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1. 04-29 Overturned truck carrying stones kills 14 in China Guizhou, Southern China
04-28 US man Kim Dong-chul jailed for spying in North Korea Pyongyang, North Korea
D. 04-28 North Korea test-launched two mid-range missiles Wonsan, North Korea
4. 04-26 64 hurt when packed Cambodian garment worker truck flips Kampong Speu, Cambodia
F. 04-25 John Ridsdel: Hostage from Canada killed in Philippines Jolo, Southern Philippines
G. 04-23 North Korea 'will halt' nuclear tests if US stops S Korea exercises North Korea
H. 04-23 North Korea 'fires submarine-launched ballistic missile' Sinpo, North Korea
I. 04-22 Kim Jong Un broadcasts cooking competition, while North Korea starves North Korea
9. 04-17 Japan earthquake: '250,000 told to leave amid fear of tremors' Minamiaso, Kyushu, Japan

Recent Summary.     Click for More > North Korea test-launched two mid-range missiles Map of Wonsan North Korea  Observers say all the tests appear to have failed, but a UN spokesman said such actions, which violate sanctions, were 'deeply troubling' Powerful new tremor in Kumamoto   A more powerful 7.3 earthquake has rocked the southern city of Kumamoto in the middle of the night, a day after an earlier tremor killed nine... Deadly earthquake topples buildings in Taiwan city of Tainan   A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling a complex of two high-rise residential buildings North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test   North Korea says it has successfully tested a miniaturised hydrogen bomb which, if confirmed, would be its fourth nuclear test since 2006 Chinese shares trade halted after 7% plunge 22 buildings collapse in landslide in Shenzhen industrial park
US man Kim Dong-chul jailed for spying in North Korea Map of Pyongyang North Korea


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Thu.   North Korea
  62-year-old naturalised US citizen born in South Korea, was arrested last October. He was sentenced to 10 years of hard labour
  North Korea
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Feb.5   Taiwan
Jan.5   North Korea
Jan.3   Shanghai


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2016
North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test
Southeast Asia
2016 2016
Southeast Asia
China
2016 2016
China
North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test
North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test
2015
Chinese stocks continue to tumble
Casualties in Tianjin port city explosions
Boat with more than 400 people aboard sinks ...
North Korea Defence Chief Hyon Yong-chol 'ex...
Singaporeans mourn death of founding father ...
Singaporeans mourn death of founding father ...
Six million attend outdoor Pope Francis' Mass
Chinese stocks continue to tumble
Casualties in Tianjin port city explosions
Boat with more than 400 people aboard sinks ...
North Korea Defence Chief Hyon Yong-chol 'ex...
North Korea Defence Chief Hyon Yong-chol 'ex...
2014
Singapore-bound AirAsia plane with 162 on ...
HK students scuffle with police in chaotic p...
South Korea ferry: Hundreds missing as shi...
Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane...
Singapore-bound AirAsia plane with 162 on ...
Search for missing jet heads west
Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane...
HK students scuffle with police in chaotic p...
South Korea ferry: Hundreds missing as shi...
North Korea
2014 2014
North Korea
2013
North Korea: Leader's uncle executed
China establishes 'air-defence zone' over Ea...
Hundreds feared dead in typhoon
US spy leaker 'defending liberty'
Hundreds feared dead in typhoon
China establishes 'air-defence zone' over Ea...
US spy leaker 'defending liberty'
North Korea: Leader's uncle executed
North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'
N Korea in 'state of war' with South
North Korea: Leader's uncle executed
North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'
N Korea in 'state of war' with South
2012
Woman gang-raped in India dies
Xi heads new Chinese leadership
Bo Xilai's wife convicted of murder
China dissident 'in US embassy'
Woman gang-raped in India dies
Xi heads new Chinese leadership
Bo Xilai's wife convicted of murder
China dissident 'in US embassy'
North Korea launches rocket
North Korea launches rocket
2011
N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies
Philippines storm kills hundreds
Thai flooding threatens capital
Philippines storm kills hundreds
Thai flooding threatens capital
China
2011 2011
China
N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies
N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies
2010
Artillery fire on Korea border
South Korean navy ship sinking near North
Southeast Asia
2010 2010
Southeast Asia
China
2010 2010
China
Artillery fire on Korea border
South Korean navy ship sinking near North
North Korea
2010 2010
North Korea
2009
Death toll rises in massacre
Indonesia quake death kills thousands
Hatoyama takes over as PM
N. Korea conducted second nuclear test
Death toll rises in massacre
Indonesia quake death kills thousands
Ferry disaster leaves 246 missing
China
2009 2009
China
N. Korea conducted second nuclear test
N. Korea conducted second nuclear test
2008
China kicks off Olympics Ceremony
Quake death toll 50,000
Southeast Asia
2008 2008
Southeast Asia
China kicks off Olympics Ceremony
Quake death toll 50,000
Korea
2008 2008
Korea
North Korea
2008 2008
North Korea
2007
Chinese test missile obliterates satellite
Southeast Asia
2007 2007
Southeast Asia
Chinese test missile obliterates satellite
Korea
2007 2007
Korea
North Korea
2007 2007
North Korea
2006
Ship 'sinks in storm'. 600 missing
North Korea claims nuclear test
Java quake kills 6,000
Ship 'sinks in storm'. 600 missing
Java quake kills 6,000
China
2006 2006
China
North Korea claims nuclear test
North Korea tests long-range missile
North Korea claims nuclear test
North Korea tests long-range missile
2005
Protests target Japan
Southeast Asia
2005 2005
Southeast Asia
Protests target Japan
Korea
2005 2005
Korea
North Korea
2005 2005
North Korea
2004
9.0 Quake leaves 212,000 dead
9.0 Quake leaves 212,000 dead
China
2004 2004
China
Korea
2004 2004
Korea
North Korea
2004 2004
North Korea
2003
Twins dead after separation
First alert over SARS
Twins dead after separation
First alert over SARS
182 died after arson attack in subway
North Korea
2003 2003
North Korea
2002
183 people dead after bomb blasts
Brazil wins World Cup
183 people dead after bomb blasts
China
2002 2002
China
Korea
2002 2002
Korea
North Korea
2002 2002
North Korea
2001
U.S. spy plane lands in China
Southeast Asia
2001 2001
Southeast Asia
U.S. spy plane lands in China
Korea
2001 2001
Korea
North Korea
2001 2001
North Korea

