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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

China: 15 dead, five missing in south China rainstorms
25th May 2014

China: 15 dead, five missing in south China rainstorms

    GUANGZHOU, (Xinhua): At least 15 people died and five others remained missing after downpours hit south China’s Guangdong Province since Wednesday, local authorities said. The rainstorms, labelled as occuring once every 100 years, slashed Guangzhou, Zhaoqing and Qingyuan … Continued

China: Explosions at market in Xinjiang capital claim 31 lives
22nd May 2014

China: Explosions at market in Xinjiang capital claim 31 lives

    [Police officers stand guard near a blast scene, which had been cordoned off, in downtown Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, May 22. (Xinhua/Cao Zhiheng)]   Blasts in China’s restive Xinjiang region have killed 31 and … Continued

China sends ships to evacuate nationals in Vietnam
18th May 2014

China sends ships to evacuate nationals in Vietnam

  [Passenger ship “Wuzhishan” leaves for Vietnam from Xiuying port in Haikou, capital of south China’s Hainan Province. or Vietnam. (Xinhua/Wei Hua)]   BEIJING, (Xinhua): China is to send five ships to Vietnam on Sunday to evacuate Chinese nationals caught in … Continued

China: Attack at Chinese railway station in Xinjiang kills three
1st May 2014

China: Attack at Chinese railway station in Xinjiang kills three

  [Chinese President Xi Jinping (6th L) communicates with local villagers in Shufu County of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 28. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)]   An explosion followed by an attack by armed assailants has occurred at a train … Continued

Philippines: US and Philippines sign military accord ahead of Obama visit
28th Apr 2014

Philippines: US and Philippines sign military accord ahead of Obama visit

  The US and the Philippines have signed a defense pact giving the US a bigger military presence in the island nation. The agreement was penned just before the arrival in Manila of US President Barack Obama.   Philippine Defense … 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

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