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Iran denies US drone claim

Tensions in the Gulf region mounted Friday as Washington said an Iranian drone was destroyed after threatening an American naval vessel at the entrance of the Strait of Hormuz.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/19 21:58:43

Singapore returning millions linked to Malaysia scandal

Singapore is returning almost $40 million to Malaysia seized in connection with 1MDB financial scandal, police said.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/19 21:58:41

South Korean man kills himself as forced labor dispute with Japan escalates

An elderly South Korean man died on Friday after setting himself on fire outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul as a bitter diplomatic dispute over wartime forced labor compensation took a fatal turn.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/19 21:48:40

China slams US on unilateral sanctions

China has made representations to the US and urged the US to correct its wrong practices, China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday, after the US Treasury Department announced sanctions on Chinese companies over the Iranian nuclear issue.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/19 21:43:40

Alleged arsonist claims stolen novel motive behind fatal attack on anime studio in Japan's Kyoto

The motive behind an alleged arson attack on a studio of Kyoto Animation Co. in western Japan, which killed 33 people a day earlier, may have been the theft of ideas, sources said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/19 19:31:06

S.Korean man dies after setting fire to car near Japanese embassy

A South Korean man in his late 70s died Friday after setting fire to his own car near the Japanese embassy in Seoul and suffering burns all over his upper body, according to local media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/19 14:31:45

33 confirmed dead, dozens suffer severe burns in animation studio fire in Japan's Kyoto

The death toll of an anime studio blaze in Kyoto, Japan, on Thursday has risen to 33, with 36 others injured, some suffering from severe burns or bleeding, local police and rescuers said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/19 8:44:28

33 killed in suspected Japan arson attack

A suspected arson attack on an animation production company in Japan killed 24 people and injured dozens more on Thursday, with flames gutting the building in the city of Kyoto.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/18 20:23:41

Toxic toads near Sydney possess wildlife threat

A toxic cane toad prevalent in Australia's tropical north has been captured near Sydney, sparking fears that the invasive species could be adapting to cooler weather and spreading southwards, further threatening the country's unique wildlife.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/18 19:53:42

Russia calls for "impartial analysis" in MH17 crash investigation

Russia expects an impartial analysis of all the available data in order to establish the real causes behind the 2014 crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday on the fifth anniversary of the incident.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/18 15:14:17

Fire at animation studio in Japan's Kyoto leaves dozens injured: NHK

A fire at an animation studio in the city of Kyoto, western Japan, has injured more than 30 people, Japan's public broadcaster NHK said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/18 11:31:19

US to support South Korea, Japan efforts to end dispute

The US will "do what it can do" to help defuse a worsening political and economic dispute between South Korea and Japan, a senior US diplomat said on Wednesday, as South Korea warned that the row would have global repercussions.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/17 20:38:41

Australia's onshore refugees remain stuck in legal limbo

The Australian government has rejected calls to expedite visa applications of 30,000 asylum seekers who have been stuck in legal limbo in the country for more than five years, a report released on Wednesday shows.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/17 20:33:40

NZ cops nab penguins that invaded sushi stall

A pair of New Zealand penguins that broke into a sushi stall at Wellington's busiest railway station have been returned to their natural habitat.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/17 20:28:40

Planned US-S. Korean military drill to threaten working-level negotiations, DPRK warns

Pyongyang might end the scheduled working-level negotiations with Washington if a planned joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea happens, the foreign ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) warned on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/17 10:42:52

Quake aftermath

Balinese Hindu men look at a Hindu temple damaged by an earthquake in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia on Tuesday. An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck south of Indonesia's Bali on Tuesday, said the European earthquake monitoring agency EMSC, causing some residents and visitors on the tourist island to flee buildings.
Source: VCG | 2019/7/16 21:28:40

Some reef islands resilient to climate change: study

The Pacific's low-lying reef islands are likely to change shape in response to climate change, rather than simply sinking beneath rising seas and becoming uninhabitable as previously assumed, new research has found.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/16 21:08:41

Cup of the world

Visitors look at a hanging art installation by a group of artists made from scraps of plastics, cans and containers at an exhibition titled “Reduce the Litter” at the French Cultural Center in Hanoi on Monday. The exhibition examines production and consumption, portraying pollution from domestic waste that causes a harmful impact on the environment and people's health.
Source: VCG | 2019/7/16 20:53:40