Taiwan has blocked nearly 200 flights by China’s airlines over the strait that separates the two rivals due to the carriers' use of controversial new travel routes introduced by China.
Taiwan blocks China flights after route row
More than 100 persecuted Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar over the past 24 hours, raising doubts about plans to send back thousands of refugees who have already fled a brutal crackdown.
More Rohingya Muslims flee Myanmar as Bangladesh prepares to start repatriation
A bus fire in northwestern Kazakhstan killed 52 Uzbek citizens on a route used by migrant workers heading to Russia, the Kazakh Interior Ministry said on Thursday.
Bus fire kills 52 Uzbeks travelling in Kazakhstan: Kazakh government
Bangladesh says it has counted over a million Rohingya Muslim refugees living in camps near its border with Myanmar, higher than previous estimates.
Bangladesh hosting more than a million Rohingya refugees: Official
Israeli military officials are scrambling to use Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's "very important" trip to India to salvage a $500 million arms deal that New Delhi has recently called off.
Israel desperate to salvage $500mn India arms deal
Pakistani authorities have detained a suspect in the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl, Zainab Ansari, which sparked nationwide outrage over allegations of inaction by the government.
Pakistan police detain suspect in rape, murder of 7-year-old girl
The wreck of an Iranian oil tanker that collided with a cargo ship off China this month has been located, Beijing said on Wednesday, according to Reuters.
China says Iranian oil tanker wreck located
North Korea plans to send a 230-member cheering squad as part of its delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials said Wednesday, as South Korea’s president announced his support of a proposal for the rivals’ first unified Olympic team.
North Korea to send 230-member cheering squad to Olympics
Police in Myanmar have opened fire on a group of Buddhists who were trying to seize a government office in the troubled Rakhine State, killing seven people.
Myanmar police kill seven Buddhist rioters in Rakhine
The Embassy of Iran in Tokyo said it has opened a memorial book to commemorate the sailors of the Sanchi oil tanker who lost their life in a crash fire accident.
Iran Embassy in Tokyo opens memorial book for tanker victims

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