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Australian doctors bring woman back from the dead

Australian doctors bring woman back from the dead Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Australian doctors at the MonashHeart Medical Center in Melbourne have brought back to life a woman Vanessa Tanasio, who was clinically dead for 42 minutes. 
Taiwan braces for Tropical Storm Trami

Taiwan braces for Tropical Storm Trami Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Tropical Storm Trami was centered 210 kilometers east of Taipei as of 11 a.m. Wednesday and was expected to dump at least 350 mm of rain in most parts of Taiwan between noon Wednesday and noon Thursday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
Fukushima radiation leak 'a serious incident'

Fukushima radiation leak 'a serious incident' Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Japan has raised the severity of the latest leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant, now describing it as a "serious radiation incident"
Radioactive water leak at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

Radioactive water leak at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

The operator of Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant has said that about 300 tons of highly radioactive water have leaked from one of the hundreds of storage tanks there — its worst leak yet from one of the vessels. 
Heavy rains, floods batter Philippines

Heavy rains, floods batter Philippines Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Heavy monsoon rains are pounding the Philippine capital Manila and surrounding areas for a second straight day, flooding streets and shutting down financial markets and government offices.
Gay marriage law comes into effect in New Zealand

Gay marriage law comes into effect in New Zealand Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

Dozens of same-sex couples said "I do" Monday as New Zealand became the first Asia-Pacific country, and only the 14th in the world, to legalise gay marriage. 
South Korea, U.S. begin two-week joint war drills

South Korea, U.S. begin two-week joint war drills Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

South Korea launched a military drill Monday with the United States against a simulated North Korean invasion, even as a recent easing of tensions between Seoul and Pyongyang gathered momentum.
Volcano in southern Japan erupts

Volcano in southern Japan erupts Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

A volcano in southern Japan has erupted, creating a spectacular plume of ash 3.1 miles high.
26 dead as Philippines ferry carrying 870 sinks

26 dead as Philippines ferry carrying 870 sinks Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

At least 26 people are now confirmed dead after a ferry with nearly 870 people on board sank near the central Philippine port city of Cebu.
Vietnam frees student activist in rare appeal ruling

Vietnam frees student activist in rare appeal ruling Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

A Vietnam appeals court on Friday halved the eight-year jail term of a dissident and cut the six-year term of another to three years of house arrest, sources familiar with the verdict said, in a rare step welcomed by human rights activists.
6.5-magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand

6.5-magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

A strong earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale has jolted New Zealand's capital, halting air and rail services, but there have been no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
China braces for Typhoon Utor

China braces for Typhoon Utor Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

Southern China is bracing itself for the arrival of Typhoon Utor - which has already hit the Philippines and Hong Kong.
Japan ministers in Yasukuni visit as PM Abe sends offering

Japan ministers in Yasukuni visit as PM Abe sends offering Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

Two Japanese cabinet ministers visited a controversial shrine dedicated to Japan's war dead Thursday, the anniversary of the nation's surrender in World War II.
Two Koreas agree to re-open joint industrial park

Two Koreas agree to re-open joint industrial park Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

North and South Korea have agreed to reopen a jointly operated industrial park that was closed in April, a joint statement said.
Hong Kong braces for Typhoon Utor

Hong Kong braces for Typhoon Utor Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

A typhoon lashed Hong Kong with wind and rain, closing down the bustling Asian financial center Wednesday before sweeping toward mainland China.

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