MH17 victims begin long journey home

BBC News - Asia
The first planes leave Ukraine carrying victims' bodies from crashed flight MH17 to the Netherlands, which is holding a day of mourning.

Rival to challenge Indonesia result

BBC News - Asia
The losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, will challenge the result in court, his spokesman says.

Quarantine over China plague death

BBC News - Asia
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.

India MPs 'force-feed' Muslim worker

BBC News - Asia
There is uproar in India's parliament after reports that some Hindu MPs tried to forcibly feed a Muslim man who is fasting for Ramadan.

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Typhoon Rammasun claims 56 lives in China

The death toll from super typhoon Rammasun had increased to 56 as of Wednesday morning, with another 20 missing, latest official figures show.

Chinese, Cuban leaders pledge staunch friendship, reciprocal cooperation

Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and Cuban leader Raul Castro pledged Tuesday that the two countries will be long-term, staunch friends and partners for reciprocal cooperation.





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Ineptitude on a Mind-Boggling Scale

The Chosun Ilbo
Fugitive ferry owner and cult leader Yoo Byung-eon was found dead in southwestern Korea more than 40 days ago while a massive manhunt for him continued unabated. DNA tests of the body found in a field in Suncheon, South Jeolla Province on June 12 turned up a 99-percent match with Yoo's DNA, and f...

Long Memo from Ferry Owner Found

The Chosun Ilbo
Prosecutors have obtained a long, rambling memo written by ferry owner Yoo Byung-eun during his flight from the police since April 23, it emerged Tuesday. The memo, which covers 31 pages of A4 paper, sneers at law enforcement for not being able to find him despite mobilizing thousands of ...

Park to Take Summer Break at Cheong Wa Dae

The Chosun Ilbo
President Park Geun-hye will spend a quiet summer holiday at Cheong Wa Dae from July 28 to Aug. 1. She will spend the five days catching up with work, reading, and planning government business, a Cheong Wa Dae spokesman claimed Tuesday. "The nation has not yet come to terms with the April...

Will Man Who Found Dead Ferry Owner Get His Reward?

The Chosun Ilbo
A 77-year-old man who found the decomposed body of ferry owner Yoo Byung-eon on June 12 could collect the W500 million bounty for reporting the discovery (US$1=W1,025). It is the biggest reward ever offered for the capture of a criminal in Korea. Authorities are saying they are no...

Typhoon Matmo barrels through Taiwan, dumps heavy rain

Focus News
Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Typhoon Matmo exited Taiwan early Wednesday from the central county of Changhua about four hours after

Typhoon Matmo leaves 17 injured in Taiwan

Focus News
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Typhoon Matmo moved out into the Taiwan Straits early Wednesday morning, leaving 17 injured but no deaths according to official tallies,

Ko denies paying conscript

Focus News
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The campaign of opposition Taipei City mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je denied magazine allegations Wednesday that it was paying a man fulfilling

Global cell phone panel demand to pick up momentum in H2: IDC

Focus News
Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Growth in global demand for cell phone panels is expected to accelerate in the second half



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