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

US stands by accusations of North Korea cyber-attack involvement
21st Dec 2014

US stands by accusations of North Korea cyber-attack involvement

  The US has reasserted its claim that North Korea was responsible for hacking attacks on the movie studio Sony Pictures. The remarks came in response to Pyongyang’s call for a joint probe. The US White House said on Saturday … Continued

Australia: Eight children stabbed to death
19th Dec 2014

Australia: Eight children stabbed to death

  [Photo: Police comfort a woman near an address in the suburb of Manoora, where at least eight victims have been stabbed to death in Cairns, Australia.CLEO FRASER/EPA]   SYDNEY, (Xinhua): Eight children aged 18 months to 15 years old … Continued

Australia: Police clear Martin Place after gunman holds hostages at Lindt Chocolat Cafe
15th Dec 2014

Australia: Police clear Martin Place after gunman holds hostages at Lindt Chocolat Cafe

    [A screenshot of tactical police as hostages leave the Lindt cafe. Photo: Channel Seven] By Megan Levy, Patrick Begley Five hostages have fled the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Martin Place, hours after a gunman first holed himself up … Continued

Indonesia: Death toll of landslide rises to 17
13th Dec 2014

Indonesia: Death toll of landslide rises to 17

  JAKARTA, (Xinhua): Rescuers had found 17 corpses and suspended searching for the 91 missing persons after Friday’s landslides buried dozens houses in Banjarnegara district of Central Java due to heavy downpours, official said here Saturday. The natural disaster also … Continued

Philippines: Hagupit blows through Philippines, a million displaced
7th Dec 2014

Philippines: Hagupit blows through Philippines, a million displaced

  A powerful typhoon continues to lash the Philippines. Hagupit slammed into the archipelago Saturday, bringing heavy rain and packing sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 170 kilometers per hour. Media reported scattered injuries … Continued

South Korea: Death toll rises to seven in sunken S. Korean fishing ship
3rd Dec 2014

South Korea: Death toll rises to seven in sunken S. Korean fishing ship

SEOUL, (Xinhua): Death toll has risen to seven in a South Korean fishing ship sinking accident in the Bering Sea as six more bodies were recovered in waters near the site, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Wednesday. Four more bodies were … Continued

Australia: G20 opens in Brisbane under cloud of Ukraine crisis
15th Nov 2014

Australia: G20 opens in Brisbane under cloud of Ukraine crisis

  Heads of the world’s leading economies have begun a two-day summit in Brisbane, Australia. Global security looks likely to feature largely on the agenda amid international condemnation of Russia’s actions in Ukraine. The ninth G20 summit opened on Saturday … Continued

Philippines: Three killed, 3 hurt as soldiers, Muslims clash in S. Philippines
14th Nov 2014

Philippines: Three killed, 3 hurt as soldiers, Muslims clash in S. Philippines

  COTABATO CITY, (Xinhua): Three people were killed while three others were injured in a clash between soldiers and members of the rogue group Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in southern Philippines Friday morning, a local official said. Hundreds of … Continued

Pakistan says will help China fight Xinjiang Muslims
8th Nov 2014

Pakistan says will help China fight Xinjiang Muslims

    [PM of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and PM of China Li Keqiang] BEIJING, (APP | Reuters): Pakistan will help China with its fight against extremists that Beijing says are active in its unruly far western region of Xinjiang, Prime … Continued

Australia: Detectives investigate internal dispute & ISIS involvement after shooting outside Shia Muslim centre
3rd Nov 2014

Australia: Detectives investigate internal dispute & ISIS involvement after shooting outside Shia Muslim centre

    [Photo: Mosque shooting victim Rasoul Al Mousawi] By Sarah Crawford The Daily Telegraph: A MAN was shot outside a Shia Muslim prayer hall in front of horrified worshippers, including women and children. Granville man Rasoul Al Mousawi, 47, was … Continued

