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Philippines orders Australian nun deported and blacklisted

Jul 19, 2018

The Philippine immigration bureau has ordered the deportation of an Australian nun who has angered the president by joining anti-government rallies but her lawyers say they'll appeal

Didi, SoftBank set up taxi-hailing joint venture in Japan

Jul 19, 2018

Chinese mobile service giant Didi Chuxing and Tokyo-based SoftBank Corp. set up joint venture for taxi-hailing in Japan

Japan OKs 1st anti-smoking law, but seen as lax and partial

Jul 18, 2018

Japan approves 1st national smoking ban inside public facilities, but measure excludes many restaurants and bars

Thai soccer players crave food, wait to go home next week

Jul 14, 2018

The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued after being trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand are recovering well and are eager to eat their favorite comfort foods after their expected discharge from a hospital next week

Indonesia's Aceh carries out public canings despite pledge

Jul 13, 2018

Conservative Indonesian province publicly canes gay couple, others found guilty of violating Shariah law, despite pledging not to carry out the punishment in public

Health official says boys rescued from flooded cave lost weight but had water during ordeal and are in good health

Jul 11, 2018

Health official says boys rescued from flooded cave lost weight but had water during ordeal and are in good health

Thai police: Investigations into boat sinkings are advancing

Jul 10, 2018

Police say their investigations into the sinking of two boats off Thailand's southern resort island of Phuket last week are progressing. The sinking of one boat left 45 Chinese tourists dead and two still missing

Thai health official says first four boys rescued can now eat normal food but not anything that's spicy

Jul 10, 2018

Thai health official says first four boys rescued can now eat normal food but not anything that's spicy

The Latest: China urges Thailand to step up boat rescue

Jul 9, 2018

The Chinese foreign ministry has urged Thailand's government to step up its efforts to rescue any survivors from the sinking of a tour boat off a southern island

Thai official: 5 reported missing from sunken boat are alive

Jul 9, 2018

Thai authorities say five people reported to have been missing from a boat that sank off the southern resort island of Phuket last week are alive