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At least three dead in Japan landslides, floods
At least three people have died and three are missing after landslides and floods hit a region in southern Japan that was recently battered by major earthquakes, officials said Tuesday.
 
TOKYO - A man was arrested in northern Japan on Tuesday after stabbing one woman to death and injuring three others at a shopping mall, a rare random attack for the law-abiding nation.
 
YANGON - Myanmar officials must refer to the oppressed Rohingya Muslim minority as "people who believe in Islam" rather than by their name, according to a letter seen by AFP Tuesday, as a UN rights envoy prepares to visit the benighted group.
 
TOKYO - Japan's prime minister defended his economic policy Tuesday ahead of parliamentary elections next month amid calls for a change of course in the world's number three economy.
 
The utility that ran the Fukushima nuclear plant acknowledged Tuesday its delayed disclosure of the meltdowns at three reactors was tantamount to a cover-up and apologized for it.
 
Pier and simple
Girls jump off a pier in Wonsan, North Korea, Tuesday, June 21. Wonsan, about 125 miles from Pyongyang, is a port city located in Kangwon Province, North Korea along the eastern side of the Korean Peninsula and was one of the cities chosen to be developed into a summer destination for locals as well as tourists.
 
A Vietnamese reporter's press card has been revoked for "insulting" the military in an online post after a search plane crashed last week while looking for a missing fighter jet, the government said.
 
The deaths of 14 Nepali guards in Afghanistan have highlighted the Himalayan nation's role as supplier of security forces to the world, an industry fueled by poverty and built on the centuries-old reputation of its Gurkha troops for courage and loyalty.
 
Several convicted drunken drivers were brought to a Bangkok morgue Monday to see a corpse and reflect on the gory consequences of their actions as part of a program aimed at combating the carnage on Thailand's roads.
 
In a nationwide crackdown on medical charlatans, Nepalese police have arrested 53 people for allegedly working as doctors with fake credentials or false education certificates and said Monday that more suspects would be arrested this week.
 
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