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An intensifying cyclone churned north towards Bangladesh yesterday after heavy rain in Sri Lanka and eastern India killed almost 200 people, with more torrential downpours forecast
MARAWI, Philippines - Agence France-Presse
Foreigners are among jihadist gunmen battling security forces in a southern Philippine city, the government said on May 26 as the reported death toll from four days of clashes climbed to 46.
China yesterday sidestepped claims by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that it had threatened to go to war over the disputed South China Sea
The Chinese government charged on May 25 that a U.S. warship had entered its waters in the South China Sea “without permission”, prompting Beijing’s navy to warn the vessel to leave.
SEOUL - Reuters
North Korea fired an unidentified projectile on May 21, South Korea’s military said, a week after it test-fired a mid-long range missile which experts said marked an advancement in the reclusive state’s missile program.
Japan’s lower house approved a bill yesterday allowing authorities to punish those found guilty of planning serious crimes, legislation that opponents say could be used to undermine basic civil liberties
KABUL - Reuters
Afghanistan's embattled vice president, Abdul Rashid Dostum, left Kabul for Turkey on May 18 night, according to Afghan officials, amid unresolved accusations that he ordered his men to abduct, beat, and rape a political rival last year.
Former President Park Geun-hye denied corruption charges Tuesday at the start of a criminal trial that could potentially send South Korea’s first female leader to prison for life
TEHRAN - Agence France-Presse
Iranians poured into polling stations on Friday to deliver their verdict on President Hassan Rouhani and his troubled efforts to rebuild ties with the world and kickstart the struggling economy.
N Korean leader Kim Yong Un orders deployment of a new missile tested on May 21, raising regional concerns. The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors today to discuss the issue
BEIJING – Reuters
Chinese state media criticized the United States on May 17 for hindering efforts to stop global cyber threats in the wake of the WannaCry “ransomware” attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide in recent days