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 2017-03-27 00:16 

South China Morning Post

London attack investigators demand access to encrypted WhatsApp, used by killer... +

British police investigating a deadly attack on parliament made a new arrest Sunday as officials set their sights on accessing WhatsApp, the heavily-encrypted messaging service that was used by the killer. The arrest came four days after the lightning ass...

 2017-03-27 00:01 

South China Morning Post

China takes fresh look at gangsters murder... +

China’s top prosecutor’s office said on Sunday that it would investigate whether a man jailed for life for murdering a gangster acted in self-defence, amid public demands for leniency in the case. Shandong man Yu Huan was jailed for life by th...

 2017-03-27 00:01 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

The devils waters: stigma from Sewol tragedy continues to haunt business near the site... +

When South Korea’s Sewol ferry sank three years ago killing more than 300 people, it also devastated businesses close to the wreck site. Now owners hope its salvage will herald a change in their fortunes. The ship went down in an archipelago off sou...

 2017-03-27 00:01 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Short seller Carson Block says he has a Hong Kong stock in sight... +

Muddy Waters Research Group, which has gained notoriety for exposing accounting frauds at publicly traded companies and subsequently profiting from their plunging stock prices, said it is taking aim at another Hong Kong company and is poised to launch an ...

 2017-03-27 00:00 

Yonhap News

Dollar opens at 1,115.0 won DN from 1,122.6 won... +
 2017-03-27 00:00 

Yonhap News

Yonhap news advisory for Monday, March 27... +

The following stories are scheduled to be covered by Yonhap News Agency. Your queries are welcome. Yonhap's English-language news desk can be reached by telephone at 82-2-398-3451 (general) and 82-2-398-3460 (economics), and by email at jjhwang@yna.co...

 2017-03-26 23:40 

Yonhap News

Listed firms' rights issues jump 21.4 pct in 2016... +

South Korean listed companies' rights issues soared 21.4 percent in 2016 from a year earlier with firms on the main bourse taking up the lion's share, data showed Monday....

 2017-03-26 23:26 

Yonhap News

N.K. claims S. Korea's unification ministry should be disbanded... +

North Korea on Monday condemned South Korea's unification ministry for the strained inter-Korean ties and confrontation between the two Koreas, saying that it should be disbanded....

 2017-03-26 23:00 

Nikkei Asian Review

Myanmar's stock exchange struggles a year after launch... +

YANGON -- Housed in a stately colonial building at the heart of Myanmar's financial district sits the Yangon Stock Exchange, which amid great expectat...

 2017-03-26 22:41 

NHK

Massive opposition rallies in Russia... +

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Moscow and other major Russian cities. They were protesting against President Vladimir Putin and what they perceive to be political corruption....

 2017-03-26 22:36 

Yonhap News

Hill: No good military options on N. Korea... +

No good military options exist on North Korea and the best way to deal with the provocative regime is to increase cooperation with China, former U.S. nuclear negotiator with North Korea Christopher Hill said Sunday....

 2017-03-26 22:28 

Yonhap News

Senate resolution calls for investigation into N.K's involvement in U.S. citizen's 2004 disappearance... +

A U.S. senator has introduced a resolution calling for an investigation into North Korea's possible involvement in the unexplained disappearance of an American citizen from China more than a decade ago....

 2017-03-26 22:27 

Japan Times

Women, children main victims as famine, cholera worsen in drought-hit Somalia... +

An emaciated woman writhes on her hospital bed, weakly waving her bony hand to create a current of air. Cholera patient Zeinab Hussein, a 50-year-old farmer, is one of thousands of desperate Somalis who have streamed into Baidoa in southwestern Somalia se...

 2017-03-26 22:18 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on March 27)... +

A storm called Ahn Cheol-soo The People's Party, a spinoff of the major opposition Democratic Party, held its first primary in South Jeolla over the weekend. Despite lack of PR and bad weather in the region, including in Gwangju and Jeju Island, mor...

 2017-03-26 22:17 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on March 27)... +

New protest culture:Time to create new rally, public debate site No question, the million people protesting in downtown Seoul for weeks drove corrupt leader Park Geun-hye from power....

 2017-03-26 22:17 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on March 27)... +

Onlookers:Politicians are negligent in coping with vital security issues There are abundant signs that indicate tension over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs will be further heightened....

