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Doomed ferry death toll could reach 192

The death toll from an Indonesian ferry disaster could top 192, as authorities raised an estimate of the number of people missing two days after the wooden tourist boat sank in a lake formed in the crater of an ancient volcano.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/20 21:23:41

Australia starts probing sex harassment in workplace

Australia launched an independent inquiry on Wednesday into workplace sexual harassment, one of the first of its kind in the world, hoping to find solutions to problems brought to light by the global #MeToo movement.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/20 21:23:41

China to play positive role in stably denuclearizing Korean Peninsula: S.Korean Blue House

China will play a positive role in stably denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula as top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un visited Beijing for the third time, the presidential Blue House of South Korea said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 17:28:43

DPRK's action plan, US reciprocal measures to be needed for denuclearization: S.Korean president

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday that an action plan by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and reciprocal measures by the United States will be needed to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 17:27:44

India, Australia hold anti-terrorism meeting

India and Australia held a key meeting to discuss various aspects of terrorism and the ways to combat financing of terrorism, an official statement issued by the external affairs ministry said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 11:44:08

Aussie supermarket chain bans use of plastic bags nationwide

Australian supermarket chain Woolworths on Wednesday banned single-use plastic bags from its stores nationwide, in a move that is expected to remove more than 3.2 billion of the items from the environment every year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 11:32:10

Myanmar resets mid-July for holding Panglong peace conference

Myanmar has reset the second week of July for holding the third meeting of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference and preparations are underway for the session, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 11:18:06

China to play important role on peace of Korean Peninsula: S. Korean foreign minister

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Wednesday that China is expected to play an important role on issues of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 10:55:13

Laos appreciates China's support in youth work

A Lao Youth Union leader said on Tuesday that the Lao side appreciates China's support in its youth work.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 9:08:29

U.S., S.Korean FMs discuss next steps on Korean Peninsula issue

U.S. State Department said on Monday that State Secretary Mike Pompeo and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha have discussed next steps on the Korean Peninsula issue after the summit between leaders of the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 23:30:10

Rally for gay marriage

Members of the LGBT community light candles as they take part in a rally in front of the Supreme Court in Manila on Tuesday. The Philippines' top court heard arguments on Tuesday for the legalization of gay marriage, a historic first in the overwhelmingly Catholic nation.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/19 21:58:40

Rescuers hunt for victims of overloaded ferry that sank in Indonesian lake

Indonesian rescue workers struggled in rain and two-meter waves on Tuesday to search for at least 128 passengers from an overloaded ferry that sank in Lake Toba, a tourist destination in an ancient supervolcano crater on Sumatra island.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/19 21:43:40

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies at 62: zoo

The world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials said Tuesday.
Source: Agencies | 2018/6/19 21:43:40

S.Korea says it shares with China strategic goal of Peninsula denuclearization

South Korea shares with China the strategic goal of the Korean Peninsula's complete denuclearization, Seoul's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 20:03:59

People enjoy fun fair in South Tangerang, Indonesia

A motorcylist performs inside a barrel, locally known as "Tong Setan", at a fun fair in South Tangerang, Indonesia, June 18, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 17:36:24

Pentagon suspends planning for military drills with S.Korea in August

US Defense Department said on Monday that it has suspended all planning for the joint military drills with South Korea in August.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 14:13:38

4 dead, hundreds injured as 6.1-magnitude quake rocks western Japan

At least four people have been confirmed dead and 350 others have been injured after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Osaka prefecture in western Japan on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 10:11:15

Pentagon suspends planning for joint drills with S. Korea in August

The US Defense Department said on Monday that it has suspended all planning for a joint military exercise with South Korea in August.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 9:20:01