Philippines earthquake: Five deaths reported on Luzon
The magnitude 6.1 earthquake leaves a trail of destruction in its wake.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 22 Apr 2019 | 11:54 am

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Who are the victims?
The victims include a celebrity chef and staff members at the Cinnamon Grand hotel.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 22 Apr 2019 | 11:43 am

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Sri Lanka: Bomb explodes as police try to defuse it
The blast took place near St Anthony's Shrine, one of several sites attacked in bombings on Sunday.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 22 Apr 2019 | 11:14 am

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'We kept calling her': Sri Lankans scour hospitals, morgue for loved ones
Sri Lankans scoured hospitals and morgues for missing loved ones on Monday, a day after suicide bomb attacks on churches holding Easter services and luxury hotels killed 290 people and wounded about 500.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 22 Apr 2019 | 11:03 am

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Sri Lanka attacks: 'International network' linked to bombings
Suicide bomb attacks on churches and hotels on Easter Sunday left 290 dead and hundreds injured.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 22 Apr 2019 | 11:01 am

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Australian father and son lifesavers drown in tourist rescue bid
Ross and Andrew Powell had been trying to save a tourist off Australia's southern coast.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 22 Apr 2019 | 10:58 am

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Five Indian party workers on post-election break among dead in Sri Lanka
At least five workers from an Indian political party on a break after working on India's general election were among some 290 people killed in bomb attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, a government official said.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 22 Apr 2019 | 10:20 am

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Afghan Supreme Court allows Ghani term to cover delay to election
Afghanistan's Supreme Court has ruled that President Ashraf Ghani can stay in office until a much-delayed presidential election, which is due to be held after his mandate expires next month, officials said.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 22 Apr 2019 | 9:15 am

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Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude strikes central Philippines
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the central Philippines on Monday, the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) said, and a Reuters witness said office buildings swayed in the main business district of the capital, Manila.

Source: Asia-Pacific News | 22 Apr 2019 | 8:51 am

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Sri Lanka imposes emergency, says international network involved in attacks
Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, in which 290 people were killed and nearly 500 wounded.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 22 Apr 2019 | 8:13 am

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Sri Lanka's bomb carnage casts pall over tourism revival
With its capital under curfew following devastating Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and upmarket hotels, Sri Lanka is filled with fear, horror and grief and tourists who have been flocking to the Indian Ocean island could cancel in droves.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 22 Apr 2019 | 7:52 am

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The US is attacking Huawei and China — without its own 5G strategy
Experts say the Trump administration lacks a clear approach to 5G that goes beyond attacking Chinese telecom giant Huawei.

Source: Asia-Pacific News | 21 Apr 2019 | 9:55 pm

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Asia markets mixed; oil prices surge on report that US is set to end Iran sanctions waivers
Stocks in Asia were mixed on Monday, while markets in Australia and Hong Kong were closed for the Easter Monday holiday.

Source: Asia-Pacific News | 21 Apr 2019 | 7:40 pm

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US citizens killed in Sri Lanka Easter attacks, secretary of State Pompeo says
"The U.S. Embassy is working tirelessly to provide all possible assistance to the American citizens affected by the attacks and their families," Pompeo said.

Source: Asia-Pacific News | 21 Apr 2019 | 12:01 pm

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Blasts hit three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday
Three Sri Lankan churches and three hotels were hit by explosions on Easter Sunday, wounding several people, according to a police spokesman.

Source: Asia-Pacific News | 21 Apr 2019 | 12:51 am

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AmEx to post fourth-quarter loss on US$2.4 billion hit from tax legislation
American Express Co said it expects to report a fourth-quarter loss due to a US$2.4 billion hit from the tax legislation which makes it cheaper for U.S. companies to repatriate profits.

Source: Latest News | 3 Jan 2018 | 3:35 pm

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Hezbollah - Syrian war will be over in 1-2 years
The leader of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group said on Wednesday the Syrian war, now in its seventh year, will be finished in one or two years at most.

Source: Latest News | 3 Jan 2018 | 3:35 pm

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Trump admin to announce cuts in 'security assistance' for Pakistan - sources
WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has been informing members of Congress that it will announce as soon as Wednesday plans to cut off "security assistance" to Pakistan, congressional aides said, after warning Islamabad it would have to do more to maintain U.S. aid. Aides in ...

Source: Latest News | 3 Jan 2018 | 3:35 pm

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Costa back with a bang as Atletico thrash Lleida in Cup
BARCELONA: Diego Costa enjoyed a typically eventful return to action for Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, scoring within six minutes of coming off the bench in his side's 4-0 King's Cup win at Lleida Esportiu but appearing to injure his knee in the process. Costa turned Juanfran's low cross into the ...

Source: Latest News | 3 Jan 2018 | 3:30 pm

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UN chief welcomes reopened Korean hotline
South Korea has offered to hold talks with the North on Jan 9 to discuss "matters of mutual interest" including the North's Olympic participation.

Source: Latest News | 3 Jan 2018 | 3:23 pm

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On North Korea, Trump declares ‘talking is not the answer’ - but his defence chief Mattis quickly disagrees
President Donald Trump on Wednesday declared “talking is not the answer” to the tense stand-off with North Korea over its nuclear missile development, but his defence chief swiftly asserted that diplomatic options remain and Russia demanded US restraint. Trump’s comment, a day after Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile over Japan that drew UN and other international condemnation, renewed his tough rhetoric toward reclusive, nuclear-armed and increasingly isolated North Korea....

Source: South China Morning Post - Asia feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 7:06 pm

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Thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar as Rakhine unrest rages
At least 18,500 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since fighting erupted in Myanmar’s neighbouring Rakhine state six days ago, the International Organisation for Migration said on Wednesday. Plumes of smoke billowed from several burning villages in the worst-hit section of the state, according to a reporter on a government-led trip to the area, as the violence showed little sign of abating despite security sweeps by Myanmar’s police and troops. The streets of Maungdaw –...

Source: South China Morning Post - Asia feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 11:21 am

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South Korea’s former spy chief jailed for election meddling
A former spy chief for South Korea was jailed for four years on Wednesday for leading an online campaign against the man who is now president, Moon Jae-in, during the 2012 election. Won Sei-hoon, who led the National Intelligence Service (NIS) from 2009 to 2013, orchestrated an illicit smear campaign to sway voters in favour of the conservative party, led at the time by Park Geun-hye, Seoul High Court said. South Korea only fully embraced democracy in the 1990s and its intelligence services...

Source: South China Morning Post - Asia feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 10:03 am

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May in Japan seeking ‘model’ trade deal for post-Brexit UK
British Prime Minister Theresa May held her first talks with her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Kyoto, at the start of an intensive three-day visit intended to reassure the country that Britain can swiftly replicate the trade benefits of EU membership after Brexit. Before meeting Abe, May reiterated her intention to kick-start post-Brexit trade by replicating existing deals signed by the EU, to be amended later as needed, saying this would provide confidence for businesses. May, who...

Source: South China Morning Post - Asia feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 8:15 am

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US faces risk of war or humiliation if it attempts to shoot down a North Korean missile
North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile over Japan could increase pressure on Washington to consider shooting down future test launches, although there is no guarantee of success and US officials are wary of a dangerous escalation with Pyongyang. More attention is likely to focus on the prospects for intercepting a missile in flight after North Korea on Tuesday conducted one of its boldest missile tests in years, one government official said. Such a decision would not be taken lightly...

Source: South China Morning Post - Asia feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 6:11 am

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