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  1. News - Asia

    Japanese have duty to visit war shrine, says minister Keiji Furuya

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:41am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Japanese have duty to visitwar shrine, says minister A Japanese cabinet minister yesterday visited a Tokyo shrine that honours the dead, including war criminals, ... Officials' visits to Yasukuni have infuriated China and both Koreas. The 2.5 million Japanese war dead enshrined there include 14 class-A war criminals from the second world war- national leaders who ...

  2. News - China - COURTS

    Shanghai court seizes Japanese ore carrier in second world war reparations dispute

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:21am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Shanghai court seizes Japanese ship in war dispute A court in Shanghai has seized a large Japanese ore carrier at a port in Zhejiang province to enforce a verdict seeking compensation for the sinking of two civilian Chinese cargo ships during the second world war. Shanghai Maritime Court said on its website on Saturday that it had impounded ...

  3. News - World - SOUTH SUDAN

    Brutal civil war leaves South Sudan on brink of collapse

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 12:27am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Upper Nile Ethnic divisions in South Sudan's civil war heighten its brutality and risks A nation on the brink of collapse When not plotting military strategy ... as a brutal four-month-long civil war in which thousands have already been killed intensifies. "I didn't want to fight any more war again," Machar said in a recent interview at his ...

  4. News - World - ABU DHABI

    Photos in Abu Dhabi believed to show set of new Star Wars film

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:39am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian Photos may show set of Star Wars film At first glance, they appear to be nothing more than pictures of an unremarkable tent in the depths of the Arabian desert. But for the legions of Stars Wars fans, a set of grainy images could provide a seductive first insight into Star Wars: Episode VII, a film that has become one of the most closely guarded secrets in Hollywood. ...

  5. News - World - undefined

    Easter war of words breaks out between Ukraine and Russia

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 07:37pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... East-West confrontation since the Cold War. But thus far there have been no concrete moves to have the Ukrainian rebels and their suspected Russian brothers-in-arms step down. Instead, AFP ...

  6. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russia's Dmitry Medvedev warns Ukraine is 'on the brink of civil war'

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... of civil war' Ukrainian armed forces yesterday launched a "special operation" against militiamen in the country's Russian speaking east, authorities said, recapturing a military ... by state news agency RIA as saying. The operations in Kramatorsk and elsewhere appeared to mark an escalation of the deepest East-West crisis since the Cold War. The standoff has raised fears ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    The Rwanda genocide and Africa's world war

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Rwanda genocide and Africa's world war Twenty years ago this week, a US State Department spokesman berated several foreign governments for banning Steven ... the border into the larger Congo, thereby helping trigger a continental war that involved at one time or another Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Angola, as well as Namibia, Burundi, Libya and Sudan. ...

  8. News - World - ESPIONAGE

    MI5 worked with Boy Scouts to head off infiltration in first world war

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 09:26pm by BLOOM

    ... as MI5, worked with the boy scout movement to help it avoid infiltration by both communists and fascists between the world wars, previously secret papers show. The files were published online for the first time yesterday by the National Archives in London as part of its commemorations of the first world war, which began 100 years ago. They also include a transcript of an interrogation ...


    Japan fighter jet operations highest since cold war, reflecting regional tensions

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:31pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan fighter jet forays reflect regional tensions Japan put fighter jets into operation more often over the past 12 months than at any time since the cold war ended, according to government figures, with the sorties mostly aimed at deterring Chinese and Russian aircraft. Tokyo scrambled fighter jets 810 times in the year to March, with more than ...

  10. News - World - HUNGARY

    Protesters in Hungary block work on second world war monument

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Budapest Protesters block work on war monument Several hundred protesters blocked work from continuing on a controversial monument in Budapest that Jewish critics say glosses over Hungary's active role in the Holocaust. About 300 people on Tuesday angrily tore down a cordon erected by workers and occupied the site of the planned monument, which ...




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