Asia & Pacific


  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attends the ASEAN Summit Retreat during the second day of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Vientiane, Laos on Sept. 7. / AFP / YE AUNG THU (Photo credit should read YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)

    Philippine Mayor Linked to Illegal Drug Trade Killed in Police Raid

    MANILA—A southern Philippine mayor on President Rodrigo Duterte’s list of top drug suspects was killed during a pre-dawn raid at his home on Mindanao island,... Read more

  • Combat seized weapons are display by Philippines army during a news conference, as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group in Marawi city, Philippines July 4, 2017. (Reuters/Jorge Silva)

    Southeast Asian States Vow Cooperation on ‘Growing’ Terrorist Threat

    MANADO, Indonesia—Southeast Asian nations will cooperate more closely with intelligence and law enforcement authorities from the Middle East amid “grave concerns” about an elevated threat... Read more

  • Virgin Airlines removes 11-year-old boy from his seat because they overbooked too many unaccompanied minors. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

    Virgin Atlantic Removes 11-Year-Old Boy From His Seat

    An unaccompanied 11-year-old boy was removed from his seat on a Virgin Atlantic flight from Shanghai to London because the flight had too many minors. The 11-year-old... Read more

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    Rabbits Ride Sheep to Escape Flood in New Zealand

    “When the going gets tough, hop on a wooly sheep.” That seems to be the advice that a few rabbits followed amidst widespread floods in... Read more

  • A policeman collects evidence from the crime scene after a suicide blast in Lahore, Pakistan July 24, 2017. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)

    Suicide Bomber in Pakistan’s Lahore Kills 25, Many of Them Police

    LAHORE, Pakistan—A suicide bomber killed at least 25 people, many of them police, in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, officials said, an... Read more

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    Thousands Ordered to Evacuate as Heavy Rains Hit Northeast Japan

    TOKYO—Tens of thousands of people in northeast Japan were told to evacuate their homes on Sunday as heavy rain caused major flooding and cut some... Read more

  • 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... Read more

  • Stock: Flag of Japan. (Pixabay)

    Olympics: Japan Stadium Worker’s Suicide Was ‘Death by Overwork’ Say Parents

    TOKYO—The parents of a worker on Japan’s Olympic stadium who committed suicide have petitioned the government to recognize it as “death by overwork”, an official... Read more

  • File photo: Lieutenant General Manas Kongpan, a suspected human trafficker, is escorted by officers as he arrives at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, November 10, 2015. (Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo)

    Thai General, Provincial Politicians Held Guilty in Major Trafficking Trial

    BANGKOK—An army general, two provincial politicians and police officers were among the 46 people held guilty on Wednesday by a judge in Thailand’s biggest human... Read more

  • North Korean soldiers ride on a boat used as a local ferry. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    North Korean Ship Aims Guns and Chases Japanese Boat Through Tokyo Territory

    A Japanese fishing boat was forced to flee after a North Korean ship was discovered in waters considered part of Tokyo’s economic zone. The North... Read more

  • 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

  • 48-year-old hippopotamus stands

    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

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