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The Latest: Tsunami toll now 429 dead, thousands homeless

Dec 25, 2018

The death toll from the tsunami that hit Indonesian islands without warning has passed 420 with more than 1,400 people injured

Indonesia tsunami survivors remain jittery as deaths hit 429

Dec 25, 2018

Traumatized Indonesian tsunami survivors jittery amid false alarms, deaths top 420 and thousands remain homeless

Japan emperor marks last birthday on throne, prays for peace

Dec 23, 2018

Japan's Emperor Akihito, who turns 85 on Sunday and will abdicate this spring, says he feels relieved to see the era of his reign coming to an end without having seen his country at war

After decades lost, Korean brothers' reunion 'way too short'

Aug 27, 2018

Now 93 and 79, the brothers who lost decades to the division between North and South Korea say their reunion of just 12 hours was 'way too short'

Elderly Koreans shut out of family reunions use backchannels

Aug 25, 2018

Some South Koreans take unofficial routes to reconnect with the elderly North Korean relatives they haven't seen since the Korean War

Koreas begin second round of tearful family reunions

Aug 24, 2018

Elderly North and South Koreans are weeping and embracing each other as a second round of temporary reunions begins of family members separated for decades by the Korean War

Officials dismiss Indonesian principal behind jihad parade

Aug 23, 2018

Education officials have dismissed the principal of an Indonesian kindergarten after a video of veiled children carrying replica weapons in a street parade sparked an outcry in the world's most populous Muslim nation

Tears, farewell hugs end 1st round of Korean reunions

Aug 22, 2018

Hundreds of elderly Koreans are tearfully saying their final goodbyes at the end of rare reunions between relatives separated by the 1950-53 Korean War

At emotional Korean reunions, genuine talk often impossible

Aug 22, 2018

Reunions between Korean families separated by the 1950-53 war produce heart-wrenching images of elderly relatives likely seeing each other for the last time, but they're also highly political events

At emotional Korean reunions, genuine talk often impossible

Aug 21, 2018

The reunions taking place this week between Korean families separated by the 1950-53 war produce heart-wrenching images of elderly relatives likely seeing each other for the last time before they die, but they're also highly political events