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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament on Sept. 28, effectively kicking off a national election campaign where he faces an unexpected and formidable challenge from the popular governor of Tokyo.
WASHINGTON – Agence France-Presse
U.S. President Donald Trump will host Thai junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha at the White House next week, in a personal triumph for a Thai autocrat who was shunned by Barack Obama’s administration for his regime’s dismal rights record.
KABUL – Agence France-Presse
A suicide bomber targeting a NATO convoy wounded three Afghan civilians in Kabul on Sept. 24 morning without causing casualties among Danish troops on board, officials said.
Japan said on Sept. 26 it killed 177 whales off its northeast coast in an annual hunt that sparks anger among animal rights activists and others.
WASHINGTON – The Associated Press
In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew on Sept. 23 to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century.
NEW DELHI – Agence France-Presse
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed that every home in India will have electricity by December 2018 as he moves to shore up voter support amid doubts over his handling of the economy.
KARANGASEM - Agence France-Presse
More than 34,000 people have fled from a rumbling volcano on the resort island of Bali as the magnitude of tremors grows, prompting fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years, an official said Sept. 24.
North Korea is bolstering its defenses by moving aircraft to its east coast and taking other measures after US bombers flew close to the Korean peninsula
SEOUL/NEW YORK - Reuters
North Korea said on Sept. 22 it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean after U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to destroy the reclusive country, with leader Kim Jong Un promising to make a "mentally deranged" Trump pay dearly for his threats.
TOKYO – Agence France-Presse
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Set. 25 called a snap election, seeking a fresh term at the helm of the world’s third-largest economy as tensions with nearby North Korea reach fever-pitch.
China increased yesterday the maximum speed of bullet trains on the Beijing-Shanghai line to 350 kilometers per hour, six years after a fatal accident led to a speed cap.