Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Japanese leader Shinzo Abe told US Vice President Joe Biden he would have "serious concerns" if WikiLeaks claims Washington spied on Japanese politicians were true, and called for an investigation, a top official said on August 5.
NEW DELHI - Agence France-Presse
Two passenger trains derailed after being hit by flash floods on a bridge in central India, killing at least 27 people in the latest deadly accident on the nation's crumbling rail network
KUALA LUMPUR - Agence France-Presse
China was on a diplomatic collision course with some of its neighbours and the United States over its controversial island-building, as regional security talks opened on August 4 in Kuala Lumpur.
KABUL - Agence France-Presse
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan touched a record high in the first half of 2015, according to UN figures released on August 5, revealing a fragile security situation six months after the NATO combat mission ended.
Malaysia's anti-graft agency has said that nearly $700 million deposited into the prime minister's personal bank accounts were from "donations" and not related to a brewing scandal.
FUKUSHIMA CITY, Japan - Reuters
When Atsushi Hoshino set out to revive a group representing atomic bomb survivors in the rural northeast Japanese prefecture of Fukushima 30 years ago, one topic was taboo - criticising the nuclear power industry upon which many relied for jobs.
The family of deceased Taliban leader Mullah Omar has refused to pledge allegiance to his successor, calling on religious scholars to settle a growing rift within insurgent ranks over the power transition.
KARACHI - Agence France-Presse
Pakistan on August 4 executed a man convicted of killing a child, brushing aside a storm of protests from rights groups that his confession had been extracted by torture and he was a minor at the time of the crime.
KUALA LUMPUR - Reuters
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said on August 3 the disputed South China Sea should not be discussed at a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
BEIJING - Reuters
Some of the 109 Uighurs returned to China from Thailand last month attacked Thai and Chinese police while being taken aboard a flight back to Xinjiang, as they believed they would be executed on their return, Xinjiang's government said on August 4
YANGON - Reuters
A death toll of 27 from flooding across Myanmar was expected to rise as rescue workers struggled on August 3 to reach some of the hardest-hit and most remote inundated areas, officials said.
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