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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing wants closer military ties with Iran: defence minister

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:40pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China keen on closer military ties with Iran China wants closer military ties with Tehran, Defence Minister Chang Wanquan told the visiting head of the Iranian navy yesterday, state media reported. He reaffirmed the nations' diplomatic ties despite controversy over Iran's nuclear programme. Chang told Iranian navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    US marine murder suspect moved to Philippines military headquarters

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 03:59am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila US marine suspect in local custody A US marine accused of murdering a transgender woman was moved to the Philippines' military headquarters yesterday, ... was "asphyxia by drowning", police said. Pemberton, who had just finished participating in US-Philippine military exercises near Olongapo, checked into the hotel with Laude and was the last person ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    The big guns return as Ambitious Dragon and Military Attack do battle

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 11:02pm by Michael Cox

    ... results with their respective former horse of the year winners, Ambitious Dragon and Military Attack, when the big guns return in Sunday's Group Two Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy. Ambitious Dragon, given the top honour back-to-back in 2010-11 and 2011-12, and Military Attack, who won the award two seasons ago, will form part of a stellar field which also includes reigning Horse ...

  4. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Signs of easing tensions as China and Vietnam agree to reforge military links

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:09am by Minnie Chan, AP

    ... Minnie Chan and Associated Press Signs of calmer season horizon as Hanoi's defence minister holds high-level talks in Beijing China and Vietnam agree to reforge military links China and Vietnam agreed in high-level meetings yesterday to resume military ties and resolve their maritime disputes, sending the first signals that tensions over their territorial claims in the South ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US military bracing for warmed-up world, says defence chief Chuck Hagel

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 10:49pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Defence chief Chuck Hagel says US military accepts global warming as a reality, and will plan acquisitions and operations around it Pentagon braces for a hotter tomorrow Global warming is changing the way the US trains for and goes to war- affecting conflicts, weapons systems, training exercises and military installations, the Pentagon said. Defence Secretary ...

  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    No agreement as North and South Korea meet for first military talks in three years

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 11:36am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul No agreement as two Koreas meet for military talks The first military talks between North and South Korea in more than three years ended with no agreement ... no reports of casualties from either incident, but they served as a reminder of how tensions are running high. Yesterday, after a proposal by the North, military generals from the two Koreas met ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Military on track to spark a fresh Attack with Purton

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 08:21pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Military on track to spark a fresh Attack Zac Purton gave a couple of gun rides a final barrier trial before their intended returns in just under two weeks as Military Attack and Aerovelocity both produced eye-catching displays on the Sha Tin dirt. Military Attack was having his first trial for new trainer Caspar Fownes, after an off-season transfer from ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Purton reunited with Military Attack ahead of return

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 12:01pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Zac Purton gave former Horse of the Year Military Attack his one and only trial ahead of his return in the Group Two Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy on October 26 at Sha Tin yesterday. In the horse's first trial for new trainer Caspar Fownes, Military Attack was allowed to settle behind midfield before Purton clicked the six-year-old up ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA warns against allowing Japanese self-defence forces to join wider military operations

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:54am by Minnie Chan

    ... in joint operations will indulge Tokyo's military expansion, and give it another opportunity to become a peace saboteur, a People's Liberation Army Daily article has warned. Chinese military and international relations experts said planned new defence cooperation guidelines between Washington and Tokyo aimed to curb China's rise, but would also raise the risk of military ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Paradise In Service is a coming-of-age story in a military brothel

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 10:37pm by Yvonne Teh

    ... Writer-director-producer Doze Niu Chen-zer's Paradise in Service brings to light something considered an open secret in certain circles: that from 1951 up until 1990, the Taiwanese military operated brothels ... islands looked upon as the first line of defence against the Communist Chinese. The Kinmen (aka Quemoy) branch was nicknamed "military paradise", and this provides the colourful backdrop ...




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