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IS galvanized in Asia by Philippine city siege, report says

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- The attack by Islamic State group-affiliated militants on a Philippine city has galvanized its Southeast Asian supporters and spells trouble for the region, a top terrorism researcher said Friday as the occupation of Marawi nears two months despite a sustained military offensive.

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July 21, 2017
- Dengue fever with complications rise this year
HANOI (Vietnam News) -- Dengue fever cases have dramatically increased in the last two weeks in northern Vietnam. . More >>>

July 20, 2017
- UN reports rise in Afghan war deaths, blames insurgents
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's protracted war killed a record number of civilians during the first six months of this year, according to a UN report released Monday, which blamed the majority of the deaths on bombings by insurgents. . More >>>

July 19, 2017
- Beijing subway expansion to boost commuters' convenience
Beijing, China: Subway lines are further expanding in the capital of the world's most populous nation in a bid to provide more convenience to passengers. . More >>>

July 18, 2017
- Storm Talas kills one, destroys thousands of homes
Hanoi (Vietnam News) -- Tropical storm Talas made landfall in the central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh at around 1am on Monday, resulting in strong wind and heavy rainfall in the region that killed at least one person and destroyed thousands of houses. . More >>>

July 17, 2017
- Philippines' ex-leader faces charges for role in 2015 clash that killed 44 police
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The anti-graft prosecutor in the Philippines on Friday ordered the filing of criminal charges against former President Benigno Aquino III for his alleged liability in a 2015 clash with Muslim rebels that killed 44 police. . More >>>

- Curfew-like restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar
Srinagar (The Statesman) -- Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir imposed restrictions in parts of the city on Friday to scuttle separatist-called protests. . More >>>

July 15, 2017
- Phnom Penh Post joins Asia News Network
PHNOM PENH (ANN) -- The Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia's leading English daily, has joined Asia News Network (ANN), an alliance now comprising 23 media in 19 Asian countries. . More >>>

July 14, 2017
- Hand in hand as older generation enjoy heavenly Beijing park, life
Beijing , China: -- Be it for health, fun or friendship, a park is always one of the most popular places for the elderly in China to gather whenever weather permits. More >>>

July 13, 2017
- Korea readies cutting-edge technologies for Winter Olympics
The Republic of Korea plans to debut advanced technologies, some of which have never been used elsewhere, during next year's Pyeong Chang Winter Olympic Games, the event organiser has confirmed. . More >>>

July 12, 2017
- 7 Hindu pilgrims killed, 15 wounded in Indian-controlled Kashmir attack
SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir (Xinhua) -- At least seven Hindu pilgrims have been killed and 15 others wounded after militants attacked their bus in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. . More >>>

July 11, 2017
- Central regions hit by torrential downpour
South Korea (The Korea Herald) -- Heavy rain dampened the commutes of Koreans across the country as the work week began Monday. . More >>>

July 10, 2017
- Death toll rises to 18 in flood-hit Kyushu as rescue continues
FUKUOKA (Kyodo News) -- The death toll from flooding and mudslides caused by heavy rain on the Japanese southwestern island of Kyushu rose to 18 on Saturday, while about 30 people remained unaccounted for as rescue efforts continued in a race against time. . More >>>

July 8, 2017
- Laos, Vietnam inaugurate historical relic site
SON LA (Viet Nam News) -- A Vietnam-Laos revolutionary historical relic site was inaugurated in the north-western province of Son La on Thursday in the presence of Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Th? Kim Ngan and her Lao counterpart Ms Pany Yathotou. . More >>>

July 7, 2017
- Vietnam, UN sign strategic US$423m plan for 2017-21
HANOI (Viet Nam News) -- The government of Vietnam and the United Nations signed a new strategic plan for the 2017-21 period in Hanoi on Wednesday. . More >>>


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