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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

With limos and private train, Kim Jong Un travels in style

Apr 24, 2019

With a private train and stretch Mercedes limousines, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un travels to summits in style

Japan courts Trump using emperor, first lady's birthday

Apr 20, 2019

Without close friends in Asia, Japan's prime minister is seen using every opportunity, even the emperor's accession, to court President Donald Trump

Devotees nailed to crosses on Good Friday in Philippines

Apr 19, 2019

Several Roman Catholic devotees have been nailed to wooden crosses in a gory Good Friday ritual in the Philippines, and others flogged themselves or took part in religious plays to reenact Jesus Christ's suffering

Alibaba head's remarks spark debate over China working hours

Apr 19, 2019

Remarks by the head of Chinese online business giant Alibaba that young people should work from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. six days a week if they want financial success have prompted a debate over work-life balance