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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    Commander appointed to head elite Beijing military unit

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:23am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Veteran of war with Vietnam to head 38th Army which took part in the suppression of the pro-democracy protests in the capital in 1989 A military unit involved in the suppression of the pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen S ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447641/commander-appointed-head-elite-beijing-military-unit
  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    India to receive Russian-built aircraft carrier, five years late

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 06:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Delhi

    ... “Indian Defence Minister AK Antony will commission INS Vikramaditya on Saturday. There will be some ships that will escort the Vikramaditya back to its port in India,” Navy spokesman PVS Satish told reporters. The induction of the Vikramaditya, originally built as the Admiral Gorshkov and commissioned in 1987, is intended to shore-up India’s defence capabilities as it seeks to counter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1356834/india-receive-russian-built-aircraft-carrier-five-years-late
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    India, Russia beef up ties with new defence deals

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 06:03pm by AFP

    ... military equipment that accounts for 70 per cent of its arms supplies. “Russia is a key partner in our efforts to modernise our armed forces and enhance our defence preparedness,” Singh said after ... was “substantial and constructive”. “We agreed to deepen ties in the areas of military and defence sectors,” he said. The Russian Direct Investment Fund, a sovereign wealth fund, and the State Bank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1112207/india-russia-beef-ties-new-defence-deals
  4. News - Asia

    Japan denies brush with Chinese planes, demands Beijing withdraws footage

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 06:02pm

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Demands China remove video allegedly showing the incident from its military website Japan on Friday denied Beijing’s claims that its Self-Defence Force planes came ... Japanese F-15 planes followed a Chinese Tu-154 aircraft and came as close as 30 metres, “seriously affecting China’s flight safety”. It posted a video on the defence ministry website allegedly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1531719/japan-denies-its-fighters-buzzed-chinese-plane
  5. News - China - MILITARY

    China, Japan trade blows as Beijing releases footage of military jets' close encounter

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:47am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Defence ministry says Tokyo has been playing up 'near-miss' to 'defame' the country's military China posts video of Japan's ... aircraft. It was hitting back at accusations levelled by Tokyo after the latest near-miss incident involving the countries' military planes. China's defence ministry posted a statement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530624/japan-lodges-protest-china-over-close-encounter-military-jets
  6. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTES

    China and Japan continue to blame each other for jet encounter

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 10:43am by Associated Press

    ... military jets over the East China Sea. China’s Defence Ministry said Thursday that Japanese F-15 fighters followed a Chinese TU-154 plane on a regular patrol Wednesday morning and got as close ... an air defence information zone that China declared over the East China Sea late last year. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Thursday she had not seen the video. She urged all states ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532387/china-and-japan-continue-blame-each-other-jet-encounter
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Narendra Modi boosts Indian defence spending by 12pc in first budget

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... Agencies in New Delhi India's government raises defence spending by 12pc and targets more foreign investment for weapons industry in bid to close gap on China Military boosted in Modi's first budget India will boost defence spending by 12 per cent in the coming year, it was announced in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first budget yesterday. And the country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551374/narendra-modi-boosts-indian-defence-spending-12pc-first-budget
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Israeli raids on Hamas targets are acts of self-defence

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:34pm by AVIGDOR LIBERMAN

    ... Avigdor Liberman Avigdor Liberman demands a stop to terrorist attacks on civilians Israeli raids on Hamas targets are acts of self-defence Israel this week began a military operation ... Israel's repeated efforts to achieve calm were met with increased rocket fire by what is becoming a Hamas terrorist state. Therefore, Israel launched an operation of self-defence on Monday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1551825/israeli-raids-hamas-targets-are-acts-self-defence
  9. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Defence team wraps up case in Oscar Pistorius murder trial

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 05:30pm by Reuters, AP

    ... Reuters in Pretoria, Associated Press in Johannesburg Court adjourns for a month to allow the legal teams to prepare and submit their closing arguments Oscar Pistorius’ defence team ... through a closed toilet door in his home. “We close the case for the defence,” said Roux. Some witnesses did not want to testify for the defence because of publicity surrounding the case, he said, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549674/defence-team-wraps-case-pistorius-murder-trial
  10. Lifestyle

    Fish oil may not be a defence against heart disease, research shows

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:49pm by Sasha Gonzales

    ... Sasha Gonzales life@scmp.com Long-held scientific claims that omega-3 defends against heart disease may have been flawed, writes Sasha Gonzales Something fishy You've probably heard about the heart benefits of oily fish- consume salmon, sardines, mac ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1548813/fish-oil-may-not-be-defence-against-heart-disease-research-shows

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