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 ...

Sony Pictures had to draft new playbook on the fly

| Jan 11, 2015

Sony Pictures had to draft new playbook on the fly

by Tami Abdollaha

The network was crippled. Days before Thanksgiving, Sony Pictures employees had logged onto computers that flashed a grim message from a hacker group calling itself Guardians of Peace. Soon personal information for tens of thousands of current and former workers was dumped online, including ...