23 dead, 13,000 people hospitalized as heatwave continues to scorch Japan

TOKYO, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) — Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Wednesday that 23 people died among 12,751 people who were rushed to hospitals due to heat-related illnesses across Japan over the week from Aug. 5. Amid a protracted … Read More

Hong Kong protests: US lawmakers warn China may be preparing Tiananmen Square-style crackdown

U.S. officials warned Wednesday that China could be preparing for a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown in response to Hong Kong protests, as footage captures the menacing movement of military convoys near the border and Beijing ratchets up its rhetoric toward the demonstrators. House … Read More

India Flood Toll Jumps to 144 as Roads, Highways Cut off

An aerial view of locals being rescued on a boat in waterlogged Jamkhandi Taluk at Belgaum district of Karnataka state in the south Indian city of Bangalore, Aug. 11, 2019. NEW DELHI – Indian authorities on Sunday mounted a major … Read More

Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas Amid Continuing Pro-Democracy Rallies

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People holding umbrellas gather at Victoria Park to take part in an anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong, Aug. 11, 2019. Suzanne Sataline contributed to this report from in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police fired tear gas at protesters Sunday … Read More

Kim Jong Un says North Korean missile test sends warning to US

North Korea has taken escalating steps in recent weeks to show its frustration with the U.S.’s refusal to meet its demands in nuclear talks. S Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters Tuesday while en route to Tokyo that the allies … Read More

China Further Weakens Yuan to 11-Year Low After US Blacklists Beijing as ‘Currency Manipulator’

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In a statement on 6 August, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) slammed Washington’s decision to designate China as a “currency manipulator”. China’s yuan has continued its nosedive, weakening to 7.0488 to the US dollar on Wednesday, about 0.4 percent … Read More

Deadly earthquake hits off Indonesia’s Java island

Jakarta: A strong earthquake that hit off Java island killed four people and damaged more than 200 houses, swaying buildings as far away as Indonesia’s capital, officials said on Saturday. The US Geological Survey said Friday night’s magnitude 6.8 quake was … Read More

East Asia Is on the Razor’s Edge After North Korea Missile Launches

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A single miscalculation could plunge the Korean Peninsula into a conflagration with grave consequences for Japan, China, Russia—and the United States. AFP Contributor SEOUL—The defection on Thursday of a North Korean soldier weaving his way across the DMZ is the … Read More

Why the South Korea-Japan trade dispute may not be resolvable

South Korea’s left-wing has long demanded a more aggressive stance on Japan’s imperial actions and stifled any dissent, while Japan’s right has also enforced its own position. With both views now mainstream, slim hopes of mediation remain A protester in … Read More

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