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Explosion at chemical plant in eastern China kills 6
March 21st, 2019  8:14 AM

An explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China has killed six people and left 30 badly injured

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Official: 3rd pilot helped on next-to-last Lion Air flight
March 21st, 2019  6:20 AM

Indonesian transport safety chair disputes reports of recorded final moments of crashed Lion Air flight

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Official: 3rd pilot aided next-to-last Lion Air flight
March 21st, 2019  5:43 AM

The chairman of Indonesia's transportation safety agency has confirmed that a third pilot was in the cockpit of the next-to-last flight of a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8

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Indonesia's transport safety board chair says 3rd pilot was in cockpit of penultimate Lion Air flight before crash.
March 21st, 2019  4:45 AM

Indonesia's transport safety board chair says 3rd pilot was in cockpit of penultimate Lion Air flight before crash.

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US trade negotiators to visit China for talks next week
March 21st, 2019  4:36 AM

China's commerce ministry says U.S. officials will be in Beijing next week for the next round of high-level trade talks

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Sri Lanka to get $3.9B oil refinery next to Chinese-run port
March 19th, 2019  4:12 PM

Officials in Sri Lanka say a Singapore-based company and the government of Oman have pledged to build a $3.9 billion oil refinery next to a Chinese-controlled port that will be the largest foreign investment ever for the Indian Ocean island nation

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Taiwan, US plan new talks this year in rebuke to Beijing
March 19th, 2019  4:46 AM

Taiwan and the U.S. will hold talks later this year as part of upgraded efforts to counter Beijing's growing pressure on the island for political unification

Taiwan, US plan new talks this year in rebuke to Beijing
Asia bracing for destruction by alien pest: fall armyworms
March 19th, 2019  1:36 AM

Asia braces for destruction by alien pest: fall armyworms invade corn fields, turning cobs to mush

Asia bracing for destruction by alien pest: fall armyworms
Jakarta's 1st subway to ease frustration, sweat and fumes
March 18th, 2019  8:29 PM

Commuting in Indonesia's gridlocked capital will for some involve less frustration, sweat and fumes when its first subway line opens later this month

Jakarta's 1st subway to ease frustration, sweat and fumes
China's Xi to make 3-nation Europe visit starting Thursday
March 18th, 2019  11:17 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Italy, France and Monaco beginning Thursday

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Subway first step in easing Indonesian capital's carmageddon
March 18th, 2019  12:58 AM

Jakarta's 1st subway to ease frustration, sweat and fumes

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Subway first step in easing Indonesia capital's carmageddon
March 18th, 2019  12:01 AM

Jakarta's 1st subway to ease frustration, sweat and fumes

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China's premier denies Beijing tells companies to spy
March 15th, 2019  8:36 AM

China's premier denies Beijing tells companies to spy, promises to treat foreign companies equally in effort to defuse trade tensions with Washington, Europe

China's premier denies Beijing tells companies to spy
Premier: China will offer Taiwan 'preferential policies'
March 15th, 2019  4:22 AM

China's premier says more "preferential policies" planned for Taiwan, stresses "peaceful reunification"

Premier: China will offer Taiwan 'preferential policies'
China's premier says more "preferential policies" coming for Taiwan, stresses "peaceful reunification"
March 15th, 2019  12:15 AM

China's premier says more "preferential policies" coming for Taiwan, stresses "peaceful reunification"

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Premier: Telling companies to spy is 'not how China behaves'
March 15th, 2019  12:13 AM

China's premier says Beijing "will not do that" when asked whether government tells Chinese companies to spy on foreign countries

Premier: Telling companies to spy is 'not how China behaves'
Mt Gox Bitcoin exchange's Karpeles avoids jail time in Japan
March 15th, 2019  12:09 AM

Mt Gox Bitcoin exchange's Karpeles avoids jail time in Japan

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Mt Gox head convicted of manipulating data, cleared of theft
March 14th, 2019  11:18 PM

Mt Gox head Mark Karpeles found guilty of data manipulation, cleared of embezzlement, breach of trust

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Premier: China needs 'strong measures' to support economy
March 14th, 2019  11:02 PM

Premier: China needs 'strong measures' to support economic growth but Beijing plans to promote market reforms instead of using more lending or deficit spending

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Premier: China needs "strong measures" to support economy but will rely on market reform, not lending, deficit spending
March 14th, 2019  10:53 PM

Premier: China needs "strong measures" to support economy but will rely on market reform, not lending, deficit spending

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