August 26, 2019

Mutant bird flu strain hits China and Vietnam

A deadly strain of avian ifluenza is on the march again. The United Nations, World Health Organization says the mutant strain - able to sidestep vaccines - could be spreading in Asia. The variant appeared in Vietnam and China and its risk to humans cannot be predicted, veterinary officials … [Read more...]

Airbus trounces Boeing at Paris Air Show

Airbus has piled on the orders at the Paris Air Show with Boeing a distant second. Malaysian budget airline AirAsia created the largest single order of commercial aircraft in history when they signed up for 200 Airbus A320neo airliners worth around $18 billion. The AirAsia deal trumped the … [Read more...]

South Korean military apologizes for shooting at passenger jet

The South Korean military have apologized for shooting at a Asiana Airlines passenger jet carrying 119 passengers and crew last Friday. The plane was preparing to land at Incheon International Airport, 70 kilometres west of Seoul, when two soldiers fired at the aircraft after mistaking it for a … [Read more...]

South Korea row over miniskirts in school

The fashion trend in South Korea for school girls to wear their uniform skirts as short as possible has caused a row over funding in Gangwon Province. The issue is not the length of the skirts, but what lengths the local education board will go to make the young ladies feel comfortable. The … [Read more...]

Donald Trump cranks up presidential bid

Property billionaire Donald Trump is taking advantage of his wealth and endless supply of media friendly quotes to hog the airwaves and give momentum to his possible bid for the White House in 2012. Trump is not fussy who he takes aim at. President Obama is an obvious target but Donald has also … [Read more...]

US sending warships to support South Korea

US President, Barack Obama is sending the aircraft carrier George Washington to the Yellow Sea to support South Korea as North Korea steps up it's provocation. Obama has arranged with South Korean President, Lee Myung-bak, to hold joint military exercises this weekend as a response to North … [Read more...]

North Korea and South Korea exchange artillery fire

North Korea has fired dozens of rounds of artillery onto a populated South Korean island near their disputed maritime western border and there are reports of casualties. South Korean troops have returned fire and commanders in Seoul have scrambled F16 jets to overfly island after the shelling. … [Read more...]

Mount Merapi cuts Obama Indonesia trip short

US President Barack Obama is cutting short his visit to Indonesia because of fears that volcanic ash from Mount Merapi might disrupt air travel. Specifically Air Force One air travel. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs earlier told reporters that officials were closely monitoring the ash cloud. … [Read more...]

US-South Korea military exercises upset North Korea

North Korea responding to the start of military exercises between the United States and South Korea said that it will "deal a merciless counterblow to the U.S. imperialists" and to South Korean "traitors." The spokesman for the Korean Peoples Army was only just warming up though. "The military … [Read more...]

Japan Apologizes to Korea for colonial rule

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has apologized to South Korea for the harsh Japanese rule imposed in the early decades of the 20th Century. In his statement, Prime Minister Naoto Kan expressed "deep regret over the suffering inflicted" during Japan's rule. Japan has apologized before but did it … [Read more...]