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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: 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

China: 44 killed after Tibet tour bus falls into valley
10th Aug 2014

China: 44 killed after Tibet tour bus falls into valley

[An injured passenger is transferred from the scene of a three-vehicle pile-up in Nyemo County, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region (Xinhua/Chogo)]   LHASA, (Xinhua):  Forty-four people were killed and 11 others injured after a tour bus fell into a valley following … Continued

Japan marks 69th anniversary of US bombing of Hiroshima
6th Aug 2014

Japan marks 69th anniversary of US bombing of Hiroshima

    [Picture provided by Japan’s Association of the Photographers of the Atomic (Bomb) Destruction of Hiroshima on results of the US nuclear bomb]   Japan has marked the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The city’s mayor called … Continued

China: 65 dead, 150 injured in factory blast
2nd Aug 2014

China: 65 dead, 150 injured in factory blast

[Rescuers work at the site of the factory blast in Kunshan City, east China’s Jiangsu Province, in this photo taken with cellphone on Aug. 2 (Xinhua)]   NANJING, (Xinhua):  A powerful factory blast has killed 65 people and injured more than … Continued

China: At least 18 killed in China rainstorms
17th Jul 2014

China: At least 18 killed in China rainstorms

[Rescuers evacuate people trapped in flood water in Jishou, central China’s Hunan Province (Xinhua/Peng Biao)] GUIYANG/GUANGZHOU/CHANGSHA, (Xinhua): Continuous rainstorms have battered several provinces in China this week, killing at least 18 people and affecting several million. In southwest China’s Guizhou … Continued

Japan: Southern Japan on alert after Typhoon Neoguri sweeps across Okinawa
9th Jul 2014

Japan: Southern Japan on alert after Typhoon Neoguri sweeps across Okinawa

Typhoon Neoguri has weakened slightly after making landfall in Okinawa and then into the East China Sea. The storm is projected to make landfall in Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu on Thursday. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned that severe … Continued

China rainstorms leave at least 26 dead
26th May 2014

China rainstorms leave at least 26 dead

    BEIJING, (Xinhua): At least 26 people have been confirmed dead and 10 others are missing after rainstorms in several provinces in south and central China, according to reports from local flood control authorities. In central China’s Hunan Province, … Continued

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