India to launch lunar mission this month
India will launch its first lunar mission on
October 22 from southern India, a top official from the country’s
space agency said Monday. The announcement came a week after Asian
rival China said it was setting its sights on a manned trip to the
moon after completing a historic mission that included the country’s
first space walk.
Malaysia’s Anwar says leadership handover doomed
A looming leadership transition in Malaysia’s
ruling coalition will do nothing to reform an administration mired
in corruption, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Tuesday.
Thai deputy PM quits after Bangkok clashes
Thai Deputy Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh
quit on Tuesday, saying he accepted responsibility for clashes
between police and anti-government protesters that injured 69 people