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22 Nov 2014 04:33

China building possible airfield in South China Sea: US

The vast land reclamation project on the Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Islands is one of several pursued by China but the first that could accommodate an airstrip, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Pool said. 

  • 21 Nov 2014 19:51

    China defence minister brushes off fears over military growth

    General Chang Wanquan said China's military modernisation is rooted in both past humiliations and a present need to combat threats including terrorism.

  • 22 Nov 2014 09:34

    UN presses Myanmar over Rohingya rights

    Under a controversial government-backed plan, the Rohingya would be forced to identify themselves as Bengali - a term seen as disparaging - in order to apply for citizenship. 

  • 21 Nov 2014 20:27

    Japan PM seeks referendum on Abenomics

    Japan's lower parliamentary chamber was dissolved on Friday (Nov 21) ahead of a mid-December general election that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says will be "an election to ask if we should push for Abenomics or stop it".

  • 21 Nov 2014 19:56

    Sri Lankan minister defects to challenge president

    A senior member of Sri Lanka's government announced Friday he is quitting the ruling party to stand as the main opposition's candidate against President Mahinda Rajapakse in upcoming elections.

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