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Tsunami hits Japan after strong quake, nuclear plant briefly…

Tsunami hits Japan after strong quake, nuclear plant briefly disrupted

TRANS ASIA NEWS Tokio :- A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a tsunami that hit the same region devastated by a massive quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011.

22-11-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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Situation in Rakhine State being investigated: Aung San Suu …

Situation in Rakhine State being investigated: Aung San Suu Kyi

TRANS ASIA NEWSTokyo: - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday investigations are underway into the situation in Rakhine State, where many members of a Muslim minority live and where human rights workers say conflict has led to civilian abuse by the military.

05-11-2016 Myanmar

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South Korea names new PM amid scandal

South Korea names new PM amid scandal

TRANS ASIA NEWSSEOUL: South Korea’s presidential office on Wednesday named a new prime minister and finance minister, the highest-level shake-up since President Park Geun-hye’s administration was rocked by a scandal involving a friend accused of meddling in state affairs.

03-11-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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48 bodies recovered after ferry capsizing in Myanmar

48 bodies recovered after ferry capsizing in Myanmar

TRANS ASIA NEWSYANGON: The death toll from a ferry disaster on a river in central Myanmar four days ago has risen to nearly 50, officials said on Wednesday, with most of the deceased identified as women and at least two dozen others still missing.

19-10-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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Obama announces lifting of US sanctions on Myanmar

Obama announces lifting of US sanctions on Myanmar

TRANS ASIA NEWSWASHINGTON: PresidentBarack Obama is lifting USeconomic sanctions on the former pariah state of Myanmar. The White House says Obama signed an executive order lifting the sanctions on Friday. He had announced plans to do so last month, when Myanmar's new civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, visited the Oval...

08-10-2016 Myanmar

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Philippines poll: Duterte rated ‘very good’ in first 90 days

Philippines poll: Duterte rated ‘very good’ in first 90 days

TRANS ASIA NEWSMANILA:- Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has been rated “very good” in an opinion poll on his first 90 days in office, which has been defined largely by his deadly war on drugs and vitriol against Western leaders.

06-10-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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North Korea tests high Power rocket engine

North Korea tests high Power rocket engine

TRANS ASIA NEWSSEOUL:- North Korea has successfully ground tested a new high-power rocket engine, saying it will be used for launching geostationary satellites.Pyongyang ‘s official KCNA news agency made the announcement on Monday, and added that the test was supervised by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the country's Sohae...

20-09-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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US, Japan, S. Korea ministers discuss tougher measures again…

US, Japan, S. Korea ministers discuss tougher measures against North Korea

TRANS ASIA NEWSNEW YORK: - Foreign ministers for the United States, Japan and South Korea met in New York on Sunday, ahead of UN meetings, to discuss stepped-up measures against North Korea and expand collaboration with one another after Pyongyang’s fifth and largest nuclear test.

19-09-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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North Korea says Obama's push for sanctions laughable

North Korea says Obama's push for sanctions laughable

TRANS ASIA NEWSSEOUL: North Korea said on Sunday that the United States’ push for sanctions following its fifth nuclear test was “laughable” and the country would continue to strengthen its nuclear power.“The group of Obama’s running around and talking about meaningless sanctions until today is highly laughable,” state-run KCNA news...

11-09-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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North Korean nuke test "unacceptable": Japan

North Korean nuke test "unacceptable": Japan

TRANS ASIA NEWSTOKYO:- Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters Friday that "there is a possibility that North Korea has forced a nuclear test," citing the temblor showing wave patterns from a non-seismic source, AP reported.He says: "If North Korea did conduct a nuclear test, it is absolutely not acceptable,...

09-09-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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Philippine prez expresses regret over abusive Obama comments

Philippine prez expresses regret over abusive Obama comments

TRANS ASIA NEWSVIENTIANE: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday expressed regret over his "son of a b*%%*" remark+ while referring to President Barack Obama. In a statement read out by his spokesman, Duterte said his "strong comments" to certain questions by a reporter "elicited concern and distress, we also regret it...

06-09-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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At least 10 dead as blast rocks Philippine city

At least 10 dead as blast rocks Philippine city

TRANS ASIA NEWSMANILA: At least 10 people died and dozens were injured when an explosion rocked Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's home city of Davao on Friday night, police told AFP.The explosion occurred in a bustling part of the city and close to one of its top hotels that is popular...

