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STAP paper co-author Sasai commits suicide | The Japan Times

Sasai, 52, deputy director of the Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe and an adviser to scandal-hit Riken scientist Haruko Obokata, 30, was confirmed dead after being found hanged from a stairway handrail at the center, the police said.He was wearing a short-sleeve shirt and a pair of slacks. His shoes were off, placed […]

Trade to dominate as Obama welcomes African leaders – The Malaysian Insider

“My advice to African leaders is to make sure that if, in fact, China is putting in roads and bridges, number one, that they’re hiring African workers; number two, that the roads don’t just lead from the mine to the port to Shanghai, but that there’s an ability for the African governments to shape how […]

Mongolian PM’s senior advisor arrested by anti-corruption agency — China Development Gateway — Sharing Information, Knowledge and Tools

According to the report, Gansukh Luumed, the former minister of natural environment and tourism and senior advisor of Prime Minster Norov Altankhuyag, was arrested for embezzlement by the Independent Agency Against Corruption.The prime minister criticized the arrest as “sabotage of government actions.”Gansukh is coordinator of the government’s subsidy program “Coal,” which enables residents of slum […]

‘Accusation drive’ – Indonesia president slams Australia’s gagging order exposed by WikiLeaks — RT News

WikiLeaks released a document Wednesday that it said was a court order issued by the Supreme Court in Melbourne on June 19.According to the document, the court had banned any disclosure or publication of information concerning 17 current and past heads of state, politicians and other senior officials of Malaysia, Indonesia or Vietnam in connection […]

Chinese hackers obtained info on Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system – report — RT News

In addition to taking information on the Iron Dome, the attackers were also able to nab plans regarding other projects – including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, ballistic rockets, and “detailed schematics and specifications” for the Arrow III missile interceptor.According to independent journalist Brian Krebs, the intrusion occurred between 2011 and 2012 and was carried out by […]

UN: South Sudan arms embargo crucial after massive Chinese weapons transfer | Amnesty International USA

The United Nations Security Council must impose a comprehensive arms embargo on South Sudan, Amnesty International urged after receiving reports of Chinese small arms and ammunition proliferation amongst both sides in the conflict. The organization also has confirmed that China supplied a further 1,000 tonnes of small arms and light weapons worth US$38 million to […]

2014 Gerald and Maas Suppressed News

China: despite its official policy of not interfering in the internal affairs of other countries, on Feb. 28th, China responded to U.S. official criticisms of its human rights policies with “Human Rights Record of the United States in 2013,” a white paper from the Information Office of the State Council. The paper cites instances of […]

Tony Abbott may have doomed Peter Greste to years in an Egyptian prison

In 2003, during the Howard years, Holly Deane-Johns was sentenced to 31 years prison in Thailand for possessing 136 grams of heroin. A large spoonful. Moves for leniency following the manifestly excessive penalty were either not made or not successful until after the Coalition left office.In December 2007, just days after the change of government, […]

China’s military strongly dissatisfied with U.S. accusations – Xinhua |

BEIJING, June 11 Xinhua — China’s military on Wednesday expressed strong discontent and firm opposition to U.S. accusations about its growing military clout and transparency.Geng Yansheng, Ministry of National Defense spokesman, said U.S. accusations of China’s military threat and lack of transparency were “cliches”. He also blamed the United States for “sending wrong signals in […]

Japan Fails To Report Hundreds Of Pounds Of Unused Plutonium To IAEA

Therefore, the JAEC official said, it did not need to be reported as unused. The official also stressed, “There is also no problem in terms of security against nuclear terrorism.”In its report to the IAEA in 2012, Japan said at the end of 2011 it had 1.6 tons of unused plutonium at reactors around the […] Naxal couple surrenders after forced sterilisation

[] Sandeep alias Mahendra Kerame 26, an active member of military platoon No. 56 of the outlawed CPI Maoist and his wife Sheela alias Lata Gota have expressed their desire to join mainstream and surrendered, Rajnandgaon Superintendent of Police Sanjeev Shukla said.A native of Rajnandagon district, Sandeep was associated with movement in Gadchiroli region of […]

JURIST – Pakistan court orders arrest of former CIA official over drone strike

Drone use [JURIST backgrounder] has been a controversial issue both in terms of small domestic drones and larger drones being used abroad by the US military. In March the UN General Assembly called upon nations to ensure military drones are used in accordance with international law [JURIST report]. In October UN experts urged the international […]

IHC orders registration of FIR against former CIA station chief

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of IHC was hearing the petition filed by Haji Abdul Karim Khan of North Waziristan. During the hearing, the petitioner said that drone strikes kill innocent civilians, adding that his relatives were also among the victims of these attacks.The petitioner said that the drone strikes took place on the commands of […]

China suggests U.S. may have fabricated evidence for cyberattacks | Science & Technology | Worldbulletin News

The strongly-worded comments by the defence ministry come as relations between the world’s two largest economies are increasingly strained by a row over cyberespionage. The United States last week accused five Chinese military officers of hacking into U.S. companies to steal trade secrets.Asked about proof behind the U.S. allegations, ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng said it […]

Thailand military leaders dissolves Senate – The Hindu

Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who declared a coup d’état on Thursday, is now the acting Prime Minister and it is unclear whether he will appoint a civilian premier, as was the norm under past coups.Since staging the coup, General Prayuth has summoned 190 politicians, activists and academics to report to authorities, detaining more than […]

Research in India suggests Google search results can influence an election

Psychologist Robert Epstein has been researching this question and says he is alarmed at what he has discovered. His most recent experiment, whose findings were released Monday, found that search engines have the potential to profoundly influence voters without them noticing the impact. Epstein has coined a term for this power: Search Engine Manipulation Effect, […]

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