Asia & Pacific

Army Steps in as Severe Storms Cause Chaos in New Zealand

The largest city on New Zealand’s south island has declared a state of emergency amid a severe storm which has already seen hundreds of homes...




  • Indian commuters make their way along a flooded street after a heavy rain downpour in Amritsar on July 12, 2017. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)

    India Floods Kill 40, Displace 1.5 Million

    GUWAHATI, India (Reuters)— Floods in northeast India that have killed at least 40 people and displaced nearly 1.5 million have also inundated a national park... Read more

  • A truck crosses the Friendship Bridge from North Korea's Sinuiju over to the Chinese border city of Dandong over the Yalu river in the Chinese border city of Dandong on July 6, 2017. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Ups Trade With North Korea Amid Calls for Sanctions

    BEIJING (Reuters)—China’s trade with isolated North Korea rose more than 10 percent in the January-June period from a year earlier, a Chinese official said on... Read more

  • A general view of the wreckage at the Gilze-Rijen Military Base on October 13, 2015 in Gilze-Rijen, Netherlands. ( Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

    Malaysia Hopes to File Charges in MH17 Downing by Year’s End

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters)—Malaysia hopes that suspects in the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to face charges in the Netherlands should be known... Read more

  • The location of Wednesday's earthquake near North Korea (USGS)

    Moderate Earthquake Strikes in Sea Near North Korea

    A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck hundreds of miles from the coast of North Korea on Wednesday afternoon, July 12, in the Sea of Japan, according to the... Read more

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    Oldest Hippo in the world dies at 65

    The oldest hippo in captivity, 65-year-old Bertha, has finally died. She died in the same zoo that she lived almost all of her life, the... Read more

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    Police Claim They Have Last Photo of Belgian Woman Found Dead on Thai Resort Island

    Authorities have released the alleged last photo of a woman believed to be a Belgian backpacker who died at a Thai resort area in April... Read more

  • Khaltmaa Battulga, from the main opposition Democratic Party (DP), arrives to a press conference after he won the presidential election in Ulan Bator on July 8, 2017. (Byambasuren Byamba-Ochir/AFP/Getty Images)

    Former Mongolian Wrestler Becomes President

    A former wrestler was elected president of Mongolia on July 8. Khaltmaa Battulga, 54, won the run-off election as a candidate for the opposition center-right Democratic... Read more

  • A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam to fly a bilateral mission with two Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15’s over the East China Sea, July 6, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob Skovo)

    US Flies Bombers Over South China Sea

    Two U.S. supersonic heavy bombers flew over the South China Sea and “sharpened their combat skills” in a joint operation with Japan Air Self-Defense Force,... Read more

  • Japan flood Kyushu

    Floods Pour Into Areas of Kyushu, Japan After Tropical Storm

    Floods washed over parts of Kyushu in southwestern Japan. Three people were found dead and 20 are still missing. Three hundred people are stranded, waiting... Read more

  • The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on July, 4 2017. (KCNA/via REUTERS)

    North Korea Appeared to Use Chinese Truck in Its First Claimed ICBM Test

    SEOUL—North Korea appeared to use a Chinese truck, originally sold for hauling timber, to transport and erect a ballistic missile that was successfully launched on... Read more

  • Khaltmaa Battulga, from the main opposition Democratic Party (DP), arrives to cast his ballot at a polling station during the Mongolian presidential election in Ulan Bator on June 26, 2017. (BYAMBAA BYAMBA-OCHIR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Relationship With China Looms Large in Mongolian Election

    After an inconclusive vote in Mongolia’s June 26 presidential election, candidates from the north Asian country’s two most prominent political parties will face off in... Read more

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    Bloody Photos Show Mass Slaughter of Whales in the Faroe Islands

    Denizens of the Faroe Islands—located in the northeast Atlantic Ocean—have rounded up and killed dozens of whales on a beach in a centuries-old hunt that animal... Read more

  • Vanilla Air jet at Narita, Chiba, Japan, on July 17, 2015. (Masayuki (Yuki) Kawagishi/CC BY 2.0)

    Wheelchair-bound Man Had to Climb 17 Stairs to Board Flight

    A small Japanese Air carrier has apologized to a wheelchair-bound man after he was left with no choice but to climb a staircase to board... Read more

  • Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye leaves for Seoul Central District Court from her private home on March 30, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

    North Korea Calls for Execution of Former South Korean President

    The Communist regime in North Korea called on Wednesday for the execution of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her spy chief over an... Read more

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    80-Year-Old Tosses ‘Lucky’ Coin Into Jet Engine, Delays Flight

    An 80-year-old Chinese grandma tossed a coin straight into the turbine of a jet aircraft on Tuesday, causing a five-hour flight delay on a China Southern Airlines... Read more

  • Otto Frederick Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who has been detained in North Korea since early January, attends a news conference in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo February 29, 2016.  (Kyodo/File Photo/Reuters)

    Family Declines Autopsy for U.S. student released by North Korea

    An Ohio coroner, abiding by family wishes, has performed an external examination instead of a full autopsy on the body of the U.S. student who... Read more

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