Rate rise to prompt capital outflows from China and Hong Kong, say experts – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostHong Kong Monetary Authority increased the official base rate by 25 basis points to 1 per cent on Thursday, just hours after the US Federal Reserve increased … Read More

Abe’s comments “wrong and dangerous”: article – Xinhua

XinhuaBEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — The world should be cautious against Japan’s attempt to break its peaceful constitution and the potential threat to regional peace, Chinese experts warned on Friday. … Read More

UN Inquiry Finds North Korea’s Kim Should Face Rights Trial – Businessweek

BusinessweekNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center front, inspects the command of Korean People’s Army (KPA) Unit 534, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News … Read More

Snow in Japan Causes Deaths, Disrupts Traffic – ABC News

ABC NewsThe second heavy snowfall in a week to hit Japan killed up to a dozen people and injured hundreds over the weekend, while paralyzing traffic and causing power outages. … Read More

New Lebanon cabinet – Gulf Daily News

Gulf Daily NewsBEIRUT: Lebanon’s prime minister formed a cabinet more than 10 months after taking office yesterday, including a wide range of political groups after bridging serious divisions among them … Read More

John Kerry to urge climate action in Indonesia address – BBC News

BBC NewsUS Secretary of State John Kerry is to deliver a speech urging the global community to act against climate change, during a visit to Indonesia. He will make the … Read More

China to Toughen Stance on North Korea, Kerry Says – New York Times

New York TimesBEIJING — After a day of meetings with senior Chinese officials, Secretary of State John Kerry asserted on Friday that China was prepared to step up the pressure … Read More

Dave Lee Travis’ wife Marianne by his side as philandering DJ cleared of … – Daily Mail

Daily MailDJ Dave Lee Travis has been found not guilty of 12 indecent assault charges and the jury at London’s Southwark Crown Court failed to reach verdicts on two other … Read More

Air defence zone in South China Sea is unlikely, say Chinese experts – South China Morning Post

Air defence zone in South China Sea is unlikely, say Chinese expertsSouth China Morning PostChina is unlikely to set up an air defence identification zone (ADIZ) in the South China … Read More

Abe: China-Japan Ties ‘Similar’ to Britain and Germany Before WW1 – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the rocky relationship between Japan and China is comparable to that of Germany and Britain before World War One. Mr. Abe’s comments … Read More

Snowden denies he got help from Russia in leaking US secrets: report – Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesFormer US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said he acted alone in leaking US government secrets and that suggestions by some US lawmakers he might have had help from … Read More

18 killed in stampede at Syedna Burhanuddin’s funeral – The News International

The News InternationalMUMBAI: A stampede killed at least 18 people in India’s financial hub Mumbai on Saturday when a large crowd gathered to pay their last respects to leader of … Read More

‘Respect my vote’ – Thai election supporters speak out – AFP

AFPBangkok — Angered by opposition protests seeking to thwart upcoming polls, a burgeoning pro-election movement in Thailand is taking a stand to demand their votes are respected, with candlelight vigils … Read More

Australian fires turn deadly as heatwave scorches – AFP

AFPMelbourne — Skies over southeastern Australia darkened with huge plumes of smoke and lightning storms Friday after an epic heatwave, with raging wildfires claiming one life and residents warned to … Read More

Bangladesh police lay siege to Khaleda’s residence – The Nation

The NationDHAKA – Bangladesh’s opposition accused authorities of placing their leader under virtual house arrest Thursday, as tens of thousands of troops were deployed across the country ahead of general … Read More

Google’s Schaft robot wins Darpa rescue challenge – BBC News

BBC NewsA robot developed by a Japanese start-up recently acquired by Google is the winner of a two-day competition hosted by the Pentagon’s research unit Darpa. Team Schaft’s machine carried … Read More

Edward Snowden: NSA Has 61,000 Hacking Operations, Including China

Edward Snowden, the NSA Whisleblower, continues to talk to the press while hiding out in Hong Kong, and makes waves by disclosing information that should come as no surprise to … Read More

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