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It's raining cats and tourists on a Japanese island

3 March 2015

AOSHIMA: An army of feral cats rules a remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one.

Family 'dumped' from flight for refusing to leave plane toilet

3 March 2015

HONG KONG: A Beijing-bound Dragonair flight here was delayed for two-and-a-half hours when a couple with their infant baby refused to leave the toilet and return their seats.

Shipping containers but no MH370 debris in underwater hunt

3 March 2015

The intensive underwater hunt for missing plane MH370 has so far turned up just a few shipping containers -- and no sign of the jet, the head of the Australian agency leading the search said Tuesday.

Rare ‘alien of the deep’ goblin shark found in Australia

3 March 2015

SYDNEY, March 3, 2015 (AFP) - A rare sea creature described as an "alien of the deep" has been found off Australia and delivered to a museum which Tuesday showed off its fleshy snout, nail-like teeth and flabby pink body.

3 March 2015

Twenty people killed as bus falls off cliff in China

3 March 2015

Twenty people from an opera company were killed after a bus fell off a cliff in China early Tuesday, state media reported.

UN watchdog 'seriously' worried by NKorea nuclear programme

3 March 2015

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog said Monday he is "seriously" worried about the North Korean nuclear programme, which has not been subject to international inspections since 2009.

Ancient Chinese vase set to fetch $7.7 mn in Hong Kong

2 March 2015

HONG KONG: A simple Chinese vase made over 800 years ago and unveiled in Hong Kong Monday is expected to fetch HK$60 million ($7.7 million) when it goes under the hammer next month, Sotheby’s said.

Myanmar finds rare white elephant: state media

2 March 2015

YANGON, March 2, 2015 (AFP) - A rare white elephant has been captured in Myanmar, state media said Monday, a creature traditionally seen as a sign of political good fortune in a country edging towards breakthrough national elections.

Manila wants to be Facebook friend with Filipino maids

2 March 2015

MANILA: The Philippine government is asking Filipino maids abroad to be its friend on Facebook so that it can better watch over their welfare.

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