Myanmar junta threatens action against protesters
Myanmar's generals threatened action against
further attempts at demonstrations on Tuesday and parked military
trucks at Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda, the assembly point for monks
leading the main protests.
Japan's Fukuda wins PM vote, to form new cabinet
Japan's Yasuo Fukuda was chosen as prime
minister by parliament's lower house on Tuesday, ensuring him the
nation's top job and setting the stage to form a cabinet that must
confront a feisty opposition keen to force an election.
World leaders eager for 'breakthrough' on climate: UN chief
UN chief Ban Ki-moon said a
summit on climate change here on Monday had delivered "a clear
call from world leaders for a breakthrough" at key talks looming