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Malaysia offers visa-on-arrival to 23 countries

KUALA LUMPUR, AFP Malaysia is offering visas-on-arrival to citizens of 23 more countries including China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar, in a bid to boost...

China condemns ‘irresponsible’ warning over South China Sea

AFP BEIJING--China condemned the U.S. Pacific air force commander Monday for “irresponsible remarks” after he warned it would be provocative if Beijing declared an air...

Japan plane on wrong runway; mishap averted

Reuters TOKYO -- An All Nippon Airways plane landed on the wrong runway at Osaka’s Itami airport Friday, forcing another plane to delay take-off...

India activists demonstrate against new rape legislation

AP NEW DELHI--Scores of demonstrators demanded Monday that the Indian government repeal a new sexual violence law the Cabinet hurriedly passed last week and replace...

Security Council agrees to postpone vote

TOKYO, AP The permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Japan have agreed to postpone a vote on a resolution that would impose sanctions...

S. Korea parliament to begin ferry probe

AFP SEOUL--South Korea's parliament is to open an investigation into the ferry disaster that has left 300 people dead or missing, politicians confirmed Sunday, as...

Children suffer most in RP’s conflicts: study

By Teresa Cerojano, AP MANILA, Philippines -- More than 200,000 children were victims of human rights violations because of armed conflicts in the Philippines between...

70% of Afghans without safe drinking water: gov’t

AFP KABUL -- About 70 percent of Afghans do not have access to safe drinking water, a government minister said Tuesday at the opening of...

Japan gov’t agency sorry for quake report error

Reuters TOKYO -- A Japanese agency apologised on Wednesday for issuing an erroneous alert for a magnitude 7.6 earthquake, saying the alert for southern Japan...

Officials’ mistake leaves couple sealed in their home

AP NEW DELHI -- The Wadhwas were enjoying a nap after lunch when a team of overzealous New Delhi officials padlocked their gate, trapping the...

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