Category: Asia

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staffOctober 31, 2018

Pakistan court clears condemned Christian

A Pakistani court has overturned the death sentence of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy, a case that has polarized ...

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staffOctober 29, 2018

Lion Air crash debris spotted in sea

Debris, life vests and a cellphone has been discovered two nautical miles from the coordinates given as the crash site, ...

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staffOctober 29, 2018

Lion Air flight JT610 crashes in water off Jakarta

A passenger plane carrying 189 people has crashed into the sea off Jakarta, minutes after take-off. “It has been confirmed ...

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staffOctober 28, 2018

World’s tallest statue angers Indian farmers

On 31 October India will unveil the world’s tallest statue, which has cost hundreds of millions of dollars. For years ...

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staffOctober 26, 2018

FBI hunts trader for North Korea links

A Singaporean trader wanted by the FBI for allegedly helping North Korean entities evade US sanctions has flatly denied “all ...

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staffOctober 26, 2018

Knife attack at Chinese kindergarten

At least 14 children have been injured in a knife attack at kindergarten in Chongqing, in south-west China. Police say ...

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staffOctober 20, 2018

Could China really launch a fake moon?

A Chinese company has announced ambitious plans to put a “fake moon” into space to brighten the night sky. According ...

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staffOctober 20, 2018

Scores dead as train hits crowd in India

More than 60 people have been killed and 100 hurt after a train ran into a crowd near Amritsar in ...

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staffOctober 17, 2018

Pakistan hangs six-year-old Zainab Ansari killer

Pakistan has hanged a man convicted for the rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab Ansari in January. Imran Ali, who ...

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staffOctober 9, 2018

Kim Jong-un invites Pope to North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited Pope Francis to visit the country, South Korea’s presidential office has announced. The ...