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Schofield Barracks in Hawaii<br>Sarah Pacheco/U.S. Army photo

FBI investigating death of infant son of Schofield Barracks soldier

Army spokesman Master Sgt. Mark St. Clair said the baby was transported to Tripler Army Medical Center on Jan. 29 in medical distress. He was subsequently taken off life support and was pronounced dead at 12:20 p.m. on Feb. 1.


US soldier accused of sexually assaulting woman in South Korea

A U.S. soldier has been detained on suspicion of sexually assaulting a Korean-Canadian woman after a night out in South Korea, officials said Thursday.


North Korea denies killing leader’s half-brother, blames Malaysia

It was the first official word on the killing from North Korea's government-controlled media, although North Korea’s ambassador to Malaysia has spoken to reporters in Kuala Lumpur.


Philippines: If China builds on shoal, it would strain ties

The Philippines' top diplomat said Thursday any move by China to transform a Manila-claimed shoal into an island would be a "game-changer" in blossoming relations, although he added that Beijing has pledged not to undertake any construction in the strategically located area of the South China Sea.

North Korean state media say China dancing to US tune

North Korea's state-run news agency issued a tough critique of China on Thursday, suggesting Beijing's criticism of the North's recent missile test and suspension of imports of North Korean coal are tantamount to the actions of an enemy state "dancing to the tune of the U.S."


Analysis

Damage control North Korea style: Deny and attack

Faced with the killing of its leader's half brother in what appears to have all the trappings of a politically motivated hit, North Korea is turning up the volume on a familiar defense: Flatly deny the allegations, viciously attack the accusers.


3 Indian soldiers, Kashmir woman killed during rebel attack

Three Indian soldiers and a woman were killed when rebels ambushed soldiers in the disputed region of Kashmir, police said Thursday.


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