Shrine reopens in Bangkok as police hunt bomber

Buddhist monks have led prayers for the reopening of a Bangkok shrine where a blast killed 20 people, as police in Thailand continue to hunt a man shown on security footage calmly planting what is believed to be the bomb. The bomb struck early on Monday evening as worshippers and tourists crowded into the Erawan shrine in the Thai capital’s commercial More...

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By RNSnews On Saturday, August 15th, 2015
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Japan and South Korea to mark 70 years since end of WW2

Japan and South Korea are preparing to mark 70 years since the end of WW2, when Japan’s surrender to the allies freed Korea from a 35-year occupation. South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye will speak More...

By RNSnews On Saturday, August 15th, 2015
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China Tianjin blasts: Nationwide crackdown on chemicals

China has ordered a nationwide check on dangerous chemicals and explosives following explosions in Tianjin that left 56 dead and 721 injured. China’s cabinet also ordered officials to “crack down unwaveringly More...

By RNSnews On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
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China’s yuan currency falls for a second day

China has long kept tight control of their currency’s value China’s Central Bank has again cut the guiding rate for the national currency, the yuan, a day after Tuesday’s record 1.9% devaluation. The More...

By RNSnews On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
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Massive explosion in China’s Tianjin

Images circulating on social media showed a huge explosion Footage circulating online appears to show a massive explosion in China’s northern Tianjin, the cause of which is not yet known. Pictures and video More...

By RNSnews On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
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North Korea vice-premier Choe Yong-gon ‘executed’

Choe Yong-gon had represented North Korea in trade talks with the South South Korea’s government says it is monitoring reports that North Korea’s vice-premier Choe Yong-gon was killed in May on the orders More...

By RNSnews On Friday, August 7th, 2015
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At least seven dead in Afghanistan Kabul blast

The bomb caused extensive damage to property in addition to the casualties At least seven people have been killed and about 400 injured by a powerful car bomb in the Afghan capital Kabul early on Friday morning, More...

By RNSnews On Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
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Malaysia PM Najib Razak challenged to ‘show accounts’

A Malaysian task force has frozen six bank accounts following allegations that Prime Minister Najib Razak received nearly $700m in public funds. However it did not reveal the identities of the account holders. Meanwhile, More...

By RNSnews On Monday, June 29th, 2015
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Indonesia Makes Massive Drug Bust, Arrests Traffickers

JAKARTA—Authorities in Indonesia said they have seized at least 70 kilograms of methamphetamine, saying the country is no longer just a transit point for narcotics. At a press conference in Jakarta Monday, Police More...

By RNSnews On Saturday, June 20th, 2015
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18 dead, 4 missing as dangerous storms sweep through China

June 17, 2015: A bicyclist rides past a statue of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong on the flooded campus of Tongji University in Shanghai. (AP) Heavy storms that swept through several southern Chinese provinces this More...