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As anxiety mounts in China, all of Asia set to watch Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first meeting with Trump

WASHINGTON, U.S. - As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi - who once touted his special friendship with former U.S. President Barack Obama - now sets out to meet Donald Trump, all of Asia has its e ...

Overturned oil tanker burst into flames, killing hundreds of people who rushed to collect leaking fuel after accident

MULTAN, Pakistan - On the eve of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, Pakistan witnessed over 100 deaths after a lorry transporting oil burst into flames near the Pakistani city of Ahmedpur East. ...

Ex-S. Korean President Park 'plotted to kill N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un'

PanARMENIAN.Net - Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was making plans to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, according to Japan's Asahi Shimbun national newspaper. Ex-president Park, ...

Marathon Election Starts in Papua New Guinea

SYDNEY - Voting has begun in Papua New Guinea's marathon national elections as the Prime Minister faces an arrest warrant for corruption. Peter O'Neill's People's National Congress won the last poll ...

Hong Kong activists hold China protest ahead of Xi trip

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters on Monday draped a black flag over a statue symbolising the city's return to China by Britain, days before a visit by President Xi Jinping to mark 20 years since the ...

North Korea doubts over Seoul's Olympic invite

PanARMENIAN.Net - A top North Korean sports official voiced doubts over a proposal by South Korean President Moon Jae-In to form a unified Olympic team, citing political tensions and a lack of time, a ...

Vietnam Faces New Oil Dispute With China After Beijing Cuts Visit Short

TAIPEI - China and Vietnam face a stiff new test in avoiding a showdown over undersea oil drilling after Beijing cut short a high-level meeting last week, but experts say the two sides will eventuall ...

Takata files for bankruptcy protection in Japan

PanARMENIAN.Net - Embattled airbag maker Takata Corp on Monday, June 26 filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and said it would seek $1.588 billion in financial aid from U.S.-based auto parts suppl ...

'Transformers: The Last Knight' tops box office

PanARMENIAN.Net - The "Transformers" franchise may have lost its driving power. The new movie, "Transformers: The Last Knight", opens to a franchise low with an estimated $45.3 million in its debut we ...

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Eid-al-Fitr prayers offered around the world, as Muslims mark the end of Islam's holy month of Ramadan

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Muslims around the world marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan on Saturday and started the festival of Eid-al-Fitr offering prayers for peace. Eid-al-Fitr,

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Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book is being described as a live-action updating of Disney’s 1967 classic animated film, and that description is both testament to how well the film works and how thoroughly blurred the divide between the “real” and the computer-generated has become...

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