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 2017-06-25 08:23 

Central News Agency

Visitors flock to 'octopus' mailboxes in Kaohsiung... +

Taipei, June 25 (CNA) Two mailboxes adorned with ceramic figures in the shape of octopuses have been attracting attention in the fishing village of Keziliao in Kaohsiung....

 2017-06-25 08:20 

Korea Joongang Daily

Moon watches test of Korea's longest rocket... +

President Moon Jae-in on Friday observed the successful test-firing of a 800-kilometer 497 miles surface-to-surface missile known as the Hyunmoo-2C....

 2017-06-25 08:18 

Korea Joongang Daily

Seoul's pools officially open up for the summer... +

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has opened up five of the eight public outdoor swimming pools along the Han River....

 2017-06-25 08:06 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Should Hong Kong welcome or fear mainland Chinese investment in wake of Li Ruigang controversy?... +

When it comes to capital from across the border, should we immediately look upon it with suspicion as a reflection of mainland authorities trying to influence the city in some way? Or should we welcome it with open minds as a win-win investment, provided ...

 2017-06-25 08:06 

South China Morning Post

Court says Ivanka Trump must testify in knock-off shoes lawsuit... +

President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka must give testimony later this year in a lawsuit against her apparel company, which is accused of lifting designs from a celebrated Italian shoemaker, a US judge ruled. In a court order issued on Friday, New ...

 2017-06-25 08:04 

South China Morning Post

War on truth: US interferes in our affairs, says Russia after being accused of hacking and meddling... +

When it comes to accusations that Russia hacked or otherwise interfered in last year’s US presidential election, the Kremlin has consistently denied any involvement. Now, some Russian officials are pointing the finger at Washington, saying it’...

 2017-06-25 08:00 

The Mainichi

Researchers using crowd funding to put telescope in Antarctica... +

A research team called the ...

 2017-06-25 07:58 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Sprinter Kim Kuk-young breaks nat'l 100m record... +

South Korean sprinter Kim Kuk-young broke his own national record in the men's 100m dash on Sunday....

 2017-06-25 07:53 

South China Morning Post

Erdogan slams disrespectful Gulf states over calls to close Turkish base in Qatar... +

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Ergodan said on Sunday he backed Qatar’s response to a list of demands issued by Arab states boycotting the Gulf emirate, and said calls for a Turkish military base there to close were disrespectful. Qatar has describe...

 2017-06-25 07:50 

Yonhap News

S. Korean lawmaker says time running out to form joint Korean squad for PyeongChang 2018... +

A South Korean lawmaker said Sunday time was running out for the two Koreas to form a join squad at next year's Winter Olympics south of the border, urging political leaders from both sides to make a quick decision....

 2017-06-25 07:36 

Yonhap News

Gov't mulls raising diesel prices to curb fine dust... +

The government is considering a move to raise the price of diesel fuel with the aim of reducing fine dust emissions, government sources said Sunday....

 2017-06-25 07:34 

South China Morning Post

Chinese woman narcotics cop tells of losing baby in encounter with drug dealer... +

A pregnant drug task force agent in northern China has revealed to the public that she lost her baby in a car accident while working, a leading news portal reported. The officer, now 36, who was not named in the report, has stayed on the job despite the i...

 2017-06-25 07:30 

South China Morning Post

Umbrellas now and then: 20 years since Hong Kong handover, have things really changed?... +

For a moment in history preceded by epic anticipation and morbid speculation – by a giant clock display in Tiananmen Square counting down the days, hours and minutes to Hong Kong’s return and Fortune magazine’s The Death of Hong Kong cov...

 2017-06-25 07:21 

Central News Agency

President Tsai posts Eid al-Fitr greetings online... +

Taipei, June 25 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () posted a message on her Facebook page Sunday, sending greetings to the Muslim community, which is celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan....

 2017-06-25 07:21 

Central News Agency

Taiwan offers assistance to China after Sichuan landslide... +

Taipei, June 25 (CNA) The Presidential Office on Sunday conveyed condolences to China over a deadly landslide in Sichuan Province and offered Taiwan's assistance, if necessary....

 2017-06-25 07:19 

Yonhap News

CJ completes construction of chili pepper plant in Vietnam... +

South Korea's leading processed food producer said Sunday it completed work on a chili pepper plant in Vietnam that could help local famers earn stable income....

