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12 April 2012

Publication Date : 12-04-2012


Tsunami panic spreads across much of Thailand and other countries in the Indian ocean as a massive earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia, reports The Nation. After yesterday's earthquake, fear of tsunami disaster still lingers for those living in Aceh where over 200,000 people died in the 2004 tsunami, says The Jakarta Post. North Korea starts fuelling its rocket as it is likely to launch the satellite between Thursday and Monday, despite repeated warnings by the US and its allies, writes The Korea Herald. Japan Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba and his US counterpart, Hillary Clinton, agree that the UN Security Council "should take appropriate actions" if North Korea carries out its launch, reports The Yomiuri Shimbun. Malaysians are ready to enter a new era after over half a century of practising democracy since its independence, according to The Star.


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