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Thai king moves to block sister's 'inappropriate' candidacy for PM

Thai king moves to block sister's 'inappropriate' candidacy for PM Fri, 08 Feb, 2019

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Friday moved to block his elder sister's surprise bid to run for prime minister in March, calling her candidacy for a populist opposition party "inappropriate" and unconstitutional.
Philippines vows to crush 'terrorists' after church bombs kill 20

Philippines vows to crush 'terrorists' after church bombs kill 20 Sun, 27 Jan, 2019

The Philippines vowed to destroy those behind twin bombings that killed 20 people during a Sunday church service in the country's restive south, six days after a referendum on autonomy for the mainly Muslim region returned an overwhelming "yes" vote.
Canadian PM fires envoy to China after remarks on Huawei case

Canadian PM fires envoy to China after remarks on Huawei case Sun, 27 Jan, 2019

In an unprecedented move, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday said he had fired his ambassador to China, who prompted a political furor with comments about Huawei's high-profile extradition case.
Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers

Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers Mon, 21 Jan, 2019

An unusual set of celestial circumstances came together over Sunday night and the wee hours of Monday for sky watchers in Europe, Africa and the Americas, where the moon was fully obscured before lighting up again with a faint red glow.
Tropical storm's rain, surging seas strike Thai beaches

Tropical storm's rain, surging seas strike Thai beaches Fri, 04 Jan, 2019

Rain, winds and surging seawater buffeted coastal villages and world-famous tourist resorts Friday, as Tropical Storm Pabuk made landfall on southern Thailand's east coast.
Sydney, Hong Kong kick off 2019 parties with dazzling fireworks

Sydney, Hong Kong kick off 2019 parties with dazzling fireworks Tue, 01 Jan, 2019

Sydney and Hong Kong put on stunning fireworks displays to welcome to the New Year, among the first in a wave of celebrations for billions around the world.
Indonesian rescuers use drones, sniffer dogs as tsunami death toll tops 400

Indonesian rescuers use drones, sniffer dogs as tsunami death toll tops 400 Tue, 25 Dec, 2018

Indonesian rescuers on Tuesday used drones and sniffer dogs to search for survivors along the devastated west coast of Java hit by a tsunami that killed at least 429 people, warning more victims are expected to be uncovered as the search expands.

Death toll climbs to 222 in Indonesia tsunami

Death toll climbs to 222 in Indonesia tsunami Sun, 23 Dec, 2018

A tsunami killed at least 222 people and injured hundreds on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra following an underwater landslide believed caused by the erupting Anak Krakatau volcano, officials and media said.
Indonesia's Soputan volcano erupts, ejecting thick ash

Indonesia's Soputan volcano erupts, ejecting thick ash Sun, 16 Dec, 2018

A volcano in central Indonesia has erupted, ejecting columns of thick ash as high as 7,500 meters (24,606 feet) into the sky.
Filipino banned from China eSports tournament over alleged racism

Filipino banned from China eSports tournament over alleged racism Tue, 04 Dec, 2018

A professional Philippine eSports player was banned on Tuesday from a million-dollar tournament in China, embroiling the world of competitive gaming in controversy as it faces threats of a boycott.
MBS mingles with G20 leaders as Trump fuels summit tensions

MBS mingles with G20 leaders as Trump fuels summit tensions Sat, 01 Dec, 2018

Fissures on trade, climate change and Ukraine divided world leaders Friday as US President Donald Trump came under sustained fire and Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler came in from the cold at G20 talks.

North Korean soldier defects to South across border

North Korean soldier defects to South across border Sat, 01 Dec, 2018

A North Korean soldier defected to South Korea on Saturday across their heavily fortified land border, which the two sides have begun to demilitarise as relations between the Cold War-era foes warm, the South's military said.
China, US showdown looms on trade at fractious G20

China, US showdown looms on trade at fractious G20 Sat, 01 Dec, 2018

The United States and China, the world's two largest economies, will see Saturday if they can find a breakthrough to exit a spiraling trade war as their presidents meet at a tense G20 summit.
Two Koreas, U.N. forces agree to remove weapons at border

Two Koreas, U.N. forces agree to remove weapons at border Mon, 22 Oct, 2018

North and South Korea and the U.N. Command agreed on Monday to withdraw firearms and guard posts in the demilitarized zone village of Panmunjom this week, Seoul's defense ministry said, the latest move in a fast-improving relationship.
Fears grow that more than 1,000 still missing in Indonesia disaster

Fears grow that more than 1,000 still missing in Indonesia disaster Fri, 05 Oct, 2018

More than a thousand people could still be missing after Indonesia's devastating quake-tsunami, officials said Friday, drastically upping the number of people unaccounted for a week after the disaster.
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