Tag: featured

REFILE -Japan to fast-track some nuclear restarts; may break logjam

REFILE -Japan to fast-track some nuclear restarts; may break logjam

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan will fast-track the restart of some nuclear reactors, the regulator said on Wednesday, potentially breaking a logjam that has kept the country without nuclear power in [...]
» More

China’s Military Trains for War Against Japan

China’s Military Trains for War Against Japan

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

A senior US military officer has accused China’s People Liberation Army of training for a “short sharp war” against Japan in the East China Sea aimed at [...]
» More

Thai court bans use of violence against protesters

Thai court bans use of violence against protesters

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Thai court ordered the government on Wednesday not to use force against protesters who are attempting to oust the prime minister, a day after violent clashes between riot [...]
» More

Family: Australian missionary held in N Korea

Family: Australian missionary held in N Korea

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Australia’s prime minister on Thursday urged citizens abroad to obey the laws of foreign countries after an Australian missionary who carried Christian pamphlets was [...]
» More

UN envoy urges impartial probe into Burma ‘killings’

UN envoy urges impartial probe into Burma ‘killings’

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The UN’s rights envoy to Myanmar on Wednesday raised “serious concerns” over the impartiality of a government investigation into allegations of deadly [...]
» More

Australia must come clean on spying to heal our rift, says Indonesia

Australia must come clean on spying to heal our rift, says Indonesia

20-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Theguardian | 8:14 AM

Australia should come clean on its past spying activities before any further revelations set back the work to restore ties, Indonesia’s foreign minister said on [...]
» More

One dead, scores hurt as asylum seekers riot at PNG detention camp

One dead, scores hurt as asylum seekers riot at PNG detention camp

20-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Australia has inadvertently made public the identities of almost 10,000 asylum seekers, the department of immigration said on Wednesday, raising concerns it could help locate [...]
» More

China rejects UN criticism in N Korea report, no comment on veto

China rejects UN criticism in N Korea report, no comment on veto

20-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China rejected what it said was “unreasonable criticism” of Beijing in a new UN report on human rights abuses in North Korea, but it would not be drawn on whether [...]
» More

China to spend $330 billion to fight water pollution – paper

China to spend $330 billion to fight water pollution – paper

20-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China plans to spend 2 trillion yuan, or $330 billion, on an action plan to tackle pollution of its scarce water resources, state media said on Tuesday. China has a fifth of [...]
» More

China respects Taiwan system, Xi tells Taipei ex-VP Lien

China respects Taiwan system, Xi tells Taipei ex-VP Lien

20-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s President Xi Jinping Tuesday told a former vice president of Taiwan that Beijing respects the island’s social system and lifestyle, state media reported, [...]
» More

UPDATE 2-UN rights commissioner urges prosecution of N Korean crimes

UPDATE 2-UN rights commissioner urges prosecution of N Korean crimes

20-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay urged world powers on Tuesday to refer North Korea to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) following a [...]
» More

Second Japan snow storm leaves thousands stranded as toll rises to 23

Second Japan snow storm leaves thousands stranded as toll rises to 23

20-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Snow-choked roads cut off thousands on Tuesday as parts of Japan struggled to dig out from its second storm in a week, with the death toll rising to at least 23. Train [...]
» More

134 journalists killed in 2013, 14 of them from the Philippines

134 journalists killed in 2013, 14 of them from the Philippines

20-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Interaksyon | 6:00 AM

One hundred and thirty-four journalists and media support staff were killed while on reporting assignments last year, most of them targeted deliberately, the London-based [...]
» More

Thai police clash with protesters, leaving 4 dead

Thai police clash with protesters, leaving 4 dead

20-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Gunbattles broke out Tuesday as hundreds of riot police made their strongest attempt to clear anti-government protest sites around Thailand’s capital, leaving at least [...]
» More

India among five most dangerous countries for journalists in 2013 – INSI

India among five most dangerous countries for journalists in 2013 – INSI

20-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

One hundred and thirty-four journalists and media support staff were killed while on reporting assignments last year, most of them targeted deliberately, the London-based [...]
» More