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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 ...

Pyongyang ready to 'counterattack' amid U.S. 'provocation'

Sep 16, 2016

Pyongyang ready to 'counterattack' amid U.S. 'provocation'

North Korea is ready to “counterattack” in the face of ongoing “provocation” from the United States, its foreign minister said Thursday amid a spike in tension caused by Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test. “The Korean people have indicated that we are ready to wage a ...

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 ...

Bali tourist boat blast kills two foreigners, injures 18

Sep 15, 2016

Bali tourist boat blast kills two foreigners, injures 18

An explosion on a speedboat in Bali left two foreigners dead and 18 other tourists injured Thursday, sparking dramatic scenes as rescuers rushed to haul stunned and bloodied holiday-makers off the vessel. Dazed passengers, many covered in cuts and bruises, were taken to medical ...

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 ...

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to visit Cuba: officials

Sep 14, 2016

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to visit Cuba: officials

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is to travel to Cuba to shore up relations with one of the world’s few other remaining Communist states, officials said Wednesday, months after U.S. President Barack Obama visited the Caribbean island. Li will visit Cuba to discuss “how to ...