BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities said in a six-month report card on their security crackdown in Xinjiang that they busted 115 terrorist gangs before they could unleash violence. But tallies of death tolls in the ethnically tense region suggest the violence has continued, and may even have intensified.
TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan is blasting out chunks of magma in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater. The Japan Meteorological Agency said Friday that Mount Aso had spewed out lava debris and smoke,
Demands for rights and freedoms and the end of martial law are getting louder and wider in the rising wave of activities by students, academics, NGOs and local activists over the past two months (see a comprehensive timeline of activities with pictures by Prachatai).
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has convicted an Indonesian militant and two Filipino extremists for their role in a 2002 mall bombing that killed at least 12 people and signaled the start of the alliance of two of Southeast Asia’s most violent terrorist groups. Judge Leili Cruz-Suarez said
A Koh Samui court this week denied bail to the two suspects in the high-profile murder case of two British backpackers on Koh Tao in September. The suspects, Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun, are being held on charges of murdering Hannah Witheridge and David Miller. The court refused a request for bail because the two men are migrant workers from Burma and are accused of major crimes, and are therefore considered a flight risk, according to The Irrawaddy.
Chinese media freedom activist Zhang Lei goes on trial
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 6:24PM UTC
Chinese authorities say Xinjiang violence continued despite crackdown
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 6:19PM UTC
Japanese newspaper apologizes for using term ‘sex slaves’
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 6:11PM UTC
Volcano in south Japan erupts, disrupting flights
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 6:01PM UTC
Indonesian, 2 Filipinos convicted over 2002 bombing
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 12:43PM UTC
Prince William to visit China, Japan next year
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 9:47AM UTC