MInsider: US, Google and China square off over Internet

MInsider: US, Google and China square off over Internet

SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING, Jan 13 – Google’s threat to quit China over censorship and hacking intensified Sino-US frictions on Wednesday as Washington said Internet control was a serious issue and demanded an explanation from Beijing.

Beijing has not made any significant comment since Google, the world’s top search engine, said it will not abide by censorship and may shut its Chinese-language google.cn website because of attacks from China on dissidents using its Gmail service and on companies.

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On Refugees

On Refugees

The author wrote a small piece to inform the public of the plight of refugees in Malaysia while referring to a few international reports, surveys and publications. The article was edited down owing to space constraints before being sent to the local press. It was published in the on July 23, 2009. This is the full article.

We have refugees in Malaysia. This is a fact. As Malaysians, we cannot turn a blind eye.

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Reuters:Astronauts urine clogs space station water recycler

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – NASA is finding it is not just mechanical glitches that make the International Space Station a tough place to operate.

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Iran blames US ‘agents’ for scientist’s murder

TEHRAN, Jan 13 — A remote-controlled bomb killed a Tehran University scientist yesterday, official media reported, in an attack Iran blamed on the United States and Israel.Iranian officials and state media described professor Massoud Ali-Mohammadi as a nuclear scientist, and Iran’s cabinet said agents of the United States were behind his murder.

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Google says may pull out of China after web attacks

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 13 — Google Inc is considering shutting down its China operations and website after hackers in China coordinated a “highly sophisticated” cyber-attack on the Internet search giant in December and targeted at least a score of other major corporations, it said yesterday.

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