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As China-US friction rises, their armies hold joint disaster drills

NANJING: Soldiers from China and the United States wrapped up a week of joint disaster relief drills yesterday, in a display of cooperation against a backdrop of worsening ties between…

Philippines marks five years since its deadliest storm

TACLOBAN: Philippine survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan recalled their terror and loss in memorial gatherings held yesterday for the thousands killed five years ago in the country’s worst storm on…

Kuwait receives third of total annual rainfall in one day

  KUWAIT: Kuwait received more than a third of its total average annual rainfall overnight Monday to Tuesday as a result of torrential rains. The Directorate General for CivilĀ AviationĀ (DGCA) announced…

Truck hits 31-car lineup in China; 15 die; 44 hurt

BEIJING: An out-of-control truck ploughed into a 31-car lineup in northwest China killing 15 people and injuring 44, authorities in the city of Lanzhou said yesterday. The accident occurred Saturday…

Australia nun who angered Duterte leaves Philippines

MANILA: An Australian nun who angered President Rodrigo Duterte departed the Philippines yesterday following a lengthy legal fight against the government’s efforts to expel her. Sister Patricia Fox was escorted…

N Korean women face rampant sexual abuse by officials: HRW

Officials prey on women with near-total impunity SEOUL: North Korean police and other officials prey on women with near-total impunity, a rights group said yesterday, in a rare report on…

Somber reflection as Filipinos remember the dead

Millions crowd Philippine cemeteries MANILA: Millions packed cemeteries across the Catholic Philippines yesterday to pay their respects to the dead, on a day that mixes somber reflection with the nation’s…

One ‘black box’ recovered from Indonesia jet; First funeral held

No survivors and only body parts found so far JAKARTA: A black box from the crashed Lion Air jet has been recovered, authorities said yesterday, a find that could be…

Xi admits ‘uncertainty’ in China’s economy

Beijing promises to prop up private firms with lower taxes BEIJING: President Xi Jinping sought to reassure Chinese entrepreneurs at a meeting yesterday with promises to prop up private firms…

Divers hunt for doomed plane’s recorders

No sign of survivors after plane crashed into sea and sank JAVA SEA: Indonesia deployed divers yesterday to search for an airliner that crashed with 189 people on board, as…

Typhoon Yutu hits Philippines

MANILA: Typhoon Yutu slammed into the Philippines yesterday with fierce winds that sheared off roofs and snapped trees, after thousands were evacuated ahead of the powerful storm’s arrival. Cutting a…

New Indonesian plane with 189 on board falls out of clear skies

No sign of survivors – Pilot had asked to return to Jakarta – Amir sends condolences JAKARTA: All 189 passengers and crew aboard a crashed Indonesian Lion Air jet were…