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  1. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    UN confronts North Korea over crimes against humanity

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 10:54am by AFP

    ... Council will follow up on the resolution and refer North Korea to the ICC, with China and Russia widely expected to oppose such a move. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is sending a special envoy ... Agence France-Presse in United Nations The United Nations is preparing to confront North Korea over its dismal rights record with a key vote this week that could compel Pyongyang to answer ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - Ebola virus

    Legacy of Sars leaves Hong Kong better prepared for Ebola fight

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 10:58am by AFP

    ... densely-populated cities, authorities set up a government body to coordinate the response to similar crises in the future. The Sars virus first emerged in late 2002 in Guangdong, southern China ... people worldwide and killing some 800. Nearly 350 of the deaths were in mainland China, while Asian neighbours including Taiwan, Singapore and Vietnam were also hit. Since then, Asia’s mechanisms ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - LANGUAGES

    The richer we grow the less we use minority tongues, say researchers

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:59am by AFP

    ... of minority languages, researchers say. They list parts of Australia and North America as hotspots for extinction risk. Based on the same criteria used to determine the risk of extinction faced ... indigenous language, which children were no longer learning. And the Wichita language of the Plains Indians, now based in the US state of Oklahoma, had only one fluent speaker by 2008. In Australia, ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Japanese wrestler-politician ready to rumble in North Korea- but will Kim Jong-un attend?

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... "Antonio" Inoki kicked off his brand of sports diplomacy in North Korea yesterday ahead of an unusual two-day event featuring martial artists from around the world. Inoki, 71, an opposition member ... and Pyongyang. He met with North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam yesterday, hours before the first night of the "International Pro Wrestling Festival" was to kick off ...

  5. News - World

    Toronto Film Festival focus on offerings from China and Europe

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... the changes there". In the coming years, he predicted that Chinese film audiences would surpass North America at the box office. "They're building cinemas like crazy in China," he ... Agence France-Presse in Toronto Toronto festival focus on China and Europe films The Toronto film festival will focus on Chinese and European filmmakers when it opens today as audiences ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    One suicide every 40 seconds somewhere in the world, WHO says

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... of the global total. Southeast Asia- defined by the WHO to include North Korea, India, Indonesia and Nepal- accounted for more than one in three suicides. The most frequently used means of committing ... 100,000, with men almost twice as likely as women to take their own lives. The most suicide-prone countries were Guyana (44.2 per 100,000), followed by North and South Korea (38.5 and 28.9 ...

  7. News - World - DEFENCE

    Canberra defends posting of US marines to Australia under newly signed deal

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:11pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Minister defends plan to expand American presence as 'natural evolution' of alliance US troops in Australia 'not aimed at curbing China' Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop yesterday defended a deal to post 2,500 US marines in the country, and denied it was aimed at curbing a rising China as tensions in the region rise. Beijing ...

  8. News - Asia - RELIGION

    Pope Francis heads to South Korea with message of peace

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 02:50am by AFP

    ... the region's largest Catholic country- to nurture the burgeoning number of faithful and would-be clerics from China to India, Myanmar and Vietnam. In South Korea he will preside over a beatification ... growing group with around 5.3 million adherents- just over 10 per cent of the population. In North Korea, the church is allowed to operate only within the confines of the state-controlled Korean ...

  9. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    China's 'dangerous acts' at sea could have consequences, warns Japan white paper

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 11:55am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Tokyo criticises Chinese and North Korean military action in disputed waters, stoking concerns over a possible escalation in conflict Japan warns China ... dangerous acts that could cause unintended consequences and raise concerns over China’s future direction,” it added. Tokyo’s defence paper also warned that an unpredictable North Korea “repeatedly ...

  10. News - World - IRAQ

    Cathay Pacific says it has stopped flying over Iraqi airspace

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:44am by AFP, Lana Lam

    ... when flights started avoiding Iraqi airspace. China Southern Airlines and China Eastern did not respond to inquiries yesterday. Flights to and from the Persian Gulf and beyond, which typically ... ones, Daniel Baker of US-based FlightAware.com said. "By and large, though, we are seeing a lot of people going further to the north" and over the Turkish-Iran border, avoiding Iraq ...




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