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10 killed, 12 injured after goods truck overturns in India

At least 10 people were killed and 12 others injured Saturday after a goods truck carrying tiles overturned in western Indian state of Maharashtra, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 13:20:17

10 killed after truck overturns in India

At least 10 people were killed Saturday after a goods truck overturned in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 12:05:17

Thai princess visits birthplace of Lord Buddha in Nepal

Thai princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on Friday paid homage to Lumbini, birthplace of the Lord Buddha located in Rupandehi District on the southern plains of Nepal, Nepalese media reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 12:02:58

Nearly 590,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, children threatened by diseases: UN

Nearly 590,000 Rohingya refugees have been admitted to camps in Bangladesh and 320,000 refugee children among them are threatened by water-borne diseases and desperate living conditions, a UN spokesman said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 9:53:03

Malaysia in deal with US firm to restart MH370 search

Malaysia has struck a "no find-no fee" deal with a US company to locate the wreckage of downed flight MH370, the BBC reported on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/20 23:08:40

Russia insists on diplomatic solution to Korean Peninsula nuclear issue

Russia insists on a diplomatic settlement of the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 22:39:04

Chinese premier sends congratulatory message to New Zealand's PM-elect

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday congratulated Jacinda Ardern on being elected prime minister of New Zealand.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 22:36:34

DPRK says situation remains grim but national power reaches highest level

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Friday that situation remains grim for Pyongyang and a lot of difficulties and trials lie before its way to build a powerful country, but its national power has reached highest level ever.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 21:27:21

Malaysia says negotiation on search for MH370 still ongoing

Malaysia on Friday repudiated previous media reports that it had struck a "no cure no fee" deal with a US firm to resume the search operation for missing aircraft MH370, saying negotiation work is still ongoing.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 21:21:30

Building collapse kills 8 in south India

At least eight people were killed and three rescued Friday after a portion of a state-owned transport building collapsed in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 14:02:00

Most Filipinos approve of Duterte administration's performance: poll

Most Filipinos continue to express appreciation for the work of the administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, according to an independent poll released on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 13:26:13

Mongolia forms new government

Mongolia formed a new government, led by Prime Minister Khurelsukh Ukhnaa, on Thursday after two days of parliamentary discussions.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 11:26:05

Aussie gov't committed to working with New Zealand PM despite awkward history

The Australian government has congratulated Jacinda Ardern on being elected Prime Minister (PM) of New Zealand despite previously saying they could not trust her party.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 11:25:44

Philippines' Duterte says martial law in Mindanao stays

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has no plans of lifting martial law in Mindanao in the southern Philippines despite the "liberation" of Marawi City from the clutches of pro-Islamic State (IS) extremists, a government statement has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 9:33:35

Malaysia in talks with firm on MH370 hunt

Malaysia is negotiating with a US firm to resume the hunt for missing flight MH370, a minister said Thursday, in news welcomed by the widow of one of those who had been on board.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/19 23:23:40

Labour Party New Zealand PM expected to change policies

New Zealand will get its youngest prime minister in more than 150 years after the nationalist New Zealand First Party agreed to form a new government with Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern, ending the National Party's decade in power.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/19 22:18:39

Race against time

Firefighters race to contain a fire at Kandawgyi Palace hotel in Yangon, Myanmar on early Thursday morning. One foreign guest was killed and two others, a firefighter and a woman from China’s Macau Special Administrative Region, were injured in the tragedy, the managing director of Htoo Group of Companies that runs the hotel, confirmed.
Source: VCG | 2017/10/19 22:13:40

Cave found on moon, could house astronauts: scientists

Scientists at Japan's space agency have discovered a huge moon cave that could one day house a base that would shelter astronauts from dangerous radiation and wild temperature swings, officials said Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/19 22:13:39