The governor of Okinawa has approved controversial plans to relocate a US Marine base to a less populous area – but said he would keep pressing to move the base off the of the Japanese island altogether.
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Saturday 21 December 2013
China has said it is 'firmly opposed' to Japanese five-year defence plan
Tuesday 17 December 2013
Army boss admitted ‘weakness’ but defends the role of British troops
Saturday 23 November 2013
The death toll from one of the strongest typhoons on record has risen above 5,000 in the Philippines and is likely to climb further.
Friday 15 November 2013
Sunday 11 August 2013
Thursday 23 May 2013
The Obama administration acknowledged publicly for the first time that four US citizens have been killed in drone strikes since 2009 in Pakistan and Yemen.
Sunday 24 February 2013
Murder, sexual abuse, drugs and extortion revealed in Panorama investigation
Wednesday 20 February 2013
Soldiers pictured are among 13,000 taking part in an annual jungle challenge
'They were going to rid the world of evil': Vigilante gang accused of kidnapping drug dealer and dismembering him with machete in plan to 'cleanse the world'
Friday 18 January 2013
Three men, including two former US Marines, arrested and charged with kidnap and murder of Daniel Delfin
Friday 03 August 2012
Australia, which tries to tread a fine line between supporting its closest ally, the US, and not upsetting China, its biggest trading partner, yesterday rejected a proposal to base a US nuclear aircraft carrier group near Perth, saying it did not want American bases in the country.
Thursday 26 July 2012
For over 40 years Barton Biggs was the most innovative and successful investment manager on Wall Street, He was also the first "global investment strategist", and one of the first to invest in "emerging economies". In his seventies, however, he became an extreme pessimist, foreseeing the possibility of the collapse of civilisation.
Friday 15 June 2012
Lebanon has a way of sending its icons to the grave with rather a lot of honours, but Ghassan Tueni was a brave journalist in an often grubby profession. A man of immense kindness and deep religious piety, he will forever be remembered for his words at the funeral of his assassinated son in 2005: "Let us bury hatred and revenge along with Gebran." He lost his first wife and his daughter to cancer, another son to a road accident and then Gebran to – well, dare we suggest the Syrians? – a bomb which atomised him on the outskirts of Beirut
Monday 14 May 2012
Not only must Medal of Honor: Warfighter surpass Battlefield 3, but it has to feel distinct from it too, no small challenge for developer Danger Close.
Tuesday 06 March 2012
Shares in BP yesterday rose by nearly 2 per cent as the City digested the oil major's £4.9bn settlement with restaurants, fishermen, hotel owners and other businesses and individuals affected by the Gulf of Mexico disaster.
Tuesday 06 March 2012
As Super Tuesday dawns, and Republicans in 10 states begin the biggest day in the nomination battle, Guy Adams sees the staunch Christian candidate hit Oklahoma – and the evangelical heartlands
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
- 3 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
- 4 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2
- 5 British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia