Asia

One of the India Gang Rape Suspects to be Tried as a Juvenile

January 28, 2013

“The suspect did not possess a birth certificate — a common occurrence in India where many babies are born at home and not in a hospital. In such cases, school records are often used as proof of age or identity.”

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Center for Civilians in Conflict Report Criticizes the Afghanistan Army’s Poor Handling of Civilian Deaths

January 28, 2013

“The Center for Civilians in Conflict, a Washington-based research organization, said in its report that “the capacity of the Afghan government and security forces to prevent and respond appropriately to civilian casualties is woefully underdeveloped.””

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Empty Gas Tanks of Grounded USS Guardian Pumped Full of Seawater to Stabilize the Vessel

January 28, 2013

“All of the 15,000 gallons of diesel fuel aboard the 224-foot-long, 1,312-ton ship were removed Friday, the Navy said.”

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India and Pakistan Resume Cross-Border Travel in Kashmir

January 28, 2013

“India and Pakistan are resuming cross-border trade and travel in the Jammu region more than a fortnight after ties were suspended following military tensions in Kashmir.”

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At Least 50 People Injured in Clashes Between Islamist Activist Protesters and Police in Bangladesh

January 28, 2013

“At least 50 people including policemen were injured in Bangladesh on Monday as Islamist activists protested against the prosecution of their leaders on charges stemming from a war of independence 40 years ago, police and witnesses said.”

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Japan Launches 2 Spy Satellites into Orbit

January 28, 2013

“Japan has not disclosed the exact capabilities of the satellites, including their imaging resolution.”

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China Expresses Concern With Japan’s Announcement to Increase Military Personnel

January 28, 2013

“Japan’s Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said on Sunday the government would increase the number of personnel, now standing at about 225,000, by 287 in the next fiscal year starting in April, the biggest rise in two decades.”

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Japan Announces Intention to Increase Military Recruitment

January 28, 2013

“The issue of East China Sea islets seems to be troubling both the countries, said sources known to the matter. Newly elected Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe has already made clear that he is going to have stern stand over the issue of uninhabited islands.”

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Myanmar Reaches Deal With International Lenders to Cancel $6 Billion in Government Debt

January 28, 2013

“The country also cleared its arrears to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with the help of a bridge loan from Japan, removing another crucial hurdle for the resumption of international aid.”

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U.S. Envoy Urges North Korea to Cancel Plans to Conduct a Third Nuclear Test

January 28, 2013

“North Korea’s top governing body warned last Thursday the regime would conduct another nuclear test. It said its long-range rockets are designed to carry not only satellites but also warheads and are capable of striking the U.S.”

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China Considers Lifting Ban on the Sale of Video Game Consoles

January 28, 2013

“Video game consoles such as Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox were banned more than a decade ago over worries that video game playing could corrupt children and hamper their development.”

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Poll: Japanese Citizens Divided on Whether to Revise Japan Constitution’s Military Restrictions

January 28, 2013

“The survey by the Asahi newspaper and a University of Tokyo research team showed that 50 percent of voters were in favor of revising the constitution, up from 41 percent in 2009.”

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American Freelance Photographer Sarai Sierra Missing in Turkey

January 27, 2013

“Some of the missing woman’s belongings, including her passport, were found in her room in Istanbul, though her iPhone and iPad were not there, according to her husband.”

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Satellite Photos: North Korea Preparing, Almost Ready to Conduct a Third Nuclear Test

January 25, 2013

“The North said a nuclear test was part of “upcoming” action but did not say exactly when or where it would take place.”

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U.S. State Department Sanctions the Abdullah Azzam Brigades for Targeting U.S. and Japan Ships

January 25, 2013

“The group attacked a Japanese oil tanker in the Straits of Hormuz in 2010. It also has claimed responsibility for narrowly missing a U.S. amphibious assault ship in the Red Sea and for bombings of Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheik resort that killed 98 people in 2005.”

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