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Jul 14, 2016

Vietnam protests China's activities in South China Sea

Vietnam on Thursday protested China’s recent activities in the disputed South China Sea, saying they seriously violate Vietnamese sovereignty. Chinese state media reported that two Chinese civilian aircraft on Wednesday landed successfully on two newly built airstrips on Mischief and Subi reefs. China also ...

Jul 14, 2016

Australian man pleads guilty to illegal testicle removal

A man has pleaded guilty to cutting off someone’s left testicle in an Australian motel room after responding to an online advert asking for help with a sensitive medical problem. Allan George Matthews, 56, admitted “removing tissue” from the 52-year-old “without consent or authority” ...

Pyongyang may have SLBM capability in year: U.S. expert

Jul 14, 2016

Pyongyang may have SLBM capability in year: U.S. expert

North Korea may be able to develop a submarine-based ballistic missile within a year, which would significantly increase the threat Pyongyang poses, a U.S. expert said Wednesday. The North Koreans “will attempt or succeed in a full-range test some time in the next 12 ...

Jul 13, 2016

Myanmar's top monks distance selves from Buddhist hardliners

The body representing Myanmar’s top monks has distanced itself from Buddhist hardliners behind an incendiary anti-Muslim campaign blamed for a surge in sectarian violence across the country. The Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, which represents the upper echelons of the clergy in the overwhelmingly Buddhist ...