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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 PM Abbott believes searchers have found MH370 signals
11th Apr 2014

Australia PM Abbott believes searchers have found MH370 signals

Australia’s prime minister says he is “very confident” that searchers have detected signals from the missing flight MH370. However, search leaders remain skeptical that the pings are from the plane’s black box. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said search teams with … Continued

Malaysian airline MH370 search zone shifted northeast based on ‘credible lead’
28th Mar 2014

Malaysian airline MH370 search zone shifted northeast based on ‘credible lead’

  Planes and ships searching for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 have shifted their search corridor 1,100 kilometers to the northeast. The revised zone is based on a ‘credible new lead,’ according to Australian authorities.   The Australian Maritime Safety Authority … Continued

Australia: Search resumes for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370
26th Mar 2014

Australia: Search resumes for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370

  International rescue teams have resumed their search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. Efforts stalled earlier this week due to rough weather conditions, a move which angered relatives of the missing passengers.   Planes and ships were deployed … Continued

Australia follows up Chinese sighting of debris in MH370 hunt, as black box detector sent
24th Mar 2014

Australia follows up Chinese sighting of debris in MH370 hunt, as black box detector sent

  Searchers are targeting suspicious objects spotted by a Chinese plane looking for missing flight MH370. Ships, planes and satellites have been scouring the southern Indian Ocean. The US has sent a black box detector.   Australia, which is coordinating … Continued

23rd Mar 2014

Australia PM has ‘increasing hope’ for finding MH370 as search effort increases

Australia’s prime minister has said there is “increasing hope” in the hunt to find a missing Malaysian Airlines flight as more resources are directed to the effort. China and Japan have joined the latest search. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said … Continued

Chinese satellites spot debris in Indian Ocean
22nd Mar 2014

Chinese satellites spot debris in Indian Ocean

  [Satellite image of debri spotted by Chinese satellite] International search teams have stepped up their hunt in the remote southern Indian Ocean near Australia for a missing Malaysian Airlines flight. Chinese satellites have reportedly captured new images of debris. … 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

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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