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North Korea fires two ballistic missiles after series of recent launches

  By Reuters and published by Yahoo! News Tokyo – North Korea fired two ballistic missiles early on Sunday (Oct. 9), Japanese authorities said, in what marked the seventh such launch by Pyongyang in recent days, a series of exercises that has sparked widespread alarm in both Washington and Tokyo. Both missiles reached an altitude […]

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Business

Wall St tumbles to biggest loss in two years following CPI data

By Reuters and published by US News & World Report New York – A broad sell-off sent US stocks reeling yesterday (Sept. 14) after a hotter-than-expected inflation report dashed hopes that the Federal Reserve could relent and scale back its policy tightening in the coming months. All three major US stock indexes veered sharply lower, […]

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US warships transit Taiwan Strait, first since Pelosi visit

  By Reuters and published by CNA Washington – Two US Navy warships sailed through international waters in the Taiwan Strait today (August 28), the first such operation since a visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi enraged China which regards the island as its territory. The US Navy, confirming a Reuters report, […]

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US commander says China missile fire over Taiwan must be contested

  By AFP and published by The Straits Times Singapore – China’s recent decision to fire missiles over Taiwan is a “gorilla in the room” that has to be contested, a top US military commander said today (August 16). Beijing has carried out huge air and sea drills this month around Taiwan in a furious […]

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Angry China stages more drills near Taiwan as US lawmakers visit

  By Reuters and published by CNA Beijing – China’s military said it carried out more exercises near Taiwan today (August 15) as a group of US lawmakers visited the Chinese-claimed island and met President Tsai Ing-wen, in what Beijing said was an infringement of its sovereignty. The five US lawmakers, led by Senator Ed […]

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US lawmakers arrive in Taiwan amid China tensions

  By Reuters and Bloomberg and published by The Straits Times Taipei – A US lawmaker delegation arrived in Taiwan today (August 14) for a two-day visit during which they will meet President Tsai Ing-wen, the second high-level group to come amid continued military tensions with the island’s giant neighbour China. China regards Taiwan as […]

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Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York

  By AP and published by Los Angeles Times Chautauqua, N.Y. – Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked and apparently stabbed in the neck today (August 12) by a man who rushed the stage as he was about to give a lecture in western […]

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Local News

Update: Fire was actually at Jusmagthai complex, no injuries

  A FIRE that broke out at Sathorn Soi 1 this evening (August 8) was actually at the Joint US Military Advisory Group Thailand (Jusmagthai) complex and not the German embassy as earlier reported with there being no injuries, Matichon newspaper said. At 7.35 p.m. firemen and police at Thungmahamek station were alerted of the […]

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India bids to sell fighter jets to Malaysia, says 6 other countries interested

  By Reuters and published by The Star New Delhi – India has offered to sell 18 light-combat aircraft (LCA) “Tejas” to Malaysia, the defence ministry said on Friday (August 5), adding that Argentina, Australia, Egypt, the United States, Indonesia, and the Philippines were also interested in the single-engine jet. The Indian government last year […]

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Japan protests after Chinese missiles land in its exclusive economic zone

  By AFP and Reuters, published by CNA Tokyo – Ballistic missiles fired by China are believed to have landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) for the first time, Tokyo’s defence minister said today (August 4). “Five of the nine ballistic missiles launched by China are believed to have landed within Japan’s EEZ,” Nobuo […]

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