*Japan is considering what do with arrested Chinese activists*
Japan is considering what do with 14 Chinese activists who were arrested after landing on a disputed island, further upsetting ties between the two Asian neighbors.
The activists landed Wednesday on the island in the East China Sea, planting a Chinese flag and singing the country's national anthem before being promptly arrested and accused of violating immigration laws.
Japan, which is sending the activists to Okinawa for questioning, is reportedly considering deportation as a way to defuse the feud with Beijing, which has lodged a formal complaint and demanded their unconditional release.
The uninhabited islands, known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyo in Chinese, are a frequent flashpoint between Tokyo and Beijing.
*Militants Launch Deadly Assault on Pakistani Airbase*
Militants armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades have attacked a large air force base in northern Pakistan, setting off a fierce battle that ended with one soldier and nine militants dead.
Pakistani officials say the base in Kamra is back under control after several hours of fighting Thursday that also wounded the base's commander. Earlier reports said two Pakistani security officials had been killed.
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The militant group has targeted a string of military bases in the past several years.
Pakistani military officials said the base, located about 60 kilometers northwest of Islamabad, has no links to the country's nuclear arsenal.