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Manila orders probe of dengue vaccine

The Philippines ordered a probe on Monday into the immunization of more than 730,000 children with a vaccine for dengue that has been suspended following an announcement by French drug company Sanofi that it could worsen the disease in some cases.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/4 21:43:32

Indonesia's inflation eases to lowest in 11 months

Indonesia's annual inflation accelerated at a slower pace in November for a fifth consecutive month, reaching the lowest since December last year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/4 16:13:41

Maldivian president to visit China

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom will pay a state visit to China from Wednesday to Saturday, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang announced Monday in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/4 16:00:31

Australian government makes up ground on opposition: opinion poll

Australia's governing Liberal National Party (LNP) has closed the gap on the Opposition Australian Labor Party (ALP), according to the latest Newspoll.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/4 15:57:51

S.Korea, US kick off biggest-ever air force exercise on Korean Peninsula

The combined air forces of South Korea and the United States on Monday kicked off their biggest-ever joint air force exercise on the Korean Peninsula, mobilizing about 230 fighter jets, bombers and other combat planes, Yonhap news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/4 14:54:16

6 killed in clash between gov't troops, leftist rebels in S. Philippines

Six people were killed in a clash between government troops and leftist rebels in southern Philippines on Sunday, the military said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/4 14:53:03

Japanese women too busy to fall in love, survey says

Some 60 percent of eligible women in Japan are reluctant to start a love relationship due to the growing burden at work, The Japan Times reported Saturday citing a survey at, an online dating advice service.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/4 13:12:45

N. Korea blasts 'dangerous' US-South joint military drill

North Korea Sunday blasted the US and South Korea as “warmongers” before their largest-ever joint air exercise, saying it could trigger a nuclear war.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/3 23:28:39

Deadly collision

South Korean coast guard members search for missing persons after a fishing boat crashed with a fuel tanker and capsized at sea near the western port city of Incheon on Sunday. Thirteen people were killed and two were missing after the collision. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/12/3 23:18:40

Top DPRK leader inspects factory producing missile launch vehicles' tires

Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), has lately inspected a factory tasked with making tires for missile launch vehicles, official media said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/3 19:52:55

Seven dead in boat accident in South Korea

Seven people were confirmed dead on Sunday after a South Korean chartered fishing vessel collided with a tanker and capsized off the coast of Incheon, South Korean Coast Guard said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/3 13:04:43

At least 20 killed, 5 missing in landslides, floods triggered by cyclone in Indonesia

At least 20 were killed and five others are still missing as landslides and floods struck Indonesia's East Java province, a government official from the disaster agency said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/2 22:15:17

New avian flu outbreak hits Philippines

The Philippines has been hit by a bird flu outbreak in November, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/2 22:09:42

Pope leads Dhaka Mass

Pope Francis led a giant open-air Mass in Dhaka on Friday ahead of finally coming face to face with Rohingya refugees whose desperate plight has dominated his landmark tour of neighboring nations Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/1 22:43:40

1 killed, 11 injured in blast at chemical plant in central Japan

One person died and 11 others were injured in an explosion and subsequent fire at a chemical plant in central Japan on Friday, local police and fire department officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/1 13:54:01

Philippe Germain re-elected as president of New Caledonia

The South Pacific nation of New Caledonia have re-elected Philippe Germain as president on Friday, after a lengthy process which saw the country without a leader for three months.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/1 13:42:08

8 killed, over 100 missing as cyclonic storm causes widespread rain in southern India

At least eight people were killed in coastal Tamil Nadu and Kerala in southern Indian, following cyclonic storm, officials said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/1 13:39:09

4 injured in Pakistan's Peshawar firing

At least four people were injured when unknown gunmen opened fire near a hostel of a University in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, local media reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/1 13:38:09