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Japanese day trader made $52m

Day trader CIS. He likes to stay anonymous as he’s worried about robbery or extortion.

While global investors were hitting the panic button, a Japanese day trader timed the bottom perfectly.

Sinkhole swallows five

One woman can be seen clinging to pipes in the sink hole.

A sinkhole in a Chinese city swallows five people in a dramatic scene that was captured on security video.

Kiwi tourist attacked by orangutan

Binula Wickramarachchi, 27, was bitten on the right knee.

A Kiwi tourist has reportedly been injured after being bitten by an orangutan while trekking in Indonesia.

China detains 11 over deadly warehouse explosion

Rescuers spraying hydrogen peroxide at the site of a warehouse explosion in Tianjin, China, one of the country's worst industrial disasters.

Prosecutors have detained 11 government officials and company executives over the warehouse explosion in Tianjin that killed 139.

Whole street takes on tourist video

Istanbul shopkeepers with makeshift weapons bear down upon the "Irish boxer"

He just wanted a bottle of water, but it ended in an Istanbul street fight.

An internet room, without the internet

Computers with no keyboard provided are seen at an Internet corner at the airport in Pyongyang, North Korea.

North Korea's shiny new airport has an internet room. But no internet.

Asian stocks meander after China rate cut

An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information of Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index at a brokerage house in Beijing, August 26, 2015.

Asian stocks were mixed and Shanghai's index fell despite Beijing's decision to cut a key interest rate to help stabilise financial markets.

China vows to continue grip on Tibet

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping will continue to fight 'an unswerving anti-separatism battle'.

Chinese President says he will wage an unceasing fight against separatism for the mountainous region of Tibet.

Man loses $3.6b in a day

Even after Monday's decline, Wang Jianlin's fortune stood at US$31.2 billion.

Asia's richest person lost the most among billionaires worldwide as China's stock markets plunged.

India-Australia drills rattle China

Australian Navy submarines, the HMAS Dechaineux and HMAS Waller, on exercise.

India and Australia will focus on anti-submarine warfare in their first ever joint naval exercises.

Clumsy boy damages masterpiece video

A security camera image showing the boy falling into Paolo Porpora's US$1.5m Flowers at a Taiwanese exhibition.

Boy trips, accidentally punches hole in 350-year-old painting worth millions.

China cuts rates as stocks plummet

Beijing is targeting growth of seven per cent this year, which would be the slowest pace since 1990.

China's central bank tries to stabilise economy after Chinese shares tumble again.

China stocks nosedive more than 7pc video

A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing on Tuesday.

The China sharemarket closes down 7 per cent as a "mood of panic" dominates the market.

Powerful typhoon hits Japan

Passengers wait at Hakata station while a train service is suspended after Typhoon Goni hit Fukuoka, southwestern Japan,

The typhoon that hit the Philippines has now caused widespread damaged across Japan.

Rabbits used in Tianjin safety checks

The decision has been met with anger and derision online.

Nothing says "everything is fine" like caged bunnies in a burned-out disaster zone.

Bangkok bomb probe hitch

Mourners place incense, candles and pour water at the base of the Erawan Shrine to commemorate the victims of the Bangkok bomb attack, a week after the deadly blast.

Up to three quarters of security cameras broken along getaway path taken by Bangkok bombing suspect.

Koreas reach agreement video

South Korean soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint on the Grand Unification Bridge which leads to the truce village Panmunjom, just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas.

North and South Korea agree to end a standoff involving an exchange of artillery fire.

Thousands marooned as typhoon toll rises

Residents wade across floodwaters caused by Typhoon Goni in Bacnotan, La Union, in northern Philippines.

Filipino army helicopters airlifted relief supplies to thousands of families who fled their homes during a typhoon as more bodies were pulled out from under landslides.

Bangkok police deactivate bomb

Thai police deactivated a bomb in the capital Bangkok, a week after an explosion killed 20 people in the city.

Blast at US base in Japan video

Fire broke out in a warehouse at Sagamihara General Depot in Sagamihara City, Japan.

An explosion rocked a warehouse at a US military base in Sagamihara, near the Japanese capital of Tokyo.

Massive fire near Tokyo airport

Black smoke can be seen billowing above Japan's Haneda airport.

Reports are emerging of a massive fire at a steel works factory near Japan's Haneda airport. 

Typhoon kills 9 in Philippines video

Residents wade across floodwaters caused by Typhoon Goni in Bacnotan, La Union, in northern Philippines.

The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Goni rose to nine after five more people were buried by landslides.

Plane-loving Kim gets private runway

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sits in an airplane as he guides a flight drill for the inspection of airmen of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Air and Anti-Air Force in this undated file photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on October 30, 2014 file photo. His father was afraid to fly, but North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has taken to the skies, building a series of small runways long enough to land light, private aircraft next to some of his palaces, satellite imagery shows. Construction on Kim's personal landing strips began in 2014 and some were completed as recently as last month, according to satellite imagery identified by Curtis Melvin of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Washington. REUTERS/KCNA/Files  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA

His father was afraid to fly, but North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has taken to the skies.

Nepal reopens Everest

Japanese climber Kuriki Nobukazu holds a flag of Nepal during an announcement of his solo expedition of Mount Everest in Kathmandu.

Nepal has opened Mount Everest to climbers for the first time since an earthquake-triggered avalanche in April.

Korea officials meet at border video

South Korean soldiers talk next to barricades at a checkpoint on the Grand Unification Bridge which leads to the truce village Panmunjom, just south of the demilitarised zone.

North and South Korean officials have met at a town on the heavily guarded border between the two countries in a bid to defuse tension.

Bali 9 member to marry in jail

Lyudmyla Karpova, fiancee of Bali nine member Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen.

Bali Nine's Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen has some remarkable news: he is engaged to be married.

Koreas head back to the table

South Korean National Security Adviser Kim Kwan-jin (R), South Korean Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo (2nd R), Secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea Kim Yang Gon (2nd L), and the top military aide to the North's leader Kim Jong Un Hwang Pyong-so (L), shake hands during the inter-Korean high-level talks at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the Demilitarized Zone.

South Korea and North Korea have begun their first high-level talks in nearly a year.

Ready for 'all-out war' video

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guided the "2015 combat aeronautics contest of air commanding officers of the Air and Anti-Air Force of the Korean People's Army" at Kalma Airport, which has been rebuilt on an expansion basis, to mark the 62nd anniversary of the victory in the great war for protecting the country, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 30, 2015. REUTERS/KCNA ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA.

North Korea says it's prepared to wage war against the South as a deadline of 8.30pm approaches.

Dead fish near explosion site video

Dead fish float along the shore of Haihe River Dam on Thursday.

Thousands of dead fish have washed ashore near where dangerous chemicals exploded in Tianjin, China.

North Korea issues ultimatum video

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance in his plane, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency.

Kim Jong Un gives South Korea 48 hours to halt anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts or face military action.

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