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Japanese Journalist Freed from Captivity in Syria

(VOA): A Japanese freelance journalist is on his way home after more than three years in captivity in Syria. Japanese officials in Tokyo have confirmed that a man who walked into an immigration office Tuesday in the southern Turkish city of Antakya is 44-year-old Jumpei Yasuda. "I am happy..

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Taiwan Investigates Train Derailment That Killed 18 Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

(VOA): Officials in Taiwan have launched an investigation into what caused a train derailment Sunday that killed at least 18 people and injured around 175 others. President Tsai Ing-wen visited the accident site in the northeastern Yilan county on Monday where she met with family members of the..

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17 Killed in Taiwan Train Derailment

(VOA): At least seventeen people were killed in a train derailment on a popular coastal route in Taiwan Sunday. Another 132 were injured, the Taiwan Railways Administration said in a statement. All of the train's eight carriages derailed, and five of them were flipped over, according to the..

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Inter-Korean Military Pact Leaves Washington Uneasy Monday, October 22nd, 2018

(VOA): A gap is growing between Washington and Seoul over an inter-Korean military pact that Washington worries might weaken South Korea's defenses against a North Korea attack. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed discontent when..

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Death by Video: Morrison Combats Refugees By Film Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Caught in the backwater of the world’s existence, Australia struggles for relevance in various ways. It might show itself a leader in creating a sovereign fund (too..