Philippines objects to China's naming of undersea features

Feb 14, 2018

A Philippine official says the government rejects Chinese names given to some undersea features in an offshore area that belongs to the Philippines, indicating a new tiff despite their mended ties

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China charges former rising political star with bribery

Feb 13, 2018

Chinese authorities have charged former rising political star Sun Zhengcai with bribery

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Holidaying frog game finds fans among China's harried youth

Feb 13, 2018

A mobile game starring a vacationing frog has attracted a massive following in China by speaking to a desire for a less harried existence

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Esports officially arrives in Japan, home of game giants

Feb 11, 2018

Japan welcomes first esports event this weekend

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Bali volcano decreases in activity, alert status lowered

Feb 10, 2018

Indonesian authorities have lowered the alert status of Bali's Mount Agung volcano from the highest level and say thousands of people who have fled its slopes for government shelters may return home

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Duterte warns he'll order navy to fire if sea wealth taken

Feb 10, 2018

The Philippine president says he has no intention of going into war over territorial feuds but will order the navy to fire if other countries extract resources from waters within his country's exclusive economic zone

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Thais arrest alleged Russian cybercrime market operator

Feb 9, 2018

Police in Thailand say they have arrested a Russian national accused by U.S. authorities of running an online cybercrime marketplace

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China's January auto sales growth rebounds to 10.7 percent

Feb 9, 2018

China's auto sales growth rebounded in January to 10.7 percent over a year earlier, boosted by strong demand for SUVs

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SoftBank's profits soar on sales growth, Sprint improvement

Feb 7, 2018

Japan's SoftBank Group Corp. nets 11-fold surge in profit for the fiscal third quarter on improved sales and better results from U.S. carrier Sprint

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Philippines wants foreign research ships out of its waters

Feb 6, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered an end to all foreign scientific research missions in a vast expanse of waters off the country's northeast and called on the military to "chase out" unauthorized vessels

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