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Australian state will "rapid build" prisons to deal with overcrowding

The Australian state of New South Wales announced Monday that they are "rapid building" a new high-security jail in order to combat the overcrowding plaguing the prison system.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 9:19:37

4 N.Koreans fled Malaysia on day of Kim Jong-nam’s murder: police

Malaysian police said Sunday they believe five North Koreans were involved in the murder of the half-brother of leader Kim Jong-un, with four having fled the country on the day of the killing.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/19 22:38:39

Protests against coal power station in resort area spark rare Thai junta climb down

Thailand's military government on Sunday shelved plans to build a coal-fired power station in a popular beach region, a rare success for demonstrators in a country where the right to protest has been severely curbed.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/19 22:38:39

Keeping poverty at bay

A nomadic baby plays with leaves in a cloth hammock as its mother prepares fancy flowers to sell to pedestrians in the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar on Saturday. India’s nomads, often the poorest of the poor, travel from their tribal lands to cities to try to earn a living.
Source: IC | 2017/2/19 22:33:39

Bringer of electricity

The continuous whirl of hair dryers is a novel sound at the Blush Beauty Point parlor in Nepal's capital Kathmandu, which until just five months ago had to close at regular intervals because of power outages.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/19 22:28:39

5.4-magnitude quake hits eastern Japan

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck eastern Japan on Sunday, the weather agency said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/19 20:05:56

Four DPRK suspects related to death of DPRK man fled Malaysia

The Malaysian police said on Sunday that four suspects from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) related to the death of a DPRK man had fled the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/19 20:05:33

Philippines to deploy erring policemen to violent island province for punishment

The Philippines will deploy some 300 erring policemen to Basilan, an impoverished island province which is home to the country's most violent Islamic militants, for punishment, a senior military officer said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/19 14:28:22

Australia may consider working with Russia to fight IS: defense minister

The Australian government has not ruled out working with Russia in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group in the Middle East, the nation's defense minister said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/19 9:54:19

Thailand's revised draft charter submitted for royal endorsement

Thailand's revised draft constitution has been submitted by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for royal endorsement and will be revealed later, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam disclosed on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/19 8:55:44

DPRK man arrested in connection with Kim Jong Nam's death

Malaysian police said on Saturday they have detained a Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) citizen suspected to be involved in the death of a DPRK man identified by Malaysian authorities as Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/18 14:45:08

Malaysian media releases photo of Kim Jong-nam seeking help after attack

Malaysian newspaper New Straits Times released a photo on Saturday of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, seeking medical help at an airport clinic. The photo shows Kim slouched in a chair with his eyes shut.
Source: | 2017/2/18 14:17:32

DPRK citizen arrested in connection with Kim Jong-nam's death: police

DPRK citizen arrested in connection with Kim Jong-nam's death: police
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/18 12:02:00

Malaysian police dismisses DPRK allegation over body release

Malaysian police on Saturday dismissed allegation by ambassador of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea(DPRK) that Malaysia had purposely delayed the release of the body of its citizen.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/18 11:41:21

Japanese ultra-right wingers discredited over double-faced behavior

Japan's APA Group CEO Toshio Motoya, an extreme right winger, has recently come under international criticism again, and this time it was for his anti-Semitic comments.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/18 8:04:56

Hiroshima atomic bombing survivors' children sue Japanese gov't

Children claiming their parents' exposure to radiation from the 1945 US atomic bombing of Hiroshima has affected their own health sued the central government on Friday, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/18 8:03:07

DPRK to reject Malaysia's autopsy report on citizen's death: envoy

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will "categorically reject" the post mortem conducted by Malaysia on its national who died here on Monday and demands the immediate transfer of the body, said the DPRK embassy in Kuala Lumpur on late Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/18 7:55:52

Foreign, defense ministers of Russia, Japan to meet in Tokyo

Russian and Japanese foreign and defense ministers will meet in Tokyo on March 20 for consultations, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/18 7:54:42