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S. Korea urges DPRK to return to dialogue table amid rising tensions

South Korea's foreign ministry on Tuesday urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to return to a dialogue table as tensions mounted on the Korean Peninsula amid the exchange of harsh rhetoric between the DPRK and the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 16:24:43

S.Korean president to meet opposition party leaders to discuss security issues

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will hold a meeting with opposition party leaders on Wednesday to discuss security issues amid rising geopolitical tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the presidential Blue House said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 14:11:18

UN sanctions on DPRK to demonstrate effect in 6 months: S.Korean researcher

The United Nations sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) over its nuclear and missile provocations would demonstrate effect within six months, a researcher of South Korea's state-run institute said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 14:10:51

Philippine security conducting probe on shooting incident near presidential palace

A shooting incident occurred in Presidential Palace Park on Tuesday morning and an investigation is underway, said spokesman of Philippine Presidential Security Group.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 13:15:55

6.4-magnitude quake hits South of the Fiji Islands -- USGS

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolted South of the Fiji Islands at 0420 GMT on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 13:15:21

Myanmar's parliament to resume 6th sessions on Oct. 17

Myanmar's 6th parliamentary sessions of both Houses will resume in Nay Pyi Taw on Oct. 17, according to an announcement of the parliament late Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 11:27:18

Over 57,000 flee home as volcano may erupt in Bali

The number of evacuees has risen to more than 57,000 as a volcano in Bali resort island is potential to erupt, a senior official of disaster agency said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 11:00:13

17 more bodies of Hindu villagers uncovered in Myanmar northern state

Some 17 more bodies of Hindu villagers have been uncovered in a village in Maungtaw of Myanmar's northern Rakhine state, bringing the total number of the bodies left by Aug. 25 terrorist attacks to 45, Myanmar News Agency reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 10:58:49

Local gov't orders inquiry into police action on protesting women students in North India

Authorities in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have ordered an inquiry into police action on women students at a leading university protesting against an alleged sexual assault and eve teasing.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 10:57:45

6.0-magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea -- USGS

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted 193 km south of Taron, Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 10:25:22

Dubai's self-flying taxi makes first concept flight

The Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT) of Dubai, world's first self-flying taxi introduced by Dubai's Road and Transport Authority (RTA), launched its maiden concept trip on Monday near the Jumeirah Beach Park, the official Dubai Media Office reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 10:22:07

Japan's Abe announces plan to dissolve lower house for snap election amid controversy, criticism

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced at a press conference on Monday that he will dissolve the House of Representatives when it convenes Thursday to pave way for a general election next month
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 10:00:38

China urges ‘practical action’ from Japan after Abe calls snap election

China urged Japan to take practical action to gain the trust of the world for its peaceful development after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Monday that he will dissolve parliament's lower house to pave the way for a general election.
Source: Global Times - Xinhua | 2017/9/25 23:28:40

China-Vietnam ties greatly improved with expanded border meeting

Military delegations from China and Vietnam attended the broader fourth high-level border meeting, a sign of a much-improved bilateral relationship, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/25 23:28:39

Happy moment

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike smiles next to an image of Japan’s female baby giant panda while announcing her name during a press conference in Tokyo on Monday. The baby panda is called Shan Shan in Japanese, or Xiang Xiang in Chinese.
Source: AP-Ecns.cn | 2017/9/25 23:23:39

Australia announces commitment to create national space agency

Australia on Monday committed to creating a national space agency as it looks to cash in on the lucrative and fast-evolving astronautical sector.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/25 22:21:00

Cholera risk at Rohingya camps

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Monday of a growing cholera risk in the makeshift refugee camps in Bangladesh where more than 435,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter from unrest in Myanmar.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/25 22:17:34

Japan's Abe announces plan to dissolve lower house for snap election amid controversy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced at a press conference on Monday that he will dissolve the House of Representatives when it convenes Thursday to pave way for a general election.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 20:42:07