China: HK police arrest 45 protesters
15th Oct 2014

China: HK police arrest 45 protesters

  HONG KONG, (Xinhua): Hong Kong’s police said they arrested 45 people on Wednesday morning as they cleared Lung Wo Road in Admiralty. Traffic has been resumed on the road as of press time. Thirty-seven men and eight women were … Continued

Australia: Dozens of anti-Muslim attacks as Islamic leaders warn of community fear
10th Oct 2014

Australia: Dozens of anti-Muslim attacks as Islamic leaders warn of community fear

  Sunday Morning Herald: Reports have emerged of Muslim women being subjected to intimidation and violence. Liberal MP Wyatt Roy and Labor’s Amanda Rishworth agree this is abhorrent. There have been at least 30 attacks on Muslims – mainly against … Continued

China: Hong Kong government employees return to work
6th Oct 2014

China: Hong Kong government employees return to work

  Hong Kong Civil servants have begun returning to work as the protests that have disrupted the city for more than a week dwindled. Student activists have said steps are being taken for reform talks with the government. The streets … Continued

China: Hong Kong protest groups welcome talks, Beijing claims cause ‘doomed’
3rd Oct 2014

China: Hong Kong protest groups welcome talks, Beijing claims cause ‘doomed’

  Tensions appear to have eased on the streets of Hong Kong after the territory’s leader said talks would take place with pro-democracy activists. Beijing’s official mouthpiece has said the protesters’ cause is “doomed.” Protesters attend a rally as they … Continued

Japan: More than 30 believed dead after volcano eruption
28th Sep 2014

Japan: More than 30 believed dead after volcano eruption

  Japanese rescuers say they have found more than 30 people feared to be dead at Mount Ontake volcano, which erupted suddenly on Saturday (seen above). If confirmed, they would be the first deaths in an eruption in Japan since 1991. … Continued

Philippines: Muslim solon offended by ‘rebel’ stereotype in proposed Bangsamoro bill amendment
24th Sep 2014

Philippines: Muslim solon offended by ‘rebel’ stereotype in proposed Bangsamoro bill amendment

    [Photo: Anak Mindanao Representative Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman]   By Marc Jayson Cayabyab   MANILA, (Inquirer): A Mindanao solon took offense in the suggestion of amending the Bangsamoro basic bill to explicitly prohibit any secessionist movement in Mindanao. During … Continued

China: 13 dead in firework plant explosion
23rd Sep 2014

China: 13 dead in firework plant explosion

    [Victims of firework plant explosion receive medical treatment at a hospital in Liling City, central China’s Hunan Province (Xinhua) ]     CHANGSHA, (Xinhua): Thirteen people have been confirmed dead and one more remained missing after an explosion at … Continued

China: Eight dead, 24 missing in SW China rainstorms
2nd Sep 2014

China: Eight dead, 24 missing in SW China rainstorms

    CHONGQING, (Xinhua): Eight people died and 24 others were missing as of early Tuesday after rainstorms brought landslides to southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality, said the local rescue headquarters. More than 500 professional rescuers, including fire-fighters and armed police, have … Continued

Japan: Death toll rises to 40 in Hiroshima landslide
23rd Aug 2014

Japan: Death toll rises to 40 in Hiroshima landslide

  Rescuers and volunteers in western Japan are continuing efforts to find survivors amid mud and debris after Wednesday’s devastating landslides. More that 40 people are confirmed dead, with dozens still missing. Emergency officials combing through destroyed houses on the … Continued

Japan: Torrential rains unleash deadly landslide killing a dozen people in Hiroshima
20th Aug 2014

Japan: Torrential rains unleash deadly landslide killing a dozen people in Hiroshima

    More than a dozen people have been killed in Japan after unseasonable flooding unleashed a deadly landslide. Japan’s prime minister plans to send several hundred military personnel to the area for disaster relief. A landslide swept through the … Continued

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