LDP groups ask Abe for tougher sanctions on North Korea

Sep 17, 2016

LDP groups ask Abe for tougher sanctions on North Korea

Two groups from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party have submitted to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a request to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea following its fifth nuclear test. In the request, submitted Friday, the LDP’s Headquarters for North Korean Abductions and Foreign Affairs ...

Typhoon Meranti leaves 16 dead or missing in China

Sep 16, 2016

Typhoon Meranti leaves 16 dead or missing in China

Typhoon Meranti has left at least 16 people dead or missing in China and an ancient bridge destroyed as it wreaked havoc on the country’s eastern coast, the government said Friday. The storm, described by the official Xinhua news agency as the world’s strongest ...

Sep 15, 2016

China expels journalists from fishing village under siege

Journalists were attacked and forced out of the fishing village where China has suppressed new protests five years after the village received international attention for demonstrations against land seizures. Wukan remains under siege two days after police arrested 13 protesters on allegations that they ...

Wing flap found in Tanzania confirmed to be part of MH370

Sep 15, 2016

Wing flap found in Tanzania confirmed to be part of MH370

A wing flap that washed ashore on an island off Tanzania has been identified as belonging to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australian officials said Thursday. The flap was found in June by residents on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania, and officials ...

One dead after major typhoon sweeps through Taiwan

Sep 15, 2016

One dead after major typhoon sweeps through Taiwan

One person was killed in Taiwan as a typhoon roiled the island and parts of southeastern China in what Chinese and Taiwanese weather authorities labeled the strongest storm so far this year. Taiwan’s Central News Agency said Thursday that 44 people were also injured ...