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  • Ospreys join in military exercises in W Japan

    2013-10-16 14:40

    Two US Marine Corps' MV-22 Osprey transport aircraft joined in military exercises between the US Marine Corps and Japan's Self-Defense Forces for the first time in the western Japanese prefecture of Shiga.

  • Fire shuts down Sydney CBD streets

    2013-10-16 14:38

    About 100 firefighters are battling a fire in a disused building that has shut down part of Sydney's central business district, local media reported Wednesday.

  • Typhoon Wipha threatens Japan

    2013-10-16 13:28

    A once-in-a-decade typhoon threatened Japan on Tuesday, disrupting travel and shipping and forcing precautions to be taken at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant.

  • Death toll of Philippine earthquake rises to 99

    2013-10-16 10:03

    At least 99 people have been confirmed dead in the magnitude 7.2 earthquake in central Philippines, the country's disaster relief agency said Wednesday.

  • Beijing-Tokyo ties 'unlikely to recover soon'

    2013-10-16 06:56

    Sino-Japanese relations are unlikely to improve anytime soon if Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's speech to his country's parliament is any indication.

  • 1 Chinese dead, 18 missing as ship sinks off ROK

    2013-10-16 04:38

    A Panamanian-flagged cargo ship carrying 19 people sank in South Korea's southeast port city of Pohang amid a storm at 21:30 local time on Tuesday, leaving one person dead and 18 missing, according to the Chinese Consulate General in Busan.

  • ASEAN secretary-general to visit China

    2013-10-15 18:19

    Secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Le Luong Minh will pay an official visit to China from October 16-19.

  • Philippine president orders rescue to quake victims

    2013-10-15 15:06

    Philippine President Beningo Aquino III ordered on Tuesday all the concerned government agencies to rescue the victims and provide assistance to all the areas affected by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in central Philippines.

  • Typhoon Wipha may make landfall in Japan Wed morning

    2013-10-15 14:42

    The 26th typhoon of this year, Wipha, is approaching Japan and may make landfall Wednesday morning, while gales and heavy rain may arrive Tuesday.

  • At least 20 killed in strong Philippine quake

    2013-10-15 14:23

    At least 20 people died in a magnitude 7.2 earthquake which hit Bohol in central Philippines on Tuesday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

  • 4 dead, power cut as M7.2 quake rocks Philippines

    2013-10-15 11:12

    A magnitude-7.2 quake that jolted central part of the Philippines on Tuesday has cut power and caused panic several hundred of kilometers from the epicenter.

  • Row over NASA's China ban should be wake-up call

    2013-10-15 09:57

    The row over a decision by US space agency NASA to ban Chinese researchers from a forthcoming conference on exoplanet research should be served as a wake-up call for some US legislators, a US expert said.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.