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Oct 1, 2016

Chinese naval ships visit Myanmar to reinforce military ties

Two Chinese naval ships have arrived in Myanmar’s main city of Yangon for a five-day visit, state media said on Saturday, the latest move by Beijing to reinforce military ties with its strategically located southern neighbor. China has been on a diplomatic offensive since ...

Pentagon chief troubled by Philippine president's latest comments

Oct 1, 2016

Pentagon chief troubled by Philippine president's latest comments

Defense Secretary Ash Carter hinted Friday at U.S. impatience with the Philippine government over inflammatory comments by President Rodrigo Duterte. At a news conference, Carter was asked his view on pursuing greater military collaboration with the Philippines in light of Duterte’s latest remarks. Earlier ...

First Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly

Sep 30, 2016

First Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly

Thai health authorities on Friday said microcephaly in two babies was caused by the Zika virus, in what is believed to be Southeast Asia’s first confirmed cases linking the sickness and the birth defect. The announcement could affect Thailand’s key tourism industry, one the ...

With more than 80 dead, Kashmiris warn India over crackdown

Sep 30, 2016

With more than 80 dead, Kashmiris warn India over crackdown

Simmering anger over India’s crackdown on 10 weeks of protests in Kashmir risks drawing more young people to radical rebellion, demonstrators and security officials warn, as the sense of despair and alienation from New Delhi deepens. In the worst unrest in the disputed Himalayan ...

Sep 30, 2016

South Korean golf course to get anti-missile battery

South Korea’s military aims to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense unit on a golf course, the Yonhap News Agency reported on Friday, after it had to scrap its initial site for the battery in the face of opposition from residents. Tension on the ...