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Japanese PM sends ritual offering to controversial Yasukuni Shrine on war anniversary

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 9:00:42

Teenage girl's family mourn 'unbearable' loss, autopsy conducted

Malaysian authorities Wednesday conducted a post-mortem examination on the body of a Franco-Irish teen found in the jungle after she disappeared from a resort, as her family mourned the "unbearable" loss.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/14 21:58:40

Lingering anger

Narcisa Claveria, 91 (center) and Estelita Dy, 89, (bottom left), comfort women or Japanese sex slaves in WWII, join protesters near the presidential palace to mark the 74th anniversary of the end of World War II on Wednesday in Manila, Philippines.
Source: AP | 2019/8/14 21:53:40

Brits arrested in record drug bust in Australia

Four British men were arrested in Australia and New Zealand in an international drugs sting that netted a record haul of potent MDMA, Australian police said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/14 21:48:41

Climate denial skewing media

Climate deniers have garnered far more media attention than prominent climate scientists over the years, fuelling public confusion and slowing the response to global warming, researchers reported Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/14 18:08:41

1 killed, at least 2 including Chinese national injured in Sydney knife rampage

A woman was killed and at least two others were injured after a man brandishing a knife went on an apparent stabbing rampage in Sydney's Central Business District on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/14 15:14:49

Japanese missile destroyer "JS Sazanami" on two-day visit to India

Japanese missile destroyer "JS Sazanami" reached south India's port of Kochi on a two-day goodwill visit, said Indian Navy sources in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/14 14:49:26

Japan 'in the dark' over S.Korea trade controls: minister

Japan is "in the dark" as to why South Korea has downgraded Tokyo's trading status, its trade minister said Tuesday, amid an intensifying trade war between the two neighbors and US allies.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/13 20:43:41

Sydney man held after knife attack

A woman was taken to hospital on Tuesday after she was stabbed in downtown Sydney in what appeared to be an unprovoked attack by a man who has been taken into custody, police said.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/13 17:58:40

5.5-magnitude quake hits South Indian Ocean -- USGS

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted South Indian Ocean at 2240 GMT on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/13 9:23:29

Singapore to ban sale of elephant ivory from 2021

Singapore said Monday it will impose a blanket ban on the domestic sale of elephant ivory and products from 2021 as the government tightens its campaign against illegal wildlife trade.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/12 20:58:41

Japanese holiday

A woman photographs sunflowers on Sunday in Hokuto, Japan. Japan's annual summer holiday season known as Obon, or Bon, starts on Tuesday, accompanied by domestic and international travel activities. Obon has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/12 20:58:40

SK tightens Japan export controls

South Korea on Monday put Japan into its own new export category as President Moon Jae-in called Tokyo's latest measures "very serious," intensifying a trade war between the two neighbors and US allies.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/12 20:38:40

Local expertise

Shamans, known in Malaysia as bomoh, join a search for missing 15-year-old teenager Nora Quoirin in Seremban on Monday. Quoirin, who suffered from learning difficulties, disappeared on August 4, the day after checking into a Malaysian resort with her London-based family.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/12 20:28:40

Islands face 'existential threat'

Fiji on Monday challenged Australia to do more on climate change ahead of a regional summit of Pacific nations this week, warning Canberra's reliance on coal posed an “existential threat” to low-lying islands.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/12 17:43:39

S.Korea removes Japan from whitelist of trusted export partners

South Korea on Monday decided to remove Japan from its whitelist of trusted export partners after Tokyo's such removal earlier this month.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/12 15:05:12

Reconstruction of 40 percent quake-damaged heritage sites completed in Nepal

Nepal has completed reconstruction of around 40 percent of cultural and archaeological monuments that were damaged in the earthquake of 2015, according to National Reconstruction Authority (NRA).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/12 13:47:37

Kim guides test-fire of another new weapon: media

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has guided the test-fire of another new weapon, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/11 20:48:41