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Singapore launches Southeast Asia's largest drone light show at National Day Parade

Singapore has 300 drones performing in the sky at the National Day Parade (NDP) on Wednesday for the first time in the parade's history.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 8:13:10

Tillerson plays down threat from DPRK after Trump's "fire and fury" warning

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday played down the threat from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), telling Americans to "sleep well at night," following an exchange of fierce rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 8:11:27

Iran, Thailand to cooperate in IT, cyber security

Iran and Thailand have agreed to cooperate in the fields of internet and cyber security, Financial Tribune daily reported on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 8:06:20

DPRK must stand down pursuit of nuclear weapons: US defense chief

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) must stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons, US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said in a statement on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 8:02:14

N.Korea releases jailed Canadian pastor on medical parole: KCNA

A Canadian pastor serving a life sentence with hard labor in North Korea was released Wednesday on medical parole as a humanitarian gesture, the official KCNA news agency said.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/9 23:23:39

Myanmar makes major drug bust

Myanmar authorities have seized 20 million meth tablets, 600,000 ecstasy pills and blocks of heroin in the heart of the drug-producing Golden Triangle, in what is believed to be the biggest haul of the year.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/9 22:18:39

Nepal groups express support for China on border standoff

Two organizations in Nepal have expressed support for China's stance on the Doklam region as the military standoff between China and India in the region approaches two months, with no end in sight.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/9 21:48:40

North Korea's threat against Guam makes US policy more 'unpredictable': expert

Chinese experts said China should not drop its guard on the missile capabilities of North Korea, who vowed on Wednesday to attack the US Pacific territory of Guam.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/9 21:43:39

Cambodia FM calls adoption of COC framework very positive step for ASEAN-China ties

Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said Wednesday that the adoption of a framework for the Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea is a very positive step for the ASEAN-China relations.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/9 20:12:41

DPRK releases jailed Canadian man

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Wednesday released on humanitarian grounds a Canadian man who was serving life sentence for alleged anti-DPRK activities, according to Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/9 20:12:25

Vietnam issues commemorative ASEAN stamp

Vietnam and other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have issued postage stamps themed "National Flower" to mark ASEAN's 50th founding anniversary, the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/9 18:06:44

Chinese-built mega railway begins construction in Malaysia

A mega railway to be built by China was officially launched on Wednesday in the Malaysian city of Kuantan, a milestone for China-Malaysia ties as China pushed forward the Belt and Road Initiative.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/9 17:07:29

Five killed in road accident in northern India

At least five people have been killed and two others injured in a road accident in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a local police official said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/9 17:04:03

Cambodia plans to send domestic helpers to China's Hong Kong in September

Cambodia's Labor Minister Ith Samheng said Wednesday that the country has planned to send the first batch of domestic helpers to China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) next month.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/9 16:54:19

Australia's Senate rejects same-sex marriage plebiscite bill

The Australian Senate on Wednesday rejected a bill which would have resulted in a plebiscite - or public vote - to decide the future of same-sex marriage in Australia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/9 16:51:46

9 killed, 15 injured after vehicle falls into gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir

At least nine people were killed and 15 others injured Wednesday after a mini-bus fell into a gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/9 16:06:18

Nagasaki marks anniversary of atomic bombing as Japanese demand safeguarding pacifist Constitution

Japan's Nagasaki commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the US atomic bombing on Wednesday, with its mayor calling for sticking to pacifist Constitution and reconsidering the policy of relying on the US nuclear umbrella.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/9 16:04:08

Japan's Nagasaki commemorates 72nd anniversary of A-bombing

During a ceremony to mark the 72nd anniversary of the US atomic bombing, the mayor of Nagasaki Tomihisa Taue on Wednesday insisted that Japan join a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/9 14:09:08