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April 2016 ... more > Top ^
Thu.   North Korea  
  62-year-old naturalised US citizen born in South Korea, was arrested last October. He was sentenced to 10 years of hard labour
  North Korea   North Korea test-launched two mid-range missiles Map of Wonsan North Korea
  Observers say all the tests appear to have failed, but a UN spokesman said such actions, which violate sanctions, were 'deeply troubling'
Mon.   Southern Philippines John Ridsdel: Hostage from Canada killed in Philippines Apr. 16  Japan  Japan earthquake: Thousands spend night in cold and wet Apr. 15   Japan   Powerful new tremor in Kumamoto Map of Kumamoto Kyushu Japan
  A more powerful 7.3 earthquake has rocked the southern city of Kumamoto in the middle of the night, a day after an earlier tremor killed nine people
Apr. 10  South Korea  N Korea senior intelligence officer 'defects to South'  Japan  John Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima memorial Apr. 8  North Korea  North Korea 'tests long-range missile engine'

March 2016 ... more > Top ^
Mar.17  North Korea  North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea Mar.10  Japan  Japan tsunami: Country marks fifth anniversary Mar.2  North Korea  North Korea 'fires projectiles' into sea hours after UN vote

February 2016 ... more > Top ^
Feb.10   North Korea N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed
Feb.5   Taiwan   Deadly earthquake topples buildings in Taiwan city of Tainan Map of Tainan Taiwan
  A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling a complex of two high-rise residential buildings.    Rescue teams were trying to r...


January 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jan.18  Beijing  China economic growth slowest in 25 years Jan.16  Taiwan  Tsai Ing-wen elected Taiwan's first female president Jan.13   Jakarta Bombs and gunfire rock Indonesian capital
Jan.5   North Korea   North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test
  North Korea says it has successfully tested a miniaturised hydrogen bomb which, if confirmed, would be its fourth nuclear test since 2006.    5.1 magnitude quake was detected close...
Jan.3   Shanghai   Chinese shares trade halted after 7% plunge
  Trading on China's mainland benchmark index - the Shanghai Composite - was closed on Monday after the market dramatically plunged 7%

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December 2015 ... more > Top ^
Dec.31  Japan  New Year: Celebrations mark start of 2016 Dec.29  North Korea  North Korea official Kim Yang-gon killed in car crash Dec.28  South Korea  'Comfort women': Japan and South Korea hail agreement Dec.20   Southern China   22 buildings collapse in landslide in Shenzhen industrial park
Map of Guangming New District Shenzhen China  About 900 people have been evacuated, with four people pulled alive from rubble with minor or no injuries. At least 91 remain missing

November 2015 ... more > Top ^
Nov.7  Singapore  China and Taiwan leaders hail historic talks

