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South Korean Justice Minister offers to resign amid scandal

Oct 14, 2019

South Korea's justice minister has offered to step down amid an investigation into allegations of financial crimes and academic favors surrounding his family, a scandal that has rocked Seoul's liberal government and deeply polarized national opinion

Asian stocks gain after US, China announce truce on tariffs

Oct 14, 2019

Asian stock markets rise after Washington and Beijing announce a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war

Japan looks for missing after typhoon, warns of mudslides

Oct 14, 2019

Rescue crews dig through mudslides and search near swollen rivers for those missing after a typhoon caused serious damage in central and northern Japan

China's September imports from US fall 20% amid tariff war

Oct 14, 2019

China's September imports from the United States fall 20.6% amid tariff war

As Japan braces for typhoon, rugby squad trains in the rain

Oct 12, 2019

While rugby stars here for the World Cup mostly heeded the same warnings as everyone else as Japan braced to be hit by a typhoon tipped to be its worst in six decades, the national team was slogging through shin-deep water at training.

N. Korea threatens to resume nuke, long-range missile tests

Oct 10, 2019

North Korea has threatened again to resume nuclear and long-range missile tests, accusing the U.S. of having instigated some members of the U.N. Security Council to condemn its recent weapons tests

Police: Indonesia's security minister wounded in stabbing

Oct 10, 2019

Police say a knife-wielding man has wounded Indonesia's security minister, a local police chief and another person in a western province

Seoul unsure if North Korea will air World Cup qualifier

Oct 10, 2019

South Korea doesn't know if North Korea will allow a live broadcast of the South's national soccer team playing a World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang next Tuesday

Rugby World Cup cancels 2 games ahead of powerful typhoon

Oct 10, 2019

Rugby World Cup organizers have had to cancel two games scheduled for Saturday because of concerns over the anticipated impact of Typhoon Hagibis

Road tripping Thailand: Weekend getaways to beat the crowds

Oct 9, 2019

Get off Thailand's well-trodden track by rail or road with lesser-known weekend getaways