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Asia

4 Feb
The PyeongChang Cultural Olympiad kicked off Saturday with an opening festival in the South Korean coastal city of Gangneung. It is celebrated  ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics which is set to open on...
4 Feb
Thousands of people across India celebrate the annual rural Olympics in northern Punjab state on Saturday. The sports festival includes 40 to 50 events and is a blend of accepted sporting disciplines and other...
1 Feb
In northern Japan, a fire broke out on Wednesday at a welfare facility for senior people. Eleven people were killed and five were rescued in the fire, according to Japanese media. The 16 elderly people were...
1 Feb
Millions of people across the Chinese capital were treated to a "super blood blue moon" eclipse on Wednesday. This rare phenomenon has not been seen since the late Qing dynasty more than 150 years ago...
31 Jan
The Philippines' Mount Mayon continued to spew lava and ash yesterday. The eruption caused a significant volcanic ash to rain down on several nearby towns. Many put on masks to avoid breathing in too much of...
31 Jan
British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in China today. On her way to China in a Royal Air Force jet, May told reporters that she was not a quitter and that she has a long-term job to do. May seeks to land a...
30 Jan
Cambodia's Supreme Court denied bail for Australian filmmaker James Ricketson today. Ricketson was arrested in June last year after he flew a drone over a campaign rally for the Cambodian National Rescue...
30 Jan
Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said today that management systems at cryptocurrency exchanges needed to be strengthened. The remark followed hackers stole $530 million of digital money from Tokyo-based...
30 Jan
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urged related government departments to step up their disaster response efforts as Mount Mayon remains active. President Duterte inspected the Mayon volcano situation and...
29 Jan
Japan's financial regulator plans to slap an administrative punishment on cyrptocurrency exchange operator Coincheck Inc today, the top government spokesman said. The announcement follows the firm lost 58...

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