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Singapore, Malaysia reach deal to end months-long airspace dispute

Singapore, Malaysia reach deal to end months-long airspace dispute Sat, 06 Apr, 2019

Singapore and Malaysia reached an agreement to end their months-long airspace dispute, the transport ministers of the two neighboring countries said in a joint statement.
Thai king revokes royal decorations of ousted ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra

Thai king revokes royal decorations of ousted ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra Sat, 30 Mar, 2019

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has revoked royal decorations that had been awarded to ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, a document published  in the royal gazette showed.
China probes factory blast as death toll rises to 47

China probes factory blast as death toll rises to 47 Fri, 22 Mar, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered local governments to prevent any more industrial disasters after a chemical plant blast left 47 people dead, injured hundreds and flattened an industrial park in the latest such catastrophe to hit the country.
Many dead in New Zealand after gunmen attack mosques

Many dead in New Zealand after gunmen attack mosques Fri, 15 Mar, 2019

At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country's worst ever mass shooting which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism.
Toxic air tears apart families in Mongolia

Toxic air tears apart families in Mongolia Thu, 14 Mar, 2019

In the world's coldest capital, many burn coal and plastic just to survive temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees -- but warmth comes at a price: deadly pollution makes Ulaanbataar's air too toxic for children to breathe, leaving parents little choice but to evacuate them to the countryside.
Singapore, Australia, China, Indonesia ground Boeing's 737 MAX 8 as concerns mount

Singapore, Australia, China, Indonesia ground Boeing's 737 MAX 8 as concerns mount Tue, 12 Mar, 2019

Singapore and Australia suspended operations of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in and out of their airports on Tuesday, and Indonesia and China grounded their fleets of the U.S. planemaker' s latest model after it suffered a second fatal crash in less than five months.

Malaysia frees Indonesian suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder case

Malaysia frees Indonesian suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder case Mon, 11 Mar, 2019

An Indonesian woman accused in the 2017 killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother was freed, as a Malaysian court dropped the murder charge against her in a case that drew suspicions of being a political assassination.
North Korea 'poised to conduct new missile test', satellite images show

North Korea 'poised to conduct new missile test', satellite images show Sat, 09 Mar, 2019

North Korea may be preparing for a missile or space launch, US news outlet NPR has reported, based on satellite image analysis of a key facility near Pyongyang.
Japanese woman confirmed as world's oldest person aged 116

Japanese woman confirmed as world's oldest person aged 116 Sat, 09 Mar, 2019

A 116-year-old Japanese woman who still enjoys studying math and playing board games has been recognised as the world's oldest person, the Guinness World Records said Saturday.
North Korea rebuilds part of missile site as Bolton warns of more sanctions

North Korea rebuilds part of missile site as Bolton warns of more sanctions Wed, 06 Mar, 2019

North Korea has restored part of a rocket test site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last year, while Trump's national security advisor warned that new sanctions could be introduced if Pyongyang did not scrap its nuclear weapons program.
Vietnam calls for 'drastic measures' to fight African swine fever

Vietnam calls for 'drastic measures' to fight African swine fever Tue, 05 Mar, 2019

Vietnam's prime minister has called for "drastic measures" to fight the spread of African swine fever in the Southeast Asian country, state media reported on Tuesday.
South Korea's Moon urges new US-North denuclearisation talks

South Korea's Moon urges new US-North denuclearisation talks Mon, 04 Mar, 2019

South Korea President Moon Jae-in on Monday urged the US and North Korea to quickly resume denuclearisation talks after their Hanoi summit last week ended without a deal.
Bushfires rage after Australia's hottest summer on record

Bushfires rage after Australia's hottest summer on record Mon, 04 Mar, 2019

Homes have gone up in flames and skies turned blood red as nearly 1,000 firefighters battle dozens of out-of-control blazes in southern Australia in the wake of the nation's warmest summer on record.
Trump, Kim summit collapses amid failure to reach deal

Trump, Kim summit collapses amid failure to reach deal Thu, 28 Feb, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had walked away from a nuclear deal at a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because of unacceptable North Korean demands to lift punishing U.S.-led sanctions.
President Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam

President Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam Wed, 27 Feb, 2019

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump met in Vietnam on Wednesday for a second summit that the United States hopes will persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for promises of peace and development.
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