Asia

Man Stabs 22 Children Outside a Primary School in central China

December 14, 2012

“A knife-wielding man injured 22 children and one adult outside a primary school in central China as students were arriving for classes Friday, police said, the latest in a series of periodic rampage attacks at Chinese schools and kindergartens.”

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Analysis: Following the latest North Korean Rocket Launch, South Korea and Japan should form a Military Alliance

December 13, 2012

“They could also form a military pact guaranteeing each would come to each other’s defense, a move that may get the attention and cooperation of China, North Korea’s backer and chief ally.”

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North Korea Launches a Long-Range Unha-3 Rocket

December 12, 2012

“A rocket expert said North Korea’s rocket appeared to have improved on an April launch, which broke apart shortly after liftoff, but that it might be a day before U.S. officials could determine whether a North Korean satellite was circling the Earth.”

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Report: U.S. Detained over 200 Afghan Juveniles for over a year without charging them

December 10, 2012

“A report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child said that more than 200 detainees under the age of 18 were held at a military prison at the Detention Facility in Parwan for being characterized as “enemy combatants”.”

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Russian Ambassador to NATO: NATO’s Deployment of Patriot Missiles to the Turkish-Syrian Border Raises Tension

December 10, 2012

“Earlier this week, NATO foreign ministers approved Turkey’s request for the deployment of Patriot air defense batteries on Turkey’s border with Syria.”

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Chinese Business Group Agrees to Buy 80.1% of American International Group’s Plane Leasing Unit

December 10, 2012

“The acquisition gives the group control of the world’s second-largest aircraft lessor as rising travel in China and Asia spurs demand for planes.”

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Swedish NGO: ISAF Soldiers Attacked an Afghan Hospital

December 8, 2012

“On October 23, ISAF soldiers broke into a clinic run by the NGO Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) in Sewak, in Afghanistan’s central Wardak province.”

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U.S. Deploys Warships Towards North Korea to Monitor the Country’s Rocket Launch on December 10th

December 8, 2012

“The US military will be watching the planned launch “very closely,” Navy Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III said. Locklear added that any launch of long-range missiles would violate United Nations Security Council resolutions.”

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Report: U.S. and Allies Have Hired Contractors to Train Syrian Rebels in Chemical Weapons Security

December 7, 2012

“The diplomatic sources say defense contractors hired by the US and its European allies have recently conducted training exercises with Syrian rebel forces in Turkey and Jordan.”

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7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes off the Coast of Japan; Tsunami Warning Issued

December 7, 2012

“The Japan Meteorological Agency says the earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Miyagi prefecture at 5:18 p.m. Friday. The epicenter was 6.2 miles beneath the seabed.”

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NATO Votes to Deploy Patriot Missiles to the Turkish Border with Syria

December 4, 2012

“”NATO’s position is clear. Any deployment would be to protect turkey. It would be purely defensive in nature. It will in no way support a no fly zone or any offensive operation,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in a statement.”

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60 Minutes interviews North Korean Man Shin Dong-hyuk who escaped from Camp 14, a Political Prison

December 2, 2012

“He’s believed to be the only person born and raised in the camps who’s ever escaped and lived to tell about it.”

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In Bangladesh, Three Supervisors Arrested after 112 People Died in a Clothing Factory Fire

November 30, 2012

“Police say the supervisors told panicked workers at the Tazreen Fashion factory that the fire on Saturday night was just a drill and they had nothing to worry about.”

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South Korea believes that North Korea has replaced another Military Chief

November 29, 2012

“Reports circulated in Seoul on Thursday that Vice Marshal Kim Jong Gak, who just in February was promoted to that highest-level post below the dictator himself, is now out.”

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Suicide Bomber in Pakistan kills 7 and injures 15, including a pro-Government Local Taliban Chief

November 29, 2012

“Sources said that in the attack, apparently targeting Mulla Nazir, his two key commanders were killed besides five others on the spot. Mulla Nazir, leading a large faction of militants in South Waziristan, also sustained injuries in the blast.”

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