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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

Thailand: Tour boat sinks off eastern Thailand, killing 6
4th Nov 2013

Thailand: Tour boat sinks off eastern Thailand, killing 6

Photo: chinanews.com   BANGKOK, (Xinhua): A tour boat capsized and sank near Thailand’s popular seaside town Pattaya on Sunday, killing six tourists, including a Chinese. The double-decker ferry left Koh Lan island for a 30-minute trip to Pattaya Sunday evening. It … Continued

28th Oct 2013

China: Three die after car crash at Tian’anmen

BEIJING, (Xinhua): A driver and two passengers were killed after a jeep crashed into a crowd of people and caught fire in front of the Tian’anmen rostrum in downtown Beijing on Monday, police said. Eleven tourists and police officers were … Continued

24th Oct 2013

China: Border pact with China will help sort out many irritants

Hindustan Times: The Sino-Indian border is the longest undemarcated boundary in the world. It also happens to be disputed, has thousands of troops massed along its length and been the site of one modern-day war. What has been striking about … Continued

Australia: Winds hamper firefighting aircraft with worse weather still to come
23rd Oct 2013

Australia: Winds hamper firefighting aircraft with worse weather still to come

[ photo: Fire threatens to break out on Mountain Lagoon rd, Bilpin. Photo: Nick Moir]   By Megan Levy   Strong wind gusts of up to 100km/h are fanning large bushfires already burning across parts of NSW, while new blazes … Continued

21st Oct 2013

Philippine: Eight killed, five injured in S. Philippine landmine attack

MANILA, (Xinhua): Eight soldiers were killed and five others were wounded in two landmine attacks in North Cotabato of southern Philippines on Monday, the military said. During the first attach, which occurred at 9: 20 a.m. local time, soldiers of … Continued

20th Oct 2013

China: Muslims in China fed pork

Muslims in the Shaanxi province of China are furious after discovering that what they believed were halal beef products were actually pork. Police in Xi’an, the capital of China’s Shaanxi province, have seized more than 20 thousand kilograms of pork … Continued

Philippines: 20 dead in Maharlika Highway smashup
20th Oct 2013

Philippines: 20 dead in Maharlika Highway smashup

[Photo: Rescuers retrieve the bodies of victims shortly after the accident. Photo By Belly M. Otordoz]   By BELLY M. OTORDOZ ATIMONAN, Quezon (Manila TImes): Twenty people were killed before dawn Saturday when a passenger bus bound for Manila collided … Continued

19th Oct 2013

Australia: Emergency warning for Blue Mountains residents as NSW bushfires intensify

(Sydney Morning Herald with AAP): Emergency warnings have been issued for Blue Mountains residents as bushfires  intensify in the area. Crews have been redirected from back burning operations to protect more than  100 homes in Bell, Dargan, Berambing and Bilpin … Continued

18th Oct 2013

Australia: Man dies defending home from fires in NSW

  Devastation … There are scenes of disaster across the state. Picture: The Daily Telegraph Source: NewsComAu RFS Fire fighters try to control a bushfire on the Mariah River road between Port Macquarie and Crescent Head Source: News Limited TWENTY-SEVEN … Continued

17th Oct 2013

China: Two dead, 25 injured in Chinese building explosion

HARBIN, (Xinhua): At least two people were killed and another 25 were injured after an explosion early Thursday morning in a residential building in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, local authorities said. Police in the province’s Jixi City received reports at … Continued

16th Oct 2013

Philippines: Death toll of Philippine earthquake rises to 99

MANILA, (Xinhua): At least 99 people have been confirmed dead in the magnitude 7.2 earthquake in central Philippines, the country’s disaster relief agency said Wednesday. The Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in a report released … Continued

Japan: Typhoon Wipha kills several, but misses Tokyo and Fukushima
16th Oct 2013

Japan: Typhoon Wipha kills several, but misses Tokyo and Fukushima

A typhoon has killed at least 13 people in Japan. Wipha packed gusts of up to 180 kilometers per hour, but stayed offshore in the Pacific Ocean. Authorities evacuated 20,000 residents on the island of Izu Oshima, 120 kilometers (75 … Continued

15th Oct 2013

Tibet: All 86 tourists evacuated from Mount Qomolangma camp

LHASA, (Xinhua): Rescuers have evacuated the 86 tourists from a base camp on Mount Qomolangma and a nearby monastery where they had been stranded amid heavy snow on Monday, local authorities said. The government of Tibet Autonomous Region said 78 … Continued

Philippines: Deadly quake kills 20 people
15th Oct 2013

Philippines: Deadly quake kills 20 people

  A 7.2-magnitude earthquake in central Philippines has killed at least 20 people. The quake downed buildings, cracked roads and damaged some of the county’s oldest Catholic churches. The tremor occurred Tuesday morning 33 kilometers (20 miles) south-east of Carmen … Continued

9th Oct 2013

China: Typhoon Fitow-triggered downpours lash E. China

  HANGZHOU, (Xinhua): Torrential rains caused by Typhoon Fitow continued to lash Shanghai City and Zhejiang Province in eastern China, inundating roads, houses and causing river dike breaches. From Saturday to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Zhejiang saw average precipitation of 201 … Continued

3rd Oct 2013

Philippines: Soldier killed, 6 wounded in clash with leftist rebels in S. Philippines

SDAVAO CITY, (Xinhua): A Philippine government soldier was killed and six others got wounded as a clash broke out anew between government troops and leftist rebels in southern Philippines on Wednesday, the military said on Thursday. The latest clash occurred … Continued

China: 58 fishermen remain missing after Typhoon Wutip
2nd Oct 2013

China: 58 fishermen remain missing after Typhoon Wutip

[Photo: Some fishermen rescued after fishing boats sank due to Typhoon Wutip]   TAISHAN, Guangdong Province, (Xinhua): Rescue work continued on Wednesday as 58 fishermen remain missing in the South China Sea after three fishing boats sank due to Typhoon … Continued

23rd Sep 2013

CHina: Typhoon Usagi kills 25 upon landfall in Guangdong

Pedestrians travel in the rain with umbrellas in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province, Sept. 23, 2013. Typhoon Usagi made a landfall in Guangdong Sunday evening, bringing rainfall to the province. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)   GUANGZHOU, (Xinhua): Typhoon Usagi has … Continued

22nd Sep 2013

Philippines: 4 killed, 3 wounded as leftist rebels launch attack in S. Philippines

MANILA, (Xinhua): Four Philippine government troopers died while three others got injured as members from the leftist rebel group of New People’s Army (NPA) attacked a military detachment in Balingasag, a town in Southern Philippine province of Misamis Oriental on Sunday. … Continued

22nd Sep 2013

China: Typhoon alert closes schools in southeast China

XIAMEN, Fujian,  (Xinhua): A powerful typhoon hit China’s southeastern coast on Sunday, leaving school classes suspended and disrupting air traffic. Super Typhoon Usagi was monitored 404 km southeast of Hong Kong at 8 a.m. Sunday, packing winds of 48 meters … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview done on 29 May 2013 and transmitted on 12 June 2013


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