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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

After Philippines, Typhoon Usagi heads for China, Taiwan and Hong Kong
21st Sep 2013

After Philippines, Typhoon Usagi heads for China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Super Typhoon Usagi has hit the Philippines, uprooting trees, cutting off electricity and forcing hundreds to seek shelter. The storm is headed for southern China next. Usagi weakened as it made landfall over the southern part of Itbayat town in … Continued

17th Sep 2013

Japan: Three dead, 5 missing after typhoon makes landfall

TOKYO, (Xinhua): A powerful typhoon made a landfall in Japan with torrential rain and gusts hitting wide parts of the country, leaving three people dead and five others missing, according to local media on Tuesday. Man-yi, the 18th typhoon of … Continued

16th Sep 2013

Philippines: Security forces press offensive against MNLF liberation movt

  Security forces have killed or captured nearly 100 guerrillas who are holding scores of hostages in the Philippines. Four villagers have been killed, as well as six policemen and soldiers. On Sunday, security forces regained ground and pressed their … Continued

14th Sep 2013

Philippines: Shaky ceasefire hopes as MNLF holds out against government in Philippines

The vice president of the Philippines has headed to Zamboanga to discuss a truce with Muslim rebels. The standoff began on Monday when about 200 fighters stormed several coastal communities, taking residents hostage.   Vice President Jejomar Binay announced Saturday … Continued

9th Sep 2013

Philippines: At least one killed, 30 abducted in military-rebel clash in S. Philippines

MANILA, (Xinhua): A heavy firefight erupted near Zamboanga City in southern Philippines between the military and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels early Monday morning, killing at least two civilians, wounding four others, local media reported. More than 300 … Continued

9th Sep 2013

China sends work team to investigate fatal blast

BEIJING, (Xinhua): The Ministry of Public Security dispatched a work team on Monday to look into a fatal blast in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The explosion has killed two people and injured another 17, including 10 students, when … Continued

2nd Sep 2013

Japan: Heavy rainfall forces 5,000 to evacuate in western and southwestern Japan

OSAKA, (Xinhua): More than 5,000 people in western and southwestern Japan were advised on Monday to evacuate due to threats of flooding caused by heavy rain, local press reported. In the western Japanese prefecture of Hyogo, parts of which saw … Continued

1st Sep 2013

Japan: High radiation readings found at Fukushima water tank

  The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says radiation readings near one of the site’s water tanks have increased 18-fold. The find follows the discovery of a large and serious leak last week. The operator of the plant, … Continued

21st Aug 2013

Japan: 300 tons of highly radioactive water leak from Fukushima plant

TOKYO, (Xinhua): Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said Tuesday that at least 300 tons of highly radioactive water leaked from one of the storage tanks at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the worst leakage yet from the tanks. TEPCO found the … Continued

21st Aug 2013

China: 21 dead in NW China flood

XINING, (Xinhua): Twenty-one people were killed and three others remain missing after a rainstorm-triggered flood in northwest China’s Qinghai Province, said local authorities on Wednesday. Sudden rainstorms and hail battered Wulan County in Mongolian-Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Haixi around 7 … Continued

19th Aug 2013

China: 54 killed in NE China city flood

SHENYANG, (Xinhua): The death toll has risen to 54 as of Monday morning after the worst flooding in decades ravaged Fushun City, northeast China’s Liaoning Province, said local authorities on Monday. Extreme rainstorms battered Liaoning from Thursday to Saturday, leaving … Continued

18th Aug 2013

Phillipines: 85 remain missing from Philippine ship collision

TALISAY, (Xinhua): The search operation resumed Sunday morning as 85 were still missing following ship collision in central Philippine province of Cebu, a local official said. The death toll of the mishap rose to 34 after two bodies were retrieved Sunday … Continued

18th Aug 2013

China: Guangzhou rail service suspended, 80,000 affected

GUANGZHOU, (Xinhua): Train service of Guangzhou Railway Station, a rail hub in south China, has been suspended after landslides blocked a railway artery linking Guangzhou and Beijing, Guangzhou Railway Corporation said on Sunday. The company could not confirm when the … Continued

17th Aug 2013

China: Floods kill 25 in NE China

CHANGCHUN, (Xinhua): The bodies of three people who went missing in a flood in northeast China’s Jilin Province were recovered on Saturday, local authorities said. The latest casualties brought the death toll of floods which also hit neighboring Heilongjiang and … Continued

17th Aug 2013

Philippines: Death toll in ships collision reaches 28, 215 still missing

The death toll of the collision between a passenger ship and a cargo vessel in central Philippine province of Cebu has risen to 28, with 215 others still missing, military and coast guard officials said Saturday.(Xinhua)   MANILA, (Xinhua): The … Continued

12th Aug 2013

China: Droughts affect 1.17mn central China

WUHAN, (Xinhua): Lingering droughts in central China’s Hubei Province have affected more than 1.17 million people, local authorities said Sunday. Over 1 million people lack adequate supplies of drinking water as a result of the dry weather started from mid-July, … Continued

11th Aug 2013

China: Two dead, 9 missing after Chinese boat capsizes

QINGDAO, (Xinhua): Rescuers have retrieved two bodies and are still searching nine others who went missing after their fishing vessel capsized in sea waters off east China’s Shandong Province on Saturday morning, local authorities said. The boat, “Luchengyu60326″, turned upside … Continued

3rd Aug 2013

Philippines: Two minors died in landslide in S. Philippines

ZAMBOANGA CITY, (Xinhua): Two minors were killed and another injured when a landslide hit a village in the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga on Saturday morning, local official said. Zamboanga mayor Isabel Climaco-Salazar, who is also chair of the City … Continued

31st Jul 2013

China: 11 injured in Hong Kong bus attack

HONG KONG, (Xinhua): Eleven people were injured in a knife attack on a coach in Tuen Mun this morning. The attack happened as the coach was taking workers to their offices at Tai Po Industrial Estate. Police said a 60-year-old … Continued

27th Jul 2013

China: 21 dead, 4 missing in Gansu floods

LANZHOU, (Xinhua): Twenty-one people have died and four are missing after rainstorm-triggered floods and mud-rock flows hit a city in northwest China’s Gansu Province, the local government said on Saturday. Four rounds of downpours, which swept Tianshui City recently, triggered … 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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