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DPRK sends condolences to Egypt over Sinai terror attack

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has sent condolences to Egypt over the deadly terrorist attack in Sinai last week, said the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/27 21:59:57

Pope arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit

Pope Francis arrived in mainly Buddhist Myanmar Monday on a highly sensitive visit to a country facing sharp global criticism for the alleged ethnic cleansing of its Rohingya Muslim minority.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/27 20:08:39

Indonesia says more people need to be evacuated after volcano eruption in Bali

Tens of thousands of villagers living in extended dangerous zone must be evacuated and over 400 flights have been affected after Mount Agung volcano in Bali strongly erupted, officials said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/27 15:28:29

A giant roars

Villagers carry their belongings during an evacuation following the eruption of Mount Agung, seen in the background, in Karangasem, Indonesia, on Sunday. The volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali has rumbled into life with a series of eruptions that temporarily disrupted some international flights to the popular tourist destination and dusted nearby resorts and villages with a thin layer of ash. Photo: AP
Source: AP | 2017/11/26 23:43:39

Verifying vote

A Nepali election official marks a voter's finger with indelible ink at a polling station during the general election at Chautara, Sindhupalchowk district some 100 kilometers east of Kathmandu on Sunday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/11/26 23:38:40

Indian Ocean military drill irresponsible: experts

Indian military drills in Indian Ocean targeting China were irresponsible and an attempt violation of international laws, Chinese experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/26 22:13:39

Tourists stranded as Bali volcano spews smoke

A volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali sent plumes of gray smoke and steam thousands of meters into the air Sunday for the third day in a week, triggering flight disruptions and leaving thousands of tourists stranded, officials said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/26 20:58:39

Chinese delegation introduces CPC party congress in Japan

A Chinese delegation introducing the achievements of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) ended its four-day visit to Japan on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/26 20:19:31

Bangladesh pleased over arrangement with Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation: FM

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, who Thursday signed a deal with Myanmar on repatriation of the Rohingyas, has expressed his satisfaction over the bilateral arrangement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/25 23:04:56

Japanese mayor threatens to cut sistership ties with San Francisco over comfort women statue: media

Japan's Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura has threatened to sever the sistership relations with the US western coast city of San Francisco over a "comfort women" statue, a local media report said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/25 13:45:38

Russia, Japan back resolving Korean Peninsula crisis via UNSC resolutions

Russia and Japan support a settlement of the Korean Peninsula crisis on the basis of the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and hope a way would be found to resume negotiations, the foreign ministers of the two countries said here Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/25 6:59:18

N.Korea replaces guards, fortifies border after defection

North Korea has replaced dozens of guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea following the dramatic defection of one of its soldiers last week, a report said Friday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/24 22:08:40

S.Korean parliament passes bill to designate Aug. 14 as day for WWII sex slavery victims

South Korea's parliament on Friday passed a bill to designate Aug. 14 as a special day for victims to sexual slavery for Japanese military brothels during World War II.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 16:48:18

3 killed, 10 injured as passenger train derails in northern India

At least three people were killed and more than 10 others injured when a passenger train derailed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh early Friday morning, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 16:27:39

Massive jade stone to be sold at Myanmar gem emporium

A 300-ton massive jade stone, discovered in Phakant, Myanmar's northernmost Kachin state and cut into pieces, will be sold at Myanmar's Gem Emporium set for December, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 11:04:32

13 Myanmar migrant workers, Thai driver killed in road accident in central Thailand

Thirteen Myanmar migrant workers and the driver of a speedy van were killed in a road accident in central Thailand on Friday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 10:53:19

Asylum seekers on Manus Island arrested by PNG police: Aussie minister

A number of refugees have been arrested as Papua New Guinean officials tried to clear them out of Manus Island, Australia's immigration minister has confirmed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 9:12:52

Aussie paramedics become internet sensation after granting dying woman's final request

The ambulance crew from the Australian state of Queensland have garnered international fame after they went out of their way to give a dying woman a final view of the ocean.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 9:12:39