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Philippines, rebels sign ‘power sharing’ accord

Philippines, rebels sign ‘power sharing’ accord

The Philippine government and Muslim rebels on Sunday signed a crucial power sharing accord, paving the way for a final peace agreement aimed at ending a decades-long insurgency that has killed tens of thousands. The power sharing annex had been […]


US looks to manage, not end, China air rift

US looks to manage, not end, China air rift

The United States has strenuously objected to China’s new air zone over islands managed by Japan, but experts say its best hope is to contain rather than end tensions. After Beijing last month declared an Air Defense Identification Zone in […]


Truck with dangerous radioactive material stolen in Mexico

Truck with dangerous radioactive material stolen in Mexico

Mexican authorities scrambled Wednesday to find a stolen truck containing “extremely dangerous” radioactive material used in medical treatment, officials said. The white Volkswagen Worker truck was transporting a “teletherapy source” containing cobalt-60 when it was stolen in the central Hidalgo […]


Stolen isotope in Mexico enough for ‘dirty bomb’: experts

Stolen isotope in Mexico enough for ‘dirty bomb’: experts

Mexico’s nuclear commission said Wednesday the radioactive material inside a stolen truck weighed 60 grams, a quantity experts said is enough to make a “dirty bomb.” Jaime Aguirre Gomez, radiological security director at the National Commission for Nuclear Safety and […]


India expands nuclear weapons site: think tank

India expands nuclear weapons site: think tank

India has expanded a secretive site that could be used to enrich more uranium for nuclear weapons, a US think tank said Wednesday, citing satellite imagery. The Institute for Science and International Security, a private group opposed to nuclear proliferation, […]


US concerned over deal by China’s Huawei in South Korea

US concerned over deal by China’s Huawei in South Korea

Top US officials expressed concern Tuesday at reports that Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is set to build a new broadband network in South Korea that Washington sees as a possible spying risk. Huawei, barred from projects in the United States […]


Israeli hacking school trains cyber warriors

Israeli hacking school trains cyber warriors

Three hooded hackers hunch over their computer screens in the control room at Israel’s new state-of-the-art “Cyber Gym”, where IT and infrastructure company employees train to defend against cyber attacks. The facility, a series of small buildings in the shadow […]


US Navy deploys new surveillance aircraft to Japan

US Navy deploys new surveillance aircraft to Japan

The US Navy has deployed sophisticated surveillance aircraft to Japan, officials said Monday, amid rising tension over China’s territorial claims in the region. Two P-8A Poseidon patrol jets departed Jacksonville, Florida on Friday and arrived later at Kadena air base […]


Thousands rally in Pakistan against US drone attacks

Thousands rally in Pakistan against US drone attacks

Thousands of people rallied in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore Sunday in protest at continued US drone strikes in the country’s troubled northwest. Around 5,000 protesters chanted anti-US slogans and called for an immediate end to the drone strikes at […]


 
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