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Typhoon Faxai lashes Tokyo and surrounding areas, wreaks havoc on transportation

Typhoon Faxai made landfall near Tokyo early Monday morning causing major disruption to transportation networks with train services being suspended and flights being halted as the capital and surrounded areas were lashed by torrential rain and battered by gusty winds.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/9 15:15:13

Pompeo says hopes talks with Taliban resume in future

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he hopes the United States and the Taliban can resume talks in the future.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/9 9:31:37

No peace talk would work with continued Taliban violence: Afghan gov't

No peace talks in Afghanistan would yield desired result in the absence of government delegation, said a statement of presidential palace on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/9 9:20:11

Thousands deployed

Indonesian firefighters battling a fire at a palm oil plantation in Pekanbaru, Riau on Saturday. Indonesian authorities have deployed thousands of extra personnel to prevent a repeat of the 2015 fires, which were the worst in decades and choked the region in haze for weeks.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/8 18:58:40

Trump cancels secret meetings with Taliban, Afghan president after attack in Kabul

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he had cancelled secret meetings with the Taliban leaders and Afghan president after a car bomb in Kabul killed one American soldier and 11 others on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/8 11:54:33

Scientists find new dinosaur species

Japanese scientists have identified a new species of dinosaur from a nearly complete skeleton that was the largest ever discovered in the country, measuring eight meters long.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/6 22:28:40

Asia-Pacific countries spooked by rising seas

Small islands and coastal cities in Asia-Pacific need more funds to assist vulnerable communities and help them decide whether to relocate or stay and defend against rising sea levels and extreme weather, climate experts said on Thursday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/5 18:28:42

One dead, 30 hurt as train, truck collide near Tokyo

An express train travelling at around 120 kilometers per hour smashed into a truck at a crossing south of Tokyo Thursday, sparking a blaze and killing one person with around 30 others injured.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/5 18:23:41

1 dead, dozens injured as train collides with truck in Japan's Yokohama

One man has been confirmed dead and dozens of people were injured after a train collided with a truck in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, on Thursday, causing sections of the train to derail.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/5 16:04:59

Mountain trash

Nepali airline staff unload waste collected from Mount Qomolangma (known in the West as Mount Everest) and bring them for recycling, at Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu on Wednesday. The region receives over 50,000 climbers every year. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2019/9/5 0:03:40

5 Chinese confirmed dead in NZ traffic accident

The Chinese Embassy in New Zealand confirmed Wednesday that five Chinese tourists were dead in a serious bus crash near New Zealand's Rotorua.
Source: Xinhua-AFP | 2019/9/4 22:28:40

Japan tells diplomats no decision yet on contaminated Fukushima water

Japanese government officials on Wednesday told diplomats they were still considering options for handling contaminated water at Tokyo Electric Power's wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant amid worries the water may be dumped into the ocean.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/4 18:03:41

Jakarta plans tax overhaul to make tech firms pay VAT

Indonesia is preparing a bill that will make tech firms such as Alphabet Inc's Google and Amazon pay value added tax (VAT), Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/4 17:58:41

India's electric car revolution faces bumps

Paritosh Mitra, who drives a motorized rickshaw in Delhi, knows what he wants next and has saved 100,000 rupees ($1,390) to get it: an electric rickshaw.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/4 16:38:40

Several people including Chinese tourists killed in bus crash in New Zealand: police

New Zealand police said on Wednesday that multiple people including Chinese tourists were dead in a serious crash on State Highway 5, near Mamaku.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/4 12:31:11

ASEAN countries urged to work collectively against terrorism

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members should work collectively to combat terrorism, Brunei Police Commissioner Mohammad Irwan said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/4 11:40:41

Mongolia, Russia lift ties to comprehensive strategic partnership

Mongolia and Russia on Tuesday signed a permanent treaty on friendly relations and lifted bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/4 11:02:59

Indonesia to limit foreigner travel to Papua

Indonesia is imposing restrictions on foreigners visiting its restive Papua region, the government said Tuesday, after four Australians were deported over claims they took part in independence protests.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/3 20:38:43