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Papua New Guinea volcanic eruption sparks further evacuations

January 14, 2018 11:48 pm
Papua New Guinea volcanic eruption sparks further evacuations

The remote island volcano of Kadovar spews ash into the sky in Papua New Guinea, January 6, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) Thousands of residents of an island near a Papua New Guinea volcano have been evacuated after escalating eruptions sparked fears of a possible landslide and tsunami, authorities and reports […]

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India sends 100th satellite into space to watch borders

January 12, 2018 2:04 am
India sends 100th satellite into space to watch borders

This handout artist’s impression released by Lesia/ Observatoire de Paris-PSL on January 10, 2018 shows the PicSat nano-satellite in orbit around the Earth with a background image by Thomas Pesquet released by the ESA. (Photo by AFP) India launched its 100th satellite on Friday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks […]

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Senior Chinese general faces trial over corruption

January 9, 2018 3:17 am
Senior Chinese general faces trial over corruption

China’s President Xi Jinping, left, and General Fang Fenghui, chief of the general staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, wait to meet General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 17, 2017. (AFP photo) […]

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Japan refuses to commit to anything beyond ‘comfort women’ deal with South Korea

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Japan refuses to commit to anything beyond ‘comfort women’ deal with South Korea

A file photo taken on June 23, 2015 shows South Korean former “comfort women” Kim Bok-dong (L) and Gil Won-ok (R) — who were forced to serve as sex slaves for Japanese troops during World War II — outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. (By AFP) Japan has […]

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China set to build navy base near Pakistan’s Gwadar Port

January 7, 2018 4:00 am
China set to build navy base near Pakistan’s Gwadar Port

The Yinchuan (175), a Type 052D destroyer of China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), provides an escort ahead of the Liaoning aircraft carrier into the Lamma Channel as it arrives in Hong Kong territorial waters on July 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) China is set to build a naval base […]

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Hundreds evacuated as Papua New Guinea volcano erupts

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Hundreds evacuated as Papua New Guinea volcano erupts

The photo shows the eruption of Kadovar volcano in Papua New Guinea on January 6, 2018. (Via Facebook) Some 600 residents on a tiny island off Papua New Guinea have been evacuated after a volcano previously believed to be dormant erupted and spewed a “continuous plume” of ash, officials and […]

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Former president Tatsuro Toyoda of Japan’s Toyota dies at 88

January 6, 2018 12:29 am
Former president Tatsuro Toyoda of Japan’s Toyota dies at 88

In this December 18, 1984 photo, United Motor Manufacturing Co. President Tatsuro Toyoda gets in the driver’s seat of the newly unveiled sporty 4-door subcompact “Nova” in the new Fremont, California, United Motor Manufacturing Co. plant jointly owned by General Motors and Toyota. (Photo by AP) Toyota’s former president Tatsuro […]

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in to meet former ‘comfort women’

January 4, 2018 11:30 pm
South Korean President Moon Jae-in to meet former ‘comfort women’

A boy (L) looks at a statue (R) of a teenage girl symbolizing former “comfort women,” who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II, placed on a bus running through downtown Seoul, South Korea, August 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP) South Korean President Moon Jae-in will […]

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Pakistan’s opposition leader Imran Khan denounces Donald Trump as “ignorant and ungrateful”

January 3, 2018 11:38 pm
Pakistan’s opposition leader Imran Khan denounces Donald Trump as “ignorant and ungrateful”

Pakistan’s opposition leader Imran Khan (C) gestures as he addresses the media in Karachi on December 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Pakistan’s opposition leader Imran Khan has denounced Donald Trump as “ignorant and ungrateful” after the US president accused Islamabad of harboring terrorists. Khan, who has ambitions to become Pakistan’s […]

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Pope Francis says refugees’ hopes must not be dashed

January 2, 2018 4:08 am
Pope Francis says refugees’ hopes must not be dashed

Pope Francis delivers a message as he leads the holy mass to mark the world day of peace, in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, on January 1, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Pope Francis has used his traditional New Year’s Day address to highlight the plight of refugee seekers, describing them […]

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Nepal bans solo climbers from scaling Everest

December 30, 2017 2:16 am
Nepal bans solo climbers from scaling Everest

In this photograph released by South African mountaineer Ryan Sean Davy on May 18, 2017, Davy takes a ‘selfie’ as he climbs on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest. (Via AFP) Nepal has banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains, including Mount Everest, in a bid to reduce accidents, an […]

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North Korea ‘to continue nuclear development’

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North Korea ‘to continue nuclear development’

This picture, taken on December 29, 2017 and released on December 30, 2017 by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (front C) attending an art performance of chorus in Pyongyang. (Via AFP) North Korea’s state-run news agency says Pyongyang will continue to […]

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Reuters journalists jailed by Myanmar may have been victims of set-up, families indicate

December 29, 2017 11:00 pm
Reuters journalists jailed by Myanmar may have been victims of set-up, families indicate

The family members of two journalists detained in Myanmar speak at a press briefing in Yangon, on December 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar for obtaining “important secret papers” were arrested just after being handed rolled papers by police officials in a restaurant to which […]

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United Nations bans 4 more North Korean vessels from international ports

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United Nations bans 4 more North Korean vessels from international ports

The Ul Ji Bong 6 is one of the four North Korean vessels banned by the UN Security Council. (File photo by Marine Traffic) The United Nations has banned four more North Korean ships from entering international ports for breaching sanctions against Pyongyang, bringing to eight the total number of the […]

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China rejects US President Donald Trump’s claim of North Korea oil transfer

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China rejects US President Donald Trump’s claim of North Korea oil transfer

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying China has rejected allegations by United States that it helped North Korea evade United Nations sanctions, following claims by US President Donald Trump that Beijing had allowed the transfer of oil to a North Korean ship. Reacting to Trump’s claim on Friday, China’s Foreign […]

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