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Myanmar army kills 'reporter' in custody YANGON: Myanmar's press council Saturday said the army had admitted to shooting dead a man in its custody who activists claim was a reporter detained after covering clashes near the conflict-hit eastern border.Aung Naing was gunned down as he tried to flee detention in Kyaikmaraw town in southeastern Mon state on October 4, the interim Myanmar Press Council (MPC) said citing a rare statement issued by the military.He "tried to escape by fighting with a soldier and attempting to steal his weapon" said the document seen by AFP, adding that Aung Naing was suspected of being a member of a local armed group.This was contradicted by activists and local media reports which said he was a freelance journalist covering unrest in the region, where fighting between government troops and rebels has flared in recent weeks.The US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said Aung Naing was thought to have worked for ...

Former Japan PM to meet with China's Xi: report TOKYO: Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week, a report said Friday, as Tokyo tries to set up premier-level talks amid tensions with its giant neighbour.The reported meeting on Wednesday is happening during Fukuda's three-day visit to Beijing as a board member of a China-based international forum, Japan's public broadcaster NHK reported.The sit down, which could not be immediately confirmed, is likely to focus on clearing the ...
Flight departs for North Korea despite Ebola tour ban BEIJING: A commercial flight took off from Beijing for North Korea on Friday, despite travel agencies saying they had been told the isolated state would close its borders to foreign tourists over Ebola fears.The Air China flight departed Beijing Capital International Airport Friday afternoon with 32 passengers on board, according to the airline's duty manager."My visa seems not to be affected," said German traveller Arne Hothan as he waited to board, a day after three ...
China launches first mission to moon and back BEIJING: China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite.The unnamed, unmanned probe will travel to the moon, fly around it and head back to Earth, re-entering the atmosphere and landing, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) said in a statement."The first ...
Tensions rise over planned leaflet launch on Korea border SEOUL: South Korean activists vowed Friday to push ahead with a political leaflet launch over the border with North Korea, despite threats of retaliation from Pyongyang, appeals for restraint from Seoul and the angry opposition of local residents.The activists plan to release balloons carrying around 40,000 leaflets criticising the North's government across the heavily-militarised frontier on Saturday.Pyongyang, which refers to the activists as "human scum", has long condemned the launches and in recent weeks has ...
New Japan minister hit by S&M bar scandal TOKYO: Japan was stung Thursday by its third political scandal in a week after the country's new industry minister -- whose predecessor resigned in disgrace over misspending -- admitted that his underlings had spent office cash at a sex bar.The new revelations could deal another serious blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose administration is already facing a public backlash over its bid to turn Japan's shuttered nuclear reactors back on while his plan to ...
Hong Kong climbers hang protest banner off landmark cliff HONG KONG: A group of climbers unfurled a giant protest banner from a famous Hong Kong cliff Thursday after the city's leader said that full democracy demanded by mass rallies would give the poor too much power. Climbers unveiled the 28-metre banner off Lion Rock, an imposing hill with a steep cliffside that rises above the densely-packed working class Kowloon area and is often used to invoke the Asian financial hub's "can do" attitude.The yellow ...

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