Japan FLOODING: Landslide WARNING issued as 62 dead and 44 missing

July 8, 2018 9:01 am

GETTY The nation’s Meteorological Agency issued a special weather warning The nation’s Meteorological Agency issued a special weather warning for what it called “historic” rains. Landslide warnings have been issued in over a quarter of the nation’s prefectures. The agency also warned of rising rivers and strong winds. National broadcaster...

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The eruption of Agung volcano in Bali

July 3, 2018 7:59 pm

Volcano Agung in Bali threw a two-kilometer column of ash and began to erupt lava. The explosive volcanic eruption lasted about seven minutes. Volcanologists Read More

Garuda pilots renew threat, plan to strike in July

June 13, 2018 10:34 am

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia Pilots’ Association (APG) and workers union (Sekarga) have renewed their threat to strike, saying they would do so in the second week of July — the deadline for the company and the government to meet their demand. Previously, the airline pilots planned to go on strike during...

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Pilot who landed plane after co-pilot was ‘sucked halfway’ out cockpit window awarded $777K

June 10, 2018 9:56 pm

A Sichuan Airlines pilot has been awarded roughly $776,912 for calmly landing a flight after his co-pilot was “sucked halfway” out of the cockpit window, the Daily Mail reported. The Chinese pilot, Liu Chuanjian, was awarded the nearly five million yuan and the title of “hero captain of China’s civil aviation,” Xinhua News...

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Kim Jong Un impersonator says detained for hours at Singapore airport

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June 8, 2018 10:00 pm

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – An Australian comedian known for impersonating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was detained by Singapore’s authorities on Friday and questioned about his political views. Singapore’s immigration and checkpoints authority and the Singapore police did not immediately have comment. The incident came just days before...

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THAILAND: Crowded Maya Bay Closed To Tourists For Rejuvenation Because Of Overtourism, New Phuket Airport For 10m More Tourists – Tourism Observer

June 6, 2018 9:42 pm

News of a second airport in the Thai hot spot might be welcomed by tourists. However, environmentalists and overwrought destinations are likely to be less than enthusiastic. Thailand’s Maya Bay, the beach made famous by Leonardo DiCaprio, officially closed to tourists for four months on June 1, becoming the latest...

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