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Stealth Indonesia tsunami turns perfect night into nightmare

Dec 25, 2018

The tsunami that roared ashore in Indonesia hit with no warning and turned a seemingly perfect night into a nightmare

Japan emperor marks last birthday on throne, prays for peace

Dec 23, 2018

Japan's Emperor Akihito, who turns 85 on Sunday and will abdicate this spring, says he feels relieved to see the era of his reign coming to an end without having seen his country at war

Alba the albino orangutan returned to jungle in Indonesia

Dec 21, 2018

The world's only known albino orangutan climbed trees, foraged for food and began building a nest after being released into a remote Borneo jungle more than a year after conservation officials found her starving and dehydrated in an Indonesian village

Critique of Thai Miss Universe gown linked to royal insult

Dec 20, 2018

A Thai social media influencer who criticized a gown worn by her country's Miss Universe contestant could end up in court after another online personality filed a complaint with police charging that her thumbs-down fashion comment defamed the royal family

Naomi Osaka headed for big money with Japan, global appeal

Nov 9, 2018

Naomi Osaka headed for big money with both Japanese and global appeal

Japanese author Murakami reveals plan for library of works

Nov 4, 2018

Japanese author Haruki Murakami has announced a plan to set up a library that would showcase his works and also serve as a meeting place for research and international exchanges

Aussie nun who angered Duterte forced to leave Philippines

Nov 3, 2018

An Australian nun who angered the Philippine president by joining anti-government protests has called on Filipinos to unite and fight human rights abuses ahead of her forced departure from the country

Indonesian airline whose plane crashed a low-cost high flyer

Oct 29, 2018

Indonesian airline whose plane crashed a low cost high flyer

Philippine island once called 'cesspool' reopens to tourists

Oct 26, 2018

Boatloads of tourists sailed Friday to Boracay island, which Philippine officials reopened to visitors after a six-month closure to clean waters the president had called a "cesspool" due to years of overcrowding, partying and neglect

China building boom uncovers buried dinosaurs, makes a star

Oct 25, 2018

China's rapid city building has churned up a motherlode of new dinosaur fossils, and no one has seized the scientific opportunity more than one paleontologist