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  • US: Japan, SKorea strains hurting their own security

    By Jul 30, 2014

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    US: Japan, SKorea strains hurting their own security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific says strained relations between American allies Japan and South Korea are hurting military cooperation, including on missile defense, despite the common threat they face from North Korea. Adm. Samuel Locklear told reporters Tuesday that political issues between the two East Asian nations have impeded

  • NKorea upgrading rocket launch site, says US-Korea Institute

    By Jul 30, 2014

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. research institute says North Korea is upgrading its main rocket launch site and has conducted a series of engine tests as it develops a mobile, intercontinental missile that could threaten the U.S.

  • Canada: Chinese hackers infiltrated government R&D organization

    By Jul 30, 2014

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    Pic: AP.

    TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government says Chinese hackers have infiltrated the computer systems of the country’s top research and development organization.

  • Burma information and health ministers step down

    By Jul 30, 2014

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    Burma Prime Minister Thein Sein. Pic: AP.

    YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s ministers for information and health have been allowed to retire, in the country’s second Cabinet reshuffle in two months.

  • China reports deadly attack in troubled Xinjiang region

    By Jul 30, 2014

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    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say dozens of people have been killed and many more injured in the latest violence blamed on militants in the northwestern region of Xinjiang. The official Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday night that the violence took place Monday morning in Shache county near the city of Kashgar. It said

  • Pope Francis to visit Sri Lanka, Philippines in January

    By Jul 30, 2014

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    Pope Francis. Pic: AP.

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has confirmed the dates for Pope Francis’ second trip to Asia, a weeklong visit Jan. 12-19 to Sri Lanka and the Philippines.

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