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Asia

24 Jul
Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has instructed law enforcement officers to shoot drug traffickers to deal with a narcotics emergency facing the country. Grace Lee from reuters reports. Echoes of the...
24 Jul
Hainan Province in south China is bracing for Typhoon Sonca, which is expected to make landfall on the island province.  By Sunday noon over 24,000 fishing boats have returned to port. Sea and air...
21 Jul
Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra appeared at the Supreme court on Friday. That comes ahead of the last witness hearing of a multi-billion dollar rice subsidy scheme. Yingluck, whose government was...
21 Jul
An explosion caused by a gas canister in the eastern Chinese. At least two people were killed and injured 55 on Friday. The explosion occurred at around (0040 GMT), state media reported. Local media said 12 of...
21 Jul
South Korea's proposed military talks failed to take place after the North snubbed a call by the South. The new South Korean President Moon Jae-in hopes to engage Pyongyang in dialogue. South Korea's...
21 Jul
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visited soldiers in Marawi. The city is in ongoing operation against Islamic State-inspired militants who occupy parts of the city. Officials said Duterte spent a few hours...
20 Jul
A torrential rainstorm battered in northeast China, triggering another huge flood in the county. The local meteorological department issued a red alert. Flood control and drought relief headquarters also...
20 Jul
A heavy downpour hit Kunming, flooding many streets and underpasses across the city. According to the local meteorological department, more than 80 millimeters of rain inundated the city in a two-hour. Local...
20 Jul
Thai general, provincial politicians were found guilty in trafficking trial. Police officers were among 62 people out of a total of 103 defendants found guilty on Wednesday. A Bangkok court took more than 12...
18 Jul
Philippine president asks Congress to keep martial law until the end of 2017.   PHILIPPINE PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON, ERNESTO ABELLA     "The primary objective of the possible...

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