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Typhoon Hagibis death toll rises to 58 in Japan, with 14 others still missing

Typhoon Hagibis, which swept across central and eastern Japan on Saturday and Sunday, has claimed at least 58 lives in Japan as of Monday as search-and-rescue operations continued in flood- and landslide-hit areas of Nagano and other prefectures.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/15 10:33:27

South Korean minister quits as education row swirls

Embattled South Korean justice minister Cho Kuk resigned Monday as a scandal swirled over academic privileges allegedly given to his children.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/14 20:58:40

Wrongfully jailed man gets millions

An Australian economist who wrongfully spent nearly two decades in prison for the assassination of a high-ranking police officer was awarded more than Aus$7 million ($4.75 million) in compensation on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/14 18:53:40

Rescuers search for typhoon survivors

Tens of thousands of rescue workers in Japan battled on Monday to find survivors of a powerful typhoon that killed at least 43 people, as fresh rain threatened to hamper rescue efforts.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/14 18:28:39

Typhoon Hagibis claims at least 36 lives in Japan, rescue work continues

Typhoon Hagibis, which swept across central and eastern Japan on Saturday and Sunday, has claimed at least 36 lives in Japan as of Monday as search-and-rescue operations continued in flood- and landslide-hit areas of Nagano and other prefectures.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/14 14:11:30

5 Chinese seamen dead after Panamanian ship sinks in typhoon-hit Tokyo Bay

Five Chinese crew members died, one missing and another rescued after a Panama registered cargo ship sank late Saturday in Tokyo Bay, where it was anchored as Typhoon Hagibis approached, the Chinese embassy in Japan confirmed to Xinhua on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/14 13:18:12

SK PM set for highest-level visit to Japan next week

South Korea's prime minister plans to visit Japan next week in what would be the highest-level trip since Japan imposed export curbs in a deepening trade and diplomatic row, officials said on Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/13 21:53:40

Death toll rises to 25 as Typhoon Hagibis lashes Japan

At least 25 people have died, and another 15 missing on Sunday as Typhoon Hagibis ripped through Japan including the Tokyo metropolitan area, causing multiple rivers to overflow and blackouts in 376,000 houses.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/13 19:59:46

Hagibis leaves 14 people dead

At least 14 people were killed and nine others missing after Typhoon Hagibis slammed into Japan, officials said Sunday, as rescuers scrambled to reach people trapped by catastrophic flooding.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/13 18:43:39

Death toll rises to 9 as Typhoon Hagibis lashes Japan

Nine people have died, and around 100 people injured as of 10:30 a.m. local time (0130 GMT) on Sunday as Typhoon Hagibis ripped through Japan, including the Tokyo metropolitan area, with many rivers overflowing into residential areas across a wide area of the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/13 12:29:32

DPRK demands compensation from Japan for sinking fishing vessel

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday demanded that the Japanese government compensate for the infliction of material damage by sinking its fishing vessel and work out steps to prevent a recurrence of such incident.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/13 9:50:59

At least 4 dead, some 100 injured as Typhoon Hagibis lashes Japan

At least four people have died, and around 100 people injured as of Sunday morning as Typhoon Hagibis ripped through Japan, including the Tokyo metropolitan area, leaving more than 250,000 households in Tokyo and nearby regions without power.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/13 9:21:29

Japan on highest alert as major typhoon expected to hit Tokyo area

As a major typhoon approaching the east coast of Japan is expected to ravage through Tokyo and other eastern areas, the country is at its highest alert level on Saturday with most stores closed and public transportation shut down.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/13 8:34:24

Japan's capital braces for what could be worst typhoon in 60 years

A powerful typhoon approached Japan on Friday, threatening to batter its capital with the heaviest rain and winds in 60 years, shutting down stores, factories and subway systems.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/11 20:43:40

ASEAN ministers vow to work together towards haze-free region

Ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) vowed on Wednesday to work together towards a haze-free region, according to a joint statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/10 13:53:45

Malaysian MPs vote to repeal 'fake news' law

Malaysian lawmakers voted to repeal a controversial law on Wednesday that punished spreading “fake news” with up to six years behind bars and which critics said was aimed at stifling dissent.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/9 23:03:40

Typewriters business still in demand in Myanmar's Yangon

Clickety-clack sounds coming from typewriters are heard along a busy old street in downtown area of Myanmar's Yangon, bringing vibes back from bygone golden era of typewriters.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/9 11:19:46

Criminal reform urged in Australia

The UN's top rights official urged Australia to reform its criminal and refugee detention systems on Tuesday, just days after the country's prime minister took a veiled swipe at the international body.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/8 19:18:40