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Anti-THAAD "one-person" protests continue outside S.Korean presidential office, US embassy

"One-person" protests have continued against the deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) outside the South Korean presidential Blue House, urging the new government to step up efforts at the reversal of the installation decision.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 10:24:17

DPRK army calls South Korea's claim of drone intrusion "mental derangement"

The army of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Thursday that the claim by South Korea of a drone intrusion was nothing but "mental derangement."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:47:01

Six more soldiers, 13 militants killed on 3rd day of clashes in Philippines

Six more soldiers and 13 members of the militant Maute Group in Marawi City were killed as armed clashes between the two sides continued on its third day on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:43:12

Ferry victim identified

Pedestrians walk past portraits of Cho Eun-hwa (left), one of four students who went missing in South Korea’s Sewol ferry disaster in 2014, and other missing passengers near a memorial altar in Seoul on Tuesday. Choi’s remains were confirmed through DNA test, the third victim to have been identified following the recovery of the sunken Sewol ferry, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/25 22:58:39

Philippine troops bomb Islamists in city

Philippine security forces bombed residential areas in a southern city on Thursday as they battled Islamist militants who were holding hostages and reported to have murdered at least 11 civilians.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/25 22:58:39

Indonesia probes ‘IS-linked’ suicide attack

Indonesia's elite anti-terror squad was Thursday investigating a suicide bombing near a Jakarta bus station that killed three policemen in an assault authorities believe is linked to the Islamic State group.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/25 22:53:40

New Zealand sees 691 mln-USD new funding boost for defense: budget

New Zealand unveiled its Budget 2017 on Thursday, which showed that its defense force will receive a total of 982 million-NZ dollars (691 million US dollars) new funding as part of the budget.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/25 20:41:35

Several feared dead as school bus falls into gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Several students are feared killed after a school bus rolled off a road and fell into a deep gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/25 20:40:13

S.Korean FM nominee calls for humanitarian aid to DPRK without political considerations

South Korea's foreign minister nominee said Thursday that the humanitarian aid to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) should be provided without political considerations.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/25 10:38:21

Duterte mulls expand martial law to central Philippine

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Wednesday that he is mulling placing the entire country under martial law, saying the Islamic militants have "taken foothold also in the Philippines main Luzon island".
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/25 8:38:00

2 killed, 4 injured in Jakarta's bus station suicide bombing

Two were killed including a policeman in a suicide explosion near a bus stop in Indonesia's capital of Jakarta, police and eye witnesses said on Thursday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/25 8:27:38

Blasts kill at least two in Indonesian capital

Two blasts rocked a public transport terminal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Wednesday. Two people had been killed, including a suspected suicide bomber, police said.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/25 0:38:56

Duterte threatens to impose martial law

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Wednesday to impose martial law nationwide to combat the rising threat of terrorism, after Islamist militants beheaded a policeman and took Catholic hostages while rampaging through a southern city.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/25 0:38:56

Two Chinese kidnapped in Pakistan

Armed men pretending to be policemen kidnapped two Chinese language teachers in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, provincial officials said, an attack likely to raise concerns in Beijing about its huge investment plans.
Source: Agencies | 2017/5/25 0:33:40

Seeking constitutional change

Dancers from Thursday Island in the Torres Strait perform at the opening ceremony for the National Indigenous Constitutional Convention in Mutitjulu, Australia, on Tuesday. More than 250 Aboriginal leaders from across the country will meet for a three-day summit in central Australia to reach a united position on what amendments to the founding document might look like.
Source: IC | 2017/5/25 0:28:39

Bombs explode in Indonesia's capital, 3 killed

Three people were reported to be killed and some injured as bombs exploded in Indonesia's capital of Jakarta on Wednesday evening, a local TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 23:55:29

Hengyuan Refining looks for options to export to China

Hengyuan Refining Company, previously known as Shell Refining Company before it was acquired by a Chinese company from Shell, is looking for options to export to China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 22:53:56

Necessary action

Philippine policemen check evacuees from Marawi aboard a van at a checkpoint in Iligan City, in the southern island of Mindanao on Wednesday. President Rodrigo Duterte warned that martial law would be “harsh” and like a dictatorship, after imposing military rule in Mindanao to combat Islamist militants (see story on page 7). Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/5/24 21:28:39