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Thai police say Bangkok bomb substance smells like TNT

Aug 26, 2015

Thai police say Bangkok bomb substance smells like TNT

Thai explosives experts say substance from the bomb that blew up in downtown Bangkok last week smells like TNT, although police still have not received chemical test results, the national police spokesman said Wednesday. Prawuth Thavornsiri told journalists that it was still not clear ...

Flooding in North Korea kills 40, strands thousands

Aug 26, 2015

Flooding in North Korea kills 40, strands thousands

Heavy rain in North Korea killed 40 people, stranded thousands in flash floods and caused “massive” damage on the weekend, the International Federation of the Red Cross said and North Korean media said. More than 11,000 people were forced from their homes or otherwise ...

Aug 26, 2015

India, Australia to hold naval drills with eye on China

India and Australia will hold their first ever joint naval drills next month, as the two countries seek to deepen defense ties and counter China’s growing sway in the Indian Ocean. The maritime exercises, to be held in the Bay of Bengal off India’s ...

Philippine dictator Marcos' son mulls presidential bid

Aug 26, 2015

Philippine dictator Marcos' son mulls presidential bid

The son and namesake of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos said Wednesday he may run for president in next year’s elections, offering his once-exiled family the chance of the ultimate political comeback. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., popularly known as “Bongbong,” said he would not seek ...

Aug 26, 2015

Taiwan boy accidentally damages $1.5 million painting

A 12-year-old boy accidentally punched a hole through a $1.5 million centuries-old Italian oil painting when he tripped and fell into the piece during an exhibition in Taiwan. The painting, entitled “Flowers” by Italian artist Paolo Porpora, dates back to the 1600s and is ...

Aug 25, 2015

China, North Korea to open border trade zone in October

China and North Korea will open a border trade zone in October, Chinese state media said on Tuesday, the latest effort to boost economic ties despite tension between the countries. The Guomenwan trade zone in the northeastern Chinese city of Dandong, in Liaoning province, ...

Stock rout costs China's richest man $3.6 billion in one day

Aug 25, 2015

Stock rout costs China's richest man $3.6 billion in one day

China’s richest man lost $3.6 billion (¥432.34 billion) in a single day after global stock markets tanked and Chinese markets erased all their gains for the year. Wang Jianlin, chairman and founder of property and entertainment company Dalian Wanda, lost more than 10 percent ...