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Fearing diplomatic sidelines, Japan reportedly weighs Abe-Kim meet

Japan is reportedly considering seeking a summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as Tokyo struggles to stay relevant in fast-moving diplomacy with Pyongyang.

Stephen Hawking dies

Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, has died at age 76, his family said Wednesday.

Stephen Hawking: a brief history of genius

Stephen Hawking, who has died aged 76, was Britain's most famous modern day scientist, a genius who dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the Universe.

Trump fires Tillerson, names CIA chief as successor

Donald Trump on Tuesday sacked his top diplomat Rex Tillerson and named current CIA chief Mike Pompeo to succeed him, ending a rocky tenure by the Texas oilman who had frequently been at odds with the mercurial US president.

China 'winning' war on smog, helping life expectancy

China appears to be "winning" its war on air pollution, making so much progress that life expectancy could rise by more than two years, according to a US university study.

Rise of violent Buddhist rhetoric in Asia defies stereotypes

Buddhism may be touted in the West as an inherently peaceful philosophy, but a surge in violent rhetoric from small but increasingly influential groups of hardline monks in parts of Asia is upending the religion's tolerant image.

Mahathir: It was wrong decision!

"From the political point of view, I would not have done this. When I was the prime minister, I promised myself not to do anything that would make people hate me."

Pretty polly or pests? Dutch in a flap over parakeets

To their detractors, they're dirty alien invaders whose incessant chatter ruins Sunday morning lie-ins. To their supporters, they're beautiful, cheerful reminders of warmer climes amid the winter chill.

Bangladeshi passenger plane with 67 passengers crashes in Nepal

A Bangladeshi plane with 67 passengers on board crashed near Kathmandu airport Monday as it was coming in to land, officials said, as firefighters battled to extinguish the burning wreckage and rescue passengers.

Anwar to be released June 8: Zahid

According to the Prison Act 1995 and Prisons Regulations 2000, Anwar will be free on June 10 (Sunday), but as June 9 and 10 are weekends, he will be released earlier on June 8 (Friday).


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