Singapore Media Watch

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Roundup of regional news - 21 October 2006

Financial Times

Burma draws ire after activist dies in prison

The latest death of a political prisoner in Burma has provoked worldwide condemnation.

It comes as the United Nations Security Council is taking an increasing interest in the deadlocked political situation there, and as Ibrahim Gambari, under-secretary General, prepares to make a second visit. (Read more...)

China Daily

Prudence key to resolving nuclear issue

China is willing to work jointly with all parties to handle the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula in a cool-headed and prudent way to prevent the situation from deteriorating or spinning out of control, President Hu Jintao told visiting US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday.

Hu also called for efforts to "actively create conditions" for an early resumption of the Six-Party Talks aimed at making the peninsula nuclear free. (Read more...)

Taipei Times

Scientists working on `Cloak of Invisibility'

Scientists are boldly going where only fiction has gone before -- to develop a "Cloak of Invisibility."

It is not quite ready to hide a Romulan space ship from Captain James T. Kirk of Star Trek or to disguise Harry Potter. But it is a significant start and could show the way to more sophisticated designs. (Read more...)


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