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With just 12 breeding pairs left, authorities move to protect rare Australian bird

The last 12 breeding pairs of the beach stone-curlew in Australia's New South Wales (NSW) are under threat from feral foxes, with the local community now taking action to protect the rare birds.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/14 13:45:48

12-year-old boy survives plane crash by jumping out before explosion in Australia

A 12-year-old boy has emerged the sole survivor of a light aircraft crash in western Australia's West Papua which killed eight others after the boy's father jumped from the Swiss-made Pilatus PC-6 Porter with him in his arms moments before impact.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/14 13:33:00

Tech giants to be forced to reveal encrypted data in Australia

The Australian government has unveiled new laws that would compel technology companies to disclose encrypted data relating to criminal activity.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/14 11:59:59

DPRK media confirm north-south summit meeting in September

The official news agency of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) confirmed Tuesday the north-south summit meeting will be held in Pyongyang within September.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/14 11:58:09

S.Korean FM has phone call with Pompeo over Korean Peninsula situations

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha had a phone call with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Tuesday over situations on the Korean Peninsula, Seoul's foreign ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/14 11:57:55

Fire hits Myanmar's old-aged hospital, leaves no casualties

A fire broke out in an old-aged Yangon General Hospital on Monday evening but no casualties were reported, said the hospital sources Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/14 11:57:43

Mali counts votes after poll worker slain

Vote counting was underway across Mali on Monday after a tense presidential runoff marked by violence, polling station closures and low turnout.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/13 22:53:40

Steep stairs

Visitors on Sunday climb the Templo Mayor, part of the historic center of Mexico City, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987. The Templo Mayor was the main temple of the Mexica Peoples who lived some 3,000 years ago in their capital city of Tenochtitlan, which is now Mexico City.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/13 22:53:39

S.Korea says inter-Korean summit difficult to be held in early September

South Korea's presidential Blue House said Monday that the agreed inter-Korean summit would be "a bit difficult" to be held in early September.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/13 18:23:43

Pakistan releases 30 Indian prisoners: foreign ministry

Pakistan has decided to release 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen on Monday, the Foreign Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/13 16:37:25

S.Korea, DPRK agree to hold summit in Pyongyang in September

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed Monday to hold a third summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang in September.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/13 14:55:27

Bangladesh court sentences 5 to death over crimes in 1971 war

The International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh sentenced five people to death on Monday for their crimes committed during the country's war of independence in 1971.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/13 14:54:01

36 confirmed dead, 98 still missing after dam collapse in southern Laos

Lao military personnel and a rescue team from Singapore are continuing the search for the 98 people still missing in the wake of the dam burst, with the number of dead confirmed at 36, local daily Vientiane Times reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/13 10:56:04

S.Korea, DPRK start high-level talks to discuss date, venue for inter-Korean summit

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched high-level talks on Monday to discuss the date and venue for a third summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/13 10:12:05

Lombok quake jolts tourism but many remain positive

The powerful earthquakes that struck the Indonesian island of Lombok in recent weeks killing some 400 people have sent holidaymakers fleeing, raising questions about how its lucrative tourism sector will bounce back.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/12 21:48:39

Australia suffers through its worst drought in decades

Dried plants are seen near the Yass River, one of the worst-hit region by drought in Australia, Aug. 11, 2018. Australia suffers through its worst drought in decades.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/12 17:16:20

Train derails in southeastern Mongolia, no deaths reported

A train with 328 passengers aboard derailed in southeastern Mongolia early Sunday morning, with no deaths reported, according to local media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/12 13:22:54

Small plane with 9 people on board loses contact in eastern Indonesia

A small plane with nine people on board lost contact on Saturday in Oksibil in Indonesia's Papua province, spokesman of the transport ministry Bambang Ervan told Xinhua by phone.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/12 6:31:36