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Thai army chief says coup could happen
Thai army chief says coup could happen

Thai army chief says coup could happen

Bangkok – Thai army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha Friday said a military coup could happen, depending on the situation, media reported. “The door to a coup is neither shut nor open, but a decision will depend on the situation,” Prayuth was quoted by Bangkok Post as saying, Xinhua... read more »

Thai govt rejects call to delay elections after clashes
Thai govt rejects call to delay election...

Thai govt rejects call to delay elections after clashes

Johannesburg – The Thailand Government has rejected calls by the election commission to postpone February elections. The decision by the government came after violent clashes between police and opposition protesters trying to disrupt preparations for the vote. According to news24, in a... read more »

South Korea develops air defence vehicle
South Korea develops air defence vehicle

South Korea develops air defence vehicle

Seoul – South Korea’s arms procurement agency said Friday that it completed development of a multi-purpose air defence vehicle with guided missiles based on indigenous technology. The 30mm caliber air defence system was developed by combining the existing self-propelled gun vehicle... read more »

Thailand election body urges delay in polls amid clash
Thailand election body urges delay in po...

Thailand election body urges delay in polls amid clash

 Thailand’s election commission on Thursday urged the government to delay the upcoming polls as clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters killed a police officer and injured nearly 100 people, adding to political turmoil threatening to tear apart the country. The unrest took... read more »

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Kim Jong-Un warns war can break out without any prior notice

Kim Jong-Un warns war can break out without any prior notice

Melbourne – North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged the country’s military to bolster its combat readiness, saying a war could break out “without any prior... read more »

Abe visits Yasukuni war shrine, China protests

Abe visits Yasukuni war shrine, China protests

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid his respects on Thursday at a shrine honouring Japan’s war dead in a move that drew a quick rebuke from China warning that the visit celebrated Japan’s... read more »

Rocks, tear gas fly as Thai protests escalate

Rocks, tear gas fly as Thai protests escalate

 Protesters trying to halt preparations for elections fought running battles with police in the Thai capital on Thursday, as the country’s festering political crisis again flared into... read more »

Japan raises defence spending budget

Japan raises defence spending budget

Tokyo – Japanese cabinet Tuesday approved a record-high 95.88 trillion yen (about $922 billion) budget for fiscal 2014, of which the defence spending was up 2.8 percent, marking the... read more »

Kim Jong-Un rounds up executed uncle's relatives

Kim Jong-Un rounds up executed uncle’s relatives

Sydney – North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has reportedly rounded up hundreds of people connected to the country’s former second in command and his executed uncle Jang Song-Thaek. According... read more »