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70 years after WWII, Japanese company apologizes to US POWs – ‘Happy to have lived long enough to hear apology’

LOS ANGELES: He was forced to toil in enemy mines as a prisoner of war, but James Murphy wasn’t angry or bitter. He was just happy to have lived long…

China says foreigners held over ‘terrorist’ materials

BEIJING: A Chinese official said yesterday that a group of foreigners had been detained for distributing “terrorist” materials after a South African charity said nine were being held. Gift of…

Robots do check-in, check-out at cost-cutting Japan hotel

Muslims in Japan observe fasting month of Ramadan

High-profile Tibetan monk dies in prison in China – China policy will stir resentment

BEIJING: A Tibetan monk who was one of China's most prominent political prisoners has died in jail, a relative said yesterday, and a rights group said security forces were deployed…

3 Chinese Uighurs get 6 years over terrorism in Indonesia

Typhoon Chan-hom swipes eastern China – More than a million people evacuated

SHANGHAI: Typhoon Chan-hom swiped eastern China yesterday, paralysing transport links and devastating farmland as authorities evacuated more than a million people, the government and state media said. The storm, which…

Filipino boy studying on street goes viral – Homeless boy overwhelmed with aid

MANILA: A homeless Filipino boy has been overwhelmed with aid after a heart-wrenching photo of him studying on the pavement and using faint light from a McDonald's outlet went viral…

Thai PM defends decision to send Uighurs back to China – Bangkok sends nearly 100 Uighur Muslims back to China

Teen in Anti-Lee video free after sentencing

SINGAPORE: The Singaporean teenager behind online attacks on former premier Lee Kuan Yew was given a four-week jail term yesterday but freed in view of time served since being accused…

Philippine teen recovers in Sudan after life-saving surgery – ‘I found hope again’

Malaysia PM slams corruption report – 1MDB says never provided funds to Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak slammed a newspaper report that said investigations into troubled state fund 1MDB have traced nearly $700 million of deposits into accounts that allegedly…

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