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S.Korean court to decide whether to arrest ousted president Park

A South Korean court will hold a hearing on Thursday to decide whether to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye and hold her in a cell for up to 20 days while she is investigated on charges of taking bribes and abusing presidential power.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/27 23:18:39

Pakistan starts fencing Afghanistan border in ‘high-threat zones’

Pakistan has begun building a fence on its disputed 2,500 kilometers border with Afghanistan to prevent incursions by militants, Pakistan's army chief said, in a move likely to further strain relations between the two countries.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/27 23:13:39

7 students, 1 teacher killed in Japan avalanche

An avalanche Monday killed seven Japanese high school students and a teacher on a mountain-climbing outing, and injured 40 more.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/27 23:03:40

‘Unparalleled’ number of dinosaur tracks found in Australia’s Kimberly

An "unprecedented" 21 different types of dinosaur tracks have been found on a stretch of Australia's remote coastline, scientists said Monday, dubbing it the nation's Jurassic Park.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/27 23:03:39

8 student boys likely dead after being hit by avalanche in eastern Japan, 30 others hurt

Eight senior high school boys hit by an avalanche on a ski slope in Japan's Tochigi Prefecture were found displaying no vital signs on Monday morning, and more than 30 other people were injured in the avalanche, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 19:06:45

Floods kill 5 people in western Indonesia

Five people were killed and hundreds of others displaced after flash floods hit Padang Sidempuan of North Sumatra province in western Indonesia on Sunday night, an official of disaster agency said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 14:39:20

Cambodian PM calls for people to vote for ruling party in forthcoming commune election

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Monday called for the country's eligible voters to cast their ballots for the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) in the commune election on June 4.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 12:53:07

S. Korean prosecutors seek to arrest ex-president Park

South Korean prosecutors on Monday sought to arrest Park Geun-hye, the country's former president who was impeached in a historic ruling earlier this month, over a corruption scandal embroiling Park and her longtime confidante.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 11:07:17

8 students hit by avalanche in Japan's Tochigi showing no vital signs, 30 others injured

Eight students hit by an avalanche on a ski slope in Japan's Tochigi Prefecture were found displaying no vital signs on Monday morning, and 30 other people were injured in the avalanche, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 10:52:36

New Zealand signs B&R cooperation deal with China, first among Western developed countries

New Zealand on Monday became the first Western developed country to sign a cooperation agreement with China on the Belt and Road (B&R) Initiative.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 9:06:38

Successful recovery

This handout photo provided by the South Korean Maritime Ministry shows the wreck of the Sewol ferry on a submersible vessel off the coast of the southern South Korean island of Jindo. The sunken ferry was successfully hauled onto a giant heavy lifting ship, officials said on Sunday, a step towards returning the vessel to port.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/26 23:58:39

Japan's cabinet support rate slips further over shady land deal scandal

Support rate for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet slipped further over a shady land deal scandal here, with the majority of the respondents considering the government not doing enough to clear up the issue, according to a Kyodo News poll released on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/26 23:12:36

Vietnam's HCM City to have more walking streets, underground car-parks

Many parts of the downtown of Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City will become walking streets in the coming time, while four big multi-storey underground parking lots are scheduled to be built in the city, authorities said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/26 13:47:17

Indian court orders Delhi chief minister to stand trial

A court in the Indian capital on Saturday ordered Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other leaders of his Aam Aadmi Party to face trial in a defamation case filed against them by Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/25 21:42:47

Cambodia rescues 11 endangered elephants trapped in muddy bomb crater

Cambodian villagers on Saturday rescued a herd of 11 endangered Asian elephants out of a muddy bomb crater, where they were trapped when they got down to drink water, an environment official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/25 17:51:36

Fiji, Malaysia to strengthen police cooperation

Fiji and Malaysia have explored mutual cooperation in capacity building for police officers, the Fijian government said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/25 17:17:15

S.Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry starts final journey

South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry was sailed away from its watery grave on Friday, beginning its final journey nearly three years after it went down with the loss of more than 300 lives.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/25 0:43:41

Abe refutes school operator head's testimony, opposition calls for Akie Abe to be summoned

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday denied that he or his wife Akie was involved in a cut-price sale of state-owned land to a school operator in Osaka Prefecture last year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/24 22:35:59