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Singapore Airlines Plane Catches Fire During Landing

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A flight arriving in Singapore’s Changi Airport caught on fire as it was landing, according to the airline on Monday (local time). The right engine...

  • The Mitsubishi Motors logo is displyed outside the company's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, on April 20, 2016. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)

    Mitsubishi Expects $1.4 Billion Loss After Mileage Cheating

    TOKYO—Mitsubishi Motors Corp., which recently acknowledged it inflated mileage on its models, is forecasting a 145 billion yen ($1.4 billion) loss for the fiscal year... Read more

  • This picture taken from a Vietnam Coast Guard ship on May 14, 2014 shows a China Coast Guard ship (L) blocking the way of a Vietnam Coast Guard ship near to the site of a Chinese drilling oil rig (R, background) being installed at the disputed water in the South China Sea off Vietnam's central coast. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

    Indonesia Detains Chinese Fishing Boat, Beijing Says 1 Person Injured

    An Indonesian Navy vessel fired upon Chinese fishing ships in the South China Sea, injuring one fisherman, Beijing officials said. The Chinese regime’s foreign ministry... Read more

  • Protesters hold placards that read: "Our anger has reached its limit" during a protest rally against the presence of U.S. military bases on the southwestern island of Okinawa in Naha, Okinawa, on June 19, 2016 as many of them wearing black to mourn the rape and killing of a local woman in which a former U.S. Marine is a suspect. The rally called for a review of the U.S.-Japanese security agreement, which burdens Okinawa with hosting the bulk of American troops in Japan. (Ryosuke Uematsu/Kyodo News via AP)

    Massive Protest on Okinawa Opposes US Military After Killing

    TOKYO—Tens of thousands of people on the Japanese island of Okinawa protested Sunday against the presence of U.S. military bases there, many wearing black to... Read more

  • Indonesia'S KOPASKA elite Navy commando unit conduct security patrols on Sept. 27, 2013. (Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Says Indonesian Navy Shot at Chinese Fishermen

    BEIJING—China’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday that the Indonesian navy opened fire at a Chinese fishing boat in the South China Sea, injuring a fisherman and... Read more

  • Oscar Lai, a member of pro-democracy group Demosisto, throws a newspaper reporting Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-Kee into the Chinese central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, Friday, June 17, 2016. Lam, one of the five Hong Kong booksellers whose disappearances sparked international concern, said Thursday he spent months confined in a room under constant surveillance by mainland Chinese authorities, who interrogated him about his publishing company's authors and customers. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Hong Kong Bookseller’s Revelations Deepen Rift With Beijing

    HONG KONG—A Hong Kong bookseller’s revelation of months spent in harrowing detention by mainland Chinese authorities is inflaming tense relations between the semiautonomous city and... Read more

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    Malaysia’s First Islamic Airline No Longer Allowed to Fly

    Malaysia-based airline Rayani Air is grounded due to concerns about safety and inadequate management, the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) and Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) announced on... Read more

  • Philippine National Police Spokesman C/Supt. Wilben Mayor, right, and PNP Crime Laboratory Chief C/Supt. Emmanuel Aranas listen to questions from the media after reading the statement on the beheading of a Canadian hostage Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Camp Crame in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Philippine officials have confirmed that Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded Canadian Robert Hall, the second Canadian hostage to be killed by Abu Sayyaf militants in two months after their demands for a large ransom were not met. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Philippine Officials Confirm Canadian Hostage Was Beheaded

    MANILA, Philippines—Philippine officials confirmed Tuesday that Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded a Canadian man, the second Canadian hostage to be killed in two months after their... Read more

  • A Bangladeshi student holds a portrait of a University Professor A.F.M. Rezaul Karim Siddique during a protest against his killing in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 29, 2016. Authorities have rounded up about 1,600 criminal suspects, including a few dozen believed to be Islamist radicals, in a nationwide crackdown aimed at halting a wave of brutal attacks on minorities and activists in Bangladesh, police said Saturday, June 11, 2016. (AP Photo)

    Bangladesh Detains 1,600 in Drive Against Islamist Radicals

    DHAKA, Bangladesh—Authorities have rounded up about 1,600 criminal suspects, including a few dozen believed to be Islamist radicals, in a nationwide crackdown aimed at halting... Read more

  • Indian labourers in a hospital near New Delhi after one of their kidneys was removed. Recently, New Delhi police have arrested three kidney donors over an illegal organ trafficking racket at one of India’s top hospitals.  (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Indian Police Make New Arrests in Kidney Sale Racket

    New Delhi police have arrested three kidney donors over an illegal racket at one of India’s top hospitals that has shone a spotlight on underground... Read more

  • FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2012, file photo, Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, center, is surrounded by his family members, from left, Princess Somsavali, his daughter Princess Ubolratana, his daughter Princess Chulabhorn, Princess Siribhachudabhorn, Royal Consort Princess Srirasm, his grandson Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti, his son Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn and his daughter Princess Sirindhorn after addressing the crowd from a balcony of the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall on his 85th birthday in Bangkok, Thailand. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, on Thursday June 9, 2016, marks his 70th year on the throne. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn, File)

    Thai King Marks 70 Years on the Throne – From Hospital Bed

    BANGKOK—Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, on Thursday marked his 70th year on the throne — from his hospital bed, immobile and wracked... Read more

  • This photo taken on October 23, 2013 shows Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) fighter jets leaving their base in Shanghai. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Jet Intercepts US Air Force Plane, ‘Improper Airmanship’ to Blame

    A Chinese jet intercepted a U.S. Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft that was flying in international airspace over the East China Sea. The United States... Read more

  • A protestor displays a placard at a Lancome counter inside a department store at Hong Kong's Times Square, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. French cosmetics company Lancome has sparked a backlash in Hong Kong after it canceled a promotional concert featuring a singer known for pro-democracy views, with many accusing it of caving in to political pressure from Beijing. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Lancome Shuts Hong Kong Shops as ‘Kowtow’ Controversy Grows

    HONG KONG—Cosmetics maker Lancome shut all its Hong Kong shops on Wednesday as protesters accused the cosmetics brand of kowtowing to Beijing when it scrapped... Read more

  • (FILE) Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan arrives at the US Navy base in Yokosuka, a suburb of Tokyo, on October 1, 2015.(Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Navy Bans Sailors From Drinking Alcohol in Japan

    U.S. Navy sailors are banned from drinking alcohol in Japan, beginning June 6, after a string of incidents. The move comes after an American sailor... Read more

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (C) speaks to journalists in Davao City on June 2, 2016. (Manman Dejeto/AFP/Getty Images)

    Philippine President Urges Public to Kill Drug Dealers

    MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine president-elect has encouraged the public to help him in his war against crime, urging citizens with guns to shoot and kill drug... Read more

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    Lion Pounces and Roars at 2-Year-Old Boy Before Slamming Face-First Into Glass

    A 2-year-old boy got the scare of his life at a Japanese zoo this week. A clip uploaded to YouTube shows a male lion pouncing... Read more

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    One-Month-Old Baby Left Abandoned Under a Bridge in China

    A one-month-old Chinese boy was deserted under a remote bridge in central China’s Henan Province, leaving him on the brink of death and under attack... Read more

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