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Russian warplanes attack Syria field hospital, kill 30
Death toll is expected to rise further, civil defense official in Aleppo tells AA

Strong Japan quake leaves 9 dead, over 800 injured
Around 44,000 people evacuated in southwest after temblor topples houses, followed by 123 aftershocks

SKorea to welcome Muslims with new halal system
State-run agency reveals plans to publish halal restaurant guide under new certification system to cater for up to 800,000 Muslim tourists this year

Russia, China can critically harm US infrastructure
Cyber one area the US has equals, American cybersecurity chief admits

Muslims asked to play bigger role in Philippines peace
MILF Chairman Al Hajj Murad Ibrahim says if peace succeeds in Philippines south can act as facilititator to prevent conflict worldwide

Aung San Suu Kyi not on NLD list for Myanmar president
Party that emerged victorious in last year's vote nominates non-profit charity organization executive and ethnic Chin as candidates for country's next president

Malaysia lists 18 groups as terror organizations
Identifies 18 organizations as terror groups, among them Daesh, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Boko Haram and Abu Sayyaf

Malaysia Airlines slapped with 12 more lawsuits over MH370
Suits filed four days before stipulated two-year deadline -- second anniversary of March 8 disappearance -- given to families wanting to pursue legal action

Analysts skeptical of Russia's ambitions in Afghanistan
Analysts wonder if Russia's recent overtures to Taliban are less about confronting Daesh and more to do with presence of US and NATO in Afghanistan