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Oct.29  Beijing  China to end one-child policy and allow two Oct.26  Southern China  US Navy destroyer to near disputed China islands

August 2015 ... more > Top ^
Aug.24   Shanghai   Chinese stocks continue to tumble
  Chinese stocks continued to tumble though elsewhere in Asia losses were less severe than analysts had feared after Monday's dramatic fall Aug.17   Bangkok Bangkok bomb: Attack aimed to kill foreigners
Aug.16  Indonesia  Indonesia passenger plane wreckage found in Papua Aug.12   China   Casualties in Tianjin port city explosions Map of port Tianjin China  Massive explosions have hit a warehouse storing dangerous and chemical goods in the port area, leaving at least 17 dead and hundreds more injured Aug.8  Southern China  Typhoon Soudelor lashes southeast China Aug.7  Taiwan  Powerful Typhoon Soudelor slams into Taiwan Aug.5  Malaysia  MH370: Reunion debris is from missing plane, says Najib  Japan  Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb

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Jun.30  Sumatra  Indonesia transport plane crash death toll rises Jun.7  South Korea  Sixth Mers death in S. Korea amid sharp rises in cases Jun.1   Southern China     Boat with more than 400 people aboard sinks in Yangtze River
Map of Jianli Hubei China  Passenger ship The Eastern Star carrying more than 444 people sank overnight in southern China, and seven people have been rescued

May 2015 ... more > Top ^
May.13   Manila 72 dead in Philippines slipper factory fire
May.12   North Korea   North Korea Defence Chief Hyon Yong-chol 'executed'  Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed, South Korea's spy agency has told parliament, according to media reports

April 2015 ... more > Top ^
Apr.28  Indonesia  Indonesia executions: Australia recalls ambassador

March 2015 ... more > Top ^
Mar.22   Singapore   Singaporeans mourn death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew   The government announced that Lee, 91, 'passed away peacefully' early Monday at a Singapore hospital Mar.13   Melanesia Dozens feared dead after Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu
Mar.4   South Korea US ambassador to South Korea injured in slash attack

February 2015 ... more > Top ^
Feb.3   Taiwan   35 dead as plane crashes into Taiwan river   A plane belonging to Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways has crash-landed. Ten people were injured. More than 50 people were onboard

January 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jan.20   Jakarta AirAsia flight QZ8501 'climbed too fast'
Jan.18   Manila     Six million attend outdoor Pope Francis' Mass   Pope Francis has celebrated an outdoor Mass in front of unprecedented crowds. That would be a record for a papal event

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December 2014 ... more > Top ^
Dec.30  Indonesia  AirAsia QZ8501: Officials say debris is missing plane Dec.27   Indonesia     Singapore-bound AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing   The single-aisle Airbus A320-200 asked air traffic controllers if it could divert from its flight path due to weather before disappearing over... Dec.6  Philippines  Philippines typhoon makes landfall

November 2014 ... more > Top ^
Nov.16  Japan  Japan's economy falls into recession

October 2014 ... more > Top ^
Oct.12  Hong Kong  Hong Kong police remove barricades Oct.1  Hong Kong  Protesters target office of Hong Kong's chief executive

September 2014 ... more > Top ^
Sep.28  Hong Kong  Tear gas and clashes at HK protest Sep.27  Japan  Japan volcano: 30 hikers feared dead on Mt Ontake Sep.26   Hong Kong   HK students scuffle with police in chaotic protest  Scores of young pro-democracy activist faced off with riot police after a night of scuffles and arrests over Beijing's refusal to allow refo...

August 2014 ... more > Top ^
Aug.6  Cambodia  Top Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of crimes against humanity Aug.3  Southern China  Strong earthquake kills at least 367 in southern China

July 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jul.23   Taiwan   Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash   Forty-seven people were killed and 11 were injured in Wednesday's twin-engine turboprop plane crash on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands

May 2014 ... more > Top ^
May.19  Bangkok  Thailand army declares martial law

April 2014 ... more > Top ^
Apr.15   South Korea     South Korea ferry: Hundreds missing as ship sinks   Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea

March 2014 ... more > Top ^
Mar.24  Malaysia  Flight MH370 'crashed in south Indian Ocean' - Malaysia PM Mar.13   Malaysia     Search for missing jet heads west  Malaysian authorities expanded their hunt for a vanished airliner to the Indian Ocean, where a U.S. destroyer was expected to arrive soon Mar.7   Malaysia     Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane carrying 239 people   Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with MH370 with 239 aboard travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing

January 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jan.12  Bangkok  Protesters begin Bangkok 'shutdown'

