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A-bomb survivors feel wonder and doubt after Obama visit
The survivors of the world's first atomic bomb attack are used to hearing grand vows to rid the world of nuclear weapons. They just don't usually come directly from the leader of the country that dropped the bomb on them in the first place.
 
Malaysia accepts 68 Syrian refugees
Malaysia on Saturday received 68 Syrian refugees including 31 children out of a total of 3,000 it hopes to allow into the predominantly Muslim country with hundreds more expected soon.
 
A Thai man who fought off a three-meter python that bit his penis while he was squatting on the toilet is recovering, hospital staff said Saturday.
 
Hitting the floor after drinks
Men who violated the 10 p.m. liquor ban, and were seen drinking in public places, are temporarily detained and made to do 40 push-ups at a police headquarters in Manila on Saturday, May 28. A police station in Manila implemented plan "RODY," or Rid the streets Of Drinkers and Youths. President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will impose a nationwide curfew on children being on the streets late at night and is also considering banning the serving of alcohol after midnight, his spokesman Peter Lavina said earlier this month.
 
Cybersecurity researchers say North Korea might be connected to a recent attack that resulted in the theft of over US$100 million from the Bangladeshi central bank and the attempted thefts of millions more from other Asian banks. If the finding holds up, the attacks would amount to a new strategy for the rogue nation, whose state-sponsored efforts have been have long been motivated by politics, not money.
 
300 passengers evacuated from a Korean Air plane at Tokyo airport
About 300 passengers and crew members were evacuated from a Korean Air Boeing 777 at Tokyo's Haneda airport in dramatic scenes after one of the engines caught fire, officials said Friday.
 
Obama honors 'silent cry' of Hiroshima victims
President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to abandon "the logic of fear" that encourages the stockpiling of nuclear weapons.
 
North Korea threatens South's ships after sea border chase
North Korea on Saturday threatened to fire at South Korean warships if they cross into its waters, a day after the South's navy fired warning shots to chase away two North Korean ships that briefly crossed a disputed western sea boundary.
 
Journalist shot dead in Philippine capital: police
A crime journalist has been shot dead in Manila, police and colleagues said Saturday, the latest addition to a lengthening list of unsolved murders of media workers in the Philippines.
 
Duterte wins Philippine presidency in official count
Philippine lawmakers completed the official vote count from May 9 elections on Friday and announced that Mayor Rodrigo Duterte won the presidency by an overwhelming margin, while Rep. Leni Robredo triumphed as vice president.
 
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