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January, 17, 2017

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Six Taiwanese arrested in Okinawa for alleged drug trafficking
Six Taiwanese men have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle illicit drugs into Okinawa, a Kyodo News report said Sunday.
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China Airlines Monday flights to and from Toyoma canceled
China Airlines, one of Taiwan's major international airline companies, announced Sunday that its flights between Taoyuan and Japan's Toyoma City scheduled for Monday have been canceled due to heavy snow over much of Japan.
 
Taxi driver held for alleged sexual attack on South Korean
A taxi driver was detained Sunday for allegedly sexually assaulting a South Korean tourist in Taipei, an incident that could conceivably undermine Taiwan's efforts to attract more visitors from South Korea.
 
Jet crashes during Thai air show, pilot killed
A Thai military air show for children was marred by tragedy Saturday when a fighter jet plunged from the sky and burst into flames, killing the pilot.
 
Kidnapped sailors released in Philippines
A South Korean captain and a Filipino crewman abducted by suspected Islamist militants off the southern Philippines were released on Saturday, authorities said, ending a three-month ordeal where they endured beatings and hunger.
 
Japan's Abe pushes tenuous TPP trade deal in Australia
Japan and Australia will work together to ensure the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal comes into force, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Saturday, making no mention of strong U.S. opposition.
 
Ichthyological attraction
A boy catches a trout while ice fishing on a frozen river during a fishing contest in Hwacheon, South Korea on Saturday, Jan. 14. The contest is part of an annual ice festival which draws over 1,000,000 visitors every year.
 
Bangladeshi police Saturday said they have arrested an Islamist extremist accused of being one of the "masterminds" of last year's deadly siege at a Dhaka cafe where 22 hostages were killed.
 
A shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
 
Fishing ship captain returns after being detained in Indonesia
The captain and chief engineer of a Taiwanese fishing ship returned to Taiwan on Saturday after being detained in Indonesia for three months for allegedly fishing illegally in the country's waters.
 
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