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Vietnamese president dies of illness

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang died on Friday morning in a hospital in Hanoi at the age of 61, after a long time of illness, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/21 13:23:03

DPRK leader hopes to rapidly hold 2nd summit with Trump: S.Korean president

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), had expressed his hope to rapidly hold his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump during the inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/21 1:37:07

Abe on course for another term as PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a comfortable re-election as leader of his ruling party on Thursday, setting him on course to become Japan's longest-serving premier.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2018/9/20 22:23:41

Hacking attack runs away with $60 million in virtual money

Bitcoin and other digital currency worth around 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) has been stolen in Japan following a hacking attack, a virtual exchange operator said on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/20 22:18:41

Desperate search

Residents dig amid the rubble as they help rescuers search for survivors at the landslide site in Naga City, Camarines Sur, the Philippines on Thursday. At least three people were killed and 10 homes buried when heavy monsoon rains unleashed a landslide in a rural farming community, authorities said.
Source: VCG | 2018/9/20 22:13:43

Malaysia charges ex-PM Najib's lawyer with money laundering

A lawyer representing former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was charged with money laundering on Thursday, as anti-corruption agents try to retrieve billions of dollars siphoned off from a scandal-plagued state fund.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/20 22:13:42

Japan's Abe wins 3rd consecutive term as ruling party president

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a third consecutive term as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Thursday, which will give him a chance to become the longest-serving prime minister in postwar Japan.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/20 14:45:06

Myanmar's 9th parliament session concludes

Myanmar's ninth union parliament session concluded late Wednesday, with a report on the current work of the government presented by U Kyaw Tint Swe, minister of the Office of the State Counselor.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/20 13:26:54

Massive protests held in Japan marking 3rd anniversary of controversial security laws

Thousands of people across Japan rallied Wednesday to protest against the controversial security laws that were enacted by the parliament three year ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/20 9:47:37

Pompeo says ready to transform US-DPRK ties immediately

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that the United States is ready to transform its relations with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) immediately.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/20 8:37:35

Pakistan celebrates as Sharif freed from jail, sentence suspended

A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release of jailed ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, suspending the sentences they received from a lower court in July and prompting celebrations among supporters waiting outside.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/19 22:28:40

Not pressured to free opposition leader: Cambodia PM

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen batted down speculation Wednesday that he caved to international pressure after an opposition leader was released from jail, claiming the decision was made for his ailing foe's health and safety.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/19 22:23:43

Chemical mix-up

Emergency tape cordons off the Pullman Hotel in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday where pool chemicals were incorrectly mixed. NSW Ambulance said that 30 patients were treated at the scene and eight were taken to hospital. The patients complained of eye and airway irritation and one person had difficulty breathing, Acting Superintendent Steve Vaughan said.
Source: VCG | 2018/9/19 22:23:41

Malaysia ex-premier arrested over $628 million linked to state fund

Malaysia's toppled leader Najib Razak was arrested Wednesday and will be charged over allegations that $628 million linked to state investment fund 1MDB ended up in his personal bank accounts, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/19 22:18:42

Koreas to bid for Olympic Games

North and South Korea will bid jointly for the 2032 Olympic Games, they announced Wednesday, in an ambitious plan built on hopes of deepening a diplomatic thaw catalyzed by this year's Winter Games in the South.
Source: Agencies-Global Times | 2018/9/19 22:18:41

Ads offering Indonesian maids for sale cause anger

Online ads in Singapore offering Indonesian maids for sale were Wednesday condemned as "unjust and demeaning," in a rare flare-up of tensions between the neighbors over domestic helpers.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/19 22:08:59

New Malaysia child marriage draws UN condemnation

The marriage of a 15-year-old Malaysian girl to a man almost three times her age drew condemnation from the UN Wednesday, putting fresh pressure on the Muslim-majority country to halt such unions.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/19 22:08:42

Int'l film festival kicks off in Pyongyang

The 16th Pyongyang International Film Festival kicked off here on Wednesday, with the Chinese film "Operation Red Sea" being screened at the opening ceremony.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/19 21:43:46