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Search for 5 missing US Marines off Japan's western coast called off

Search and rescue operations were called off Tuesday for five missing US Marines, who were aboard a jet and a tanker plane when they fatally collided midair last week off Japan's western coast.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 21:53:27

Fighting climate change in the shadow of Mount Qomolangma

Formed in the shadow of Mount Qomolangma, commonly known in the West as Mount Everest, the turquoise depths of Nepal's Imja glacial lake would be a breathtaking miracle of nature to behold - were they not a portent of catastrophic floods.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/11 21:43:40

US declares 5 Marines dead after aircraft crash in Japan

The US military said Tuesday it had pronounced five missing Marines dead and was ending search operations nearly a week after two US military aircraft crashed off Japan.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/11 21:28:41

Thai junta lifts campaign ban ahead of polls

Thailand's junta on Tuesday lifted a ban on political campaigning ahead of 2019 elections, more than four years after the restriction was imposed following the kingdom's latest coup.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/11 21:13:42

Chinese tourists confirmed to be aboard minibus crashing in Australia

The consulate general of China in Perth has confirmed on Monday evening that the mini-bus which was involved in Sunday's crash on an isolated road in Western Australia was carrying Chinese tourists.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 10:45:39

Indian president visits Myanmar on ties

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind arrived at Nay Pyi Taw on Monday for a state visit to Myanmar, according to official sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 0:32:17

Ex-Nissan chief faces charges

Japanese prosecutors Monday formally charged Carlos Ghosn with financial misconduct for under-reporting his salary and also served him a fresh warrant on separate allegations, meaning the tycoon will likely spend Christmas in a cell.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/10 20:53:39

Malaysian police arrest 7 over terrorists links

Malaysian police said on Monday that seven individuals had been arrested over alleged links to terror groups including receiving orders to plot attacks in Malaysia from overseas.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/10 17:40:11

S. Korean delegation leaves for DPRK for forestry cooperation talks

A South Korean delegation, composed of 10 government officials and forest experts, departed Monday for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to hold talks on forestry cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/10 15:51:38

S. Korea, DPRK to hold working-level talks on healthcare, medical cooperation

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have agreed to hold working-level talks later this week on healthcare and medical cooperation, South Korean unification ministry said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/10 15:48:12

S. Korean bullet train resumes operation after derailment

A South Korean bullet train linking the capital Seoul and the eastern city of Gangneung, some 240 km east of Seoul, resumed operations Monday after a derailment accident two days ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/10 15:36:30

Pager service to end in Japan next year

Pagers are set to be finally phased out of use in Japan after its only service provider announced recently that it would terminate the service next September.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/10 14:46:58

3 terrorists killed in gunfight in Indian-controlled Kashmir

At least three terrorists were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir, local media reported on Sunday. The gunfight lasted over 18 hours.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/10 7:29:15

Bangladesh party claims harassment before polls

Bangladesh's opposition party Sunday said nearly 2,000 of its supporters have been arrested on trumped-up charges in a crackdown aimed at derailing its campaign just weeks from a general election.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/9 21:07:31

Off the tracks

Cranes are used to lift and remove cars detached from a KTX bullet train in Gangneung, about 240 kilometers east of Seoul on Sunday. The Seoul-bound KTX from the eastern provincial city went off the rails minutes after it departed Gangneung on Saturday, injuring 15 passengers.
Source: VCG | 2018/12/9 21:07:29

Japan's crown princess 'insecure' but vows to serve

Japan's Crown Princess Masako on Sunday pledged to do her best despite feeling "insecure" about becoming empress in mere months, in a candid statement released on her 55th birthday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/9 21:03:41

Color creeps back as Aral Sea emerges from the dust

When Bakhyt Kirbasov was young, tamarisk flowers would blossom by his home every summer, a cascade of electric pink among the grass that stretched as far as the eye could see.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/9 19:03:39

6 dead, 14 injured in Philippine traffic accident

A truck carrying metal bearings had slammed into vehicles and a bakery in Laguna province south of Manila, leaving at least six people killed and 14 injured, local police said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/9 16:12:18