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China sends 71 warplanes and seven ships towards Taiwan in 24 hours

China’s military sent 71 planes and seven ships towards Taiwan in a 24-hour display of force directed at the island, Taiwan’s defence ministry said...

Stranded tourists safe as repairs begin after Taiwan quake

About 400 tourists who were stranded on a mountainside when a strong earthquake hit Taiwan have descended safely, as the island on Monday repaired...

Hong Kong protesters seek British support as campus blockade ends

Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists have rallied outside the British Consulate, urging the city’s former colonial ruler to emulate the US and take...

UN chief urges Burma to resolve Rohingya crisis

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over the plight of the 730,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees from Burma’s Rakhine state. He called on Burma’s government...

South Korea retaliates after Japan introduces curbs on trade

Japan’s cabinet has approved the removal of South Korea from a list of countries with preferential trade status, prompting retaliation from Seoul where a...

Philippine police van rams protesters in front of US embassy in Manila

A Philippine police van rammed into protesters, leaving several bloodied, as an anti-US rally turned violent at the American embassy in Manila. At least three...

Turkey opens third Istanbul bridge linking Europe with Asia

Turkey has opened one of the world's largest bridges, designed to allow traffic to cross the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia and ease...

China to close South China Sea for military exercises

China has said it is closing off part of the South China Sea for military exercises this week. The move comes days after an international...

Pound continues post-Brexit slide as markets open in Asia

Sterling has continued to slide against the US dollar as trading reopened after Friday's record crash. The pound dropped to 1.3390 dollars as markets resumed...

North Korea ‘tests two powerful ballistic missiles’

North Korea has test-fired two powerful new Musudan mid-range ballistic missiles, US and South Korean military officials have said. The launches mark the North's fifth...

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