03 Mar 2014

North Korea fires two short-range missiles into sea

“North Korea fired two short-range missiles on Monday into the sea off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, South Korea’s defense ministry said, days after launching similar rockets last week.” Source: North Korea fires two short-range missiles into sea: Seoul | Reuters

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03 Mar 2014

Landmine blast injures 16 in Philippines

“Sixteen people, including 11 soldiers, were injured in a landmine explosion that was blamed on communist rebels in the southern Philippines, reports said. Members of the Philippine Army’s 39th infantry battalion had clashed with suspected members of the communist New People’s Army when the explosion happened at village Managa, Bansalan

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03 Mar 2014

The Syrian Electronic Army Threatens to Attack the US Central Command

“The Syrian Electronic Army threatens to target the US government, and not with the types of attacks they’re usually launching. ‘SEA advises the terrorist Obama to think very hard before attempting ‘cyberattacks’ on Syria,’ the hackers wrote on Twitter. ‘We know what Obama is planning and we will soon make

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02 Mar 2014

South Korea’s strange cyberwar admission

“We usually think of cyberwar as a secretive world, dominated by spooks and shadowy government agencies. So why did South Korea recently admit that it is developing a cyberweapon to cripple the North’s nuclear capabilities? Almost every nation with enough cash is funding its own cyberwar programme. But few nations

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02 Mar 2014

Ukraine orders full military mobilisation over Russia moves

“Ukraine has ordered a full military mobilisation in response to Russia’s build-up of its forces in Crimea. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Ukraine was ‘on the brink of disaster’.” Source: BBC News – Ukraine orders full military mobilisation over Russia moves

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02 Mar 2014

13 dead as bomb explodes prematurely in Afghanistan

“At least 13 people, including women and children, were killed in an explosion on Sunday as Taliban militants prepared a car bomb in southern Afghanistan, officials said.” Source: 13 dead as bomb explodes prematurely in Afghanistan | GulfNews.com

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02 Mar 2014

Iraq death toll exceeds 700 in February — UN

“More than 700 people died in violence in Iraq in February, not including nearly 300 reported deaths in western Anbar province, where security forces have been battling Sunni rebels since January, the United Nations said on Saturday. The world body said local authorities had recorded 298 civilian deaths in Anbar,

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02 Mar 2014

Pakistani jets bomb militant hideout a day after Taliban ceasefire plan

“Pakistani warplanes bombed the hideout of a militant leader, killing five insurgents, the military said on Sunday, only a day after the Pakistani Taliban declared a one-month ceasefire to pursue stalled peace talks with the government. The target of the attack, Mullah Tamanchey, directed a deadly assault against a convoy

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02 Mar 2014

Knife-wielding attackers kill 29 at Chinese train station; more than 100 injured

“A group of knife-wielding assailants burst into a train station in southern China late Saturday night and slashed to death at least 29 people and injured more than 100 others, according to state media. The government-run Xinhua News Agency described the Kunming train station assault as a ‘premeditated violent terrorist

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02 Mar 2014

Medecins Sans Frontieres allowed to resume Myanmar work

“Myanmar has allowed the aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres to reopen its clinics in most of the country, two days after suspending the organisation. A presidential spokesman earlier alleged MSF was biased in favour of Rakhine’s Muslim Rohingya minority. The medical body is one of the biggest providers of healthcare

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