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China issues travel alerts, slams US 'interference'

Jun 4, 2019

China issues travel alerts, slams 'interference' in its own affairs

Dutch hostage held by Filipino militants killed in gunbattle

May 31, 2019

Philippine military officials say a long-held Dutch hostage has been shot and killed by his Abu Sayyaf militant captors when he tried to escape during a gunbattle in southern jungles

Boeing 737 Max 8 woes crimp Asian airlines' growth plans

May 7, 2019

Boeing 737 Max 8 woes crimp Asian airlines' growth plans

Thai king celebrates coronation with spectacular parade

May 5, 2019

Thailand's newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn made a spectacular public appearance in front of his countrymen, carried atop a golden palanquin by soldiers in ancient fighting uniforms in a procession through Bangkok's historic quarter

Fire hits 21-story Manila building; 1 dead and 5 injured

Apr 29, 2019

A fire raged through the top floors of a 21-story residential building in the Philippine capital, killing an elderly woman and injuring five other people

Far from glitzy tech hubs, Chinese city bets big on VR

Apr 28, 2019

Far from glitzy tech hubs, Chinese city bets big on virtual reality

Despite big plans, N. Korea's trains still go almost nowhere

Apr 26, 2019

Kim Jong Un's decision to ride the rails to Vladivostok summit hints at potential of a much bigger dream: unimpeded train travel from the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula to Moscow and beyond

Emperor Akihito saw diplomacy as path to make amends for war

Apr 26, 2019

Japan's Emperor Akihito has had a lifetime mission: Make amends for a war fought in his father's name

Nintendo profit jumps 39% on Switch software sales

Apr 25, 2019

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. is reporting a 39% rise in profit for the fiscal year through March on healthy software sales for its popular Switch console

Japan reporter sues government after passport is invalidated

Apr 24, 2019

A Japanese journalist known for covering war zones has sued the Foreign Ministry after it invalidated his passport and demanded he surrender it, saying it deprived him of his right to travel and interferes with press freedom