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The death toll from catastrophic landslides in western Japan could more than double, police said Friday, as the number of missing people rose to 52 in addition to the 39 confirmed dead.
Japan landslide toll feared to more than double

 

An Indonesian court Thursday upheld the victory of Joko Widodo at last month's presidential election, rejecting claims of widespread cheating from his opponent and ending weeks of political uncertainty in the world's third-biggest democracy.
Indonesian court upholds Widodo win

 

The president of the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, on Thursday called the actions of Islamic State (IS) militants “embarrassing” to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to unite in tackling extremism.
 

Nearly five percent of Japanese adults are addicted to gambling, a rate up to five times that of most other nations, according to a study.
 

Army troops enforced a curfew in border districts of India's remote northeastern Assam state Thursday following violence that has left more than a dozen dead and over 10,000 people displaced.
 

Japan is considering building its own fighter jets after years of playing second fiddle in a U.S. construction partnership, a report said Thursday, in a move likely to stoke fears of its military resurgence among Asian neighbors.
 

Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten revealed Thursday he had been cleared by police of historical sex assault allegations, which he said were “abhorrent”.
 

Philippine world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has won a Supreme Court reprieve in his battle to avoid paying tens of millions of dollars in extra taxes, authorities said Thursday.
 

Three months after overthrowing an elected government, Thailand's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will prolong his rule and bolster the military's grip on power.
 

Japanese police said the death toll from rain-triggered landslides on the outskirts of Hiroshima city rose to 39 on Thursday with 51 people still missing, as search efforts continued in the devastated area.
 
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