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North Korea has opened a sleek new airport terminal, hailing it as a showcase of leader Kim Jong-Un's achievement after its construction had to be stopped halfway and redone at his whim.
MANILA - Agence France-Presse
At least 36 people were killed after a passenger ferry with close to 200 people on board capsized in rough waters in the central Philippines on July 2, officials said
BEIJING – Agence France-Presse
China passed a wide-ranging new national security law on July 1, expanding its legal reach over the Internet and even outer space as concerns grow about ever-tighter limits on rights.
PHNOM PENH - Agence France-Presse
Two former Khmer Rouge leaders on July 2 began appeal hearings against landmark convictions for crimes against humanity last year which saw them handed life sentences by Cambodia's UN-backed court.
KOLKATA - Agence France-Press
Landslides triggered by heavy rain killed at least 21 people across India's famed tea-growing region of Darjeeling, with more feared trapped under mounds of mud and debris, police said July 1.
A 3,000-metre (9,800-foot) airstrip Beijing is building on a reef in disputed waters in the South China Sea, where tensions are mounting with its neighbours, is "nearly complete", a US think-tank said.
MEDAN, Indonesia - Agence France-Presse
The death toll from the crash of an Indonesian air force plane packed with military personnel and their families rose to 142 on July 1, as witnesses described people fleeing the disaster zone covered in blood with their clothes alight.
BEIJING - Reuters
China's Foreign Ministry denied restricting religious freedom in a sharp response to Turkey for voicing concern over reports that ethnic Uighur muslims had been banned from worship and fasting
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Agence France-Presse
A suicide truck bomb in southern Afghanistan on June 30 killed two civilians and wounded more than 40, officials said, in the latest attack since the Taliban began their annual offensive.
HONG KONG - Agence France-Presse
Tens of thousands joined a pro-democracy march on July 1 on the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, in what organisers described as an opportunity to work out the movement's next step as momentum wanes.
TOKYO - Agence France-Presse
Two people were feared dead and two others seriously injured after a man apparently set himself on fire aboard a moving shinkansen bullet train in Japan on June 30.
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