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Jul 28, 2016

China says pressing ahead with own anti-missile system

China’s Defense Ministry confirmed on Thursday that it was pressing ahead with anti-missile system tests after pictures appeared on state television, amid anger at South Korea’s decision to deploy an advanced U.S. anti-missile system. An announcement by South Korea and the United States this ...

Indonesia names controversial ex-general as security chief

Jul 27, 2016

Indonesia names controversial ex-general as security chief

A controversial former military chief accused of atrocities during Indonesia’s brutal occupation of East Timor was appointed top security minister Wednesday, with activists calling it a step backward for human rights. Wiranto, named to the powerful post in a Cabinet reshuffle, was among senior ...

Bangladesh hunts escaped extremist as it probes IS links

Jul 27, 2016

Bangladesh hunts escaped extremist as it probes IS links

Bangladesh on Wednesday launched a hunt for the survivor of a police raid on an extremist hideout that killed nine suspected Islamists who claimed to belong to the Islamic State group. Investigators hope the escaped extremist and another man who was arrested during a ...

Jul 27, 2016

China sentences Hong Kong journalists to up to 5 years in prison

A southern Chinese court has sentenced four people, including at least two Hong Kong journalists, to prison on charges of running an illegal business after they reportedly sent copies of their sensitive political magazines to mainland China. A court in Shenzhen said Wednesday the ...

Hooded teen speaks as Australia juvenile abuse anger mounts

Jul 27, 2016

Hooded teen speaks as Australia juvenile abuse anger mounts

A teenage boy shown hooded and shackled in images from a juvenile detention center that shocked Australia has apologized for his crimes as anger mounted over the scandal Wednesday. The treatment of Dylan Voller has become the focus of outrage after graphic evidence was ...