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Think tank meets to promote BRICS cooperation

The association of BRICS has become one of the most important multilateral cooperation mechanisms in the world, during which think tanks from the five member countries have put forward many valuable and feasible policy suggestions, said participants attending a forum.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/6 20:23:37

Leftist student group blamed for JNU attack

Dozens were hurt at a prestigious Indian university on Sunday in what police said were clashes between rival student groups but which an opposition politician blamed on a student organization linked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/6 20:08:40

Tycoon to speak publicly after fleeing house arrest

New reports emerged Monday on how fugitive former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn jumped bail in Japan, as the country's justice minister said border controls would be bolstered after the escape.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/6 20:03:40

Building collapse in Jakarta injures evacuees, triggers safety concerns

A five-story building in Jakarta partly collapsed on Monday morning, injuring at least two people who were taken to hospital, authorities said.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/6 19:58:40

Building an inclusive city in Myanmar, one trash alley at a time

For years, Yee Lay kept the back door of her ground floor apartment firmly shut to keep out both the stench from the rubbish that other tenants would carelessly throw behind the building and the hordes of rats that fed on it.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/6 17:43:40

Catastrophic bushfire conditions in South Australia to persist for months: forecast

South Australia (SA) has been warned that the catastrophic fore conditions could persist.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/6 14:06:35

End of search

Rescue personnel carry a body from the site where an under-construction building collapsed earlier in southern Cambodia's coastal Kep province on Sunday. Search for victims in the rubble of the collapsed building drew to a close the same day with the final death toll at 36. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2020/1/5 23:23:40

1,090 Afghan youth commissioned to army after receiving military training

Afghan army soldiers take part in their graduation ceremony at Kabul Military Training Center (KMTC) in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 5, 2020. A total of 1,090 youths were enlisted in the country's national army on Sunday after completing a 12-week military training and receiving certificates, the commander of KMTC said. (Xinhua/Rahmatullah Alizadah)
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/5 22:21:54

Death toll rises to 36 in building collapse

The search for victims in the rubble of a collapsed building in southern Cambodia drew to a close on Sunday with the final death toll at 36 – the latest tragedy in a string of deadly construction accidents.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/5 22:03:43

Former Nissan boss a fugitive

Japan on Sunday said it would tighten immigration measures after former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn fled the country while on bail, its first official response to an astonishing escape that has transformed the executive into an international fugitive.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/5 18:48:39

Australia counts cost following day of devastating blazes

Australians on Sunday counted the cost from a day of catastrophic bushfires that caused "extensive damage" across swathes of the country and took the death toll from the long-running crisis to 24.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/5 17:03:39

5.1-magnitude quake hits off Iwo Jima, Japan -- USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 jolted 291km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan at 0210 GMT on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/5 13:23:51

Cameras show fugitive boss fleeing: media

Fugitive former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn was caught on security camera leaving his Tokyo home by himself on the day he fled to avoid a Japanese trial, local media reported Friday.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/3 19:33:41

New year in Australian capital starts with worst air quality

New year in Australian capital starts with worst air quality
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/3 13:15:49

Fighting the flood

Villagers make their way across a river after the bridge was destroyed by a flood at the Banjar Irigasi village in Lebak, Banten province on Thursday. Indonesia's disaster agency warned of more deaths after torrential rains pounded the Jakarta region, triggering floods and landslides that killed at least 23 and left vast swaths of the megalopolis underwater. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2020/1/2 23:03:41

MPs charged over standoff in S.Korean parliament

South Korean prosecutors on Thursday indicted almost 30 MPs and the leader of the main opposition party on assault and other charges over a two-day parliamentary standoff.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/2 21:53:40

More than 62,000 evacuated from Jakarta floods as death toll rises to 21

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated in Indonesia's capital Jakarta on Thursday after flash floods and landslides in the area killed up to 21 people, with more heavy rain forecast, authorities said.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/2 19:28:40

Third state of emergency declared in NSW this fire season

Australia authorized the forced evacuation of residents Thursday amid a mass exodus of tourists from fire-ravaged coastal communities, as the country braces for a weekend heatwave expected to fan deadly bushfires.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/2 19:18:40