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US & AUSTRALIA WARN OF TERROR ATTACK AT POPULAR M’SIAN HAWKER STREET

According to statements issued by the US and Australian embassies in Malaysia, terrorists may be planning an attack at popular hawker destination Alor Street in Kuala Lumpur. The US and Australian embassies have warned its citizens to stay away from the street, located in a shopping belt in KL's city center, and its surrounding areas. They say that terrorist organizations in the past had planned attacks to coincide with significant dates, but gave no further details.

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A TERRORIST ATTACK THAT ALMOST HAPPENED IN SINGAPORE

In 2002 the John C. Stennis battle group was steaming towards the Middle East. We stopped in Changi Naval Base Singapore for a few days of port call. My duty day was the last day. That morning when I reported to watch I pulled bus rider for 8 hours. My watch was to ensure that everybody riding the bus from downtown Singapore had military ID and the proper sticker on their ID Card. I could only get off the bus at the Naval base and had to stay on for the entire ride into town. I did however get to wear civilian clothes (khaki pants with a polo shirt tucked in wearing a belt, lucky!!!)

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US SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF GAY MARRIAGE NATIONWIDE

In a historical ruling on the rights of homosexuals in the United States, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry nationwide. In a tight 5-4 ruling, U.S. justices said that states lack legitimate reason to deprive gay couples of the freedom to marry. Justice Anthony Kennedy, a Republican appointee, had jumped ship and voted with the four Democratic appointees in the majority in favor of gay marriage, thus effectively legalizing gay marriages in the 14 states where they are still banned.

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PINOY FT SPRINTERS WORE PHILIPPINES FLAG UPSIDE DOWN, PINOYS UPSET

Despite winning men's and women's 100m races on Tuesday, celebrations for the Philippines' 2 foreign sprinters was short-lived. To Filipino fans in the stadium, it became glaringly obvious that Eric Cray and Kayla Richardson both wore the Philippines flag upside down, with the red rather than the blue on top. According to Filipino websites, the country flag is only inverted when it is officially at war. No one has stepped forward to claim responsibility for the embarassing episode.

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PRC SAYS IT WILL GO TO WAR WITH AMERICA IF THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BUILD IN SOUTH CHINA SEA

Chinese state newspaper The Global Times, which is owned by a company linked to the ruling China Communist Party, has declared that "war is inevitable" between China and the United States unless the US stops demanding that Beijing stop building artificial islands and buildings in the South China Sea. The editorial blamed tensions in the South China Sea solely on the US and its allies, and claims that the recent incident where a US plane flew over an artificial island constructed by the PRC was an act of provocation.

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US: CHINA EXERTS MILITARY CONTROL OVER SOUTH CHINA SEA ISLANDS

Not only has China started building installations on a set of disputed islands in the South China Sea, it has begun enforcing its military control over the air and waterways around them as well. According to CNN, which had been allowed to board a US reconnaissance plane to conduct a survey over the South China Sea and its disputed islands, the plane they were on received up to 8 warnings from PRC military personnel stationed on the islands to "go away" from what the PRCs considered Chinese airspace.

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