Thought-provoking lessons from N. Ireland and Spain
Two of Europe's longest-running separatist
insurgencies - the Northern Ireland conflict and the often bloody
revolt in Spain's Basque region - are once again in the news with
developments in both theatres of contention showing a slowing down
of their respective conflict-resolution processes.
Japan confirms bird flu case: reports
Japan has confirmed its first bird flu outbreak
since 2005, local media said Saturday. About 2,400 chickens have
died at a farm in the south of the country, including 1,650 on
Friday alone, reports said.
Malaysian cargo plane makes emergency landing
A Malaysian mail plane crash-landed at an
airport on Borneo island on Saturday but nobody was reported
injured, the official Bernama news agency said. Kuching airport in
Sarawak state was closed for six hours, delaying thousands of
passengers, after the Boeing 737-200 missed the runway.