 2017-06-25 07:16 

Yonhap News

Sailor at naval base found dead in suspected suicide... +

A Navy petty officer was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head Sunday in a suspected suicide case, the military said....

 2017-06-25 07:06 

Yonhap News

Maestro Chung to lead Lotte's new youth orchestra... +

Former Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Chung Myung-whun will return to the country's music scene as the director of Lotte's new youth orchestra scheduled to be set up later this year, the retail giant said Sunday....

 2017-06-25 07:04 

South China Morning Post

Chinese baby recovering after being abandoned close to death... +

A desperately ill infant who was abandoned by his parents in southeast China earlier this week is in stable condition after receiving 72 hours of emergency treatment, a local television station reported. The four-month old child was left in a cardboard bo...

 2017-06-25 07:02 

Yonhap News

Seoul mayor proposes reviving Seoul-Pyongyang football exchanges... +

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon proposed reviving a Seoul-Pyongyang football exchange program to a senior North Korean sports official on Sunday....

 2017-06-25 07:00 

The Mainichi

Mt. Nantai in Nikko to be added to list of active volcanos... +

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) is set to add Mount Nantai in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, to its list of active volcanos, agency officials announced....

 2017-06-25 06:52 

Japan Times

Taking a look back at Kobes opening to the West nearly 150 years ago... +

On Jan. 1, 1868, foreign merchants, who had spent the preceding days on ships offshore waiting for the official opening of the Port of Kobe, ......

 2017-06-25 06:47 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Road to nowhere? Ahead of Mongolian election, voters fret over China investment... +

A few miles from Mongolia’s giant Tavan Tolgoi mine, about 2,000 trucks a day set off across the Gobi desert, delivering coal to China on a road so narrow and ridden with pot holes it has become an accident black spot. Nearby stand the foundations o...

 2017-06-25 06:45 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Why Hong Kongs theatre design graduates have no lack of job opportunities... +

Hong Kong’s theatre design graduates are sought after for their versatile skills but there is still a lack of appreciation for the hard work that goes on behind the scenes, a school dean and young artists say. Twenty-two graduates from the School of...

 2017-06-25 06:44 

Japan Times

Politics of death: Muscovites march to save citys green lungs... +

Yaroslav Nikitenko, a 29-year-old physicist and environmental activist, woke up on April 12 to a frightening sight. Graffiti daubed next to the door of his ......

 2017-06-25 06:31 

Yonhap News

S. Korea-U.S. alliance stands at 'critical juncture' amid threats from N.K.... +

South Korea and the United States stand at a ...

 2017-06-25 06:30 

Japan Times

On Korean War anniversary, South urges North to end weapons development... +

South Korea marked the anniversary of the start of the 1950-53 Korean War on Sunday with a call for the North to halt development of ......

 2017-06-25 06:29 

NHK

123 killed in Pakistan oil tanker crash... +

An oil tanker carrying gasoline has overturned and exploded in the central Pakistani province of Punjab, killing 123 people and wounding more than 40 people....

 2017-06-25 06:26 

Japan Times

Miyazato reaches final round; Ryu shoots course-record 61... +

Ai Miyazato carded a 2-under-par 69 to advance to the final round of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship on Saturday. Playing in her first event ......

 2017-06-25 06:23 

NHK

Xi to visit Hong Kong for 20th anniversary... +

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong this week for the 20th anniversary of the territory's handover to China from Britain....

 2017-06-25 06:22 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Teenage girls as dessert: Thai sex scandal exposes grim tradition among local officials... +

When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit worked, the routine was often the same: welcome them with the finest food and drink and then bring out the teen girls, often referred to as “dessert”. The ...

 2017-06-25 06:16 

Yonhap News

U.S. dollar likely to strengthen against Korean won in H2: think tank... +

The U.S. dollar is expected to strengthen against the Korean won in the second half due to uncertainties surrounding trade conditions and rate hikes being undertaken by the Federal Reserve, a local think thank said Sunday....

 2017-06-25 06:14 

Yonhap News

Sprinter Kim Kuk-young breaks nat'l 100m record... +

South Korean sprinter Kim Kuk-young broke his own national record in the men's 100m dash on Sunday....

 2017-06-25 06:10 

The Asahi Shimbun

ANIME NEWS: Main visual for ‘Inuyashiki’ TV anime released ahead of climax:The Asahi Shimbun... +

The main visual of the Inuyashiki: Last Hero animated TV series has been revealed to fuel exciteme...