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December 2013 ... more > Top ^
Dec.12   North Korea   North Korea: Leader's uncle executed   Jang Song Thaek, an uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been executed for trying to overthrow the government

November 2013 ... more > Top ^
Nov.24  Bangkok  Demonstrators fill Bangkok streets Nov.22   China   China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea   China has demarcated an 'air-defence identification zone' over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japa... Nov.9   Southern Philippines     Hundreds feared dead in typhoon   Hundreds of people are feared dead in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan swept through on Friday

October 2013 ... more > Top ^
Oct.16  Southern Philippines  More than 100 dead after earthquake hits the Philippines

September 2013 ... more > Top ^
Sep.21  China  Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption Sep.1  Northern Japan  Fukushima radiation levels '18 times higher' than thought

June 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jun.10   Hong Kong US spy leaker 'defending liberty'


April 2013 ... more > Top ^
Apr.20  Sichuan  Earthquake has killed more than 150 people Apr.9   North Korea North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'


March 2013 ... more > Top ^
Mar.29   North Korea N Korea in 'state of war' with South


February 2013 ... more > Top ^
Feb.11  North Korea  North Korea confirms nuclear test

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December 2012 ... more > Top ^
Dec.28   Singapore Woman gang-raped in India dies
Dec.11  North Korea  North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch Dec.5  Southern Philippines  Philippine storm toll passes 300

November 2012 ... more > Top ^
Nov.14   Beijing Xi heads new Chinese leadership


September 2012 ... more > Top ^
Sep.13  Japan  Chinese ships patrol disputed islands

August 2012 ... more > Top ^
Aug.19   China Bo Xilai's wife convicted of murder


April 2012 ... more > Top ^
Apr.27   Beijing China dissident 'in US embassy'
Apr.12   North Korea North Korea launches rocket

February 2012 ... more > Top ^
Feb.2  Papua New Guinea  More than 200 rescued after ferry sinks

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December 2011 ... more > Top ^
Dec.29  North Korea  N Korea hails Kim's son as leader Dec.28  North Korea  Kim Jong-il state funeral held in N. Korea Dec.18   North Korea N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies
Dec.17   Southern Philippines Philippines storm kills hundreds

October 2011 ... more > Top ^
Oct.20   Thailand Thai flooding threatens capital


July 2011 ... more > Top ^
Jul.27  South Korea  Landslide leaves 32 dead, dozens injured Jul.23  Southern China  Bullet train derails, cars fall off bridge

April 2011 ... more > Top ^
Apr.12  Northern Japan  Japan disaster now on Chernobyl level Apr.5   Northern Japan Water radiation millions of times over limit


March 2011 ... more > Top ^
Mar.28  Northern Japan  Radioactive water found outside plant Mar.14  Northern Japan  Meltdown alert at Japan reactor Mar.11   Northern Japan Massive quake, tsunami hit Japan


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November 2010 ... more > Top ^
Nov.22   South Korea Artillery fire on Korea border


March 2010 ... more > Top ^
Mar.26  South Korea  South Korean navy ship sinking near North

February 2010 ... more > Top ^
Feb.8  Japan  Toyota recalls thousands of Prius cars

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November 2009 ... more > Top ^
Nov.24  Southern Philippines  Death toll rises in massacre

September 2009 ... more > Top ^
Sep.30  Sumatra  Indonesia quake death kills thousands Sep.15  Japan  Hatoyama takes over as PM

May 2009 ... more > Top ^
May.25  North Korea  N. Korea conducted second nuclear test

January 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jan.11  Sulawesi  Ferry disaster leaves 246 missing

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September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.17  China  3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.8   Beijing China kicks off Olympics Ceremony


May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.12   Sichuan Quake death toll 50,000


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January 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jan.18  China  Chinese test missile obliterates satellite

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December 2006 ... more > Top ^
Dec.29  Indonesia  Ship 'sinks in storm'. 600 missing

October 2006 ... more > Top ^
Oct.9   North Korea North Korea claims nuclear test


July 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jul.4  North Korea  North Korea tests long-range missile

May 2006 ... more > Top ^
May.27   Indonesia Java quake kills 6,000


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April 2005 ... more > Top ^
Apr.9  Beijing  Protests target Japan

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December 2004 ... more > Top ^
Dec.26   Aceh 9.0 Quake leaves 212,000 dead


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Jul.8  Singapore  Twins dead after separation Mar.13  Hong Kong  First alert over SARS Feb.17  South Korea  182 died after arson attack in subway

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Oct.12  Bali  183 people dead after bomb blasts Jun.30  Japan  Brazil wins World Cup

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Apr.1  Southern China  U.S. spy plane lands in China