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Indian PM returns home from three-nation tour

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday returned home after a four-day visit to Portugal, United States and Netherlands, foreign ministry officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 13:14:53

Calls rise to find ways to resolve THAAD, DPRK issues in US-S. Korea summit

Calls were mounted in South Korea to find ways to resolve issues on the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) ahead of President Moon Jae-in's visit to Washington for his first summit meeting with US President Donald Trump.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 11:54:01

Light aircraft crash kills 3 in S. Australia

Three people were killed and another injured in South Australia, after a light plane crashed outside the regional city of Mount Gambier on Wednesday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 11:53:08

3 killed in light plane crash in S. Australia: local TV

A light plane crashed near the city of Mount Gambier in South Australia on Wednesday morning, killing three on board, the Australian Broadcast Company reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 11:51:42

Myanmar announces 10 prioritized areas for investment

Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has announced 10 areas which will be prioritized for investment by both local and foreign entrepreneurs, Myanmar News Agency reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 10:21:04

Three sentenced to imprisonment over Chinese embassy blast in Kyrgyzstan

A Kyrgyz court on Tuesday sentenced three defendants to imprisonment who were involved in a terrorist attack at Chinese embassy in Bishkek in 2016.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 9:24:12

Bear hug

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump bid farewell to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, Monday, following meetings and dinner. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/6/27 23:53:40

Ukrainian intel officer killed in Kiev car blast

A suspected car bombing in Kiev on Tuesday killed a Ukrainian military intelligence officer in an incident classified as a "terrorist act" by police, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/27 23:48:40

Mongolian presidential election forced into run-off next month

No candidate has won an outright victory in Mongolia's presidential election meaning the first ever run-off between two leading candidates will be held next month, the General Election Committee said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/6/27 22:58:40

Marawi hostages forced into sex slavery

Civilians held hostage by Islamist militants occupying a southern Philippine city have been forced by their captors to loot homes, take up arms against government troops and serve as sex slaves for rebel fighters, the army said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/6/27 22:58:39

Taekwondo tower

The ITF North Korea Taekwondo demonstration team form a human tower at the opening ceremony of the World Taekwondo Championship being held in Muju, South Korea. The North Korean team arrived in South Korea on Friday for its first performances in the rival country in 10 years.
Source: IC | 2017/6/27 22:48:40

Flaring tempers

Activists from the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party scuffle with security personnel at the press center in Ulan Bator on Tuesday following the Mongolian presidential election on Monday. Mongolia’s election appears headed toward the country’s first ever run-off after none of the three candidates secured an absolute majority (see story on page 8).
Source: AFP | 2017/6/27 21:43:39

China welcomes US-India ties as Trump, Modi meet amid increased trade friction

Chinese experts said that China welcomes the development of relations between India and the US, as the leaders from the two countries met on Monday, saying relations have "never been better."
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 21:43:39

Myanmar plans to modernize police force

Myanmar has planned to equip the country's police force with modern weapons and firearms for use in suppressing riots, said Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Major General Aung Soe, Myanmar News Agency reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 19:38:22

Sri Lanka seeks World Bank assistance for elephant conservation

Sri Lanka has sought assistance from the World Bank for the conservation of its wild elephant population, an official said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 19:37:42

Traditional Chinese medicine on rise in Australia: Aussie practitioner

Traditional Chinese medicine is in the midst of a renaissance in Australia and patients and doctors alike are becoming more welcoming of its practice, an Australian practitioner said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 17:25:28

Spotlight: S.Korean vice defense chief apologizes to residents for unilateral THAAD deployment

South Korea's vice defense chief who was appointed under the new government made his sincere apology to residents on Tuesday for the previous government's unilateral push for the deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile interception system in their hometown.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 17:19:09

S. Korea to push for meeting of parliamentary chiefs with DPRK: speaker

South Korean National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun said Tuesday that he will push for the meeting with his counterpart of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as part of efforts to find a way to resolve the Korean Peninsula issues.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 14:01:17