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Malaysia shaman, foreign police join hunt for London teen

Aug 12, 2019

A Malaysian shaman has joined police from Ireland, France and the U.K. in the search for a 15 -year-old London girl who disappeared from a nature resort eight days ago. Her family has offered a cash reward.

The Latest: Cathay chief warns employees over HK protests

Aug 12, 2019

The chief executive of Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways says there will be "disciplinary consequences" for employees involved in "illegal protests"

South Korea to remove Japan from preferred trade list

Aug 12, 2019

South Korea is removing Japan from a list of nations receiving preferential treatment in trade in apparent retaliation for Tokyo's recent decision to downgrade Seoul's trade status

Tear gas fired in Hong Kong with no end in sight to protests

Aug 11, 2019

Police have fired tear gas inside a train station and in several other Hong Kong neighborhoods where protesters occupied roads in another weekend of anti-government demonstrations

As protesters scatter, Hong Kong residents take their place

Aug 11, 2019

Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters after two marches go ahead in defiance of official ban

N. Korea says leader Kim supervised tests of weapons systems

Aug 10, 2019

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un supervised test-firings of an unspecified new weapons system, which extended a streak of weapons demonstrations that are seen an attempt to build leverage ahead of negotiations with the United States

Fukushima nuclear plant out of space for radioactive water

Aug 9, 2019

The utility company operating Fukushima's tsunami-devastated nuclear power plant says it will run out of space to store massive amounts of contaminated water in three years

Mother's voice pierces Malaysia jungle in search for girl

Aug 9, 2019

Malaysian rescuers are stepping up their search for a 15-year-old London girl who vanished from a nature resort six days ago by playing voice recordings of her mother as they comb the hilly forest terrain

Japan's ex-Empress Michiko has early stage breast cancer

Aug 9, 2019

Japanese palace officials say former Empress Michiko will have an operation for breast cancer

Nagasaki mayor laments nuclear arms are seen as useful

Aug 9, 2019

On 74th bombing anniversary, Nagasaki mayor laments that nuclear weapons are increasingly seen as useful and nuclear states like US and Russia are returning to making and deploying them