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Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Jan. 12 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT

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JAKARTA -- A total of 16 people were wounded and hundreds of houses were damaged as whirlwind struck West Java province in western Indonesia,...
Volcano

Jan. 10 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT

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JAKARTA -- Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian resort island of Bali erupted on Thursday night, spewing column of volcanic ash, Indonesian authorities said. The...
newspapers

Jan. 5 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT

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NEW DELHI -- Vijay Mallya, a liquor baron and business tycoon in India who is facing charges of loan default and has been staying...
newspapers

Jan. 4 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT

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YANGON -- Arakan Army (AA) armed group Friday launched attacks on four police outposts in Buthidaung, Myanmar's Rakhine state, killing 13 police officers and...
Photo taken on Feb. 29, 2016 shows hot lavas and volcanic ashes rising from Mount Sinabung during an eruption in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia. (Xinhua/Gatha Ginting) (zw)

Dec. 24 Asia-Pacific news summary

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PANDEGLANG, Indonesia -- The death toll from the tsunami triggered by a volcanic eruption in Indonesia rose to 373, with 1,459 others injured, a...
Myanmar rebels

May 12 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT

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YANGON -- At least 19 people, including a police, four militias and 14 civilians, were killed and 27 others injured in attacks by armed...
Syrian Army

Feb. 26 world news summary at 1600 GMT

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DAMASCUS -- Syrian army captured a key town in northern countryside of Aleppo province on Sunday, following battles with Islamic State (IS) group, according...
New York Blast

Sept. 18 world news summary at 1600 GMT

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UNITED NATIONS -- Russia on Saturday accused the United States of violating their bilateral agreement which called for a cease-fire in Syria, saying the...
GDP

Sept. 7 world news summary at 1600 GMT

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VIENTIANE -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China issued a statement here Wednesday, calling for full and effective implementation of...

Aug. 21 world news summary at 1600 GMT

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MOGADISHU -- At least 15 people were killed in twin bomb explosions in Galkayo town in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, northern Somalia on Sunday,...
Kaya Adwoa Forson, Rio 2016, Olympics

Rio Games: Ghana’s Olympic Campaign Ignited

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The 14 year old swimmer will compete in the women’s 200 meters freestyle heat at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. Forson will be in...
balloon

July 31 world news summary at 1600 GMT

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MUNICH -- Munich police said on early Saturday evening that the shopping center and train station, temporarily closed due to bomb alarm, have been...

July 16 world news summary at 1600 GMT

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ANKARA/ISTANBUL -- Turkish authorities said they regained control of the country on Saturday after thwarting an attempt by a military faction to seize power...

July 14 world news summary at 1600 GMT

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LISBON -- Portuguese authorities have charged Portuguese fertilizer company Adubos de Portugal and U.S industrial company General Electric for causing the outbreak of Legionnaires'...
French troops based in Abidjan and a soldier from Ivory Coast's Republican Forces carry a soldier during a military exercise (AFP Photo/Issouf Sanogo)

July 6 world news summary at 1600 GMT

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he will leave 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan into 2017, slowing the planned drawdown of...
Ships take shelter at a harbor in Sanmen County of east China's Zhejiang Province, July 11, 2015. The approaching Typhoon Chan-Hom has brought gales and rainstorms to Zhejiang Province, east China, forcing hundreds of flights to be canceled and highways to be closed, local authorities said Saturday. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) (zwx)

July 1 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT

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NEW DELHI -- Over 30 people were killed and several others missing as torrential rains and landslides hit the northern Indian state Uttarakhand early...

June 30 world news summary at 1600 GMT

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LONDON -- Five contenders emerged Thursday in the race to become the next prime minister of Britain following David Cameron's decision to quit.(Britain-Tory-Leadership) ...
Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard ahead of India's Republic Day celebration in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Jan. 25, 2016. Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir Monday intensified security and surveillance ahead of India's Republic Day, officials said. (Xinhua/Javed Dar)

June 25 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT

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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir -- At least eight paramilitary troopers of India's Central Reserve Police (CRPF) were killed and 18 others wounded Saturday after militants...
fire

June 11 world news summary at 1600 GMT

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ASUNCION -- One guard and five prisoners were killed while 12 others were injured in a fire on Friday at Tacumbu Prison in the...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

June 11 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT

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DHAKA -- The Bangladeshi police have detained 37 suspects in the first 24 hours of a clampdown against militants since Friday across the country. ...
President-Mamnoon-Hussain

June 1 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT

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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain said on Wednesday that there was no military solution to the problem in Afghanistan and emphasized the need...
migrants

May 26 world news summary at 1600 GMT

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ROME -- Dozens of migrants were feared to have drowned as their packed boat capsized off the Libyan coast, Italian media said on Thursday. ...

May 22 world news summary at 1600 GMT

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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani Foreign Office on Sunday confirmed the killing of the Afghan Taliban top leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor in a Saturday U.S. drone...
People gather at Tundikhel after an earthquake in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on April 25, 2015. Death toll in Nepal climbed to 711, the country's Home Ministry said Saturday afternoon, hours after a major earthquake struck the country. (Xinhua/Pratap Thapa)

May 11 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT

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KATHMANDU -- Nepalese Prime Minister Sharma Oli said on Wednesday that his government was not in crisis. Addressing a brief meeting with...
United Nations

May 10 world news summary at 1600 GMT

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WASHINGTON -- The White House said Tuesday that U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima later this month, the first by a sitting American...
A doctor examines a larva of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of Zika virus, in a laboratory of the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Jan. 29, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it would convene an International Health Regulations emergency committee on the Zika virus to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.(Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp) (sp)

April 27 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT

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SEOUL -- The second case of the Zika virus was detected in South Korea from a man having traveled to the Philippines, local media...
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

April 26 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT

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TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Motors Corp. following its submission of evidence showing it had falsified data on the fuel efficiency of some of its own...
earthquake

April 25 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT

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KATHMANDU -- A year after a devastating 7.9-magnitude earthquake, the Nepalese government has initiated reconstruction of damaged cultural heritages on Monday. Performing...

April 18 world news summary at 1600 GMT

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JERUSALEM -- An explosion occured on a bus in southern Jerusalem in a terror attack on Monday afternoon, the Israeli police said.P ...

April 16 world news summary at 1600 GMT

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LONDON -- An 18-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested at Manchester airport on Saturday for "Syria-related terrorism offences," Britain's West Midlands Police said. ...