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Biman Bangladesh Airlines' domestic flight makes emergency landing

A domestic flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines with 74 passengers onboard had made a safe emergency landing with a malfunctioning engine at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, airport officials said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 18:25:03

Foreign visitors to Japan hits new record in February

The number of foreign visitors to Japan reached a new record for the month in February, according to estimations from the Japan Tourism Agency on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 18:24:02

New Zealand, Fiji to cooperate on maritime surveillance

New Zealand will deploy a Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Inshore Patrol Vessel to Fiji for three months in 2018 to support maritime and fisheries surveillance, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 18:11:48

Sri Lanka to introduce new Inland Revenue Act to attract investment

The Sri Lankan government will introduce a new Inland Revenue Act next month to strengthen the island's business climate and lure more investors into the country, state media reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 18:11:11

Lao national sentenced by Thai court to life imprisonment on drug trafficking charges

A Lao national was sentenced here on Tuesday to life imprisonment on charges of trafficking 1.2 million tablets of methaphetamine from Laos to Thailand.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 18:09:26

India's eminent Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh dies

India's eminent Hindi language poet Kedarnath Singh has died at the age of 84.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 17:41:16

Thai driver, Chinese tourist killed, 7 injured in road accident in southern Thailand

A Thai driver and a Chinese tourist were killed and seven others injured in a road accident in southern Thailand on Tuesday, according to the Chinese Consulate-General in the southern Thai city Songkhla.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 17:39:32

Indian Air Force aircraft crashes in Odisha

An aircraft belonging to the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed Tuesday in eastern Indian state of Odisha, local media reports said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 17:18:38

Myanmar encourages ethnic entrepreneurs to work for sustainable regional development

Myanmar has formed the Ethnic Entrepreneurs Association to encourage them to work for the sustainable development of their respective regions, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 10:32:56

Unofficial trilateral meeting among DPRK, S.Korea, US starts in Finland

Representatives from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), South Korea and the United States started an unofficial meeting here on Monday, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 10:32:39

US, S.Korea to resume military drills on April 1

The US Department of Defense announced on Monday that the joint exercises of Key Resolve and Foal Eagle between the United States and South Korea will restart on April 1 "at a scale similar to that of the previous years."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 10:32:21

Japan's Abe mired in cronyism scandal, facing increasing calls for cabinet's resignation

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been under fire amid a deepening cronyism and document-tampering scandal, which has drastically brought down his cabinet's approval ratings, while people staged protests across Japan calling for the cabinet's resignation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 8:14:28

Moody's upgrades Belarus' sovereign ratings to B3, stable outlook

Global rating agency Moody's has upgraded Belarus' sovereign ratings to B3 from Caa1 and the outlook is stable, the agency said Monday in its press release.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 23:08:23

Stressed out

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe closes his eyes during a meeting of the upper house budget committee in Tokyo, Monday. Support for Abe has plunged amid a widening school land sale scandal linked to his wife, possibly risking chances for his third term as party leader. Photo: AP
Source: AP | 2018/3/19 22:48:40

Aging munitions

More than one hundred bombs that were found at a construction site are displayed by police in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday. According to the police the bombs are US made, about 45 years old and not functional.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/19 22:23:39

Security aides met to plan North Korea talks: Seoul

The top national security advisers of the United States, South Korea and Japan met at the weekend to discuss North Korea and the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", South Korea's presidential Blue House said on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/3/19 21:53:40

Abe takes blame for trust crisis

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his popularity plunging amid a cronyism scandal, took responsibility on Monday for a loss of trust in his government but denied he or his wife had intervened in a land sale to a school operator with ties to his wife.
Source: Reuters | 2018/3/19 21:48:40

Bush, grass fires raze Australian homes

Homes were razed, cattle killed and large swathes of land burned Sunday as bush and grass fires rage in Australia amid hot and blustery conditions, with residents fleeing flame-filled red skies.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/19 21:43:40