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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

20th Jul 2013

Philippines: 7 killed in foiled leftist rebel attack in S. Philippines

DAVAO CITY, (Xinhua): At least seven people were killed during an attack launched by leftist rebels against a militia outpost in southern Philippines early Friday, military said later that day. Six members of the leftist rebel group of New People’s … Continued

18th Jul 2013

North Korea condemns Panama’s swoop on Cuban cargo

Pyongyang has said that Cuban weapons seized from a North Korean vessel were being overhauled as part of a legitimate deal. It claimed that Panamanian authorities who searched the ship and arrested crew had been “rash.” North Korea on Wednesday … Continued

China: Typhoon Soulik weakens, warning of heavy rain remains
14th Jul 2013

China: Typhoon Soulik weakens, warning of heavy rain remains

[Photos: Typhoon Soulik brings big waves to seacoast in Fujian]   BEIJING, (Xinhua): Typhoon Soulik has gradually weakened on its course to inlands, but heavy rain and strong winds will continue to pummel some parts of China, the National Meteorological Center … Continued

13th Jul 2013

Australia: One dead, 8 missing in asylum seeker boat sinking accident close to Australia coast

MELBOURNE, (Xinhua): The Australian government said on Saturday that a asylum seekers boat sank on Friday night, leaving at least one baby boy dead and eight others missing, while the rescue team has saved 88 survivors close to the country’s … Continued

China: 12 confirmed dead in SW China landslide
11th Jul 2013

China: 12 confirmed dead in SW China landslide

CHENGDU, (Xinhua): Twelve people have been confirmed dead in a landslide in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, local authorities said on Thursday. As of 11:30 a.m. Thursday, rescuers had found 12 bodies of the victims from the landslide that occurred on Wednesday … Continued

5th Jul 2013

China, Pakistan vow to cement cooperation

 [Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in Beijing, capital of China, July 4, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)]   BEIJING, (Xinhua): China and Pakistan on Thursday hailed their traditional friendship and pledged to promote their all-weather … Continued

5th Jul 2013

China: Nestle to cut baby formula prices in China in response to probe

Nestle has said it will cut infant formula prices in China in response to an investigation into alleged price-fixing by several foreign companies. China is the world’s largest market for baby formula. Nestle’s Wyeth Nutrition unit pledged “immediately” to cut … Continued

4th Jul 2013

China: PM Nawaz Sharif talks business on China visit

BEIJING, (The News): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif started his first foreign visit since his May election in China Thursday looking to secure infrastructure projects to tackle a chronic energy crisis and economic malaise.   Since his victory at the polls, … Continued

1st Jul 2013

China: Hong Kong protesters hold pro-democracy rally

Tens of thousands of protesters have marched in Hong Kong through typhoon rains in support of universal suffrage. The march marks the 16th anniversary of the city’s return to mainland China’s rule. Drenched by rains from Tropical Storm Rumbia, protesters … Continued

1st Jul 2013

China: Downpours kill at least 14 in north China

BEIJING, (Xinhua): Downpours and consequent flooding and landslide that hit various regions across China have left at least 14 people dead and several others missing, local authorities said on Sunday. Torrential rains and hail that suddenly lashed Erdos City, north … Continued

27th Jun 2013

Australia’s Rudd again premier, facing uphill election

Australia’s Kevin Rudd has been sworn in as prime minister for a second term, replacing Julia Gillard who was removed in a Labor Party caucus vote. Surveys suggest defeat for Labor in federal elections due in September. Australia’s Governor-General Quentin … Continued

China: Riots in Xinjiang region leave dozens dead
26th Jun 2013

China: Riots in Xinjiang region leave dozens dead

More than two dozen people have died in clashes with police in China’s western Xinjiang region. The riots are the deadliest since the 2009 clashes between Muslims and Han Chinese population there. Clashes between armed gangs and police erupted Wednesday … Continued

21st Jun 2013

Philippine gov’t, Muslim oppostion to resume peace talks in July

MANILA, (Xinhua): The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will resume formal peace talks in July to discuss the three remaining annexes of the framework agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB), the government chief negotiator said Friday. “The … Continued

14th Jun 2013

Philippines: One killed, 22 missing as ship sinks off central Philippines

MANILA, (Xinhua): A 59-year old female passenger was killed while 22 others were missing when a roll-on-roll-off (Roro) vessel sank off central Philippine province of Masbate early Friday morning, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said. As of 8:30 a.m., the … Continued

8th Jun 2013

China: Suspect in fatal China bus fire identified

A bus bursts into flames on an elevated track near the Jinshan bus stop in the city of Xiamen, southeast China’s Fujian Province, June 7, 2013. An initial investigation showed the fatal bus fire that has claimed 47 lives and … Continued

3rd Jun 2013

China: 61 killed in NE China slaughterhouse fire

CHANGCHUN, June 3 (Xinhua): Sixty-one people have been confirmed dead after a poultry processing plant fire in northeast China’s Jilin Province on Monday morning. The fire broke out at 6:06 a.m. in a slaughterhouse owned by the Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry … Continued

27th May 2013

Philippines: Communist rebels kill Philippines policemen in deadly ambush

Seven policemen have been killed and several more injured in the northern Philippines. Police have said the communist rebel group, the New People’s Army, was behind the ambush. The vehicle carrying police officers towards the northern town of Allacapan in … Continued

China: 55 dead, 14 missing in S China storms
18th May 2013

China: 55 dead, 14 missing in S China storms

[Police officers help stranded people after a rainstorm in Xiamen's Siming district, Fujian province, on Thursday. Mo Feng / For China Daily] BEIJING, (Xinhua): Fifty-five people have died and 14 others were reported missing in the latest round of rain- … Continued

17th May 2013

China: 33 dead, 12 missing in S China storms

BEIJING,(Xinhua): Thirty-three people have died and 12 others were reported missing in the latest round of rain- and hailstorms that have swept south China, the country’s civil affairs and disaster reduction authorities said Thursday. Since Tuesday, rainstorms have triggered flooding … Continued

12th May 2013

China: Death toll rises to 27 in Sichuan colliery accident

  [Medical workers give treatment to people wounded during a gas accident in Taozigou coal mine in Luzhou, southwest China's Sichuan Province. (Xinhua)] CHENGDU, (Xinhua): Death toll from a colliery blast on Saturday in southwest China’s Sichuan Province rose to 27, … Continued

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