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World briefs: U.S. says china focusing on space warfare

By Times Wires
Published March 4, 2008


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Washington

China is developing the ability to limit or prevent the use of satellites by potential adversaries during times of crisis, the Pentagon said Monday in a report to Congress. The report, the latest in a series of annual assessments of China's military power, says Beijing views its efforts in space warfare as a practical advance of military power and a boost to national prestige. China typically objects to the Pentagon's depiction of its military programs.

Nepal

Living goddess leaves her post

An 11-year-old girl revered as a living goddess in Nepal has retired early less than a year after she sparked controversy by breaking tradition and traveling overseas, officials said Monday. Sajani Shakya was considered among the top three of several living goddesses. A government official said Sajani is to be replaced because she had "come of age" and said the decision had nothing to do with the row over her trip to the United States.

Elsewhere

North Korea: North Korea said Monday that annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises that began over the weekend could further delay progress on ending the North's nuclear weapons programs.

Kenya: Thirteen people were killed Monday in an attack blamed on a land dispute, the first major violence since a power-sharing pact was forged last week to end a postelection crisis.

Times wires

[Last modified March 3, 2008, 23:37:24]


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