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Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

Sep 22, 2018

Hong Kong has opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but which also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region

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Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm after plowing into China

Sep 17, 2018

Mangkhut has weakened from a typhoon to a tropical storm as it moves deeper into southern China, leaving death and destruction from Hong Kong to the Philippines

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The Latest: Typhoon death toll now 69 in Philippines, China

Sep 17, 2018

Philippine and Chinese authorities say the death toll from a typhoon has risen to at least 69 with dozens missing

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Tokyo chief opens replacement for city's iconic fish market

Sep 13, 2018

The Tokyo governor has led an opening ceremony for the city's new fish market, trying to assuage worries about contamination at the site that delayed the move for two years

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US lawmakers urge export restrictions targeting Xinjiang

Sep 12, 2018

Two U.S. lawmakers are urging the extension of American export restrictions to prevent sales of equipment that could be used in China's massive security clampdown targeting the Xinjiang region's native Muslim population

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21 killed as bus plunges into ravine in Indonesia

Sep 8, 2018

Officials say 21 people were killed when a tourist bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia's main Java island

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Thai cave boys feted by prime minister in trip to capital

Sep 6, 2018

It was show time Thursday for the 12 boys and their 25-year-old soccer coach who were trapped for almost three weeks in a flooded cave in northern Thailand as they spoke at a public exhibition in one of Bangkok's largest malls

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Typhoon-damaged airport in Japan to partly reopen Friday

Sep 6, 2018

Japanese airport flooded by typhoon is expected to partially reopen Friday after officials promised round-the-clock work to repair damage

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As talks with US stall, North Korea preps military parade

Sep 6, 2018

As nuclear talks with the U.S. stall, North Korea is preparing to hold a big military parade on the 70th anniversary of the country's founding

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Typhoon leaves major airport closed and destruction in Japan

Sep 5, 2018

The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in at least 25 years flooded a runway and other facilities at one of its busiest airports, closing it indefinitely

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