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Vehicles break through protesters' barriers over constitution change spat
Vehicles passed through the main border point between Nepal and India on Friday after frustrated local residents forcefully removed barriers set up by ethnic protesters who blockaded the border to demand changes in the new constitution.
 

South Korea and Japan vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket that North Korea plans to fire this month, with Seoul saying Thursday that it has detected launch preparations by Pyongyang.
Seoul, Tokyo threaten to intercept N. Korean rocket debris

 

The U.S. ambassador said Wednesday joint patrols with the Philippines are possible in the South China Sea, where the United States has asserted its freedom to navigate by sending planes and ships into China-claimed areas.
 

Mainland China's point man on North Korea arrived in Pyongyang, the country's capital, on Tuesday amid a flurry of diplomacy over the North's recent nuclear test.
 

A global maritime watchdog said Tuesday that ship hijackings declined in 2015 from a year earlier, while sea piracy incidents increased slightly but consisted mostly of low-level theft.
Ship hijackings down in '15, piracy mostly low-level theft

 

A defense official says a U.S. Navy ship has sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea to exercise the U.S.' freedom to navigate in international waters.
 

The education officials of South Korea, Japan and mainland China on Saturday held the first three-way meeting among the countries that often spar over how their wartime past is described in textbooks.
Trilateral education meet held for 1st time

 

The Zika virus is spreading rapidly in Latin America, and Asian governments have issued advisories in a bid to contain the mosquito-borne disease, which could be linked to birth defects and can cause temporary paralysis.
 

With a mournful bow, Emperor Akihito paid his respects in a war memorial in the Philippines Friday to the largest number of Japanese invasion troops who died outside their homeland in World War II.
Emperor Akihito honors Japan's war dead in Philippines

 

A mainland Chinese ship equipped with advanced sonar equipment will soon join the search for the Malaysian airliner believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean almost two years ago, an official said on Friday.
 

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry announced Thursday that representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States will meet in the Pakistani capital Islamabad next month to discuss how to resume the stalled peace process between Kabul and the Taliban.
 

An international arbitration case over the disputed South China Sea that has been boycotted by mainland China will "settle once and for all" whether artificial reefs are entitled to territorial waters, Australia's top diplomat said Tuesday.
Nations will respect tribunal on S. China Sea: Australia

 

Malaysia confirmed Tuesday that the piece of metal found washed up on a Thai beach last week was not from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that went missing almost two years ago in one of aviation history's most enduring mysteries.
 

Unusually cold weather in eastern Asia has been blamed for more than 65 deaths, disrupted transportation and brought the first snow to a subtropical city in southern China in almost 50 years.
Asia shivers, slips and slides in record-low temperatures

 
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