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A pair of dark disembodied hands, similar to that of "The Thing" from the Addams Family, made a spooky appearance in two photos taken at Mount Kinabalu shortly after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Sabah, Malaysia.
Chinese help to see Vietnam build its first eco-plastics plant

 

Experts from the World Health Organization and South Korea on Saturday downplayed concerns about the MERS virus spreading further within the country.
 

A Malaysia Airlines (MAS) plane bound for Kuala Lumpur made an emergency landing in Melbourne, Australia shortly after take-off on Friday due to an engine fire.
 

Australia's prime minister on Friday sidestepped charges that officials from his country paid the crew of a boat carrying 65 migrants to return to Indonesian waters, but said Australia had to be creative to stop the flow of boats carrying asylum seekers to its shores.
 

The tiny Pacific nation of Palau, fighting a rising tide of illegal fishing in its waters, has set fire to four boats of Vietnamese caught poaching sea cucumbers and other marine life in its waters.
Palau burns Vietnamese boats found fishing illegally

 

Japan's government approved Friday a revised 30- to 40-year roadmap to clean up the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, but many questions remain.
 

Rescuers searched through piles of rocks and debris Friday after a landslide swept through six mountainous Nepalese villages, killing 24 people and leaving dozens more missing.
 

South Korea's oldest nuclear reactor is expected to be shut down permanently in 2017 after growing safety concerns over the ageing facility.
 

South Korea's health ministry Friday urged people to "conquer their fear" of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and go about their day-to-day lives as normal, saying new cases of the virus and the number of people quarantined were falling.
Number of new MERS cases in S.Korea falling: government

 

South Korea's outbreak of the potentially deadly MERS virus on Thursday forced the central bank to cut its key interest rate to ward off greater economic damage, as retailers report a slump in business.
MERS outbreak forces S. Korea to cut key interest rate

 

The Islamic State group has "global ambitions" and more must be done to tackle its use of social media for recruitment, representatives of governments and technology giants heard in Australia Thursday.
Australian talks tackle jihadists' use of social media

 

Researchers are launching tests aimed at setting up a huge floating barrier off the Japanese coast, a project that could eventually help remove some of the 5.25 trillion pieces of rubbish polluting the world's oceans, officials said Thursday.
 

A landslide triggered by heavy rainfall buried six villages in Nepal's mountainous northeast, and at least 21 people sleeping in the homes are believed to have been killed, officials said Thursday.
 

A solar-powered plane that got stuck in Japan during an attempt to fly around the world is fixed and ready to go -- as soon as the weather gets better, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
 
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