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Obama cancels Duterte showdown over 'whore' slur

Obama cancels Duterte showdown over 'whore' slur Tue, 06 Sep, 2016

US President Barack Obama cancelled a meeting at a regional summit on Tuesday with foul-mouthed Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte after being branded a "son of a whore".
China ratifies Paris climate pact, US tipped to follow

China ratifies Paris climate pact, US tipped to follow Sat, 03 Sep, 2016

China ratified the Paris climate change accord on Saturday, with the US expected to do so later in a joint stand against global warming by the world's two biggest polluters.
Islamic militants blamed for deadly Philippine blast

Islamic militants blamed for deadly Philippine blast Sat, 03 Sep, 2016

Philippine authorities on Saturday blamed a notorious group of Islamic militants for the bombing of a night market in President Rodrigo Duterte's home town that killed at least 14 people.
Uzbekistan buries late strongman Karimov

Uzbekistan buries late strongman Karimov Sat, 03 Sep, 2016

Uzbekistan bade farewell to President Islam Karimov at a high-security funeral on Saturday, after his death plunged the country into the greatest period of uncertainty in its post-Soviet history with no clear successor to the iron-fisted ruler.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov dies at 78

Uzbek President Islam Karimov dies at 78 Fri, 02 Sep, 2016

Uzbek President Islam Karimov has died aged 78 after suffering a stroke, three diplomatic sources told Reuters, leaving no obvious successor to take over the Central Asian nation.
Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan hit by suspected suicide car bomb

Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan hit by suspected suicide car bomb Tue, 30 Aug, 2016

 A suspected suicide car bomber rammed the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on Tuesday, killing the attacker and wounding at least three other people, officials said.
Powerful quake hits Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples

Powerful quake hits Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples Wed, 24 Aug, 2016

A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar Wednesday, killing at least one person and damaging around 60 pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan, officials said.
British woman killed, man hurt in stabbings in Australia

British woman killed, man hurt in stabbings in Australia Wed, 24 Aug, 2016

A young British woman was killed and a British man critically hurt after a Frenchman allegedly stabbed three people while saying "Allahu Akbar" at an Australian backpacker's hostel, police said Wednesday.
North Korea launches ballistic missile from submarine

North Korea launches ballistic missile from submarine Tue, 23 Aug, 2016

North Korea test-fired a submarine–launched ballistic missile on Wednesday, days after threatening a nuclear strike in retaliation at the start of large-scale South Korea-US military exercises.
Over 1,900 killed in 'chilling' Philippines war on drugs

Over 1,900 killed in 'chilling' Philippines war on drugs Tue, 23 Aug, 2016

More than 1,900 people, or about 36 per day, have been killed in a violent campaign against drugs in the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte came to office seven weeks ago, the country's national police chief said on Tuesday.
South Korea, US start drills despite N. Korea's nuclear threat

South Korea, US start drills despite N. Korea's nuclear threat Mon, 22 Aug, 2016

South Korea and the United States began annual military drills Monday despite North Korea's threat of nuclear strikes in response to the exercises that it calls an invasion rehearsal.
Australia agrees to close controversial refugee detention center

Australia agrees to close controversial refugee detention center Wed, 17 Aug, 2016

Australia and Papua New Guinea on Wednesday said they had agreed to close a controversial Australian-funded asylum seeker detention center on Manus Island, although the ultimate fate of 800 refugees held in the camp remained unclear.
Bombings in Thailand target tourist cities, killing 4 people

Bombings in Thailand target tourist cities, killing 4 people Fri, 12 Aug, 2016

A string of bomb attacks hit popular tourist towns across Thailand, leaving four dead and many injured, with authorities Friday ruling out terrorism despite suspicions insurgents in the kingdom's deep south are responsible.
Australian women win 1st gold medal for Olympic rugby sevens

Australian women win 1st gold medal for Olympic rugby sevens Tue, 09 Aug, 2016

The first Olympic rugby gold medal in 92 years has gone to a group of Australian women that includes a mechanic, an elite former sprinter and a 21-year-old newcomer who has traveled around Rio de Janeiro carrying an inflatable kangaroo.
Japan's emperor says he's concerned about fulfilling duties

Japan's emperor says he's concerned about fulfilling duties Mon, 08 Aug, 2016

Japan's emperor expressed concern about fulfilling his duties as he ages in an address to the public Monday that was remarkable for its rarity and its hinted possibility that he may want to abdicate in a few years.

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