Updated Wednesday, February 18, 2015 0:00 am TWN
Japan has made “significant progress” in cleaning up the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, a U.N. review mission said Tuesday as it again advised the country to consider discharging treated water into the sea.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
East Timor Monday inaugurated a new prime minister at the head of a unity government, as it seeks to hand power to the next generation of leaders more than a decade after gaining independence.
Escalating clashes between Myanmar's army and ethnic Kokang fighters killed dozens of rebels over the weekend, including eight who died in custody, state-backed media reported Monday as some 2,000 people fled the violence.
Less than a week after Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was jailed for sodomy, his lawyers said Monday that he faces a health risk because he's living in a bare cell with just a 2-inch-thick foam mattress on the floor, a bucket for bathing and a squat toilet.
South Korea's ruling party-controlled legislature on Monday approved President Park Geun-hye's choice for prime minister following fierce political wrangling over whether he's fit for the country's No. 2 job.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Japan's economy limped out of recession in the last quarter of 2014, official data showed Monday, but annual growth was flat and the weaker-than-expected figures were likely to boost calls for more central bank stimulus.
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