At least 11 injured in Japan's Fukushima explosion, gas leak suspected

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TOKYO - At least 11 people were injured in an explosion on Thursday morning in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture, local firefighters said.According to the firefighters, the explosion, which occurred at ar

India's plane mishap death toll rises to 18, bigger tragedy averted

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Confirming the number of deaths, Indian Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday tweeted, "18 people, including two pilots, have lost their lives, it is unfortunate. 127 people are

At least 14 killed, 123 injured in airplane crashlanding in India

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NEW DELHI - The death toll in Friday evening's aircraft crashlanding accident in southern India has risen to 14, with 123 others injured, a local police officer has confirmed. Private news agency

India, Pakistan troops exchange fire on Kashmir LoC

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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir - Troops of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy fire and targeted each other's positions Friday on Line of Control (LoC) dividing Kashmir, officials said. The t

More than 1,000 South Australians quarantined over COVID-19 outbreak fears

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CANBERRA - South Australians have been urged to "stay calm" as state authorities undertake a large coronavirus tracing operation.More than 1,100 South Australians have been ordered to self-isolate as

Former Malaysian finance minister slapped with corruption charge

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KUALA LUMPUR - Former Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng was charged at a Kuala Lumpur court on Friday for allegedly soliciting gratification to help a company secure an undersea tunnel project. Lim,

Cambodia hoists ASEAN flag to celebrate 53rd founding anniversary of ASEAN

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PHNOM PENH - Cambodia on Friday hoisted the ASEAN flag adjacent to its national flag at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in order to celebrate the 53rd anniversary of the

Sri Lanka's ruling party wins parliamentary polls

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COLOMBO - The ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa won a landslide victory in the August 5 parliamentary election by gaining a majority in the new pa

S. Korea to lift restrictions on arrivals from China's Hubei province

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SEOUL - South Korea planned to lift restrictions on arrivals from Central China's Hubei province as no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported recently in the province, the health aut

Australia's central bank reviews economic outlook in light of virus

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SYDNEY - The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) revised its outlook for the national economy on Friday, following a widespread COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown across the State of Victoria

Top DPRK leader inspects flood-damaged area in north Hwanghae Province

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PYONGYANG - Kim Jong-un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), inspected flood-hit areas in North Hwanghae Province and clarified tasks and ways for the recovery of
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