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

31st Jul 2013

China: 11 injured in Hong Kong bus attack

HONG KONG, (Xinhua): Eleven people were injured in a knife attack on a coach in Tuen Mun this morning. The attack happened as the coach was taking workers to their offices at Tai Po Industrial Estate. Police said a 60-year-old … Continued

27th Jul 2013

China: 21 dead, 4 missing in Gansu floods

LANZHOU, (Xinhua): Twenty-one people have died and four are missing after rainstorm-triggered floods and mud-rock flows hit a city in northwest China’s Gansu Province, the local government said on Saturday. Four rounds of downpours, which swept Tianshui City recently, triggered … Continued

27th Jul 2013

North Korea military marks Korean War ceasefire anniversary

North Korea has celebrated the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War by staging a major military parade. The ceasefire in the 1950-53 war is celebrated in North Korea as “Victory Day.” North Korean state television showed a … Continued

25th Jul 2013

China indicts disgraced politician Bo Xilai for bribery and corruption

The disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been indicted on charges of corruption, accepting bribes and abuse of power, state media reported. The case is one of China’s biggest political scandals in decades. The former high-flying communist politician Bo Xilai … Continued

24th Jul 2013

China: 2 killed in Beijing bakery blast

Firemen work at the explosion site of a cake shop on Guangming Road in Beijing, capital of China, July 24, 2013. A gas blast ripped through the cake shop Wednesday morning, leaving a number of people injured and vehicles damaged. … Continued

22nd Jul 2013

Japan: Abe vows to push forward economic policies after upper house election

[Japanese Prime Minister and President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Shinzo Abe delivers a speech at the party’s headquarters in Tokyo, capital of Japan, July 21, 2013 (Xinhua/Ma Ping)] TOKYO, (Xinhua): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed here Sunday … Continued

China: At least 22 killed in NW China earthquake
22nd Jul 2013

China: At least 22 killed in NW China earthquake

A house is damaged in quake-affected Lixian County, northwest China’s Gansu Province, July 22. (Xinhua/Li Yaoqin)   LANZHOU, (Xinhua): At least 22 people have been killed in an earthquake which hit a juncture region of two counties in northwest China’s Gansu … Continued

21st Jul 2013

China: Explosion hits Beijing airport

[Policemen clear site of an explosion at Terminal 3 of the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, capital of  (Xinhua/Zhang Yu)]   BEIJING, (Xinhua): An explosion occurred Saturday evening at the Terminal 3 of the Beijing Capital International Airport, police … Continued

20th Jul 2013

Philippines: 7 killed in foiled leftist rebel attack in S. Philippines

DAVAO CITY, (Xinhua): At least seven people were killed during an attack launched by leftist rebels against a militia outpost in southern Philippines early Friday, military said later that day. Six members of the leftist rebel group of New People’s … Continued

18th Jul 2013

North Korea condemns Panama’s swoop on Cuban cargo

Pyongyang has said that Cuban weapons seized from a North Korean vessel were being overhauled as part of a legitimate deal. It claimed that Panamanian authorities who searched the ship and arrested crew had been “rash.” North Korea on Wednesday … Continued

China: Typhoon Soulik weakens, warning of heavy rain remains
14th Jul 2013

China: Typhoon Soulik weakens, warning of heavy rain remains

[Photos: Typhoon Soulik brings big waves to seacoast in Fujian]   BEIJING, (Xinhua): Typhoon Soulik has gradually weakened on its course to inlands, but heavy rain and strong winds will continue to pummel some parts of China, the National Meteorological Center … Continued

13th Jul 2013

Australia: One dead, 8 missing in asylum seeker boat sinking accident close to Australia coast

MELBOURNE, (Xinhua): The Australian government said on Saturday that a asylum seekers boat sank on Friday night, leaving at least one baby boy dead and eight others missing, while the rescue team has saved 88 survivors close to the country’s … Continued

China: 12 confirmed dead in SW China landslide
11th Jul 2013

China: 12 confirmed dead in SW China landslide

CHENGDU, (Xinhua): Twelve people have been confirmed dead in a landslide in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, local authorities said on Thursday. As of 11:30 a.m. Thursday, rescuers had found 12 bodies of the victims from the landslide that occurred on Wednesday … Continued

5th Jul 2013

China, Pakistan vow to cement cooperation

 [Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in Beijing, capital of China, July 4, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)]   BEIJING, (Xinhua): China and Pakistan on Thursday hailed their traditional friendship and pledged to promote their all-weather … Continued

5th Jul 2013

China: Nestle to cut baby formula prices in China in response to probe

Nestle has said it will cut infant formula prices in China in response to an investigation into alleged price-fixing by several foreign companies. China is the world’s largest market for baby formula. Nestle’s Wyeth Nutrition unit pledged “immediately” to cut … Continued

4th Jul 2013

China: PM Nawaz Sharif talks business on China visit

BEIJING, (The News): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif started his first foreign visit since his May election in China Thursday looking to secure infrastructure projects to tackle a chronic energy crisis and economic malaise.   Since his victory at the polls, … Continued

1st Jul 2013

China: Hong Kong protesters hold pro-democracy rally

Tens of thousands of protesters have marched in Hong Kong through typhoon rains in support of universal suffrage. The march marks the 16th anniversary of the city’s return to mainland China’s rule. Drenched by rains from Tropical Storm Rumbia, protesters … Continued

1st Jul 2013

China: Downpours kill at least 14 in north China

BEIJING, (Xinhua): Downpours and consequent flooding and landslide that hit various regions across China have left at least 14 people dead and several others missing, local authorities said on Sunday. Torrential rains and hail that suddenly lashed Erdos City, north … Continued

27th Jun 2013

Australia’s Rudd again premier, facing uphill election

Australia’s Kevin Rudd has been sworn in as prime minister for a second term, replacing Julia Gillard who was removed in a Labor Party caucus vote. Surveys suggest defeat for Labor in federal elections due in September. Australia’s Governor-General Quentin … Continued

China: Riots in Xinjiang region leave dozens dead
26th Jun 2013

China: Riots in Xinjiang region leave dozens dead

More than two dozen people have died in clashes with police in China’s western Xinjiang region. The riots are the deadliest since the 2009 clashes between Muslims and Han Chinese population there. Clashes between armed gangs and police erupted Wednesday … Continued

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