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Strong quake hits Indonesian island, killing at least 14

Jul 29, 2018

A strong and shallow earthquake has killed at least 14 people and injured more than 160 on Indonesia's Lombok island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali

China says 4 American airlines missed Taiwan deadline

Jul 27, 2018

Chinese regulators say 4 American airlines missed Taiwan deadline

Company unveils moving mosque to welcome Muslims in Japan

Jul 26, 2018

Japan doesn't have many Muslims but a company wants to make sure visitors to the country have a place of worship

Japan Parliament OKs law to allow up to 3 casino resorts

Jul 20, 2018

Japan's parliament has approved a law allowing up to three casino resorts to open by the mid-2020s

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

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