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China’s military flexes muscles for domestic objective: more funding

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 00:50
With stealth jets entering service, leaked pictures of new high-tech naval artillery and proud reports of maneuvers that “dare to shine the sword,” China’s armed ...

Top South Korean presidential adviser says joint U.S. military drills to start early April: report

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 00:19
South Korea and the United States will start in early April a joint military exercise postponed until after the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, a top ...

Hawaii suspends missile siren tests after mistaken alert

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 23:55
During a monthly test this week, Hawaii authorities won’t sound siren warnings of a nuclear missile attack.The decision comes after an agency employee last month ...

South Korea complains to Chinese ambassador over military jet’s flight through air defense identification zone

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 22:07
South Korea summoned the Chinese ambassador on Tuesday to lodge a complaint over a Chinese military aircraft entering the South’s air defense identification zone (KADIZ), ...

Manila says it welcomes U.N. probe into killings in drug war — but not by current special rapporteur

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 22:01
The Philippines will allow an investigation into alleged human rights abuses in its bloody war on drugs, but not if it is conducted by the ...

Taiwan developer detained for negligent manslaughter after deadly earthquake building collapse

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 20:54
The developer of a building in Taiwan that partially collapsed during an earthquake has been detained for negligent manslaughter with prosecutors saying the man was ...

North Korea sent banned chemical items to Syria: U.N. experts’ report

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 20:25
North Korea has been sending supplies to Syria that could be used to produce chemical weapons, according to information referenced in a U.N. experts’ report.According ...

Pyongyang leader Kim Jong Un and late dad used Brazil passports to apply for Western visas: sources

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 17:19
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his late father, Kim Jong Il, used fraudulently obtained Brazilian passports to apply for visas to visit Western ...

U.N. warns Rohingya refugees to brace for monsoon, admits it can’t keep everyone safe

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 17:17
Aid agencies are reinforcing shelters, moving latrines and providing search and rescue training in the world’s biggest refugee settlement in Bangladesh before monsoon rains strike ...

China using big data and ‘predictive policing’ in Xinjiang region to round up perceived threats: HRW

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 17:10
Chinese authorities are using big data and predictive computing power to flag and detain individuals deemed threatening in the western Xinjiang region, Human Rights Watch ...

Indonesia digs up cemetery to search for WWII sailors’ bones removed from shipwrecks

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 14:28
Indonesian authorities have excavated a cemetery to try to recover the remains of Dutch and British sailors that were illegally removed from World War II ...

‘My life is in danger’: Kim Jong Nam told Japanese friend he feared for his life, Malaysian court hears

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 06:22
Kim Jong Nam, the poisoned half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, told a Japanese friend in Malaysia his life was in danger six ...

Papua New Guinea quake assessment hindered by severe damage

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 05:42
Severe damage to phone networks and roads from a powerful earthquake in Papua New Guinea was hindering efforts to assess the extent of the destruction ...

Xi term limit proposal sparks rare public dissent in China

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 01:43
In a rare public expression of dissent in China, a well-known political commentator and a prominent businesswoman have penned open letters urging lawmakers to reject ...

Toilet paper crisis in Taiwan sparks government intervention

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 01:37
Taiwan’s premier is urging the public to avoid hoarding toilet paper after a reported spike in prices by manufacturers spurred a run on supermarket supplies.The ...

Thai junta chief now says election to be held no later than February 2019

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 01:37
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said Tuesday that a general election he had promised to hold in November would take place “no later” than February ...

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