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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    'War on smoking' will achieve same result as war on drugs

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 02:52am by LETTERS

    ... 'War on smoking' will achieve same result as failing war on drugs I am a smoker and an ordinary old man. I have lived for 70 years and spent much of my youthful time ... Why don't we simply ban smoking right away? Let's look at how much the war on drugs has achieved. Drugs are illegal, hence none are on display or put up for public sale. Everyone ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    After Fort Hood shootings, terror of the human time bombs scarred by war

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:56pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington Terror of the human time bombs scarred by war For years after the 9/11 attacks, Americans fretted about fundamentalist Islamic cells infiltrating ... question: have the Iraq and Afghanistan wars created American-grown human time bombs with grievous mental and physical wounds that the military and veterans' health care systems can't ...

  8. News - China - MILITARY

    Chances of war between China and Japan increasing, says ex-PLA officer Luo Yuan

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 06:21pm by Minnie Chan

    ... 'ever more likely' A retired People's Liberation Army senior officer says a war with Japan over territorial disputes is becoming increasingly likely and that China is more than capable ... province have been ready for war with Taiwan since the 1950s," he said. "But we shouldn't ignore the Americans, who would play a decisive role in any armed conflict between China ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Seven die, 19 injured after war-time bomb explodes in Bangkok scrap shop

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 09:44pm by AP

    ... dropped during the second world war, killing at least seven people and injuring 19 others, police said. Police bomb squad chief Kamthorn Auicharoen said construction workers had found the bomb ... on Saturday but it was handed over to police. Buried bombs continue to be found from time to time in other major Asian cities. A 2,000-pound second world war bomb had to be defused in Hong Kong ...

  10. News - Asia

    Neville Maxwell discloses document revealing that India provoked China into 1962 border war

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:31am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... Debasish Roy Chowdhury debasish.roy@scmp.com Journalist's Snowden-like revelations about 1962 war boost China's claims of 'peaceful rise' A hiding to nothing for India ... forget its past errors which, he says, led to the 1962 Sino-Indian war. Beijing would welcome the revived attention to their India dispute Journalist Neville Maxwell For nearly half a century he ...




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