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Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

Oct 20, 2018

European and Japanese space agencies say an Ariane 5 rocket has successfully lifted a spacecraft into orbit for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun

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Japan deepens Southeast Asian ties with airmen program

Oct 20, 2018

Japan's defense minister says he plans to start a program for professional airmen to strengthen ties between his country and Southeast Asia

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China's growth slows as officials try to reassure investors

Oct 19, 2018

China's economy slows as officials launch media blitz to revive confidence in sinking stock market

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US and South Korea again call off a major military exercise

Oct 19, 2018

The Pentagon and South Korea are canceling another major military exercise this year, citing a push for diplomatic progress with North Korea

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Tokyo Paralympics: Wheelchair-friendly rooms tough to find

Oct 19, 2018

A shortage of accessible hotel rooms could spoil everything at 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

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Japan orders maker to fix questionable quake shock absorbers

Oct 19, 2018

Japan orders maker of quake shock absorbers used in hundreds of buildings to investigate, make repairs in latest quality fraud scandal

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China says ex-Internet czar on trial over corruption charges

Oct 19, 2018

China's former internet censor is standing trial over corruption allegations

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Malaysia ex-deputy PM charged with graft, money laundering

Oct 19, 2018

Malaysia's former deputy PM charged with abuse of power, corruption and money laundering in another graft investigation against the leaders ousted in shock election results earlier this year

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Southeast Asian navies to hold drills with China next week

Oct 19, 2018

Southeast Asian navies will hold their first joint exercises with China in its southern waters next week

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British woman held in Malaysia accused of killing husband

Oct 19, 2018

Malaysian police say a British woman has been detained on a resort island for allegedly stabbing her husband to death

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