2018.10.07

News Headlines - 07 October 2018

Missing toll soars to 5,000 in engulfed Indonesia quake neighbourhoods | AFP.com

The number of people believed missing from the quake and tsunami that struck Indonesia's Palu city has soared to 5,000, an official said Sunday, an indication that far more may have perished in the twin disaster than the current toll.

South Korean Ex-Leader Lee Gets 15 Years for Corruption | Time

South Korea’s former President Lee Myung-bak was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday in a corruption case badly tainting his status as the country’s first leader with a business background who once symbolized the country’s economic rise.

30 years after conjoined twins surgery - NHK WORLD

Thirty years ago, a major surgical operation was conducted in Vietnam to separate a pair of conjoined twins.
One of the twins, Nguyen Duc, recently commemorated the success of the operation with his family and those involved in the surgery... Sadly, Viet remained bed-ridden due to a brain disorder and died in 2007.

For the first time since WWII, Japanese soldier dies on Philippine soil

A serving Japanese soldier has died on Philippine soil for the first time since World War Two.
The country’s military confirmed today (Sunday, October 7) that one of its sevicemen was killed in a car crash during joint exercises with US and Filipino troops.

Sayonara Tsukiji! Relocation of Tokyo's famed fish market begins, East Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Hundreds of fishmongers on forklifts and trucks rose before dawn in Tokyo on Sunday (Oct 7) to join a mammoth exodus of vendors as the world-famous Tsukiji market relocates to a new site.
In small vehicles and the market's famed "turret trucks" - one-man flatbeds with a barrel-shaped steering column at the front - they drove out of the Tsukiji site one last time, headed for Toyosu, the market's new home.


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