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Taiwan battens down for Typhoon ‘Henry’

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Typhoon Matmo (locally named Henry in the Philippines) churned towards Taiwan Tuesday, picking up strength with thousands of tourists evacuated from outlying islands as weather forecasters warned of possible flash floods and landslides.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A look at China’s territorial claims

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China’s efforts to counter the United States’ “pivot to Asia” and raise its own influence on the continent are complicated by territorial disputes, mostly at sea but also along its land border. Many of the disputes have been simmering for decades, although some have heated up in recent years.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Review confirms basis of Japan’s sex slave apology

Former comfort women who served the Japanese Army as sexual slaves during World War II shout a slogan in a rally before Korean Liberation Day of August 15, which marks the end of Japanese colonial rule in 1945, in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul in this 2009 file photo. AP

A Japanese panel confirmed the validity of a study that led to Japan’s landmark 1993 apology for forcing Asian women into wartime prostitution, even as South Korea blasted the review as a move that “picks again at the painful wounds” of victims.

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

50,000 kilos of smuggled garlic seized in Batangas port

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Around 50,000 to 60,000 kilos of imported garlic were seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Batangas port in Batangas City on Wednesday.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

1 dead, 100 hurt in anti-China riot in Vietnam

Map locating anti-China riots in Vietnam. AFP

A riot at a steel plant in Vietnam has left one Chinese worker dead and over 100 injured, officials said Thursday, as an angry Beijing accused Hanoi of “connivance” in the worst anti-China unrest in decades.

Posted: May 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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