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Relatives of Lion Air victims pray, cast flowers into sea

Nov 6, 2018

Hundreds of relatives of victims have prayed and thrown flowers into the Java Sea where a Lion Air jet plunged into the water more than a week ago, killing all 189 people on board

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Asian economies grateful for reprieve on Iran oil imports

Nov 6, 2018

Japan, South Korea and other major oil importers have welcomed the decision by the Trump administration to let them continue to import Iranian crude oil and other petroleum products despite the re-imposition of sanctions on Tehran

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Lion Air jet had same airspeed problem on last 4 flights

Nov 5, 2018

Investigators say the "black box" data recorder from a crashed Lion Air jet shows its last four flights all had an airspeed indicator problem

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Asian shares slide on worries over US-China relations

Nov 5, 2018

Asian shares slide on worries over US-China trade dispute

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Japanese author Murakami reveals plan for library of works

Nov 4, 2018

Japanese author Haruki Murakami has announced a plan to set up a library that would showcase his works and also serve as a meeting place for research and international exchanges

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Aussie nun who angered Duterte forced to leave Philippines

Nov 3, 2018

An Australian nun who angered the Philippine president by joining anti-government protests has called on Filipinos to unite and fight human rights abuses ahead of her forced departure from the country

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Official: Divers see Lion Air jet fuselage, new 'ping' heard

Nov 3, 2018

Indonesia's search and rescue chief said divers reported seeing the fuselage and engines of the crashed Lion Air jet on the seafloor and a ping locator has detected a signal that may be from the cockpit voice recorder

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Vietnam and France sign deals worth over $10 billion

Nov 2, 2018

The prime ministers of France and Vietnam have witnessed the signing of two business deals worth over $10 billion and dozens of other cooperation agreements covering energy, education, health, technology and the environment

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New details highlight Lion Air jet's problems before crash

Nov 2, 2018

New details about the crashed Lion Air's jet previous flight cast further doubt on the Indonesian airline's claim to have fixed technical problems, as the search for victims continued for a fifth day

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Japanese reporter freed in Syria apologizes for trouble

Nov 2, 2018

A Japanese journalist who returned from more than three years of captivity in Syria says he was kidnapped as soon as he crossed the border and apologized for causing trouble to his government

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