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South Korea jails former president Lee for 15 years on corruption charges

South Korea jails former president Lee for 15 years on corruption charges Fri, 05 Oct, 2018

A Seoul court on Friday jailed former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak for 15 years for corruption, making him the latest in a string of high-profile political and business leaders ensnared by graft charges.
Philippines' Duterte scraps amnesty of chief critic, orders arrest

Philippines' Duterte scraps amnesty of chief critic, orders arrest Tue, 04 Sep, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday withdrew amnesty for an opposition senator involved in a failed coup 15 years ago and ordered his arrest, in what would be the second detention of a lawmaker critical of him.
Japan issues evacuation advisories for one million as typhoon hits west coast

Japan issues evacuation advisories for one million as typhoon hits west coast Tue, 04 Sep, 2018

Japan issued evacuation advisories for more than 1 million people and canceled hundreds of flights in the face of extremely strong winds and heavy rain as typhoon Jebi made landfall along its west central coast on Tuesday.
Strong quake triggers landslides on Indonesian Lombok island

Strong quake triggers landslides on Indonesian Lombok island Sun, 19 Aug, 2018

A strong earthquake jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, causing landslides on Mount Rinjani and damaging buildings, as it tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed 460 people.

Myanmar floods kill at least five, displace 54,000 people

Myanmar floods kill at least five, displace 54,000 people Sun, 29 Jul, 2018

Rising floodwaters have killed at least five people and forced tens of thousands from their homes across swathes of Myanmar. Dramatic images showed vast areas of farmland completely submerged in muddy waters stretching to the horizon, with only the rooftops of some houses visible.
Floods force thousands from homes in Myanmar

Floods force thousands from homes in Myanmar Fri, 27 Jul, 2018

Floodwaters have forced thousands from their homes in southeast Myanmar, local police said Friday, as authorities and volunteers scrambled to provide food and aid to the victims.
North Korea marks war anniversary as US remains flown out

North Korea marks war anniversary as US remains flown out Fri, 27 Jul, 2018

In mist-covered hills, North Korean soldiers, sailors and civilians gathered Friday at a heroes' cemetery to commemorate their brothers in arms on the anniversary of the end of the Korean War.
Trump says Russia to 'help with North Korea'

Trump says Russia to 'help with North Korea' Wed, 18 Jul, 2018

 President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Russia would help with North Korea and offered an enthusiastic update on the U.S. process of negotiating with the antagonistic Asian nation over nuclear weapons.
Thai cave boys speak of 'miracle' rescue after hospital discharge

Thai cave boys speak of 'miracle' rescue after hospital discharge Wed, 18 Jul, 2018

 Twelve Thai boys and their football coach who were rescued by divers after being trapped in a flooded cave for over two weeks spoke publicly Wednesday of their incredible ordeal.
Thai cave boys speak of 'miracle' rescue after hospital discharge

Thai cave boys speak of 'miracle' rescue after hospital discharge Wed, 18 Jul, 2018

 Twelve Thai boys and their football coach who were rescued by divers after being trapped in a flooded cave for over two weeks spoke publicly Wednesday of their incredible ordeal.
Four boys rescued from flooded Thai cave

Four boys rescued from flooded Thai cave Sun, 08 Jul, 2018

Four boys among a group of 13 trapped in a flooded Thai cave for more than a fortnight were rescued on Sunday after surviving a treacherous escape, raising hopes elite divers would also save the others soon.
Conditions 'perfect' for evacuation of Thai boys in cave

Conditions 'perfect' for evacuation of Thai boys in cave Sat, 07 Jul, 2018

Conditions are "perfect" to evacuate a young football team from a flooded Thai cave in the coming days before fresh rains and a possible rise in carbon dioxide further imperil the group, the rescue mission chief said Saturday.
At least 27 killed, 47 missing as torrential rain pounds Japan

At least 27 killed, 47 missing as torrential rain pounds Japan Sat, 07 Jul, 2018

At least 47 people were missing and five were in a critical condition as torrential rain that has killed 27 people pounds western and central Japan, public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday, with more than 1.6 million people evacuated from their homes.
New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern gives birth to baby girl

New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern gives birth to baby girl Thu, 21 Jun, 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to her first child, a girl, on Thursday, Ardern said in a posting on Instagram.
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