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August 1, 2007 (Wednesday) edit history watch
  • Thailand South Thailand insurgency: A gun battle between Royal Thai Army soldiers and suspected insurgents left five rebels dead in Yala Province. In another incident, two soldiers guarding a railway were killed in an attack. A bomb went off in Narathiwat Province, killing one person and injuring six. Also, two men were killed by gunfire sprayed at a house. A bombing at a police booth in Songkhla Province killed one policeman and hurt nine other people. (AP via CNN)
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  • Indonesia Judges begin hearing a civil suit against former President Suharto, meant to recover state funds said to have vanished during his rule. Prosecutors are seeking US$440 million (£219 million) they say disappeared from a scholarship fund, and a further $1.1 billion in damages. (BBC)
  • Singapore Singapore celebrates her 42nd national day, with her NDP 2007 held in a brand new venue at Marina Bay. (CNA) (Today)
  • Vietnam New estimates put the death toll from flooding in central Vietnam at 40, with 200,000 homes swept away or damaged by flood waters. (BBC)
August 10, 2007 (Friday) edit history watch
  • East Timor Scores of homes have been burnt in the districts of Viqueque and Baucau , amid protests triggered by the appointment of new prime minister, Xanana Gusmão. Gangs of youths torched buildings, forcing people to flee, reports said. Fretilin won the most seats in polls in June, but was excluded from government after Gusmão formed a majority coalition and was named prime minister. (BBC)
  • Philippines Clashes between soldiers and militants on the island of Jolo leave more than 50 dead. The government announces that it will deploy extra troops to the south of the country. (BBC)
  • Singapore Singapore is putting in a bid to host the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2010. (CNA)
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  • Malaysia Singapore Malaysia celebrates its 50th year of independence on Friday, and Singapore leaders have congratulated their neighbour, citing strong relations between the two countries. (CNA)
  • Thailand Access to YouTube is restored in Thailand, after the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology said it had been assured by the video-sharing website that viewers from Thailand would be blocked from seeing images that are illegal in Thailand. YouTube had been blocked since April, after a video deemed offensive to King Bhumibol Adulyadej was uploaded to the site. (Nation)
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