Samples of oily matter that washed up on February 8 on the shores of the Okinoerabu and Yoron islands in the Amami chain were found to be linked to the Sanchi’s sinking.
Oil that reached Japan shores may have been from sunken Iran tanker: Coast guard
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traveled to the holiest site of Sikhism in northern India on Wednesday where government leaders said he assured them his country won’t support anyone trying to revive a separatist movement in India.
Trudeau 'assures' India Canada won't support Sikh separatists
The government in Bangladesh is rapidly pushing a controversial plan to relocate some 100,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar to an isolated and flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal, where they may be stranded forever.
Bangladesh accelerates plan to put Rohingya refugees on isolated island
Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong-un’s government canceled at the last minute, the US administration said Tuesday.
US: North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at last minute
Pakistan's Supreme Court has ruled a disqualified politician cannot lead a political party, ordering the removal of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif as head of the country’s ruling party.
Pakistan's top court rules ousted premier Sharif cannot lead his party
Justice officials have asked a court to formally designate the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People's Army, as terrorist groups in a move that could further damage chances of a resumption of stalled peace talks.
Philippines wants court to declare communist groups terrorists
The National Assembly of Pakistan prayed for the Iranian plane crash victims in its public session on Wednesday.
Pakistani parliament prays for Iranian plane crash victims
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami, currently visiting Baku, Azerbaijan, conferred with President Ilham Aliyev on Wednesday.
Azeri president, Iranian defense minister discuss issues of interest
A Chinese news portal said 11 Chinese warships have entered the East Indian Ocean this month, in what seems to have been a show of strength amid a rivalry in the region with India and a crisis in the Maldives.
‘China deploys warships to East Indian Ocean’ amid rivalry with India
A blast at a hotel in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad has killed at least three tribal elders and injured two others, although the exact cause of the explosion remains unclear.
Explosion kills three tribal elders in east Afghanistan

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