 2017-06-25 06:09 

Japan Times

Okuhara beats Yamaguchi to win Australian Open badminton title... +

Rio Olympic bronze medalist Nozomi Okuhara defeated Akane Yamaguchi 2-1 in an all-Japanese final to win the women’s singles title at the World Super Series ......

 2017-06-25 06:08 

Japan Times

South Koreas infrastructure boondoggle a boon for cyclists... +

In a country where bikes are either a poor man’s transportation or a weekend workout for spandex-clad racers, the longest and most highly engineered network ......

 2017-06-25 06:08 

South China Morning Post

Its been 20 years, Hong Kong. Please just get on with the business of what you do best... +

Andrew Burns, Britain’s first consul general to Hong Kong after the 1997 handover, spoke to a business audience in the days before he retired in 2000. Erudite and amusing in equal measure, he asked himself what he would say in summary about Hong Kon...

 2017-06-25 06:07 

South China Morning Post

With knives out for Theresa May, some UK ministers are talking about Philip Hammond as possible PM to steer Brexit... +

Some leading members of Britain’s ruling Conservative Party want finance minister Philip Hammond to become prime minister, a report said, replacing Theresa May and steering the country through the Brexit process. May, prime minister for less than a ...

 2017-06-25 06:05 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Its personal: jailed opponent of Dutertes drug war has no regrets... +

Philippine police have arrested more than 80,000 people during President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs, but few as prominent or defiant as Leila de Lima. A Philippine senator and Duterte’s long-time foe, de Lima was arrested in Februar...

 2017-06-25 06:00 

The Mainichi

Kaleidoscope of the Heart: How much coffee is too much?... +

Coffee lovers, have you been shocked by recent stories in the news media about deaths by caffeine overdose?...

 2017-06-25 05:55 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Second wild boar encounter over weekend as four animals subdued in Aberdeen, Hong Kong... +

Hong Kong recorded another boar sighting on Sunday morning, one day after two men were sent to hospital following an encounter with a wild pig in Tseung Kwan O. At about 6.28am, police were called to 8 Shum Wan Road in Aberdeen, where four of the animals ...

 2017-06-25 05:49 

Japan Times

Two decades after handover, scant love for China among Hong Kong youth... +

Hong Kong student activist Chau Ho-oi, born in the year the Asian financial hub returned to Chinese rule 20 years ago, recalls the sense of ......

 2017-06-25 05:43 

Japan Times

If al-Baghdadi is dead, next Islamic State leader likely to be Saddam-era officer... +

If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of ......

 2017-06-25 05:39 

Yonhap News

Hyundai Motor affiliate fined for unfair business with subcontractors... +

South Korea's corporate watchdog said Sunday that it has slapped 360 million won (US$316,000) in fines on Hyundai Wia Corp., an auto parts affiliate of Hyundai Motor Group, for abusing its market power to control subcontractors....

 2017-06-25 05:38 

Yonhap News

Seoul mayor to visit Russia, Uzbekistan ... +

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon will visit the major cities of Russia and Uzbekistan this week to share city development ideas and expand cooperation with them, a Seoul city official said Sunday....

 2017-06-25 05:24 

Japan Times

Chinas Xi to visit Hong Kong for 20th anniversary of handover... +

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong from June 29 to July 1 to mark the 20th anniversary of the handover of the Asian ......

 2017-06-25 05:23 

Japan Times

Pakistan issues first transgender passport... +

Pakistan has issued its first third-gender passport to a transgender activist, who hailed the move as a step forward for the marginalized community in the ......

 2017-06-25 05:23 

Japan Times

Dog beats out cat, chicken and donkey to become mayor of Kentucky town... +

Being mayor is a ruff job but somebody has to do it. According to WDRB-TV , a small Kentucky town has, for the fourth time, ......

 2017-06-25 05:23 

Japan Times

San Diego man who killed himself and another driver in a crash had ranted about killing a stupid human... +

A driver who smashed head-on into another car in San Diego, killing himself and the other motorist, had ranted online about killing a “stupid human.” ......

 2017-06-25 05:18 

Central News Agency

Cloudy to sunny weather forecast for this week, but with showers... +

Taipei, June 25 (CNA) The weather in Taiwan this week will be cloudy to sunny as the island comes under the influence of a Pacific high pressure system, but brief thundershowers will develop and hit some areas in the afternoon, the Central Weather Bureau ...

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