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White House again contradicts Tillerson's offer to talk to N.Korea

No negotiations can be held with North Korea until it improves its behavior, a White House official said on Wednesday, raising questions about US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's offer to begin talks with Pyongyang any time and without pre-conditions.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/14 23:58:39

Chinese, Japanese have better impressions of each other's country: study

A report released on Thursday shows improving perceptions of Chinese and Japanese of each other's country.
Source: People's Daily app | 2017/12/14 22:21:00

6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence: MSF

At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state beginning in August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/14 22:03:40

Indonesia court rejects outlawing extramarital sex as concerns rise over intolerance

A bid to make all sex outside marriage illegal was thrown out by an Indonesian court Thursday, as concerns grow over rising intolerance in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/14 21:13:39

Summoning of Aussie ambassador serves as warning to anti-China trend: experts

The summoning of Australia's ambassador to China over Australian politicians' claim of alleged Chinese interference serves as a warning to the anti-China trend in some countries, Chinese experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 21:03:39

DPRK nuclear, missile developers vow to continue bolstering nuke force

Nuclear and missile developers of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have vowed to continue bolstering the country's nuclear force "in quality and quantity," the state media said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 20:08:59

Life tastes good

Sporting his curved “blade runner” prosthetics, Cola relaxes in the shade at the Soi Dog Foundation of Phuket, Thailand on Tuesday. Just over a year after he was brutally maimed for gnawing on a neighbor's boots, Cola is romping across a Phuket beach on sleek new paws modeled after those used by Paralympian sprinters.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/13 22:53:39

We, Robots: Japan planning to impress 2020 Olympic visitors with airport droids

Those planning on attending the 2020 Tokyo Olympics can look forward to receiving luggage and language assistance from robots "scattered" around Haneda Airport.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2017/12/13 22:44:17

US chopper window falls on Japanese school campus

A window from a US military helicopter fell onto a school sports ground in southern Japan Wednesday, the marines said, apologizing for a "regrettable" incident likely to fuel opposition to their presence.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/13 22:33:40

US ready for N.Korea talks

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday offered direct talks with North Korea without preconditions, a positive and pragmatic move that could help ease rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, according to Chinese experts.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/13 22:08:40

Japanese high court orders suspension of a nuclear reactor in W. Japan

The Hiroshima High Court on Wednesday ordered the suspension of a nuclear reactor at the Ikata power plant in Ehime Prefecture, western Japan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 19:16:12

Philippine Congress grants Duterte's request to extend martial law in Mindanao until December 2018

The Philippine Congress granted on Wednesday Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in Mindanao for a period of one year, from Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2018, to "quell completely" terrorists and local rebels there.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 19:13:41

Philippines congress approves extension of martial law in Mindanao for another year

The Philippine congress approved President Rodrigo Duterte's request on Wednesday to further extend the martial law for another year to "quell completely" the terrorist and local rebels threat in southern Philippines.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 13:57:22

2 killed, 8 injured in road bus crash in northern India

At least two persons have been killed and eight others injured in a road accident in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 13:56:53

DPRK top leader asks to strengthen nuclear force

Kim Jong Un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), has demanded for strengthening his country's nuclear force, the state media said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 12:58:23

Regional water summit calls for action against rising need by 2050

The two-day 3rd Asia-Pacific Summit on Water ended in Myanmar's Yangon on late Tuesday with a Yangon Declaration calling for action against rising need of water by Asian people by 2050.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 11:13:23

Profile: South Korean President Moon Jae-in

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will pay a state visit to China from Dec. 13 to Dec. 16 at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 11:01:48

Testimony meeting held in Japan's Shizuoka in memory of 1937 Nanjing Massacre

Some 200 Japanese people attended a testimony meeting on Tuesday in Shizuoka city, central Japan, in commemoration of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 9:25:55