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Rescuers search building rubble after in Philippines quake

Rescuers search building rubble after in Philippines quake

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — Search and rescue efforts continued Monday at a three-story building in the southern Philippines that collapsed in a strong earthquake. The...
Q&A: WHO representative addresses China's new virus outbreak

Q&A: WHO representative addresses China’s new virus outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Shortly before authorities closed off the Chinese city at the epicenter of an outbreak of a new virus, the World...
India's 'patriotism pop' songs celebrate settling in Kashmir

India’s ‘patriotism pop’ songs celebrate settling in Kashmir

NEW DELHI (AP) — The music videos began appearing on social media within hours of the announcement by India's Hindu-led nationalist government that it...

Typhoon leaves widespread damage in Japan

Tokyo (The Japan News/ANN) — Powerful Typhoon No. 19 barreled north through the Kanto region, leaving behind record-setting rainfall in some areas and widespread damage...
A group of Chinese tourists take a shelter in the shade while touring Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Japan, Thailand still top overseas holiday choices

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) — The top two popular overseas destinations for Chinese travellers remain Japan and Thailand and Chinese travellers emphasised leisure over shopping...
Searchers look for man seen on YouTube falling on Mount Fuji

Searchers look for man seen on YouTube falling on Mount Fuji

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police are searching for a man who was seen falling while livestreaming his climb up Mount Fuji on YouTube. Police in...
Floods in Indonesia capital kill 17, force thousands to flee

Floods in Indonesia capital kill 17, force thousands to flee

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Severe flooding and landslides triggered by torrential rain in Indonesia's capital have killed 17 people and displaced tens of thousands,...
Bodies of victims found in UK truck repatriated to Vietnam

Bodies of victims found in UK truck repatriated to Vietnam

DIEN CHAU, Vietnam (AP) — Media reports in Vietnam say the bodies of 16 of the 39 Vietnamese who died when human traffickers carried...
In this file photo, foreign tourists are seen wearing face masks past walk at district shopping town of Myeongdong in Seoul, South Korea on June 7, 2015. High non-citizen districts in Seoul designated for increased policy security include Itaewon in Yongsan-gu, Daerim-dong in Yeongdeungpo and Garibong-dong in Guro-gu. There are currently 19 such districts nationwide. (Sipa via AP Images)

Korean police aims to improve safety in areas with large foreign populations

Seoul (The Korea Herald/ANN) — Police are expanding efforts to improve safety in neighborhoods with large foreign-born populations. The Korean National Police Agency rolled out...
Rebellious students abandon occupation of Hong Kong campus

Rebellious students abandon occupation of Hong Kong campus

HONG KONG (AP) — Rebellious students and anti-government protesters abandoned their occupation of at least one major Hong Kong university after a near weeklong...

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