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Iran FM to visit Singapore to join ASEAN treaty

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Singapore soon to sign documents on Iran's joining the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC), official IRNA news agency reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/29 6:36:39

Japan on guard against powerful typhoon

People in Japan are bracing for a strong typhoon that is expected to make landfall in central Japan early Sunday, bringing violent winds and torrential rain.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/28 23:40:51

Passenger plane makes emergency landing in Vanuatu

An Air Vanuatu ATR-72 aircraft carrying 39 passengers and four crew members made an emergency landing at Bauerfield airport in Port Vila, capital of Vanuatu on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/28 21:45:18

Australian gov't unlikely to win seats in crucial by-elections: poll

The Australian government is unlikely to win any additional seats in Saturday's by-elections, leaving it with a tenuous grip on power.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/28 12:12:49

Chinese medical team starts epidemic containment in southern Laos after dam collapse

A medical contingent from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has began working on epidemic containment in shelters for victims after a dam burst triggered flash flood in southern Attapeu province, the contingent said late Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/28 12:12:17

US considers sending military personnel to DPRK for additional search of soldiers' remains

US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Friday that his country is considering sending military personnel to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to search for the remains of US soldiers who died in the 1950-1953 Korean War.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/28 12:11:53

22 inmates escape in Philippine prison break

At least 22 inmates escaped Friday from a police jail in Bacoor, a town in Philippines' Cavite province, south of Manila, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/28 7:32:01

6 confirmed dead, 125 missing after dam collapses in southern Laos

Six people were confirmed dead while 125 remained missing after a dam collapsed, triggering flash flood in southern Laos on Monday, a provincial official said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/28 7:29:32

Kim pays tribute to Chinese martyrs

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un paid tribute to martyrs of the Chinese People's Volunteers on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the armistice of the 1950-53 Korean War, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/27 23:08:41

S. Korea to reform military by reducing generals, service period of soldiers

South Korea's military submitted its reform plan to President Moon Jae-in Friday to reduce the number of four-star generals and the term of service for soldiers.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/27 18:08:30

PNG gears up security support services for APEC meeting

Papua New Guinea has geared up its land, sea and air security support services for hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in November, defense authorities said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/27 18:02:09

DPRK top leader pays tribute to martyrs of Chinese People's Volunteers

Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un paid tribute to martyrs of the Chinese People's Volunteers on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the armistice of the 1950-53 Korean War, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/27 18:00:48

S. Korea hails DPRK's return of remains of US Korean War soldiers

South Korea welcomed the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s repatriation of US soldiers killed during the Korean War, calling it a meaningful move in building mutual trust between the DPRK and the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/27 14:39:42

New bench seats at iconic Australian tourist hub made from 430,000 plastic bags

With around 650,000 visitors per year, Western Australia's Rottnest Island has become a must-see destination for international travellers.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/27 14:39:23

Overseas migration to Australia hits record high: data

The number of people arriving in Australia as migrants has hit a record high, statistics have revealed on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/27 11:30:29

Aircraft carrying US soldiers' remains arrive in South Korea

A US aircraft carrying the remains of US soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War arrived in a military base in South Korea on Friday, Yonhap news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/27 11:05:05

White House says aircraft carrying remains of US soldiers left DPRK

The White House on Thursday said a US military aircraft carrying the remains of US soldiers who died in the Korean War had left the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) earlier on the same day.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/27 10:49:12

Victory dance

Supporters of politician Imran Khan, chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, dance to celebrate the victory of their party's candidate, in Peshawar, Pakistan on Thursday. Pakistan's former cricket star Imran Khan and his party declared victory in the election but the final result is not formally confirmed
Source: AP | 2018/7/26 23:58:41