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UPDATE 7-Japan sends in troops after deadly typhoon floods towns, threatens more damage

13 Oct 2019

* Risk of floods remains in low-lying areas (Updates with ship sinking, casualty figures, rugby players join clean-up)

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Ten killed, 16 missing after fierce typhoon pounds Tokyo

13 Oct 2019

TOKYO, Oct 13 Ten people were killed and 16 were missing after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades paralysed Tokyo, causing rivers to overflow and leaving almost half a million homes without power, public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday.

Olympics - Japan's Yamashita appointed chief as Takeda resigns in graft probe

27 Jun 2019

TOKYO The Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) picked former Olympic judo champion Yasuhiro Yamashita as its new chief after the resignation of Tsunekazu Takeda, who is being investigated for suspected corruption related to the Tokyo 2020 bid.

Jailed Reuters journalists appeal to Myanmar's top court as rights group decries 'fear'

06 Mar 2019

YANGON Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law appealed to the Supreme Court on Friday against their conviction, as a rights group said the government wielded repressive laws against peaceful critics. | Video

Suu Kyi to investors - Myanmar is open for business

01 Feb 2019

NAYPYITAW Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday urged global investors to put their money into Myanmar, seeking to offset the negative impact of the Rohingya crisis and slow pace of economic reforms.

Myanmar policeman who detailed Reuters reporters' entrapment freed from jail

01 Feb 2019

YANGON A Myanmar policeman who told a court last year how officers planted secret documents on two Reuters reporters in order to "entrap" them was released from prison on Friday, after being sentenced to a year in jail for violating police discipline.

Myanmar official suggests downsizing or relocating dam that frayed China ties

29 Jan 2019

NAYPYITAW A top Myanmar investment official on Tuesday suggested alternatives such as downsizing or relocating a stalled Chinese-backed dam project that has strained ties between the neighbours.

Myanmar official suggests downsizing or relocating dam that frayed China ties

29 Jan 2019

NAYPYITAW A top Myanmar investment official on Tuesday suggested alternatives such as downsizing or relocating a stalled Chinese-backed dam project that has strained ties between the neighbors.

Myanmar official suggests downsizing or relocation of dam that frayed China ties

29 Jan 2019

NAYPYITAW, Jan 29 A top Myanmar investment official on Tuesday suggested alternatives such as scaling back or relocating a stalled Chinese-backed dam project that has strained ties between the neighbours.

Myanmar army apologises for mistaken photos in book on Rohingya crisis

03 Sep 2018

YANGON The Myanmar military issued a rare apology on Monday, acknowledging that two photographs it published in a book on the crisis over the Rohingya Muslim minority were "published incorrectly".

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