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Last updated: Monday, September 26, 2016 9:26:04 PM

US, South Korea conduct naval exercise amid tensions
Seoul, Sep 26 (IANS) South Korea and the US conducted a joint naval exercise in the Sea of Japan on Monday amid tensions with North Korea carrying out its recent nuclear test and other military developments.

Monday, September 26, 2016 1:08:04 PM

Taiwan issues warnings for typhoon Megi
Taipei, Sep 26 (IANS) Taiwanese weather authorities on Monday issued land and sea warnings as typhoon Megi approached the island.

Monday, September 26, 2016 12:50:07 PM

Nationwide strike by Hyundai workers in S Korea
Seoul, Sep 26 (IANS) The workers of Hyundai Motor in South Korea staged a full nationwide strike on Monday, the first since 2004 when the company's production line came to a standstill.

Monday, September 26, 2016 12:50:06 PM

Nepal urges China to expand railway network
Kathmandu, Sep 26 (IANS) Nepal has requested China to consider expanding its railway network to different border points, said a senior official on Monday.

Monday, September 26, 2016 12:48:04 PM

Devaluation of Japanese financial assets deepens after Brexit
Tokyo, Sep 26 (IANS) Financial assets held by Japanese have lost value between March and June due to the effects of Brexit on the markets, marking two consecutive quarters of decline, according to data released by the Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Monday.

Monday, September 26, 2016 12:38:03 PM

America's stark choice in an election that hangs in the balance
I am probably not alone in sensing that the Democratic Party coalition which enabled Barack Obama's ascent to the presidency may be losing its steam. The signs are painfully visible everywhere, and if it is true it could mean that Donald Trump and his coterie of racist bigots, economic opportunists, disgruntled "left-outs", intellectually naive Millennials and principles-challenged mainstream Republicans are on course to win the impending election.

Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00:04 PM

Chinese military aircraft fly off Japan's Okinawa
Tokyo, Sep 26 (IANS) Eight Chinese military aircraft flew near the Japanese island of Okinawa in a manoeuvre that prompted the Japanese Air Self-Defence Forces (JASDF) to deploy its own jets in response.

Monday, September 26, 2016 10:38:06 AM

Philippines confirms three new Zika cases
Manila, Sep 26 (IANS) Philippines health authorities on Monday reported three new Zika virus cases, bringing the total number diagnosed this year to 12.

Monday, September 26, 2016 10:38:04 AM

Facebook apologises for disabling Palestinian journalists' accounts
Jerusalem, Sep 26 (IANS) Facebook has apologised for disabling accounts of several Palestinian journalists and activists, saying "the pages were removed in error and restored as soon as we were able to investigate".

Monday, September 26, 2016 9:42:04 AM

Modi interfering in Pakistan's internal affairs: Top official
Islamabad, Sep 26 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent statement violates all UN and international charters against non-interference in internal affairs of other countries, according to a top Pakistani official

Monday, September 26, 2016 8:52:05 AM

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