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Japanese PM Abe congratulates China on 70th founding anniversary

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday sent a congratulatory video message to China on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, "on behalf of the Japanese government and people."
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/27 10:51:07

S. Koreans believe DPRK leader's trip to S. Korea to be positive: poll

Seven out of 10 South Koreans believed that if Kim Jong Un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), visits South Korea, it will be positive for denuclearization talks and inter-Korean relations, a poll showed Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/27 8:24:43

SK troops chase boar in DMZ in war on swine fever

South Korea has ordered hundreds of soldiers manning the demilitarized zone (DMZ) on its border with North Korea to track and capture wild boars in a bid to prevent the spread of African swine fever, military officials said.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/26 20:58:42

Aussie scientists confirm traces of early life in 3.5-billion-year-old rock formations

Scientists have found traces of early life in Western Australia's (WA) famous 3.5-billion-year-old rock formations, representing a giant breakthrough in the understanding of how life formed on Earth.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/26 16:35:39

UN chief underscores cyber realm as anti-terrorism new frontier

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that a "new frontier" of the fight against terrorism is the cyber realm and called for complementing security measures with prevention efforts that identify and address root causes.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/26 11:19:41

Moon proposes UN create an 'international peace zone' between Koreas

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday proposed that the United Nations create an "international peace zone" to replace the peninsula's divide, saying the idea would both reassure the North and inspire the world.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/25 21:13:40

Activists angered over Gates Foundation decision to honor leader

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday brushed aside an outcry from human rights activists to receive an award from the Gates Foundation in New York for his efforts to end open defecation.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/25 18:23:40

General Debate of UN General Assembly opens

The General Debate of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly opened on Tuesday with the theme of "Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/25 9:31:30

2 dead, 47 injured in nursing hospital fire in S. Korea

Two elderly patients were confirmed dead and 47 others injured in a nursing hospital fire in South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday citing the fire authorities.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/25 8:51:59

Much-needed oxygen

Children get a dose of oxygen from a Red Cross volunteer at a village in Jambi on Tuesday. Fire has been spewing toxic haze across Southeast Asia, forcing the closure of schools and airports, and prompting Jakarta to deploy thousands of personnel to tackle them.
Source: VCG | 2019/9/24 21:33:41

Japanese prosecutors to handle US pilot in crash

Japanese authorities on Tuesday referred the case of a US military pilot to prosecutors over the 2016 crash of an Osprey aircraft that fueled sentiment against a US base on Okinawa island.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/24 21:28:40

Singapore detains Indonesian maids for 'funding IS'

Singapore has detained three Indonesian maids without trial under tough security laws over allegations they donated funds to support the Islamic State (IS) group, authorities said.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/24 19:53:41

Child abuse payments on PayPal to be investigated

Australia's financial regulator on Tuesday ordered an investigation into global money transfer platform PayPal over concerns it is being misused by sex offenders to buy child abuse material from Asia.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/24 19:18:41

4th swine fever case hits Seoul

South Korea confirmed its fourth case of African swine fever on Tuesday, as Pyongyang was yet to respond to Seoul's request to make joint efforts to tackle the deadly animal disease.
Source: Agencies | 2019/9/24 19:18:40

Japan roboticists predict rise of the machines

Set in 2019, cult 80s movie Blade Runner envisaged a neon-stained landscape of bionic "replicants" genetically engineered to look just like humans.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/24 16:48:40

Trump says "a lot" could be achieved before 3rd US-DPRK summit

US President Donald Trump said here on Monday that the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) could do "a lot" before a possible third summit between him and top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/24 12:01:53

Guterres urges concrete action at UN climate summit

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged concrete action at the Climate Action Summit that he convened amid a worsening climate crisis.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/24 11:27:13

UN chief stresses negative impact of climate change on world peace

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday highlighted the negative impact of climate change on world peace.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/22 8:21:50