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Mag-6.1 quake shakes Japan's south islands
The seismic centre of a magnitude 6.1 quake was off Yonaguni island near Taiwan about 1900 kilometres south-west of Tokyo.


China struggling to rescue trapped miners
Three miners were killed by falling rocks in a collapse in Shandong province, China three days ago, and there are still 18 miners trapped underground.


Philippines cuts Facebook 'spam network'
Facebook has in the past been accused of failing to act on complaints of fake news, trolling and other abusive behaviours in the Philippines.


Magnitude 6.0 quake strikes off Taiwan
There are no immediate reports of damage or casualties from an earthquake which has struck Taiwan.


Taiwan train crash driver granted bail
The driver of a train in Taiwan that derailed killing 18 people and injuring 187 others has been granted bail.


Massive Hong Kong to Macau bridge to open
A 55 kilometre sea bridge connecting Hong Kong to Macau and mainland China is set to be officially opened after 10 years in the making.


Asian shares struggle on Euro, Saudi woes
US earnings season jitters, Saudi Arabia's diplomatic isolation, Brexit and Italy's budget have rolled back a previously strong session in Asian markets.


US warships pass through Taiwan Strait
Two US warships have sailed through the Taiwan Strait in a show of America's commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific, a US Pacific Fleet spokesman says.


Indonesia arrests pair over gay web page
A couple who set up a Facebook page for gays in Indonesia has been arrested and accused of publishing pornography, with the penalty up to six years in jail.


China mine accident death toll rises to 3
Efforts are still under way in eastern China to rescue 18 people trapped in a mine after it collapsed, with news that the death toll has risen to three.


Court rejects Duterte bid to arrest critic
Another court last month had upheld President Rodrigo Duterte's petition and ordered Senator Antonio Trillanes arrested for a similar rebellion charge.


Anti-India strike shuts Kashmir amid anger
Government forces are patrolling the streets in Kashmir's main city in the downtown neighbourhoods in anticipation of more anti-India protests.


Taiwan president wants train crash probe
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has visited the site where a train derailment has killed 18 people and offered words of comfort to the families of victims.


Centre-left party wins Bhutan elections
The elections were only the third since Bhutan transitioned from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy in 2008.


Vietnam assembly to elect a new president
The best-positioned candidate to become Vietnam's next head of state is Nguyen Phu Trong, the general secretary of the Communist Party.


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