The body-swapping teen story gripping Japan

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A Japanese animated film has earned more than 10bn yen in just 28 days since its release. But what exactly is it about this film that has been drawing in the crowds?

Lasantha Wickrematunge: Murdered editor's body exhumed in Sri Lanka

BBC News - Asia
The body of a Sri Lankan editor who wrote before his murder in 2009 that the government would kill him is exhumed for investigation.

Indian 'two-headed snake' rescued by police from gang

BBC News - Asia
India police say they have seized a rare snake, known as a "two-headed" red sand boa, from illegal smugglers.

Japanese ad showing girl turning into an eel gets pulled

BBC News - Asia
A Japanese ad to promote sustainable fishing which showed a teenage girl turning into an eel is pulled after being called sexist and "perverted".

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55,000 boats return to Chinese port as Typhoon Megi approaches

About 55,000 fishing boats from east China's Fujian and Zhejiang provinces have returned to port to take shelter from the approaching Typhoon Megi.

CPC to convene plenum from Oct. 24 to 27

The sixth plenary session of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee will be held here from Oct. 24 to 27, the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee announced on Tuesday.


&$   “都说你是天下最穷的地方,住的是窑洞,睡的是土炕……”一首苦涩的宁夏花儿山歌,唱出西海固的贫苦。   西海固涵盖宁夏原州、西吉、隆德等县区,是国家确定的14个集中连片特困地区之一。山大沟深、生态脆弱、交通不便,很多地方“一方水土养活不了一方人”。如今,这里发生着逆转贫困的翻天变化。   生态移民截断穷源   1982年,党中央作出实施“三西”(甘肃河西、定西,宁夏西海固)农业专项建设重大决策。宁夏抓住机遇,从1983年开始,先后实施了4次政策性移民搬迁,原籍腾出的土地全部进行生态修复。   宽敞气派的四车道,直通村口,银川市西夏区华西村,新建成的农家乐彩旗招展。“去年


&$  新华社北京9月27日电  (记者陈聪)中共中央政治局委员、中央政法委书记孟建柱27日在京会见印度联合情报委员会主席拉维率领的首次中印反恐安全对话印方代表团。  孟建柱说,近年来,在两国领导人推动下,中印关系稳步发展。恐怖主义是人类共同的敌人。中印在反恐安全领域加强合作符合两国人民利益。希望双方以积极开放的态度,深化细化达成的共识,把反恐合作落实在行动中,有力维护两国及地区安全稳定。  拉维表示,愿同中方加强在反恐安全领域沟通合作,成为团结统一的整体。   《 人民日报 》( 2016年09月28日 03 版)&$

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The Americas' Longest War Ends with Peace Accord Signing in Cartagena

The Chosun Ilbo
A final peace agreement between Colombia’s government and a national guerrilla movement was signed Monday, bringing an end to the longest-running insurgency in the Western Hemisphere. "Nobody has given up their ideology," said the maximum leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) R...

Strong Winds from Big Typhoon Hit Taiwan, at Least 4 Dead

The Chosun Ilbo
Strong winds knocked down people and scattered debris as a large typhoon crossed over Taiwan on Tuesday, killing four people and injuring more than 260, officials said. Typhoon Megi's bands of heavy rain and 162-kilometers- (100 miles-) per-hour sustained winds blanketed the island by midafternoon a...

Investors Have Tepid Reaction to U.S. Presidential Debate

The Chosun Ilbo
Investors around the world were probably watching very closely as U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump argued over their different approaches to economic and other issues. Many investors and economists say uncertainty about the future policies guiding the world's largest eco...

Analysts Give Clinton Edge in 1st Debate with Trump

The Chosun Ilbo
U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump headed back to the campaign trail Tuesday, a day after their contentious debate that independent analysts largely agreed she won and could give her a national polling boost six weeks ahead of the November 8 election. Political surveys bef...

Most offices, schools to stay closed Wednesday

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Most of Taiwan, including Taipei, Taichung and Tainan, were keeping their schools and offices closed for a second day Wednesday due

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___Unhappy Target customers send strong message on pill bottlesTarget's pharmacy customers are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow.After CVS began operating

Street named after late country music star Marty Robbins

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- City officials in Glendale have named a street after late country music star Marty Robbins, who was born in the Phoenix

Boeing unveils deal to boost Moroccan aerospace industry

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TANGIERS, Morocco (AP) -- Boeing Co. has signed an agreement with Morocco's government that the North African kingdom hopes will create 8,000 jobs and an

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