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29th Mar 2013

North Korea issues US threat after stealth bombers arrive

North Korean state media have reported that leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his top generals to put missile units on stand-by. The claim follows the deployment of two US B-2 stealth bombers to the region.   The report from the … Continued

Australia says two objects, possibly MH370 debris, spotted in south Indian Ocean
20th Mar 2014

Australia says two objects, possibly MH370 debris, spotted in south Indian Ocean

  Australian officials have spotted two objects via satellite in the southern Indian Ocean, possibly related to the search for missing flight MH370. Several aircraft are en route to the area where the objects were sighted.   Four search aircraft … Continued

23rd Feb 2014

Australia: G20 leaders vow to raise collective GDP by 2 percent in five years

Finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 have said they will work to grow their collective gross domestic product (GDP) by two percent. The news came on the second day of the G20 talks in Sydney.  In … Continued

22nd Feb 2014

Australia: G20 summit to look for faster global growth

Finance ministers and central bank governments are meeting at a G20 summit in Sydney, Australia. The summit hosts are hoping that the world’s 20 top economies can set tangible growth targets.  Opening the two-day meeting of the Group of 20 … Continued

South Korea: Ten killed in resort building collapse in Gyeongju
18th Feb 2014

South Korea: Ten killed in resort building collapse in Gyeongju

  [Photo shows the collapsed building in Gyeongju, some 370 km southeast of Seoul, South Korea (Xinhua/Yao Qilin)]   SEOUL, (Xinhua): A resort building crashed down in the southeastern city of South Korea Monday night, killing 10 people, including nine … Continued

15th Feb 2014

US and China agree to cooperate more closely to fight global warming

The US and China have agreed to cooperate more closely in combating global warming during a visit by Secretary of State John Kerry to Beijing. The top US diplomat also urged Beijing to ease its internet controls.   In a … Continued

9th Feb 2014

Japan: Heavy snow has killed 5 people, left more than 600 injured

TOKYO, (Xinhua): At least 5 people were dead, more than 600 people injured in snow-related accidents after heavy snow hit eastern Japan, local media reported on Sunday. Saturday’s snow was the heaviest in the Japanese capital in two decades, according … Continued

3rd Feb 2014

Philippines: Six killed in Central Philippine landslides, floods

MANILA, (Xinhua): Landslides and floods caused by tropical storm Kajiki (local name: Basyang) killed six people in central Philippines, the local disaster agency said Monday. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council ( NDRRMC) said one person was also … Continued

29th Jan 2014

Philippines: Death toll in S. Philippine clashes climbs to 41

COTABATO, (Xinhua): The number of those killed during ongoing clashes between government troops and rebel group Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) has gone up to 41, a military official said Wednesday. Col. Dickson Hermoso, spokesman of the Philippine Army’s 6th … Continued

China: Three detained over deadly E China fire which killed 16
15th Jan 2014

China: Three detained over deadly E China fire which killed 16

HANGZHOU, (Xinhua): Two owners and one manager of a shoe factory in east China’s Zhejiang Province were detained Wednesday following a fire, which killed 16 and injured five others, police said. Lin Jianfeng and Lin Zhenjian of Taizhou Dadong Shoes … Continued

13th Jan 2014

Philippines: Death toll from S. Philippine landslides, flooding climbs to 13

DAVAO CITY, (Xinhua): At least 13 people are confirmed dead due to landslides and massive flooding in a number of areas in southern Philippines on Sunday, local government officials said Monday. Loreto Rirao, civil defense chief for Davao region, said … Continued

8th Jan 2014

South Korea blocks $28 million tear gas order for Bahrain

(Al-Akhbar): South Korea has blocked a shipment of at least 3 million canisters of tear gas worth $28 million to Bahrain due to “complaints from human rights groups” that the weapon was being used to suppress peaceful protests, a report … Continued

China: 14 killed in mosque stampede
7th Jan 2014

China: 14 killed in mosque stampede

[An injured woman receives medical treatment at a hospital in Xiji Town of Guyuan, northwest China's Ningxia region, injured in the stampede in a mosque. Photo: Li Ran,  Xinhnua News Agency] [A stampede that occurred during an event at a mosque in … Continued

30th Dec 2013

Vietnam: Seven students drown during field trip in southern Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, (Xinhua): Seven students from Nguyen Binh Khiem secondary school in Dau Tieng district of Vietnam’s southern Binh Duong Province have been drowned after being swept away by sea waves at a beach in southern Ho Chi … Continued

30th Dec 2013

China: Police kill eight ‘terrorists’ in China’s Xinjiang province

Eight people who were attacking a police station in Xinjiang province have been killed by police, Chinese authorities say. The largely Muslim region has seen a recent string of deadly incidents. Authorities in western China said on Monday that police … Continued

20th Dec 2013

Philippines: Gunmen shoot dead mayor, wife at Manila airport

    Unidentified gunmen have shot dead at least four people at the Manila airport, including the mayor of the southern Philippines town of Labangan. Police are still searching for the attackers.   Manila international airport general Manager Jose Honrado … Continued

Philippines: At least 21 killed in bus fall-off in Philippine capital region
16th Dec 2013

Philippines: At least 21 killed in bus fall-off in Philippine capital region

  MANILA, (Xinhua): At least 21 people were killed and scores were wounded when a passenger bus fell from an elevated Skyway in Taguig City, Metro Manila, and allegedly landed into a van under the highway early Monday morning, a … Continued

15th Dec 2013

China’s “Jade Rabbit” separates from lander

  China’s first lunar rover separates from Chang’e-3 moon lander early Dec. 15, 2013. Picture was taken from the screen of the Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Li   BEIJING, (Xinhua): China’s first moon rover, Yutu, … Continued

China: Death toll in Shenzhen market fire rises to 16
11th Dec 2013

China: Death toll in Shenzhen market fire rises to 16

  SHENZHEN, (Xinhua): The death toll in a market fire in south China’s Shenzhen Wednesday morning rose to 16, when fire fighters found another body in the debris. Zhang Xiaowei, spokesman for the city fire department, said all of the … Continued

3rd Dec 2013

China, UK to boost ties as Cameron voices stance on Tibet

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) holds a welcoming ceremony for the visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 2, 2013.(Xinhua/Li Tao)   BEIJING, (Xinhua): Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has pledged to enhance political and economic … Continued

2nd Dec 2013

China: Looking beyond differences for practical China-Britain cooperation

  [Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (L) holds a welcoming ceremony for the visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 2, 2013.(Xinhua/Wang Ye)] By Shang Jun BEIJING, (Xinhua): British Prime Minister David Cameron, accompanied by a 100-strong … Continued

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