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Hundreds of thousands gather in South Korea for fifth week of protests against Park

Hundreds of thousands gather in South Korea for fifth week of protests against Park Sat, 26 Nov, 2016

Hundreds of thousands rallied in central Seoul on Saturday for a fifth week of protests against President Park Geun-hye, in the largest ongoing series of demonstrations in the country since the 1987 movement to democratize South Korea.
7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan

7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan Mon, 21 Nov, 2016

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 hit northern Japan on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, issuing tsunami advisories for much of the nation's northern Pacific coast.
Supermoon delights world's star gazers in full moon, eclipse combination

Supermoon delights world's star gazers in full moon, eclipse combination Mon, 14 Nov, 2016

 From Beijing to Berlin, star gazers around the world admired the supermoon - the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades - as it made its way across the skies on Sunday and Monday.
Tsunami hits New Zealand after massive quake

Tsunami hits New Zealand after massive quake Sun, 13 Nov, 2016

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck central New Zealand just after midnight, the U.S. Geological Survey said, generating a tsunami that hit the northeast coast of the South Island.
Chinese spend billions on Singles' Day

Chinese spend billions on Singles' Day Fri, 11 Nov, 2016

Chinese shoppers unleashed a record deluge of cash online for Singles Day on Friday, Alibaba said, spending more than $13 billion with the e-commerce giant in the world's biggest online shopping promotion.
Japan executes inmate for murdering two women

Japan executes inmate for murdering two women Fri, 11 Nov, 2016

Japan executed a death-row prisoner for the murders of two women on Friday, the justice ministry said, a further snub to calls from international rights groups to end capital punishment.
Australian gets 15 years prison for abusing girls in Bali

Australian gets 15 years prison for abusing girls in Bali Tue, 25 Oct, 2016

An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced an Australian retiree to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing girls on the tourist island of Bali.
One killed, two injured in Japan park blasts

One killed, two injured in Japan park blasts Sun, 23 Oct, 2016

One person was killed and at least two injured by twin near-simultaneous blasts in a Japanese park on Sunday, the local fire department said.
Floods kill 21 people in Vietnam, next storm due soon

Floods kill 21 people in Vietnam, next storm due soon Sun, 16 Oct, 2016

At least 21 people have been killed by floods in Vietnam's four central provinces in the past week and eight are still missing, the government said on Sunday amid preparations for another tropical storm to hit the country.
Thailand's King Bhumibol, world's longest reigning monarch, dies at 88

Thailand's King Bhumibol, world's longest reigning monarch, dies at 88 Thu, 13 Oct, 2016

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch and a father-figure to the nation, died in hospital on Thursday, the palace announced. He was 88.
Powerful typhoon Chaba barrels toward Japan

Powerful typhoon Chaba barrels toward Japan Wed, 05 Oct, 2016

Storm and heavy rain warnings were issued Wednesday as powerful typhoon Chaba barrelled toward Japan, after lashing the southern coast of South Korea with winds that triggered flash floods and left at least two dead.
Philippines' Duterte likens himself to Hitler, wants to kill millions of drug users

Philippines' Duterte likens himself to Hitler, wants to kill millions of drug users Fri, 30 Sep, 2016

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday drew a parallel between his deadly crime war and Hitler's massacre of Jews, saying he was "happy to slaughter" millions of drug addicts.

World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of UN debate

World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of UN debate Wed, 21 Sep, 2016

World leaders from Pakistan to Ukraine unleashed their regional grievances Wednesday, taking the stage of the U.N. General Assembly to rage against their neighbors and presenting a picture of a chaotic world consumed by intractable conflicts.
North Korea flooding kills 133, displaces 107,000: U.N.

North Korea flooding kills 133, displaces 107,000: U.N. Mon, 12 Sep, 2016

Flooding from heavy rain in North Korea has killed 133 people in its northeast while 395 are missing, with many homes and critical infrastructure destroyed, a U.N. agency said on Monday.

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