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Powerful typhoon blows off Philippines, threatens Taiwan

Powerful typhoon blows off Philippines, threatens Taiwan Thu, 07 Jul, 2016

Philippine forecasters warned fishing boats not to venture out to sea and commercial ships to watch out for big waves Thursday as a powerful typhoon roared off the country's northeastern coast.
Australians vote in tight general election contest

Australians vote in tight general election contest Sat, 02 Jul, 2016

Polls have closed on the Australian east coast on Saturday in general elections in which the ruling conservative coalition expected to lose ground as it seeks a second term after a divisive first three years in power.
Toyota announces recalls for defective air bags, canisters

Toyota announces recalls for defective air bags, canisters Wed, 29 Jun, 2016

Toyota announced Wednesday it is recalling 1.43 million vehicles for defective air bags and another 2.87 million vehicles for faulty fuel emissions controls.
69 million children to face early death by 2030

69 million children to face early death by 2030 Tue, 28 Jun, 2016

The number of children who do not attend school is rising, child marriage has not dropped in decades and millions of young children will die mostly preventable deaths by 2030 if global poverty is not addressed, UNICEF said in a bleak report issued on Tuesday.
Thousands rally in Australia for same-sex marriage

Thousands rally in Australia for same-sex marriage Sat, 25 Jun, 2016

 Thousands of Australians marched at same-sex marriage rallies across the country on Saturday calling on whichever party wins a July 2 national election to quickly introduce same-sex marriage laws.
78 dead, 500 hurt by storms in eastern China

78 dead, 500 hurt by storms in eastern China Thu, 23 Jun, 2016

Hurricane-force winds, freak hailstorms, pounding rain and a tornado killed 78 people in China's eastern province of Jiangsu on Thursday and injured nearly 500 others, Xinhua reported.
North Korea fires missile but appears to have failed: South Korea

North Korea fires missile but appears to have failed: South Korea Wed, 22 Jun, 2016

North Korea fired one missile from its east coast just before 6 a.m. on Wednesday (2100 GMT Tuesday) but it appears to have failed, South Korea's military officials said.
3 International Space Station astronauts land in Kazakhstan

3 International Space Station astronauts land in Kazakhstan Sat, 18 Jun, 2016

An International Space Station crew including an American, a Briton and a Russian landed safely Saturday in the sun-drenched steppes of Kazakhstan.
Japan protests after Chinese warship sails near disputed East China Sea islands

Japan protests after Chinese warship sails near disputed East China Sea islands Thu, 09 Jun, 2016

Japan summoned the Chinese ambassador early on Thursday to express concern after a Chinese navy ship sailed close to what Japan considers its territorial waters in the East China Sea for the first time, increasing tensions over the disputed area.
Canada secures Rio volleyball berth with 3-2 win over China

Canada secures Rio volleyball berth with 3-2 win over China Sun, 05 Jun, 2016

Canada beat China 3-2 on Sunday to secure the final Olympic berth at a men's volleyball qualification tournament.
Missing Japanese boy found safe after forest ordeal

Missing Japanese boy found safe after forest ordeal Fri, 03 Jun, 2016

A seven-year-old Japanese boy was found alive on Friday nearly a week after his parents left him in a bear-inhabited forest as punishment for misbehaving, hungry but unharmed in a hut on a military base.
Obama makes historic visit to Hiroshima

Obama makes historic visit to Hiroshima Fri, 27 May, 2016

Barack Obama became the first incumbent U.S. president to visit Hiroshima on Friday, laying a wreath at the site of the world's first atomic bombing in a gesture Tokyo and Washington hope will showcase their alliance and invigorate efforts to end nuclear arms.
World leaders open G7 talks with economy in focus

World leaders open G7 talks with economy in focus Thu, 26 May, 2016

World leaders kicked off two days of G7 talks in Japan on Thursday, with the creaky global economy taking centre stage and disquiet over China's growing influence looming over proceedings.
Obama lifts arms ban in Vietnam visit

Obama lifts arms ban in Vietnam visit Mon, 23 May, 2016

US President Barack Obama has lifted a decades-old arms export embargo for Vietnam during his first visit to the communist country, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner even as he pushes for better human rights from the one-party state.
18 girls killed in fire at school dorm in northern Thailand

18 girls killed in fire at school dorm in northern Thailand Mon, 23 May, 2016

A nighttime fire at a dormitory of a primary school in northern Thailand killed 18 girls, many of whom had been roused by a dorm-mate but went back to sleep, thinking it was a prank, officials and the girl who sounded the alarm said Monday. The victims were between 5 and 12 years old.

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UK parliament terror attack

Four people were killed and 20 injured in a "terrorist" attack at the gates of British democracy Wednesday when a man mowed down pedestrians, then sta ...

Barack and Michelle Obama give final Christmas message

On Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama issued a joint weekly address where they wished the natio ...

'Supermoon' lights up sky around the world

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 ...

Anti-Trump protests spread across nation

Demonstrators took to the streets of Miami, New York, Portland and other US cities for a third straight night of nationwide protests to oppose Donald ...

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