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Indian gov't sends high-level team to Bihar as over 100 kids die of encephalitis

The Indian government has sent a high level multi-disciplinary team to Muzaffarpur district of the eastern state of Bihar to support the state government in epidemiology research, as the death toll of kids dying due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) crossed the 100-mark.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 15:06:57

Afghan forces arrest 30 militants in southern Afghanistan

Afghan security forces have arrested 30 militants loyal to the Taliban group in the southern Kandahar province, provincial Governor Hayatullah Hayat said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 15:03:21

Cambodian PM to attend 34th ASEAN summit in Thailand

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen will lead a high-level delegation to attend the 34th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Bangkok, Thailand from June 22 to 23, said a Foreign Ministry's statement on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 13:55:42

15 injured after quake strikes off NE Japan

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake striking Japan's northeastern region late Tuesday left at least 15 people injured with thousands forced to take shelter at evacuation centers, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 9:44:02

Earthquake off Japan's Yamagata Prefecture revised to 6.7 magnitude, tsunami warning lifted

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) revised the magnitude of an earthquake which struck off Yamagata Prefecture on Tuesday evening to 6.7, with tsunami advisories lifted.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 9:42:28

Asian wave

In the 19th century, the world was Europeanized. In the 20th century, it was Amercianized. Now, in the 21st century, the world is being "Asianized." In Dr. Parag Khanna's (Khanna) new book The Future is Asian, he depicts a world where Asia is reshaping the old world. What does the rise of Asia mean to the US and the EU? Will current tensions in Asia affect its further integration? Global Times (GT) reporter Xie Wenting talked to Khanna, managing partner of FutureMap, a data-driven scenario-planning and strategic advisory firm that works with some of the world's most innovative governments, cities and companies.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/18 20:38:40

First batch of whole durian heads to China from Malaysia

China will receive the first batch of whole frozen durian from Malaysia after the country's authorities cleared the fruit for export, Malaysian Agriculture and Agro-based Minister Salahuddin Ayub said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/18 18:08:41

Miracle of 'Wild Boars' rescue transforms Thai cave into tourist draw

Tourists snap selfies by a bronze statue of the diver who died trying to save the "Wild Boars" soccer team from a flooded cave, while momentos from their rescue fly off the shelves - scooped up by the 1.3 million people who have descended on a once serene mountainside in northern Thailand.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/18 18:08:41

9.7b on Earth by 2050: UN

The world population is expected to climb to 9.7 billion in 2050 from 7.7 billion today, with the population of sub-Saharan Africa doubling, a United Nations report released Monday said.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/18 18:08:40

Over 350 mln people in developing Asia lack access to electricity: ADB

More than 350 million people in developing Asia still lack access to electricity, Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao said on Tuesday, stressing the need to have a sustainable and secure energy supply in the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/18 17:21:54

Philippines to purchase more warships to beef up navy

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the acquisition of two brand new warships and other naval assets, Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/18 15:04:59

Russia, South Korea vow to strengthen economic ties

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha on Monday stressed the necessity to strengthen bilateral economic cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/18 9:34:05

Fewer but newer nukes in world

The overall number of nuclear warheads in the world has declined in the past year but nations are modernizing their arsenals, a report published Monday said.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 20:43:40

Xi to make state visit to NK

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit North Korea on Thursday and Friday. Experts noted that making such a significant visit before the convening of the G20 summit in Japan shows that China is trying to further highlight its unique influence in pushing forward the peace process on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/17 19:30:17

Osaka police officer stabbed ahead of G20

Japanese police on Monday arrested a man suspected of stabbing a police officer in the chest and stealing his gun near Osaka, just days before world leaders fly into the city for a G20 summit.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 19:28:39

Japan's defense minister apologizes for faulty Aegis Ashore survey data

Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya apologized to Akita Gov. Norihisa Satake on Monday for the ministry's flawed geographical survey that led to the northeastern prefecture being selected as a candidate site for hosting the controversial Aegis Ashore missile defense system.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/17 17:57:37

Philippines' first TCM center unveiled in Manila

The Philippines' first Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) center was opened here in Manila on Monday to help the Filipinos receive better medical services through the traditional Chinese treatment. The Philippines TCM health care center, located at High Pointe Medical Hub in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, is the first-ever TCM medical center in the country as well as the first Philippine TCM center in partnership with China's Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medical (FJUTCM).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/17 14:59:16

PNG offers E-Visas to all APEC economies

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has expanded its electronic visa program to include over 20 economies, the government's Immigration and Citizenship Authority (ICA) confirmed on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/17 12:55:06