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Ultimate sentence

Alleged terrorist Aman Abdurrahman, also known as Oman, prepares to hear his sentence at the South Jakarta District Court on Friday. Judge Akhmad Jaini imposed the death sentence on Oman because of his involvement in bombings at several locations in Indonesia.
Source: IC | 2018/6/22 23:13:41

Two Koreas agree to hold reunions for war-separated families

North and South Korea agreed Friday to resume reunions for families separated by the Korean War in August - the first such meetings since 2015 and the latest step in a remarkable diplomatic thaw on the peninsula.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/22 22:38:41

Foreign tourists to S. Korea post double-digit growth on Korean Peninsula's peace drive

Foreign tourists visiting South Korea posted a double-digit growth last month on peace drive being unfolded on the Korean Peninsula, government data showed Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 21:20:50

S.Korea, DPRK agree to hold reunion of separated families from Aug. 20 to Aug. 26

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday agreed to hold the reunion of Korean families separated across the inter-Korean border in the Aug. 20-Aug. 26 period at the DPRK's scenic resort of Mount Kumgang.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 19:30:49

Sri Lanka committed to human rights implementing despite US exit from UNHRC: official

Sri Lanka will continue to work towards implementing human rights, despite the withdrawal of the United States from the UN Human Rights Council, Cabinet Spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne, was quoted by local media as saying on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 18:01:06

New Zealand PM and her newborn baby

Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 17:41:30

S.Korea, DPRK begin Red Cross talks to discuss reunion of separated families

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched Red Cross talks Friday to discuss humanitarian issues, including reunion of Korean families separated across the inter-Korean border, Seoul's unification ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 10:32:52

China, Nepal pledge to enhance cooperation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held talks with Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli Thursday in Beijing, and they agreed to enhance cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 10:07:11

It's a girl!

This handout photo taken from the Instagram account of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (left) on Thursday shows Ardern with her partner Clarke Gayford posing with their newborn baby girl, at Auckland City Hospital. Ardern became only the second world leader to do so while in office (see story on page 9). Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/6/21 22:48:41

Killing dogs for meat illegal: SK court

A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to outlawing eating canines.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/21 21:43:41

Police detain captain, crew over deadly ferry disaster

The captain and two crew of an overloaded Indonesian ferry that sank into the depths of a volcanic lake have been detained for questioning over the deadly disaster, police said Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/21 21:38:45

New Zealand PM Ardern gives birth to first child, a girl

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to her first child, a girl, on Thursday, Ardern said in a posting on Instagram.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/21 21:38:44

Clean sweep

Inmates gather outside their jail cells during an inspection at the Manila City Jail, the Philippines, on Wednesday. The inspection was conducted by members of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, the Manila Police District and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency as part of an operation to reduce illegal contraband in city jails around the country.
Source: VCG | 2018/6/21 21:38:42

North Korea deserves trust as Kim shows resolution on China trip: analysts

The visit of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to China showcased the country's resolution on denuclearization and pursuit of development, analysts said but noting international-level doubts toward the North still exist.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 21:33:41

China to play important role on peace of Korean Peninsula: S. Korean foreign minister

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Wednesday that China is expected to play an important role on issues of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 14:19:55

US, Vietnam complete dialogue on maritime issues

The United States and Vietnam held the fifth US-Vietnam Dialogue on Maritime Issues and the Law of the Sea here on June 19-20, the US State Department said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 11:43:15

Yoga shines

Various yoga positions are painted on the face of an Indian college student in Chennai on Wednesday, on the eve of International Yoga Day. Yoga, which means "union" in Sanskrit, is a family of ancient spiritual practices and a school of spiritual thought from South Asia, where it remains a vibrant living tradition and is seen as a means of enlightenment.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/20 23:03:41

South Korea's Moon suggests Russian gas be piped to Koreas, Japan

New pipelines could be laid to bring Russian gas through North Korea to the South and even on to Japan following the diplomatic thaw with Pyongyang, Seoul's leader suggested Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/20 22:03:41