 2017-03-26 22:17 

Yonhap News

Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers... +

The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newspapers on March 27....

 2017-03-26 22:12 

Japan Times

Arkansas exposure bill targets transgender rights, will hit economy, foes say... +

An Arkansas lawmaker wants to expand the state’s indecent exposure law in a move that opponents say could criminalize transgender people’s use of bathrooms. Republican Rep. Bob Ballinger’s proposal would make it a crime for people to kno...

 2017-03-26 21:54 

Japan Times

Egypt court convicts 56 over migrant boat disaster deadly to 200... +

An Egyptian court has sentenced 56 defendants in the case of a boat carrying migrants that capsized off the coastal city of Rosetta in September, killing more than 200 people. The defendants, who faced charges of involuntary manslaughter, fraud, and harbo...

 2017-03-26 21:45 

Japan Times

U.K. arrests another man over Parliament attack, presses WhatsApp for access to killers links... +

Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday. British press reports suggest Masood used the messaging servi...

 2017-03-26 21:27 

Japan Times

U.S.-backed Kurd forces capture Syrian air base amid reports civilians fleeing Raqqa... +

U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces captured a strategically important air base from Islamic State militants in north Syria on Sunday in the first major victory for the group since the U.S. airlifted the forces behind enemy lines four days ago. The Kurdish-...

 2017-03-26 21:23 

Japan Times

1,200 more migrants saved off Libya, raising suspicion of trafficker-rescuer collusion... +

Humanitarian ships rescued almost 1,200 migrants who were crossing the Mediterranean Sea over the weekend on an array of small, tightly packed boats, Doctors Without Borders said on Sunday. A young woman was found unconscious on one of the vessels and lat...

 2017-03-26 21:20 

NHK

Body of Kim Jong Nam transferred... +

Multiple Malaysian media outlets say that the body of Kim Jong Nam was taken out of a hospital in Kuala Lumpur and transferred to another place in the country....

 2017-03-26 20:58 

Japan Times

North Carolina man, 92, finally gets Purple Heart earned in Battle of Bulge... +

A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II. The Fayetteville Observer reports (bit.ly/2o6jJiD) Oscar Davis Jr. received the Purple Heart on Saturday...

 2017-03-26 20:31 

Japan Times

Rescued: 46 canines taken from South Korea dog meat farm arrive in NY... +

A dog meat farm in South Korea is missing 46 dogs that arrived at New York’s Kennedy Airport after being rescued. After landing late Saturday, the animals were headed for shelters in New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The Humane Society Internatio...

 2017-03-26 20:25 

Japan Times

Food, medicine raid by attackers dressed as soldiers fuels new Boko Haram fears... +

Boko Haram Islamists raided a village in northeast Nigeria, in the latest rampage to steal food and medical supplies, as fears grew of more attacks, locals and security personnel said on Sunday. Scores of fighters loyal to the faction headed by Abu Musab ...

 2017-03-26 20:15 

Japan Times

Trump to issue order to ditch Obama bad deal plan to curb global warming: EPA chief... +

President Donald Trump in the coming days will sign a new executive order that unravels his predecessor’s sweeping plan to curb global warming, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday. EPA chief Scott Pruitt said the executive or...

 2017-03-26 20:10 

Japan Times

U.S. nuclear plant closings hurting small towns still storing their waste... +

Living in the shadows of the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant’s cooling tower, which soars above Lake Erie in Ohio like an oversized lighthouse, brings with it some give-and-take. On the plus side, it generates tax money that once paid for a high sch...

 2017-03-26 20:10 

NHK

Police: London attack suspect acted alone... +

British police say they believe the man who carried out Wednesday's deadly attack in central London acted alone. But they concede they may never discover the motive for the assault....

 2017-03-26 19:55 

Japan Times

Malaysian police reportedly enter North Korean Embassy amid rumors of Kim corpse handover to Pyongyang... +

The Malaysian police on Sunday entered the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur in connection with last month’s murder of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, according to a Malaysian Chinese-language newspaper...

 2017-03-26 19:55 

Japan Times

Blaming far-right for health bills failure, Trump now willing to work with moderate Democrats... +

President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law, as aides signaled a greater willingness to work with moderate Democrats on upcoming l...

