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Taiwan evacuates tourists ahead of third storm in two weeks

Taiwan evacuated thousands of tourists from outlying islands Monday and set up nearly 100 shelters across the island as it braced for its third typhoon in two weeks.


UN rights expert plans to probe Philippine killings

A United Nations rights rapporteur told AFP Monday she intended to visit the Philippines to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on crime, but was seeking security guarantees for people she planned to speak with.


Clinton, Trump neck and neck heading into first debate

The lengthy US presidential campaign is careening towards a 90-minute Monday showdown, with Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump squaring off in their first televised debate as they sit nearly neck and neck in the polls.


Trump tells Netanyahu he'll recognize Jerusalem as Israel's 'undivided' capital

Republican candidate Donald Trump pledged Sunday to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's "undivided" capital if he is elected president, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who Hillary Clinton also met that evening.


Four men injured in shootout in Sweden

Four men were injured, one critically, late Sunday in the centre of Sweden's southern city of Malmo, in what police said appeared to be a targeted attack by gunmen riding scooters.


Nazri: Common for countries to issue travel warnings

Tourism minister says many countries in the world are facing terrorist threats, including Malaysia, and as such it is very common for countries to issue travel warnings to their citizens.


'Grexit' fears loom without solid Greek reforms: IMF

Fears that Greece will exit the eurozone, a "Grexit", could revive if Greek authorities do not come up with "credible" reforms, notably on pensions, a senior IMF official said Thursday.


Philippines' Duterte pivots to China, Russia as investors flee

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he would seek closer economic ties with China and Russia, as the local currency and stock market extended declines following Western criticism of his deadly war on crime.


Shanghai diner closes day after getting Michelin star

A Shanghai restaurant has closed down just a day after being awarded a coveted star in the Michelin guide's first mainland Chinese edition.


Taiwan's summer slump as Chinese visitors stay away

Taiwan's tourism sector suffered the worst summer in 13 years due to a slump in Chinese visitors, officials said Friday, as ties with Beijing deteriorate.


 

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