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Former Malaysian deputy PM Zahid charged with corruption, money laundering

Former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was hit with more than 40 charges including corruption, criminal breach of trust and money laundering on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/19 14:22:56

Myanmar state counselor stresses role of UEHRD for western state rehabilitation

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has stressed the important role of the Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development (UEHRD) in conflict-hit Rakhine state for achieving sustainable peace and stability in the state, Myanmar News Agency reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/19 11:57:37

Russian PM rules out military response to sanctions

Sanctions are counter-productive and Russia will never resort to military measures in dealing with the issue, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/19 10:20:27

Putin says Abe rejects proposal of Russia-Japan peace treaty

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tokyo could not sign a peace treaty with Russia without preconditions on territorial issues, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday in the Russian city of Sochi.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/19 10:10:58

US opposed to Koreas' plan for no-fly zone over border: sources

The United States opposes a plan by South and North Korea to set up a no-fly zone over their heavily fortified border, the latest sign of a rift between Seoul and its top ally, two sources familiar with the matter said.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/18 21:33:41

Make-or-break for Australian premier

Australia's embattled center-right government faces a make-or-break test this weekend, with by-election voters in Sydney's wealthy beachside suburbs apparently poised to wipe out Prime Minister Scott Morrison's slender parliamentary majority.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/18 21:33:41

Death toll climbs to 832 after Indonesia quake

The death toll from the Indonesian earthquake and tsunami jumped to 832 and is expected to rise, the Indonesian disaster agency said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/18 14:53:41

China wards off US Navy destroyer to leave S.China Sea

China reiterated Tuesday that it opposes any operation that threatens its sovereignty after a Chinese navy ship drove away a US navy destroyer in the South China Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/18 14:53:40

Construction investment in Cambodia slows down in first 9 months

Cambodia's construction sector attracted a total investment of 4.82 billion US dollars in the first nine months of this year, down 14 percent over the same period last year, according to the latest report on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/18 14:31:30

PNG tests new fire trucks as APEC preparations gear up

Papua New Guinea firefighters have started testing fire trucks donated by China as the Oceania country gears up preparations to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders' Week in its capital Port Moresby next month, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/18 10:28:07

Train trips

An Oigawa Railway train that was damaged is seen after it hit a leaning utility pole in Shimada, Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan on Wednesday. According to the train operator and the Shizuoka Prefectural Shimada Police Station, a train window was smashed in the incident and a 71-year-old woman suffered cuts near her ear. The train had 36 passengers.
Source: VCG | 2018/10/17 20:58:40

Japanese company admits faking earthquake shock absorber data

A company supplying equipment to protect major buildings in Japan from earthquakes has admitted falsifying data, authorities said Wednesday, stressing there was no immediate safety risk.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/17 20:43:41

Vietnam to extend pilot e-visa program for foreigners

The Standing Committee of the National Assembly of Vietnam, the country's top legislature, has decided to extend the pilot e-visa program for foreign visitors to Vietnam by another two years, local media reported on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/17 14:24:30

Sydney set for major shift to subcenters urban model fueled by changing social needs: study

Australia's major city Sydney looks set to transition from a metropolis with sprawling suburbs radiating from a central district to a polycentric one marked by several subcenters, fueled by the need for social cohesion and other changing urban priorities, according to latest Australian-led research.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/17 13:37:39

Australian PM open to transferring refugees to New Zealand for re-settlement

Asylum seekers being detained by Australia would be settled by New Zealand under a proposal being considered by Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/17 12:56:17

Pompeo says Saudi Arabia "strongly" denies knowledge of journalist's disappearance

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia has strongly denied any knowledge of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as President Donald Trump refused to condemn the country before the fact is found out.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/17 12:02:56

Myanmar's trilateral peace talks to work on basic principles in future Panglong peace conference

Participants in Myanmar's special trilateral peace talks agreed to set a timetable and priority work process for basic principles related to democracy and federal in future 21st Century Panglong Peace Conferences.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/17 10:31:38

Russia, U.S. agree to speed up efforts to resolve issues on Korean Peninsula

Russian and U.S. officials agreed to step up efforts to seek a speedy political and diplomatic solution to issues on the Korean Peninsula, including the nuclear one, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/17 9:46:13