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Asia Pacific

Salvaged S.Korean ferry Sewol to be transported to find cause of accident

​The sunken South Korean passenger ferry Sewol was lifted 13 meters above the sea on Friday morning and will be transported to a port to find the cause of the country's worst maritime disaster.

Early count indicates Francisco Guterres wins Timor Leste presidential election

​An early vote count indicated that former guerrilla fighter Francisco "Lu-Olo" Guterres has won presidential election in Timor Leste.

Singapore remains world's most expensive city for 4th year running

​Singapore is the world's most expensive city for expatriates to live in for the fourth year running, according to the latest findings of the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU)

Southeast Asia MORE

Philippines lawmakers dismiss foreign minister Perfecto Yasay amid scrutiny over US citizenship

Philippines lawmakers dismiss foreign minister Perfecto Yasay amid scrutiny over US citizenship

Philippine lawmakers on Wednesday rejected the appointment of Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay after ruling he lied to them about being an American citizen.

South Asia MORE

Afghanistan: IS gunmen dressed as medics kill 30 at Kabul military hospital

Afghanistan: IS gunmen dressed as medics kill 30 at Kabul military hospital

More than 30 people have been killed after attackers dressed as doctors stormed the largest military hospital in Kabul, Afghan officials say.

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Sino-Japan

Japan rebukes Trump's remarks about currency manipulation

Japan rebukes Trump's remarks about currency manipulation

​Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday rejected remarks made by U.S. President Donald Trump suggesting that Japan has been manipulating its currency and in doing so disadvantaging the United States.

Korean Peninsula

Pyongyang blasts U.S., S. Korea for using man's death to slander DPRK

Pyongyang blasts U.S., S. Korea for using man's death to slander DPRK

​​The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Wednesday blasted the United States and South Korea for assertion of Pyongyang standing behind the death of a DPRK national in Malaysia last month, saying it was "groundless blame."

Summits

UN Security Council hails election of new president in Lebanon

UN Security Council hails election of new president in Lebanon

​​The UN Security Council on Tuesday welcomed the election of Michel Aoun as the new president of Lebanon as "a critical step to overcome Lebanon's political and institutional crisis," and urged the swift formation of a unity government in the Middle East country.