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Forecast of heavy rain could complicate Thai cave rescue

Jul 3, 2018

With heavy rains forecast to worsen flooding in a cave in northern Thailand where 12 boys and their soccer coach are waiting to be extracted by rescuers, authorities say they might be forced to have them swim out through a narrow, underwater passage

Boys, coach in stable health after 10 days lost in Thai cave

Jul 3, 2018

The 12 boys and soccer coach found in a partially flooded cave after 10 days are mostly in stable medical condition and have been given food and medicine, though it is not known when they will be able to go home

China eases investment curbs as clash with US looms

Jun 29, 2018

China is easing limits on foreign ownership in auto manufacturing, insurance and other fields but didn't directly address complaints over trade and technology that are fueling conflict with Washington

Bali airport closed as Agung volcano gushes column of ash

Jun 29, 2018

The Indonesian tourist island of Bali has closed its airport, stranding thousands of travelers, as the Mount Agung volcano gushed ash and smoke

China rebuffs US request to discuss airline 'Taiwan' demand

Jun 28, 2018

The American Embassy in Beijing says Chinese authorities have rejected a request to discuss their demand that U.S. airlines describe self-ruled Taiwan as part of China, an order Washington opposes

Australian who irked Duterte wins appeal, still faces ouster

Jun 18, 2018

The Philippine justice secretary has revoked an immigration expulsion order for an Australian nun who irked the Philippine president by joining political rallies but she still faces possible deportation

7-meter-long python swallows Indonesian woman

Jun 16, 2018

A 7-meter-long (23-foot-long) python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia

Filipino Muslims mark Eid in ruins of war-torn Marawi

Jun 15, 2018

Muslim residents of a southern Philippine city devastated by last year's bloody militant siege are celebrating Eid al-Fitr holiday in gunfire-riddled mosques and praying in tent shelters

Overloaded boat capsizes in Indonesia, at least 13 dead

Jun 13, 2018

A rescue official says a boat overloaded with people heading home to celebrate the end of Ramadan has capsized off Indonesia's Sulawesi island, killing at least 13 people

Singapore Postcard: Summit adds value to North Korea's coins

Jun 12, 2018

Stamped with images of "Eternal President" Kim Il Sung, national monuments or ballistic missiles, coins minted in North Korea are renowned among collectors for their scarcity, partly due to sanctions that outlaw them from being auctioned

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