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Over half of China military airfields threatened by high-rises

Over half of China military airfields threatened by high-rises

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:44

More than half of China`s military airfields have flight paths that are obstructed by tall buildings, causing accidents and airport closures, Chinese state media reported.

South Korean President meets Tokyo Governor amid diplomatic rift

South Korean President meets Tokyo Governor amid diplomatic rift

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:42

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye held a rare meeting with a Japanese politician as she received visiting Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe despite a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties.

Australia to ship Tamil asylum seekers to its mainland: Govt source

Australia to ship Tamil asylum seekers to its mainland: Govt source

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:40

Australia will transfer 157 Tamil asylum seekers it has been holding at sea for nearly a month to a mainland detention centre, a government source told a news agency.

Canada announces sanctions against Russia, Ukraine

Canada announces sanctions against Russia, Ukraine

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:34

The Canadian government has announced new economic sanctions and travel bans against Ukrainian and Russian individuals and entities.

China executes Japanese national over drugs

China executes Japanese national over drugs

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:33

China executed a Japanese man for drug offences, according to Tokyo`s diplomats and media reports.

China confirms flight delays caused by military drills

China confirms flight delays caused by military drills

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:31

China`s civil aviation authority has confirmed military exercises are behind widespread flight delays and cancellations this month, following days of rumours.

More child abuse cases in Australia: Report

More child abuse cases in Australia: Report

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:30

The number of cases of child abuse in Australia have increased by 30 percent over a two-year period, authorities said.

Taiwan airline sorry for crash as relatives blast chairman

Taiwan airline sorry for crash as relatives blast chairman

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:16

Taiwan`s TransAsia Airways ran an apology on the front pages of five major newspapers, pledging to shoulder the "utmost responsibility" after 48 people died when one of its planes crashed in stormy weather.

LIVE: Israeli fire kills pregnant woman; Gaza toll at 808

LIVE: Israeli fire kills pregnant woman; Gaza toll at 808

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:58

Israeli fire in Gaza killed a pregnant woman and a senior Islamic Jihad propagandist, taking the Palestinian death toll to 808, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.

MH17 crash: US, Australia, Holland leaders agree to work for full probe

MH17 crash: US, Australia, Holland leaders agree to work for full probe

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:56

US President Barack Obama joined with the leaders of Australia and the Netherlands to demand full access to the crash site of flight MH17.