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Billionaire faces the death penalty


A billionaire property tycoon is facing the death sentence after allegedly embezzled $19 billion in a massive bank fraud.

Vietnam appeals to US for 'market economy' status

Washington (AFP) – Vietnam called Tuesday on the United States to recognize it as a market economy, saying stronger trade ties would benefit Washington in key areas as it seeks to diversify from China.

Agency that led MH370 search ‘not right’

key manager involved in the investigation for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane has blasted the lead Australian agency that carried out the operation.

A Decade After MH370, Planes Still at Risk of Vanishing Off the Map

Since the Malaysia Airlines jet and its 239 occupants went missing in 2014, efforts to prevent a similar case have been painfully slow.

North Korea tests new type of cruise missile, state media says

The test was the first of an Pulhwasal-3-31 missile, KCNA state media said.

North Korea claims to test nuclear-capable drone, warns US of ‘catastrophic consequences’

Pyongyang called the exercises “an act of seriously threatening the security” of North Korea that further destabilized the situation in the region, according to state media.

China’s population decline accelerates towards crisis amid terrible new economic figures

China is facing a major crisis on several fronts as troubling new population and economic figures were released today.

N. Korea abolishes agencies working for reunification with South Korea

North Korea is formally abolishing a handful of key government agencies charged with promoting cooperation and reunification with the South, state media reported Tuesday.

Taiwan Elects US-Friendly President, Defying China Warnings

Beijing said the election result won’t change Taiwan’s status

Defying China, Taiwan elects William Lai Ching-te as president

It will have to cope with China’s anger

Woman arrested following stabbing spree in Tokyo – media

At least four people were reportedly left injured after knife attack at a train station in Tokyo

South Korean opposition leader stabbed, rushed to hospital

Lee Jae-myung was attacked during a press conference in Busan.

5 missing after planes collide on runway at Japan's Haneda airport

Japan coast guard plane collides with Japan Airlines passenger plane

Japan Airlines plane bursts into flames at Tokyo airport with 379 people on board, all escape

Flight JL516 had been travelling to Haneda Airport from Chitose, Hokkaido.

‘Race against time’: Grim warning for Japan ​

One day after Japan was hit by a devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake on New Year’s Day, officials have issued a dire new warning.

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