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Typhoon leaves at least 66 dead as Japan continues rescue efforts

Rescuers in Japan are continuing to help people in the aftermath of a ferocious typhoon, as the death toll from the storm climbed to as high as 33.

Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

At least seven civilians and three members of the Kurdish-led force known as the Syrian Democratic Forces were killed in the Turkish bombardment, Kurdish activists and a Syria war monitor said.

South Korean protesters call for ouster of justice minister handpicked by President Moon Jae-in

Thousands of protesters rallied in South Korea's capital Seoul to call for the ouster of President Moon Jae-in's hand-picked justice minister, whose family is at the center of an investigation into allegations of financial crimes and academic favors.

Protests, clashes as bid to block Hong Kong mask ban fails

The mask ban, which took effect Saturday under an emergency law, has led to more anger instead of deterring the anti-government demonstrations that have rocked the international financial hub for four months.

China marks 70 years of communist rule with military parade

After the military parade, dancers and floats lauding China’s history, achievements and its regions passed by, along with portraits of China’s previous leaders and Xi himself, which got loud cheers.

Toll rises to 30, day after powerful quake jolts Pakistan

A powerful 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck northeast Pakistan on Tuesday, badly damaging scores of homes and shops and killing at least 30 people and over 370 wounded.

18 years of 9/11: Defining images from the day that shook the world

18th anniversary of 9/11 attack: On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, the entire world watched as two passenger planes ploughed into the World Trade Centre towers. Another plane crashed into the west wing of the Pentagon. A total of 3,000 people had lost their lives.

Making climb to the summit of majestic Mount Fuji in Japan

Climbing season runs from early July to early September, Mount Fuji will open to the public a couple weeks before the Tokyo Summer Olympics opening ceremony on July 24.

Typhoon Faxai makes landfall near Tokyo, causes transport chaos

More than 130 flights were canceled and scores of train lines were closed for hours, snarling the morning commute for millions in a greater Tokyo area that has a population of some 36 million.

Bahamians begin rescue as Hurricane Dorian moves on toward US coast

Relief officials reported scenes of utter ruin in parts of the Bahamas and rushed to deal with an unfolding humanitarian crisis in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful storm on record ever to hit the islands.

Japan’s veteran rugby players happy to die in their boots

Fuwaku, founded in 1948, is one of approximately 150 Japanese clubs that stage competitive, full-contact matches for players over the age of 40.

Wildfires rage across Amazon rainforest

Fires in the Amazon not only mean the carbon-absorbing forest is disappearing, but the flames themselves are emitting millions of tons of carbon every day.

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