Archive | Vol 28 No 2 | 1/3-1/9

Somalia’s president to quit after 4 years in power

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s president said on Monday, Dec. 29, that he is resigning as the head of his country’s

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Puget Sound Blood Center needs your help – Blood supply drops 20 percent due to weather

In the wake of snowy weather, Western Washington’s blood supply has lost 20 percent of its inventory — 1,000 units of blood.

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Novel about ‘intentional loser’ good for laughs but little else

In Yoo’s second novel, “Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before,” he writes, “It’s like a rule that love stories have to end badly, and ours

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WB shrouds ‘Dark Knight’ from Chinese audiences

Warner Bros. decided not to release the film in China — or even submit it for censors’ approval — because of “prerelease conditions”

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No clear winner in Kashmir election, officials say

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Kashmir’s first election since a wave of deadly protests against Indian rule swept through the disputed region has resulted

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‘Gran Torino’ falls short on depiction of Hmong

The Internet Movie Database, with listings for roughly 755,000 films and TV shows, lists only four movies featuring the Hmong language.

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Vietnamese teacher stands alone against corruption

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The thugs came after dark, as Viet Khoa Do and his family were getting ready for bed.

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Japanese welcome a new year with Hatsumoude

Watching the fireworks at the Space Needle is not the only way to celebrate the new year. A temple in Redmond, known as

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Bangladeshis vote for first time in 7 years

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Security forces lined the streets Monday, Dec. 29, as Bangladesh voted in its first election

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Aug. 8: The Summer Games open, Michael Phelps makes history

The Games opened in Beijing with 14,000 performers and 91,000 spectators in the Bird’s Nest Stadium. Dancing, music,

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Sept. 1: Thai protests turn violent, government declares state of emergency

One person was killed and dozens were wounded in a fight between supporters of an opposition group and pro-government

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Nov. 26: Terrorists attack Mumbai

More than 170 people were killed and about 300 were wounded in a series of attacks on several of Mumbai’s landmarks

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May 18: North Korea hints at transparency — then takes it away

North Korea gave U.S. officials about 18,000 pages of documents detailing its efforts in 1990, 2003, and 2005

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July 16: Milk scandal in China makes world headlines

The scandal broke after 16 infants in Gansu Province, who had been fed on milk powder produced by Sanlu Group, were diagnosed

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April 10: Nepal holds a historic election

Millions of voters turned out to elect a 601-seat constituent assembly that would write a new constitution. Maoist rebels, who

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May 12: Earthquake kills thousands in China

As many as 68,000 people were killed and thousands injured when an estimated 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit the Sichuan, Gansu,

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Top 12 API athletes to look out for in 2009

The city lost its basketball team as the Seattle SuperSonics left for Oklahoma City. The University of Washington football team didn’t win

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VABAW’s annual banquet

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington’s annual banquet was held on Oct. 28 at the Triple Door. The theme for

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A community election

An election for the International Special Review District Board was held on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Two positions were up for

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Scientist posthumously honored

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) honored the late Dr. Bell M. Shimada, a Nisei Japanese American

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