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Toddler killed in Thai camp mudslide

Bangkok: A two-year-old girl has died and seven others remain missing after a mudslide at a refugee camp in northern Thailand near the Myanmar border, police said.

Treading on troubled waters

Tokyo: Japan has carried out its first submarine drill in the South China Sea, a newspaper said, a move that could provoke Beijing which claims most of the disputed waters.

Seven dead of suspected drug overdose in Vietnam festival

HANOI: Seven people have died of suspected drug overdoses during a music festival in Vietnam.

Hope fades in Philippines

ITOGON: A Philippine mayor said it’s unlikely any of the dozens of people thought buried in a huge landslide set off by Typhoon Mangkhut will be found alive, though rescuers were still digging through the massive mound of mud and debris covering a chapel where they had sheltered.

Devastation: The area where people are buried after the typhoon at the mining camp in Itogon. — Reuters

Denuclearisation to top Moon’s Pyongyang agenda

SEOUL: Denuclearisation will be high on South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s agenda when he meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang this week, Moon’s office said.

Taiwan warned to stop all mainland sabotage and spying

BEIJING: China accused Taiwan’s spy agencies of stepping up efforts to steal intelligence with the aim of “infiltration” and “sabotage”, and warned the island against further damaging already strained cross-strait ties.

More than 600 roads blocked and chaotic scenes at Hong Kong MTR stations as grim Typhoon Mangkhut recovery begins

After one of the most powerful storms on record to hit the city, suspensions and delays mean confusion and long waits for residents

16-year-old held captive for 14 days, allegedly raped by nine men

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/Asia News Nework): In another case of sexual abuse involving a minor, a 16-year-old girl in Enrekang, South Sulawesi, was reportedly held captive for 14 days and raped by nine men.

China joins row over tourists’ complaint of ill-treatment by Swedish police after hostel booking confusion

Foreign ministry, embassy in Stockholm make ‘solemn representations’ after man fails to make proper room reservation and is asked to leave

Seoul: Samsung heir in South Korea’s delegation to Pyongyang

Seoul: The heir to the Samsung empire and the leaders of several other South Korean conglomerates will go to Pyongyang this week for an inter-Korean summit, Seoul announced.