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18 October 2009

Stories from 18 October 2009

Georgia: Andy Garcia's starring role

  18 October 2009

Tbilisi's Blog – News, Events, Comments… reports that U.S. actor Andy Garcia has arrived in Georgia. The Hollywood star might play Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili in a film on last year's August war with Russia.

Thailand: The King's health and politics

  18 October 2009

Rumors about the alleged deteriorating health of Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej are said to be part of a political plot to destabilize the country. The King is the most important and unifying political symbol of Thailand.

East Timor: Brothels raided

  18 October 2009

Brothels and suspicious bars were raided by East Timor police. Some staff members of UN agencies working in Dili were seen inside the brothels. Tempo Semanal has uploaded videos of the raid.

Australia: Suffer the children

  18 October 2009

Prime Minster John Howard used border security as one of his catch cries in the 2001 Australian election with telling results. This week his successor Kevin Rudd became embroiled in another controversy involving asylum seekers and illegal migrants

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