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Asia

15 Jan
An Iranian oil tanker has sunk after burning for more than a week in the East China Sea, Chinese state media said today. After colliding with a freighter, the accident left a large amount of spilled oil burning...
15 Jan
India launched its 100th satellite on Friday. The government hopes the latest launches will improve its prospects of winning a larger share of the more than $300 billion global space industry.  India's...
15 Jan
A speedboat carrying 27 Chinese tourists exploded on southern Thailand's Andaman Sea yesterday. The accident left five tourists severely injured.  Officials from the Phuket Consular Office soon arrived...
15 Jan
A South Korean delegation departed to hold working-level talks with North Korean counterparts today. The two sides will discuss the North's participation in the Winter Olympics to be held in Pyeongchang....
14 Jan
In western India, at least three schoolgirls killed when a boat, packed full of students, capsized in waters yesterday. The vessel reportedly overturned when they crowded onto one side to take selfies....
14 Jan
Northern India celebrated the harvest festival of 'Lohri' yesterday with bonfires, music and dancing.  The festival marks the harvesting of winter crops. It also marks the beginning of the Sikh New...
12 Jan
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that Japan's denouncement of South Korea's additional demands regarding the two nations' agreement on the "comfort women" issue. He described the...
11 Jan
China's foreign ministry made a diplomatic complaint to Australia following comments made by Australia's Minister for International Development and the Pacific. According to the Lowy Institute, China has...
11 Jan
The Malaysian government has announced yesterday that a U.S. exploration firm will resume the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 aircraft. The new search area is said to be just north of a...
10 Jan
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday denuclearising the Korean peninsula is an aim that cannot be abandoned.  North and South Korea agreed at their first formal talks in more than two years...

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