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25 Oct 2014 23:23

Scuffles break out over North Korea leaflets, balloons

Hundreds of police personnel were deployed to Imjingak near the border separating the two Koreas when scuffles broke out between South Korean activists planning to send propaganda balloons to North Korea and those against the move. 

  • 25 Oct 2014 20:48

    US says 'scaled-down' military drills to go ahead in Thailand

    The United States said Saturday a "scaled-down" version of annual military exercises in Thailand will go ahead next year, after mulling moving the drills outside the kingdom in response to an army coup.

  • 25 Oct 2014 17:29

    Myanmar army kills 'reporter' in custody: press body

    Myanmar's army has admitted to shooting dead Aung Naing, who was in its custody, the country's press council said. Activists claim he was a reporter detained after covering clashes near the conflict-hit eastern border.

  • 25 Oct 2014 19:07

    Organiser apologises over 'I Want to Touch a Dog' event

    The organiser of a controversial "dog patting" event, held last Sunday (Oct 19) in Petaling Jaya, has apologised for causing unease among Muslims. He said the event was held merely to help the public overcome their fear of dogs.

  • 25 Oct 2014 16:20

    India 'love jihad' claims fuel Hindu-Muslim tensions

    Hardline Hindu activists claimed scores of Muslim boys were attempting to abduct, seduce and elope with Hindu girls across the country for the sole purpose of conversion.

  • 25 Oct 2014 06:59

    North Korea likely can build nuclear warhead: US general

    The comments by the commander of US forces in South Korea echoed an internal debate among US spy agencies that came to light last year, in which the military's intelligence service warned the North was closer to achieving a nuclear-tipped missile than previously believed.

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