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 2018-06-22 11:25 

The Asahi Shimbun

Philippines plans to take drug war to schools with searches, testing:The Asahi Shimbun...

MANILA--The Philippines is planning to take President Rodrigo Duterte's ferocious drugs war to schoo...

 2018-06-22 11:10 

The Asahi Shimbun

‘Spinning top’ asteroid Ryugu gives JAXA camera a twirl:The Asahi Shimbun...

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) released photos of "spinning top" asteroid Ryugu on Ju...

 2018-06-22 10:59 

NHK

Japan, US probe possible stray bullet damage...

Police in Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan, are working with the US military to investigate damage possibly caused by a stray bullet from American forces....

 2018-06-22 10:44 

Central News Agency

2018 Taipei-Shanghai City Forum postponed...

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) The annual Taipei-Shanghai City Forum has been postponed, probably until after Taiwan's year-end local government elections, according to a Taipei City councilor....

 2018-06-22 10:44 

Central News Agency

New AIT deputy director assumes office...

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) Raymond Greene, a career diplomat who is highly familiar with East Asia, has taken over as the deputy director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)....

 2018-06-22 10:44 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares end lower on Wall Street plunge...

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) Shares on the Taiwan Stock Exchange ended lower Friday after a plunge on Wall Street overnight but still remained above the market's six-month moving average....

 2018-06-22 10:44 

NHK

OPEC meeting starts...

The world's top oil producers are meeting in Vienna. They're deciding whether to boost production. Oil consuming countries are calling for more supply to curb a surge in prices....

 2018-06-22 10:42 

The Mainichi

Suspected substandard walls found at 15 schools in quake-hit Osaka...
 2018-06-22 10:42 

The Mainichi

Toshiba recalling 3.4 mil. AC adapters for computers over fire risk 2018/6/22...
 2018-06-22 10:41 

The Mainichi

Airbus threatens to leave Britain in case of no-deal Brexit...
 2018-06-22 10:41 

The Mainichi

Japan regulator orders cryptocurrency bourses to improve operations...
 2018-06-22 10:41 

The Mainichi

Thailand preparing total ban on import of electronic waste...
 2018-06-22 10:41 

The Mainichi

Japan and Britain working together to defend the Chemical Weapons Convention...
 2018-06-22 10:41 

The Mainichi

OPEC mulls 1 million-barrel oil production increase...
 2018-06-22 10:40 

The Mainichi

Quake damages costly electron microscopes at Osaka University 2018/6/22...
 2018-06-22 10:40 

NHK

Abe: Talks with N.Korea must help abduction issue...

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed willingness to talk directly with North Korea, but stressed that doing so must help resolve the issue of Japanese abducted by the country....

 2018-06-22 10:40 

The Mainichi

Okinawa gubernatorial election set for Nov. 18 2018/6/22...
 2018-06-22 10:40 

The Mainichi

Fukushima city celebrates fermented soy bean dominance with natto curry dish...
 2018-06-22 10:39 

The Mainichi

Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families...
 2018-06-22 10:39 

The Mainichi

3 years after journalist Yasuda's disappearance, reporters stand behind Syria coverage...
 2018-06-22 10:38 

NHK

Extremist cleric sentenced to death...

An Indonesian court has given an extremist cleric a death sentence for planning a series of terror attacks....

 2018-06-22 10:30 

The Asahi Shimbun

Tokai nuclear plant passes key test, resumption still in the cards:The Asahi Shimbun...

The Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant in Ibaraki Prefecture passed a major earthquake safety test on J...

 2018-06-22 10:22 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) Koreas agree to hold family reunion in mid-Aug....
 2018-06-22 10:05 

The Asahi Shimbun

Prefectures taxing nuclear plants until the bitter end:The Asahi Shimbun...

Local governments lost a lucrative source of tax revenue when nuclear reactor operations were suspen...

 2018-06-22 10:04 

China Post

African wild dogs make comeback at Mozambican wildlife park...

GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, Mozambique (AP) — The African wild dogs are back.There are just 14 of them, far fewer than those that roamed Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park before the nearly two-decade civil war that started in the 1970s. As up to...

 2018-06-22 10:03 

China Post

The Latest: Iraq confident of OPEC deal to raise oil output...

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on the OPEC meeting on oil production (all times local):12:00 p.m.Iraq's oil minister says he is confident that officials from major oil-producing countries will reach an agreement on raising oil production at their meet...

 2018-06-22 10:01 

China Post

Pakistan's former dictator Musharraf resigns from his party...

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former military ruler and dictator Pervez Musharraf has resigned from his political party, an indication he has no immediate plans to return home or support his party's bid in the upcoming July elections.Earlier t...

 2018-06-22 10:00 

China Post

Cheery and careworn, izbas epitomize Russians' pastoral soul...

PODOLSK, Russia (AP) — During the World Cup, Russia is keen to show itself off as a modern power, full of the latest designs for stadiums and hotels that gleam, with sun reflecting from their glass walls. But visitors who venture a little off the fa...

 2018-06-22 09:57 

NHK

Education board apologizes for sloppy inspection...

The education board of Takatsuki City in Osaka Prefecture has apologized for a sloppy safety check of a concrete block wall that collapsed in Monday's earthquake, killing a 9-year-old girl....

 2018-06-22 09:52 

China Post

African wild dogs make comeback at Mozambican wildlife park...

GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, Mozambique (AP) — The African wild dogs are back.There are just 14 of them, far fewer than those that roamed Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park before the nearly two-decade civil war that started in the 1970s. As up to...

 2018-06-22 09:52 

China Post

OPEC mulls 1 million-barrel oil production increase...

VIENNA (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil minister says officials from major crude-producing nations will discuss a proposal to increase output by about 1 million barrels per day.Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries are me...

 2018-06-22 09:50 

China Post

Turkey heads to landmark presidential, parliamentary vote...

ISTANBUL (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has never lost an election, is taking a gamble that will consolidate his hold on power in Turkey if he emerges victorious from Sunday's landmark presidential and parliamentary vote.But winning ...

 2018-06-22 09:50 

The Asahi Shimbun

China blocks John Oliver on social media after scathing Xi show:The Asahi Shimbun...

BEIJING--A popular Chinese social media site is censoring discussion of...

 2018-06-22 09:49 

China Post

EU retaliatory tariffs on raft of US goods go into force...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is enforcing tariffs on .4 billion in U.S. products as of Friday in retaliation to duties the Trump administration has put on European steel and aluminum.The goods targeted include typical American products like bo...

 2018-06-22 09:48 

China Post

Dems seek info about Virginia facility after abuse claims...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia's two Democratic senators asked the Trump administration Friday for answers about operations at a juvenile detention facility in the state where immigrant children said they were bound, beaten and isolated in solitary ...

 2018-06-22 09:47 

China Post

A look at dual elections in Turkey testing Erdogan's power...

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish voters will vote Sunday in a historic double election for the presidency and parliament.The vote will be a game changer, putting into full force constitutional changes transforming Turkey's ruling system into an executive...

 2018-06-22 09:44 

Central News Agency

Former President Lee embarks on visit to Japan...

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) Former President Lee Teng-hui () embarked on a visit to Japan on Friday to attend the unveiling of a monument in commemoration of Taiwanese who died in the Battle of Okinawa in 1945....

 2018-06-22 09:44 

Central News Agency

Most cosmetic surgery clinics illegally promote services: CF...

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) Over 86 percent of cosmetic surgery clinics in Taiwan promote the services they offer in ways that violate the Medical Care Act, according to the Consumer's Foundation Friday....

 2018-06-22 09:43 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan regulator orders improvements at six cryptocurrency exchanges...

TOKYO -- Japan's Financial Services Agency announced on Friday it had issued business improvement orders to six virtual currency exchanges,...

 2018-06-22 09:43 

Nikkei Asian Review

Thailand and the UK aim to resume trade talks next year...

BANGKOK -- Thailand and the U.K. have agreed to resume talks toward a free trade agreement after the U.K. leaves the European Union and Thailand...

 2018-06-22 09:41 

South China Morning Post

Nasa unveils programme aimed at preventing an asteroid apocalypse...

Among Earth's natural disasters hurricanes, floods, earthquakes the one humans probably ponder least is asteroids, huge objects zipping through our solar system at ludicrous speeds.Federal officials call an asteroid or comet collision "low probabi...

 2018-06-22 09:40 

The Asahi Shimbun

Volcano featured in ‘007’ movie erupts, ejecting smoke and rocks:The Asahi Shimbun...

A Japanese volcano that figured in a 1960s James Bond movie erupted explosively on Friday for the fi...

 2018-06-22 09:37 

NHK

Koko, gorilla who mastered sign language, dies...

Koko, the gorilla famous for learning sign language, has died at a preserve in the US state of California....

 2018-06-22 09:30 

South China Morning Post

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Singapore-based Instagram influencer Daryl Aiden Yow has apologised for using stock photos to mislead his followers...

By Ethan RakinInstagram influencer and photographer Daryl Aiden Yow has received a tonne of backlash after photos that he had posted on his account were found to be stock images he had altered.He issued an apology via his Instagram account, after being ca...

 2018-06-22 09:30 

The Asahi Shimbun

Indonesia court sentences cleric behind 2016 attacks to death:The Asahi Shimbun...

JAKARTA--Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman was sentenced to death by an Indonesian court Friday for or...

 2018-06-22 09:16 

NHK

Yingluck thanks supporters on social media...

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra resurfaced on social media on Thursday. The birthday greeting marks her first public comments since fleeing the country while facing criminal charges....

 2018-06-22 09:15 

The Asahi Shimbun

VOX POPULI: ‘Evil’ events remind that one man’s villain can be another’s hero:The Asahi Shimbun...

The alluring power of "aku" (evil) is on display across Tokyo.In coordinated events, six museums and...

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

Canadian art rock band Suuns rise on Seoul...

Canadian art rockers Suuns will take to the stage at HanaTour V Hall in the Hongik University area on Sunday, June 17, together with Detroit post-punk outfit Protomartyr and Korea's own indie darlings, 3rd Line Butterfly. The Korea Times caught up wit...

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

Korea's supremacy in cushion compact at stake...

Concerns have grown over Korea's status as a leader in the global cushion compact market, since the Supreme Court recently nullified AmorePacific's patent on the special sponge inside its cushion compact. Cushion compact is a makeup product combin...

 2018-06-22 09:13 

Korea Times

Seoul to inspect old buildings...

Seoul will provide free safety inspections for old buildings in the city, the local government said, Sunday. The safety checks will begin in July. The initiative came after a four-story building collapsed near Sinyongsan Station on June 3 that injured one...

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