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Thousands flee as typhoon hits eastern Philippines

Jul 15, 2014

Thousands flee as typhoon hits eastern Philippines

Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines sheltered in evacuation centers on Tuesday as a typhoon began to pound its eastern coast, with authorities warning of giant storm surges and heavy floods. The eye of Typhoon Rammasun was set to strike the city ...

Jul 14, 2014

Thai activists decry junta vow to deport Myanmar refugees

Thailand’s military government said Monday it would send home 100,000 refugees who have been living in camps for two decades and more along the border with Myanmar, a move rights groups say would create chaos at a tense time for both nations. Thailand’s military ...

Jul 14, 2014

China indicts U.S.-British couple in GlaxoSmithKline data-selling case

Chinese authorities have indicted British and American investigators hired by GlaxoSmithKline on charges of illegally obtaining and selling private information, state media reported Monday, as the Briton blamed the pharmaceutical company for misleading and using him. Prosecutors in Shanghai filed charges of illegally obtaining ...

Jul 14, 2014

Plane's swastika banner spurs criticism around NYC

A banner aiming to change people’s minds about what swastikas stand for has stirred outrage after it flew over beaches in New York City and on Long Island. Some beachgoers were appalled and officials fielded complaints after a plane toted the banner Saturday. The ...

North Korea blasts new pair of missiles into sea: Seoul

Jul 13, 2014

North Korea blasts new pair of missiles into sea: Seoul

North Korea launched two presumed ballistic missiles into the sea on Sunday, South Korea said, the latest in a series of test-firings seen as expressions of anger over its failure to win talks on receiving outside aid and the never-ending U.S.-South Korean military drills. ...

Jul 13, 2014

Gunman attack diving resort on Malaysia's Borneo island

A policeman was killed and a second was kidnapped after heavily armed gunmen opened fire at a Malaysian diving resort off Borneo, a fresh escalation of violence in the tourist hot spot, a security official said Sunday. The shooting on Mabul island is the ...

Jul 13, 2014

Taiwan starts using drones to spy on China: reports

Taiwan has started using unmanned surveillance aircraft to spy on China to reduce the risk to its pilots from an increased deployment of Chinese missiles, media reported Sunday. The army in March commissioned a fleet of 32 unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, developed by ...