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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

7th May 2013

Philippines: Five people dead, 7 injured in volcano ash eruption

MANILA, (Xinhua): Five people were killed while seven were wounded from falling rocks after Mayon Volcano spewed ash Tuesday, around 8 a.m. local time, Philippine officials said. The casualties were part of a group of mountaineers who climbed Mayon Volcano, … Continued

2nd May 2013

DPRK sentences US citizen to 15 years of compulsory labor for “hostile acts”

PYONGYANG, (Xinhua): A US citizen was sentenced 15 years of compulsory labor by the Supreme Court of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday, the official KCNA news agency said Thursday. Pae Jun Ho, the defendant, was arrested … Continued

30th Apr 2013

China: 11 more suspects captured after Xinjiang deadly attack

KASHGAR, Xinjiang, (Xinhua): Eleven runaway suspected terrorists linked to a deadly attack on April 23 in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have been captured, local police sources said on Monday.   Police said that as of Sunday, they had … Continued

28th Apr 2013

China: Eight dead, two injured in E China shop fire

NANJING,  (Xinhua):  A fire that broke out in a street shop on Saturday night in east China’s Jiangsu Province has left eight people dead and two others injured, local police said Sunday.   The fire broke out around 9 p.m. … Continued

20th Apr 2013

China: Nearly 30 dead, 400 injured in SW China earthquake

  CHENGDU, (Xinhua): Nearly 30 people were killed and at least 400 injured in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, a local official said Saturday.   Xu Mengjia, secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Ya’an Municipal … Continued

China: US and China pledge efforts towards nuclear-free North Korea
14th Apr 2013

China: US and China pledge efforts towards nuclear-free North Korea

China’s top leaders have vowed to help the US pursue a denuclearized North Korea. The pledge follows strong rhetoric from North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, who has threatened a nuclear attack on the US. China on Saturday agreed to participate … Continued

13th Apr 2013

Indonesia: 58 Afghan refugees missing after boat sinks off Indonesia

JAKARTA, (Xinhua): Some 58 Afghan refugees are still missing after the boat taking them to Australia sank in Indonesian waters, while 14 have been rescued by local fishermen, a rescue official said Saturday. The boat, which was believed to carry … Continued

13th Apr 2013

US: White House says DPRK has no nuclear missile capability

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): The White House said on Friday that Washington did not believe the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) had the capability to deploy a nuclear- armed missile. “First of all, I want to be clear that North Korea … Continued

5th Apr 2013

China: Sixth death from H7N9 bird flu reported

HANGZHOU, (Xinhua): East China’s Zhejiang Province on Friday morning reported that a man has died from the H7N9 bird flu, bringing the death toll from the new deadly strain to six in the country. The city has reported three infections … Continued

5th Apr 2013

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: US taking ‘necessary precautions’ in response to N Korean rhetoric

The United States has said it was “taking all the necessary precautions” after North Korea moved a medium-range missile to its east coast. The UN Secretary General meanwhile has called the North’s threats “alarming.” North Korea’s action Thursday was the … Continued

US sending missile defense system to Guam amid North Korea tension
4th Apr 2013

US sending missile defense system to Guam amid North Korea tension

The Pentagon has said it plans to send a missile defense system to Guam in order to shield the island from a North Korean attack. Meanwhile, the US defense secretary called the danger posed by Pyongyang “real and clear.” The … Continued

DPRK bans S. Korean workers’ entrance to Kaesong industrial zone
3rd Apr 2013

DPRK bans S. Korean workers’ entrance to Kaesong industrial zone

Seoul, (Xinhua): The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) banned South Korean workers’ entrance to the joint industrial complex at the DPRK’s border town of Kaesong, only allowing the workers to leave Kaesong to come back to Seoul, the unification … Continued

31st Mar 2013

Chinese president Xi back to Beijing after four-nation tour, BRICS summit

BEIJING, March 31 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Beijing Sunday morning after state visits to Russia, Tanzania, South Africa and the Republic of Congo.   In South Africa, Xi also attended the fifth leaders’ summit of BRICS … Continued

DPRK threatens combat posture targeting U.S., South Korea
26th Mar 2013

DPRK threatens combat posture targeting U.S., South Korea

PYONGYANG,  (Xinhua): The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Tuesday its strategic rocket and long-range artillery units have been ordered to enter combat posture targeting the United States and South Korea. The Supreme Command of the Korean People’s Army … Continued

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