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China bitterly attacks Japanese prime minister over air zone remarks

China has condemned Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, for "maliciously slandering" its self-proclaimed air defence zone, ratcheting up the war of words between the neighbours over Beijing's annexation of the skies over a group of disputed islands.<br>Abe told a news conference that China's …

US and Chinese warships narrowly avoid collision in South China Sea

Incident which saw USS Cowpens have to take evasive action arose with the US ship operating near China's only aircraft carrier at a time of heightened tensions in the region<p>A U.S. guided missile cruiser operating in international waters in the South China Sea was forced to take evasive action last …

China pulls out of UN process over territorial dispute with Philippines

China is taking the highly unusual step of refusing to participate in a United Nations arbitration process over a territorial conflict with the Philippines, one of five countries challenging Beijing’s claims of ownership over the oil-rich South China Sea.<p>The legal dispute underscores the tough …

Biden: US commitment to Asia beyond doubt

The US vice president has said there should be no doubt about US commitment to its strategic shift to Asia.<p>Speaking on Friday in Seoul, the South Korean capital, Joe Biden said there would be no change to President Barack Obama's new security strategy that emphasises a shift, or "pivot", towards …

Ad Agency Rejects ‘Uncomfortable’ Photo of Muslim Woman Embracing a US Soldier from Its Times Square Billboards

Media giant Clear Channel recently stirred up some controversy when it decided to flat out reject an advertising image of an American soldier …

Delivery drones are coming: Jeff Bezos promises half-hour shipping with Amazon Prime Air

Jeff Bezos is nothing if not a showman. Amazon's CEO loves a good reveal, and took the opportunity afforded by a <i>60 Minutes</i> segment to show off his company's latest creation: drones that can deliver packages up to 5 pounds to your house in less than half an hour. They're technically octocopters, as …

In Focus

Top Stories<p>Latest<p>An unidentified person or group created a login page in an attempt to trick DNC staffers into giving up their usernames and passwords.<p>The photo, published on Wednesday by TMZ, purports to show Argento in bed with Jimmy Bennett, who says he was sexually assaulted by Argento when he …

China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea

<b>China has outlined an "air-defence identification zone" over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japan.</b><p>China's defence ministry said aircraft entering the zone must obey its rules or face "emergency defensive measures".<p>The islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and …