Johan Fernandez


Pattani wants tourists to return

The locals seem hardly disturbed by the series of bombings in southern Thailand last week.They go about their daily lives while the authorities are having a big headache trying to track down the culprits.


Suspects in Thai attacks charged

Thailand has charged suspects detained after bloody attacks in its predominantly Muslim south and Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra insisted that Islamic militants are not responsible, contradicting top security aides.


Thai troops arrest scores in massive op

B>PATTANI (SOUTHERN THAILAND):/B A religious teacher was among scores of people picked up by Thai security forces yesterday in a massive military operation to flush out those behind Sunday's deadly raid on the army installation in Narathiwat.


Groups welcome Suhakam proposals

The National Union of Teaching Profession (NUTP) has lauded the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia's (Suhakam) recommendation to the Government to look into the needs of poor and marginalised communities.

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‘Thrill-seeking’ killer of 17 boys executed

B>BEIJING:/BA man who murdered 17 young boys in order to experience the 'sensation of killing' was executed Friday, court officials said.