 2017-03-26 19:14 

NHK

Chef takes part in ritual at shrine... +

A Japanese chef has displayed his superb filleting skills in a traditional ritual that dates back more than a thousand years....

 2017-03-26 19:14 

NHK

Ski jumper Kasai breaks his own record... +

Japan's Noriaki Kasai has finished third in the ski jumping World Cup in Slovenia. He broke his own record and remains the oldest man to clinch a World Cup podium....

 2017-03-26 19:00 

Nikkei Asian Review

Public unconvinced by Abe government on school affair, poll shows... +

TOKYO-- While support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet was little changed in a survey by Nikkei Inc. and TV Tokyo this past weekend, n...

 2017-03-26 19:00 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan looks to reward 'good' employers of foreign trainees... +

TOKYO -- The Japanese labor ministry will lengthen the internship period for foreign technical trainees from three years to five at employers with goo...

 2017-03-26 18:56 

Formosa News

Former Vice President Lu's visa application to Thailand rejected... +
 2017-03-26 18:56 

Formosa News

Bony Lee from Ivory Coast... +
 2017-03-26 18:56 

Formosa News

Extreme Weather Threatens Rare Fish... +
 2017-03-26 18:56 

Formosa News

Policymakers and tourism industry at odds over how to prevent another deadly tour bus crash... +
 2017-03-26 18:56 

Formosa News

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je departs for tour of Southeast Asia and India; will promote 2017 Universiade... +
 2017-03-26 17:47 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Now the elections over, its time to bury the hatchet... +

Now that we have a new chief executive, we should look forward rather than back. Still, let me make a brief observation so the falsification of history by groups such as the Civil Human Rights Front, the Civic Party and numerous opposition news sites does...

 2017-03-26 17:32 

Ecns.cn

China rolls out plan to revitalize traditional crafts ... +

The Chinese government has rolled out a revitalization plan for traditional craftsmanship amid efforts to protect intangible cultural heritage and meet needs such as employment and poverty alleviation....

 2017-03-26 17:30 

Nikkei Asian Review

Mizuho, Marubeni gear up for e-payments in Southeast Asia... +

TOKYO -- Mizuho Financial Group and Marubeni plan to introduce electronic payment services in Southeast Asia as more consumers there settle transactio...

 2017-03-26 17:25 

Ecns.cn

Landslide buries five in Guizhou ... +

At least five people were buried in a building hit by a landslide at Sunday dawn in southwest China's Guizhou Province, local government said....

 2017-03-26 17:21 

Ecns.cn

China apartment blast death toll rises to five, rescue ends ... +

Rescuers combing the rubble of a half-collapsed apartment building in north China found two more bodies as they wrapped up the search, bringing the death toll of Saturday's explosion to five....

 2017-03-26 17:17 

Ecns.cn

Premier Li's visit lifts China-Australia ties to higher level ... +

Li's five-day official visit, the first to the Oceanian country by a Chinese premier in 11 years, has produced substantial outcomes in a wide range of areas, and proved to be a timely and fruitful visit. [Special coverage]...

 2017-03-26 17:11 

NHK

Malaysian investigators enter N.Korean embassy... +

Malaysian media say investigators have been allowed to enter the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur for the first time since the February killing of the half-brother of North Korea's leader....

 2017-03-26 17:08 

Ecns.cn

Chinese premier's outdoor diplomacy in Australia invigorates ties ... +

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang took a casual harbor walk and watched an exciting Australian football game with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull here on Saturday, extending his outdoor diplomacy to strengthen the ties between the two peoples. [Speci...

 2017-03-26 16:57 

Ecns.cn

Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor elected as Hong Kong's new chief executive ... +

Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor won election of Hong Kong's fifth-term Chief Executive by obtaining more than 600 votes on Sunday....

 2017-03-26 16:26 

The Mainichi

Sumo: Yokozuna Kisenosato denies Terunofuji to win Spring title... +

OSAKA (Kyodo) -- Taped-up yokozuna Kisenosato came from behind to win the Spring Grand Sumo tournament in dramatic fashion, defeating in-form ozeki Terunofuji twice on Sunday and becoming the first newly promoted yokozuna to win a championship in 22 years...

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