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South Korea holds island live-fire drill, ignores Japan protest

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 08:42

The South Korean navy held a rare live-fire drill near a set of disputed islands on Friday, brushing off angry protests from co-claimant Japan, which called the exercises "deplorable".

North Korea halts live-fire drill near border

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 18:06

North Korea halted its live-fire drill just 10 minutes after starting it Tuesday.

North Korea starts firing drills near disputed inter-Korean sea border: Military

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 11:00

North Korea has started firing drills near a disputed sea border with North Korea, South Korea`s military said on Tuesday, after it notified the South earlier of two areas near populated islands where it would conduct the exercise.

Boston airport apologises for fire drill on 9/11

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 09:31

Officials at Boston`s Logan International Airport are apologising for holding a fire drill, complete with smoke and flames, on the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Taiwan stages live-fire drill in contested Spratlys

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013, 16:13

Taiwan`s coastguards said today that Taipei had staged a live-fire drill within a hotly-contested island chain in the South China Sea, in a move that risks stoking regional tensions.

North Korea raises alert for live-fire drill

Last Updated: Monday, February 20, 2012, 22:41

South Korea said the drill, the second of its kind in the area this year, was routine and had passed without incident.

S Korea holds fire drill near N Korea sea border

Last Updated: Thursday, October 06, 2011, 16:01

North Korea used a similar live-fire drill last November as the pretext for its bombardment of Yeonpyeong island near the border.

Seoul to stage live-fire drill near North Korea border

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 03, 2011, 12:03

South Korea was to stage live-fire artillery exercises on two islands near the tense border with North Korea, including one hit by a deadly barrage from the North last November.

S Korea readies military drill near tense border

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 10:40

S Korea prepared for a live-fire drill near the tense North Korean border.

Mock fire drill in Home Ministry

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 21:14

A mock fire drill was conducted at the Ministry of Home Affairs today to check the preparedness of emergency services and keep employees abreast of safety measures.