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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China buries more than 400 Korean War dead returned by Seoul

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 01:05pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Funeral held in Shenyang for over 400 Chinese soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War after Seoul in March repatriated the remains in a sign of thawing relations China held a grand funeral for more than 400 Chinese soldiers killed fighting in the Korean War more than six decades ago, state media reported, as ties between the former ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese families want war criminal names dropped from Yasukuni Shrine

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 09:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Veterans' families urge Yasukuni memorial to end 'discomfort' of those honouring fallen Call for shrine to purge war criminals Some members of an influential group that represents families of Japanese war dead are urging managers of a controversial Tokyo shrine to remove the names of 14 convicted war criminals, an official said yesterday. ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    US report says China's war on pollution is being lost at ports

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 10:47pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Report says Beijing's war on pollution has not extended to shipping sector Ports spoiling China's green dream China is waging war on pollution, closing factories and targeting dirty coal-fired power plants, but its ports are pumping out pollution virtually unchecked, according to a report by a US environmental group. The thousands of ships ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Afghan president heads to Beijing for talks as Nato troops quit war-torn country

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 01:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Afghan leader vows long-term support Afghanistan and China pledged a new long-term partnership with each other as Kabul's new president Ashraf Ghani began a four-day visit while Nato combat troops prepare to withdraw from his country. Ghani was sworn in as Afghanistan's head of state last month in the war-torn Asian nation's first ...

  5. News - World - UKRAINE

    War-scarred Ukraine votes for pro-Western future

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 09:44am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kiev, Ukraine War-weary Ukrainians vote Sunday for a powerful new parliament in which a likely alliance of pro-Western and nationalist forces will confirm ... the Cold War. May presidential election victor Poroshenko-- an affable chocolate baron who sees Ukraine’s European future guaranteed by a US security pledge-- then called an early parliamentary ...

  6. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Heart attack kills war criminal Ghulam Azam, the ‘Hitler’ of Bangladesh

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka War criminal Ghulam Azam was just one year into his 90-year jail term for masterminding the atrocities in the country's war of independence Heart attack kills 'Hitler' of Bangladesh Bangladeshi war criminal Ghulam Azam has died, aged 91, from a heart attack just over a year after being sentenced to 90 years in prison for masterminding ...

  7. News - World - ESPIONAGE

    British war hero ‘Jack King’ revealed as bank clerk Eric Arthur Roberts

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:13pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Bank clerk who fooled wartime traitors Hans Kohout had a plan, according to secret documents released yesterday. At the height of the second world war ... column" that might have damaged Britain's war effort. The files suggest the number of Nazi sympathisers willing to take action against British forces was larger than had been thought, he ...

  8. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    More than 1,700 bombs dropped in US-led air war on Islamic State

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 11:09am by Agence France-Presse at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida

    ... Agence France-Presse at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida Details of allied bombing raids against Islamic State militants operating in Syria and Iraq released by US Central Command US and allied aircraft have flown nearly 6,600 sorties in the air war against Islamic State and dropped more than 1,700 bombs, the American military said on Thursday. The flights for “Operation Inherent ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Fury conveys the horror of war

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 11:04pm by James Mottram

    ... of David Ayer's second world war movie as it's painted in thick white letters on the barrel of a Sherman tank. "Fury" is not just the nickname of the metal beast commanded by Brad Pitt's sergeant — it also seems to be the directorial style with which Ayer approaches this most intense of anti-war films. Like Das Boot on wheels, it's set in April 1945, ...

  10. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Sakharov human rights award for 'Dr Miracle' leading Congo's war on mass rape

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 08:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kinshasa Sakharov Prize awarded to gynaecologist who has treated tens of thousands of victims 'Dr Miracle' in Congo's war on rape Congolese doctor ... been used as a weapon of war during the decades of violence that has devastated the mineral-rich east of the country. The 59-year-old gynaecologist founded the General Referral Hospital ...




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