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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan army launch ground offensive against Taliban in North Waziristan

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 06:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bannu Pakistan’s military launched a ground assault in the North Waziristan tribal area on Monday, beginning a new phase in its offensive against Taliban militants, officials said. Troops moved on Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, around 9.30am local time, officials said, after two weeks of air strikes and artillery bombardment of insurgent targets. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543674/pakistan-army-luanch-ground-offensive-against-taliban-north-waziristan
  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea proposes suspension of military hostilities ahead of Xi Jinping’s Seoul visit

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 02:03pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Xi and South Korean President Park Geun-hye expected to discuss North Korea's nuclear programme in summit meeting on Thursday before Chinese president travels to Pyongyang North Korea on Monday proposed that the two Koreas halt hostile military activities – an apparent show of its desire for peace before a visit to Seoul by President Xi Jinping. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543520/north-korea-proposes-suspension-military-hostilities-ahead-xi-jinpings
  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Arrested in North Korea, two American tourists to be put on trial

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:37am

    ... Reuters in Seoul North Korea said on Monday it would put two US tourists on trial for committing crimes against the state, dimming any hopes among their families that they would soon ... by the isolated country. It gave no details on when they would face court. Fowle, a 56-year-old street repairs worker from Miamisburg, Ohio, was arrested after entering North Korea as a tourist in late ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543425/american-tourists-face-jail-north-korea
  4. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    George North ready to be centre of attention for Wales

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:21pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cardiff Wing set to step up into midfield against France Wales power wing George North is set for an unfamiliar midfield role when the champions look to get ... injury against South Africa in November which has sidelined him from international action ever since. Equally, Ashley Beck is not deemed to be fully fit following a hip injury. The talented James ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1430285/george-north-ready-be-centre-attention-wales
  5. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: North Korea: State of Paranoia, by Paul French

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43pm by GDN

    ... Jonathan Steele North Korea: State of Paranoia by Paul French Zed 4 stars Jonathan Steele Mention North Korea and people expect tales of horror or ridicule- and there is good reason ... studied and written about North Korea for many years. He pulls no punches on the country's ruthless politics and the grim lives its people endure. There are titbits here that reinforce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1541650/book-review-north-korea-state-paranoia-paul-french
  6. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Germany v Algeria: Giant-slaying, revenge on North Africans' agenda

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 10:17pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Porto Alegre Desert Foxes mindful of 1982 injustice, but know odds are against three-time champions lapsing Giant-slaying revenge tops agenda for Africans If revenge is a dish best served cold, Algeria will hope to deliver it out to Germany in ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1543122/giant-slaying-revenge-north-africans-agenda
  7. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- July 1, 2014

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 08:13am

    ... personnel and axed its mission in the east African country as it descended into civil war in 1991. China tries to establish foothold in Zambia, Tanzania |Source: China Africa Project Podcast: Africa ... Bloomberg Chinese investment in North Korea: data |Source: Witness to Transformation Society China sentences 113 to prison in Xinjiang |Source: New York Times What we talk about when we talk about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1544094/posts-daily-china-news-round-july-1-2014
  8. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Search for survivors suspended at collapsed South Africa mall

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 04:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tongaat, South Africa One dead, 29 hurt after vast shopping mall collapses South African emergency workers said hope was fading on Wednesday of finding survivors ... Cheap labour means it is not unusual to see hundreds of workers toiling away at construction sites in South Africa and the incident occurred at 4.30pm, just as many labourers were knocking off. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1361137/search-survivors-suspended-collapsed-south-africa-mall
  9. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    'Drunk' Oscar Pistorius in nightclub brawl, says South African media

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:41pm by AFP

    ... in 'drunken nightclub brawl' South Africa's Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius was thrown out of a nightclub over the weekend after being involved in a drunken brawl, a Johannesburg newspaper ... The curtains of the VIP area of the club in Sandton, a wealthy suburb north of Johannesburg, were drawn so that nobody could see Pistorius was there. "A little bit later he had a confrontation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1554947/drunk-oscar-pistorius-nightclub-brawl-says-south-african-media
  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea defies sanctions by test-firing two ballistic missiles

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:15am by Reuters and Teddy Ng

    ... Reuters and Teddy Ng Launch of two Scud-class projectiles into sea comes ahead of visit to South by Xi Jinping Pyongyang defies sanctions with more missile tests North Korea yesterday ... It is unlikely there will be new initiatives from Beijing on [North Korea] PROFESSOR CUI ZHIYING The test firings came three days after the North launched three short-range projectiles into the waters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542848/seoul-north-korea-fires-more-short-range-missiles

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