03-09-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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Thai man sentenced to 34 years for trafficking Rohingya

Thai man sentenced to 34 years for trafficking Rohingya

TRANS ASIA NEWSA Thai court has handed a 34-year sentence to a suspect in a human trafficking case involving nearly 100 Rohingya Muslims.The Nation reported that a court in southern Nakorn Si Thammarat province convicted Sunon, or Ko Mit Saengthong, and fined him 200,000 baht ($5,780) Wednesday but dismissed his...

01-09-2016 Myanmar

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North Korea executes vice premier for 'disrespect': Seoul

North Korea executes vice premier for 'disrespect': Seoul

TRANS ASIA NEWSSEOUL: North Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect during a meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un, and banished two other officials for re-education, South Korea said Wednesday.Since taking power after his father's death in late 2011, Kim is believed to have executed or demoted...

31-08-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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Denied work, Rohingya trapped in limbo in Malaysia

Denied work, Rohingya trapped in limbo in Malaysia

TRANS ASIA NEWSKUALA LUMPUR :- The first time he tried to escape a tough existence in his village in western Myanmar in 2004, Junaid Zafar was thrown in jail for five years.Like many other Rohingya Muslims, Zafar was seeking to flee poverty and persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar and he did...

30-08-2016 Myanmar

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Philippine rebels agree to indefinite cease-fire

Philippine rebels agree to indefinite cease-fire

TRANS ASIA NEWSOSLO: Philippine communist rebels announced an indefinite cease-fire Friday in peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies.

26-08-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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Philippine gov't, communist rebels resume peace talks

Philippine gov't, communist rebels resume peace talks

TRANS ASIA NEWSOSLO:- The Philippine government and communist rebels resumed their peace talks on Monday in Norway's capital city Oslo to end Asia's longest-running insurgency, China's Xinhua news agency reported citing NTB news agency report.

23-08-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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Human toll as bodies pile up in Philippine drug war

Human toll as bodies pile up in Philippine drug war

TRANS ASIA NEWS MANILA: Men shot and left to bleed out on busy streets, mutilated corpses dumped in vacant lots. The bodies are piling up as President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war brings terror to Filipino slums. Hundreds of people have died since Duterte won a landslide election in May, promising to rid...

05-08-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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17,000 people displaced in clashes in Philippines

17,000 people displaced in clashes in Philippines

TRANS ASIA NEWSMANILA: -- At least 17,000 people have been displaced by fighting between government forces and Abu Sayyaf in impoverished southern Philippine province of Basilan since early this month, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said in a statement...

29-07-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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19 killed in knife rampage at Japan care home

19 killed in knife rampage at Japan care home

TRANS ASIA NEWSSAGAMIHARA: At least 19 people were killed when a knife-wielding man went on the rampage at a Japanese care centre for the mentally disabled on Tuesday, officials said.A 26-year-old man who said he was a former employee of the facility later turned himself in at a police station,...

26-07-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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Japanese detention centre inmates on hunger strike

Japanese detention centre inmates on hunger strike

TRANS ASIA NEWSTOKYO:- Fourteen inmates in a Japanese immigration detention centre are on hunger strike over what they call "inhumane conditions" including poor medical care, drawing fresh attention to the country's detention system. The detainees launched their hunger strike at the centre in the city of Osaka on Monday over the...

08-07-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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Myanmar must impartially probe attack on mosque: Amnesty

Myanmar must impartially probe attack on mosque: Amnesty

TRANS ASIA NEWSGENEVA:- Amnesty International has slammed as a “criminal offense” the ransacking of a mosque by extremist Buddhists in Myanmar, saying the new act of violence against Muslim minorities must not go unpunished.

25-06-2016 Myanmar

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Japan on alert for possible North Korean missile launch

Japan on alert for possible North Korean missile launch

TRANS ASIA NEWSSEOUL:- North Korea is believed to be preparing for another ballistic missile launch on its east coast. Countries in the region such as Japan and South Korea are bracing for the launch amid reports of the deployment.A South Korean military source, who did not wish to be identified,...

21-06-2016 SOUTH EAST ASIA

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Dalai Lama urges Myanmar's Suu Kyi to ease Rohingya tension

Dalai Lama urges Myanmar's Suu Kyi to ease Rohingya tension

TRANS ASIA NEWS WASHINGTON: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has a moral responsibility to try to ease tension between majority Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims, her fellow Nobel laureate, the Dalai Lama, said on Monday.The Tibetan spiritual leader said he had stressed the issue in meetings with Suu Kyi,...

15-06-2016 Myanmar

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