Jan 16, 2015

Australia migratory bird levels plunge from Asia development

Coastal developments in northeast Asia are threatening the survival of Australian migratory shorebirds, a study has found, with some species experiencing population declines of up to 75 percent over the last two decades. Some 36 migratory shorebird species, numbering between 3 million and 8 ...

Korean troops take part in exercises

Jan 16, 2015

Korean troops take part in exercises

Winter drills on either side of the demilitarized zone underscore the fragility of a potential thaw between North Korea and South Korea after Kim Jong Un raised the possibility of a summit. In a snowy valley 150 km (93 miles) east of Seoul, South ...

China advances with win over Uzbekistan; N. Korea out

Jan 15, 2015

China advances with win over Uzbekistan; N. Korea out

Super sub Sun Ke fired China into the Asian Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday as North Korea crashed out and Jordan fumed over a botched dope test that left a player ill. Sun’s superb solo effort after 68 minutes, moments after coming on, gave China ...

South Korean activist arrested after making pro-North remarks

Jan 14, 2015

South Korean activist arrested after making pro-North remarks

Days after deporting a Korean-American woman for praising North Korea, South Korean authorities on Wednesday arrested a fellow activist and former leftist politician on similar charges. Both women fell foul of South Korea’s strict National Security Law (NSL), enacted in 1948 to protect the ...