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Philippines: Typhoon Maysak weakens, warning remains

Around 24,000 people evacuated as storm surges, flash floods and landslides remain potential threat. ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines  – Typhoon Maysak has weakened into a tropical storm...

China: Iran nuke deal will boost relations with US

Comments made in phone call with US Secretary of State after Iran and P5+1 group reach framework nuclear deal. BEIJING  – China's foreign minister has said that...
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Japan allows Thai chartered flights until end of May

Tokyo had decided to ban additional flights following March 20 report which declared 'significant security concerns.' BANGKOK -- Japan and Thailand signed an agreement Friday...

Analyst dismisses Myanmar’s draft cease-fire deal

Longtime Asia expert tells AA that widespread optimism about agreement -- not yet signed -- is undeserved. YANGON, Myanmar - A leading expert on Myanmar’s ethnic...

Former Chinese security chief charged with corruption

Top official to be probed under anti-corruption drive charged with bribery, abuse of power, disclosure of state secrets. BEIJING (AA) – China’s former security chief...

World’s oldest living person dies at 117

Misao Okawa attributed longevity to eating 'delicious things' and at least 8 hours sleep a night. TOKYO  She was born to a Japanese kimono shop...

World’s oldest living person dies at 117

Misao Okawa attributed longevity to eating 'delicious things' and at least 8 hours sleep a night. She was born to a Japanese kimono shop owner in 1898,...

Former Indian PM Manmohan saved from corruption case

Indian Supreme Court stays summons for former PM to appear in coal corruption case There was relief for former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on...

Japan gives Iran $490 million of its frozen assets

Iran receives fifth installment of assets blocked in Japan over its nuclear program. Iran has received $490 million from Japan - the fifth installment of its...

Myanmar’s peace process takes tentative step forward

16 rebel groups agree on wording to agreement with government’s Union Peacemaking Working Committee. Myanmar’s fraught peace process took a tentative step forward Monday as...

Cambodia: Monks defrocked after karaoke, drinking session

Suspicions at parlour as all had shaven heads—style only sported by members of clergy or sons after a parent has passed away. Four Cambodian Buddhist...

Indonesia: 7 die after drinking mosquito repellent

Men had mixed repellent mixed with liquor and energy drinks to increase its potency. Seven people have died in Indonesia after consuming tainted alcohol, according to local police. Local...

Quake hits Papua New Guinea coast; no injuries

Seismologist says magnitude-7.5 Pacific tremor believed to be one of most powerful recorded in world this year. A major earthquake struck off the coast of...

Cambodian jailed for trafficking kidneys to Thailand

Woman found guilty of illegally exporting human organs, exploitation and illegal human trafficking. A Cambodian court has sentenced a woman to 15 years in prison...

China’s Xi calls for win-win cooperation at Asia forum

President promotes Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and ‘Belt and Road’ initiatives. BEIJING (AA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed that his country will promote a new...