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Bird Flu And Climate Change Among Security Threats Facing Asia
Singapore (AFP) Jan 08, 2007
Bird flu and climate change are not just health and environmental dangers but also security threats which Asia must marshal all available resources to fight, analysts said Monday at a conference. Known as "non-traditional security" issues, the growing list of threats includes transnational crime. They cannot be ignored because they have the potential to undermine a country's security, the analys ... read more


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Scientist Discovers Lost Kingdom Of Tambora
Providence RI (SPX) Mar 01, 2006
The eruption of Mount Tambora on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa in 1815, the largest volcanic eruption in human history, killed 117,000 people and extinguished the tiny kingdom of Tambora. After 20 years of research, a scientist from the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography has located the first remnants of a Tamboran village under 10 feet of ash and has unearthed the f ... more

27 Left In Malaysia's Race To Space
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (SPX) Jan 12, 2006
The race to become the first Malaysian astronaut is picking up, with only 27 candidates left fighting to be sent to space, reports The Star Online. From the initial 894 hopefuls last year, only 25 male and two female candidates will move on to the next round of the selection process. Science, Technology and Innovations Minister Datuk Seri Dr Jamaludin Jarjis said it would begin on Jan ... more

Indonesia And Russia Considering Satellite Launch From Papua Island
Jakarta (AFP) Dec 15, 2005
Indonesia and Russia are considering using an island off Indonesia's Papua province as a launching base for a Russian communications satellite, an official said Thursday. "Indonesia and Russia are discussing the use of Biak as a satellite lauching base," Indonesian presidential spokesman Dino Patti Djalal told AFP by telephone from Kuala Lumpur. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono atten ... more

Russia, Indonesia Sign Satellite Launch Memorandum
Kuala Lumpur (SPX) Dec 15, 2005
Russia and Indonesia signed a memorandum Wednesday on the launch of a communications satellite at the end of the Russia Hi-Tech 2005 exposition in Malaysia's capital, reports RIA Novosti. According to the agreement between Indonesian satellite communications operator Telcom and Russia's Kosmicheskaya Svyaz, Russia will manufacture and orbit a civil satellite that will broadcast for Russia an ... more

China's Hu Begins Three-Day Visit To Vietnam To Shore Up Relations
Hanoi (AFP) Nov 1, 2005
Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Vietnam on Monday for a three-day visit aimed at shoring up relations between the Communist former rivals and countering growing US influence in Hanoi. The two countries, historical enemies which fought a brief war in 1979 and only normalised ties in 1991, have gradually been putting territorial disputes behind them to pursue more friendly relations. ... more

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