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Philippines orders Australian nun deported and blacklisted

Jul 19, 2018

The Philippine immigration bureau has ordered the deportation of an Australian nun who has angered the president by joining anti-government rallies but her lawyers say they'll appeal

Didi, SoftBank set up taxi-hailing joint venture in Japan

Jul 19, 2018

Chinese mobile service giant Didi Chuxing and Tokyo-based SoftBank Corp. set up joint venture for taxi-hailing in Japan

Japan OKs 1st anti-smoking law, but seen as lax and partial

Jul 18, 2018

Japan approves 1st national smoking ban inside public facilities, but measure excludes many restaurants and bars

Thai police: Investigations into boat sinkings are advancing

Jul 10, 2018

Police say their investigations into the sinking of two boats off Thailand's southern resort island of Phuket last week are progressing. The sinking of one boat left 45 Chinese tourists dead and two still missing

The Latest: China urges Thailand to step up boat rescue

Jul 9, 2018

The Chinese foreign ministry has urged Thailand's government to step up its efforts to rescue any survivors from the sinking of a tour boat off a southern island

Thai official: 5 reported missing from sunken boat are alive

Jul 9, 2018

Thai authorities say five people reported to have been missing from a boat that sank off the southern resort island of Phuket last week are alive

Thailand pledges justice for Chinese victims of boat tragedy

Jul 8, 2018

Thailand's government pledged Sunday to ensure justice for Chinese victims of a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern resort island of Phuket, killing 42 people and leaving another 14 missing

Heartbreaking scenes described in Thai boat sinking; 41 dead

Jul 7, 2018

A search mission resumes for some 23 missing tourists on a boat that sank during a storm off the southern resort island of Phuket

The Latest: Death toll climbs to 41 in Thailand boat sinking

Jul 7, 2018

The death toll in the sinking of a boat in a storm off the Thai tourist island of Phuket has climbed to 41, with 15 people missing

38 dead, nearly 50 reported missing as heavy rain hits Japan

Jul 7, 2018

Torrents of rainfall and flooding are battering a widespread area in southwestern Japan, with public broadcaster NHK saying 38 people are dead and 47 missing

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