International News Archive - July 28, 2008

World News IN BRIEF *MANILA Australian investigators said the reason a Qantas jet had to make an emergency landing in the Philippines last Friday may have been an exploding oxygen cylinder. The plane landed with a big hole in its fuselage after losing cabin pressure over the South China Sea.

By The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - A dispute with neighboring Thailand over border land near an 11th century Hindu temple has sparked nationalist pride throughout Cambodia and strengthened the longtime prime minister's popularity ahead of parliamentary elections today.

By The Associated Press BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - A leading Serbian newspaper reported Saturday that Radovan Karadzic's lawyer had mailed a last-minute appeal against the extradition of the former Bosnian warlord, but the lawyer later would not confirm or deny it.

RADOVAN Karadzic's brother says the ex-Bosnian Serb leader has filed an appeal to stop Serbia extraditing him to the UN war crimes tribunal, Once Serb judges rule on the appeal - which they are likely to reject - the case will be given to the government to issue the final extradition order.

AN exploding oxygen tank could have caused the hole in the fuselage of a Qantas jet, investigators believe. Neville Blyth, an Australian Transport and Safety Bureau investigator, said a cylinder was missing from the plane which made an emergency landing in the Philippines on Friday.

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp [Report by Friedrich Kuhn: "Look at Every Corner of the Earth - New Satellite Reconnaissance of the Bundeswehr Helps in Afghanistan in the Hunt for Taleban Fighters"] Gelsdorf - In the future, the Bundeswehr can look at every corner of the earth with "super eyes." Beginning in the fall, its new satellites of the SAR-Lupe reconnaissance system can also help from space in the hunt for Taleban fighters in Afghanistan.

By Tim Johnston The air safety authorities investigating the explosion that tore a hole in a Qantas airliner last week have asked the operator to inspect the oxygen bottles carried on the rest of its fleet.

Text of report by Serbian pro-western Belgrade-based Radio B92 website, Belgrade, 27 July: Radovan Karadzic's brother Luka Karadzic today confirmed for B92 that an extradition appeal has been filed on Friday [25 July].

Text of "analytical report" by Sahar, "Tribal region, a bed for the war on terror", published by Afghan independent secular daily newspaper Hasht-e Sobh on 26 July The Australian and American foreign ministers have said Pakistan should do more in the war on terror.

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Han Nai-kuo] Taipei, July 28 (CNA) - Typhoon Fung-Wong swept across Taiwan Monday, claiming at least two lives and disrupting power supplies and traffic.