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Pakistan’s Punjab provincial government will send nurses to Turkey for training as part of a program being launched in collaboration with Turkey’s Health Ministry to upgrade the province’s healthcare system.
Rebel Hong Kong lawmakers challenge China in parliament HONG KONG – Agence France-Presse
Hong Kong rebel lawmakers swore, shouted, banged drums and railed against “tyranny” Oct. 12 when they took their oaths of office in the city’s parliament, as calls grow for a split from Beijing.
TOKYO - Reuters
In Japan, where women do five times as much housework as men, three male politicians have donned “pregnancy” vests in a campaign urging men to help out more at home.
HONG KONG - Agence France-Presse
Visitors to a Hong Kong theme park mourned the world's oldest captive giant panda Jia Jia on Oct. 17, a day after she died there aged 38
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said Sept. 28 that he will soon end joint military exercises with the United States, a move that could further dampen relations with Manila’s longtime ally after the controversial leader branded U.S. President Barack Obama a “son of a whore.”
BANGKOK – Reuters
Thais on Oct. 11 wore pink for 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a color they believe will help improve the monarch’s health, two days after the palace said he was in an unstable condition.
BEIJING – The Associated Press
A massive typhoon left one person dead in eastern China on Sept. 28, a day after killing four and injuring more than 600 in Taiwan, where authorities remained on alert for the possibility of a landslide.
HANOI – Agence France-Presse
Silky-voiced communist propaganda broadcaster “Hanoi Hannah,” famous for urging American GIs to leave her country during the Vietnam War, has died at age 87, friends said Oct. 4.
Rescuers in Indonesia were dispatched Sept. 28 to evacuate nearly 400 tourists, most of them foreigners, after a volcano erupted at one of the country’s most popular hiking destinations, an official said.
India, the world’s third biggest carbon emitter, was set to ratify the Paris agreement on climate change on Oct. 2 on the birthday of the country’s famously ascetic independence leader Mahatma Gandhi.
HAVANA - Agence France Press
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Saturday said it was time for a new direction in relations with Cuba, during a landmark visit to the Americas' lone communist-ruled state.