Asia Briefs: S. Korea fires warning shots at Chinese boat

S. Korea fires warning shots at Chinese boat

SEOUL • The South Korean navy fired warning shots yesterday at a Chinese patrol boat that crossed the disputed maritime border between South and North Korea, military officials in Seoul said. The action was taken after the vessel encroached on South Korean territorial waters.


Saudi Arabia to retry maid in adultery case

COLOMBO • The Saudi authorities have agreed to retry a Sri Lankan housemaid sentenced to death for adultery, the country's Deputy Foreign Minister Harsha de Silva said yesterday. Saudi Arabia executed a convicted Pakistani heroin smuggler and a Saudi murderer on the same day.


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