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Ian Timberlake

Ian Timberlake

    Sudanese ordered to hang for apostasy gives birth in jail
    Sudanese ordered to hang for apostasy gives birth in jail
    A Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy has given birth in jail, effectively giving her a two-year reprieve to nurse her child.
    Darfur needs $6bn for economic recovery, says top official
    Darfur needs $6bn for economic recovery, says top official
    The economic recovery of Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur needs about $6-billion, a top official has said, appealing for international support.
    Kidnapped Chinese workers in South Sudan freed
    Kidnapped Chinese workers in South Sudan freed
    A group of Chinese workers kidnapped in South Sudan 11 days ago by rebels have been freed and flown to Kenya.
    Tensions between Vietnam, China escalate
    Tensions between Vietnam, China escalate
    Vietnam has announced it will hold a naval drill next week in the South China Sea as an escalating maritime dispute fuels tensions with Beijing.
    Karzai faces a rough ride from Western backers
    Karzai faces a rough ride from Western backers
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai begins his second presidential term tarnished by corruption and fraud.
    Global lawyers' group brands Vietnam arrest 'arbitrary'
    Global lawyers' group brands Vietnam arrest 'arbitrary'
    A global association of lawyers says Vietnam's "arbitrary" arrest of a human rights lawyer contravenes international legal standards.
    Disasters raise new tests for telecoms
    Disasters raise new tests for telecoms
    Disasters like the earthquake in China have highlighted the need for countries to develop better emergency communications plans, experts say.
    On world's biggest airliner, the little things count
    On world's biggest airliner, the little things count
    The days of cursing the passenger in front of you could be over. On the world's biggest airliner, the Airbus A380, it is the little things that will make travel more comfortable for ordinary flyers, said Tom Ballantyne, senior correspondent for the industry publication Orient Aviation.
    World oil price tops $81
    World oil price tops $81
    Oil prices topped 81 dollars a barrel for the first time on Tuesday, setting another record high amid fears of critically tight supplies for the winter season in the United States. Opec's announcement last week that it would pump an extra 500 000 barrels per day from November has failed to stop the surge in price.
    Internet chaos shows system's weakness
    Internet chaos shows system's weakness
    The chaos in Asia's internet service sparked by an undersea earthquake shows the region's cable network is too fragile and overly reliant on connections to the United States, industry observers said on Thursday. Millions of people across Asia were enduring a second day without full internet services after a 7,1-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan late on Tuesday.
    Casino bid to proceed despite Kerzner's death
    Casino bid to proceed despite Kerzner's death
    Kerzner International's bid for a Singapore casino licence will proceed despite the death in a helicopter crash of the firm's chief executive officer, the company said on Thursday. "The company is fully committed to continuing its bid for the integrated resort in Sentosa," Kerzner said in a statement after the death of Butch Kerzner (42).