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Militants ‘hungry’ for caliphate: Duterte

Militants ‘hungry’ for caliphate: Duterte

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday Abu Sayyaf Islamic militants were hungry to establish a caliphate, as he toughens his stance on the kidnap-for-ransom group accused of a deadly bombing in his home city this month…

September 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
China issues alert for second typhoon in a week

China issues alert for second typhoon in a week

China is bracing for its second typhoon in a week after government raised their alert to ‘orange’ for Typhoon Malakas on Saturday, just as southeastern provinces continue to clean up after an earlier, stronger storm, state news agency Xinhua reported…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Typhoon kills 11 in China, Taiwan; another on the way

Typhoon kills 11 in China, Taiwan; another on the way

The world’s strongest storm this year killed at least 10 people in China when it hit the southeast coast…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

HK journalists ‘detained  in China

Hong Kong journalists covering violent protests in the rebel Chinese village of Wukan said they were detained and beaten by police as state press slammed ‘foreign media’ for stoking the tensions…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Typhoon lashes southeastern China

Typhoon lashes southeastern China

Typhoon Meranti battered southeastern China with heavy winds and torrential rain on Thursday, cutting power, ripping up trees and smashing windows, a day after lashing Taiwan…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

US, Japan, South Korea to meet on North Korea

US secretary of state John Kerry will meet with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in New York on Sunday to discuss responses to North Korea’s latest nuclear test, South Korea’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Explosion on tourist boat kills two in Indonesia

Explosion on tourist boat kills two in Indonesia

An explosion on a ferry carrying 35 tourists between the Indonesian resort islands of Bali and Lombok on Thursday killed two people…

September 15, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Super Typhoon Meranti is seen approaching Taiwan in an image from the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite taken at 1:10am EDT (0510 GMT) September 13, 2016. – Reuters photo

Typhoon cuts power as it slams into China

Typhoon Meranti slammed into southeastern China on Thursday, bringing strong winds and lashing rain and cutting power…

September 15, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Major eruption of Japan volcano predicted

Major eruption of Japan volcano predicted

One of Japan’s most active volcanoes is due for a major eruption within the next 30 years, say scientists who have studied a build-up of magma there…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
A truck is overturned in southern Pingtung county as typhoon Meranti slashes southern Taiwan on September 14, 2016. – AFP photo

Schools shut, flights cancelled as Super Typhoon Meranti hits Taiwan

Tens of thousands of homes lost power across Taiwan on Wednesday as Super Typhoon Meranti hit the island…

September 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
US bombers fly over South Korea in show of force after nuclear test

US bombers fly over South Korea in show of force after nuclear test

Two US B-1 bombers flew over South Korea on Tuesday in a show of force and solidarity with its ally after North Korea’s nuclear test last week…

September 13, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

North Korea says sanctions push after nuclear test ‘laughable’

North Korea said on Sunday a push for further sanctions following its fifth and biggest nuclear test was ‘laughable’, and vowed to continue to strengthen its nuclear power…

September 12, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

8 pregnant women among 329 infected by Zika in Singapore

Eight pregnant women have been infected by the Zika virus among the 329 cases in Singapore, the government said on Sunday…

September 12, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Nukes are defence against US blackmail: N Korea

Nukes are defence against US blackmail: N Korea

North Korea Saturday sought to justify its weapons programme as a defence against US nuclear ‘blackmail’ as world powers debated ways to punish Pyongyang for its fifth and most powerful atomic test…

September 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

China eyes closer military ties with Myanmar

China’s military wants to strengthen ties with neighbouring Myanmar by having more exchanges and greater cooperation, a top officer told Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a visit to the Southeast Asian country, state media said on Saturday…

September 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

North Korea conducts largest nuclear test

North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, ratcheting up a threat that its rivals and the United Nations have been powerless to contain…

September 10, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, Front Page, International
Duterte calls UN chief a ‘fool’

Duterte calls UN chief a ‘fool’

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte insisted Friday he had not intended to insult US leader Barack Obama, but immediately took aim at another global figure by labelling UN chief Ban Ki-moon a ‘fool’…

September 10, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Loyalists pine for Mao 40 years after death

Throngs of pilgrims lined up at Mao Zedong’s mausoleum Friday to pay tribute on the 40th anniversary of his death, but state media were notably quiet on the founder of Communist China…

September 10, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Myanmar military discharges 55 child soldiers

Myanmar’s military discharged 55 child soldiers from its ranks on Friday, the United Nations said while warning that new underage recruits continue to enter the armed forces…

September 10, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
North Korea conducts fifth and largest nuclear test

North Korea conducts fifth and largest nuclear test

North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test on Friday, setting off a blast that was more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile…

September 9, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

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