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DPRK says increasing coal production to fend off sanctions

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Monday that it is increasing coal production to fend off international sanctions.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/21 21:48:36

US warship-tanker collision shows lapse in US Navy's internal management: experts

Ten sailors are missing after a US warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore before dawn on Monday, tearing a hole beneath the waterline and flooding compartments that include a crew sleeping area, the US Navy said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 21:28:39

Malaysia joins search effort after US destroyer collision with merchant vessel

Malaysian authorities said Monday assets had been deployed to join the search and rescue operation after US navy destroyer John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel near the Strait of Malacca.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/21 16:39:54

US destroyer arrives at waters off Singaporean Naval Base after collision

US navy destroyer USS John S. McCain arrived at the waters off Singapore's Changi Naval Base Monday noon after a collision with an oil tanker, which left ten sailors missing and five more injured.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/21 16:38:09

Vietnamese capital to mobilize students to kill larvae amid dengue fever outbreak

The Vietnamese capital of Hanoi will mobilize grade students to seek and kill larvae in their houses to prevent dengue fever which has so far hit over 18,000 people in the city.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/21 13:47:39

Gunmen kill 9 in village attack in southern Philippines

Nine people were killed and 10 others wounded on Monday when up to 50 fully armed men raided a remote village in Basilan province in the southern Philippines, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/21 13:47:07

Myanmar calls for preserving fresh water lake to promote ecotourism

Myanmar's Tourism Federation has called for preserving Indawgyi Lake, the country's largest fresh water lake in Mohnyin, northernmost Kachin state in order to promote ecotourism, according to an official report on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/21 11:48:00

11 Chinese tourists injured after truck crashes into van in northern Thailand

Eleven Chinese tourists and three Thais were injured after a pick-up truck crashed into a van carrying Chinese tourists at 16:30 local time on Sunday in Chiang Mai province of northern Thailand.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/21 11:47:16

Charity’s low-cost prostheses offer Indian amputees a second chance

Vishnu Kumar had barely reached adulthood when he lost his limbs in a freak electrical accident, seemingly condemning him to the life of penury endured by millions of amputees in India.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/20 22:33:39

Hyped up to vote

A wrestler poses on top of a truck overlooking a crowd attending an electoral meeting by Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos of the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) party, and MPLA presidential candidate Joao Lourenco in Luanda on Saturday. Dos Santos is stepping down after ruling the oil-rich country for 38 years.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/20 22:28:39

DPRK slams South Korea's decision to deploy additional THAAD launch pads

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday slammed South Korea's decision to deploy four additional launch pads of the Terminal High Altitude Areas Defense (THAAD) system under alleged threat from DPRK missiles.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 19:12:07

Aussie intelligence agencies' rapport with Muslim community vital in stopping terrorism: attorney general

Australian Attorney General George Brandis said on Sunday that maintaining a positive rapport with Muslim communities was one of the most "vital links" that counter-terror organizations have in stopping radical Islamist terrorism.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 14:29:59

Australian PM unveils national strategy to protect crowded places from terrorism

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Sunday released details of the nation's first "strategy for protecting crowded places", in the government's latest attempt to stay one step ahead of the ever-changing threat of global terrorism.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 14:28:23

2 killed in violence storm in Austria

Two people were killed and at least 40 others were injured on Friday in a violence storm in the western Austrian city of Salzburg, local media reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 23:58:50

DPRK accuses Japan of planning cyberspace war of aggression

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Saturday accused Japan of building a cyberspace attack force in its military under the pretext of self-defense.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 23:41:31

Strong earthquake strikes off coast of Fiji

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 10:54:54

Russian state space corporation denies cooperation with DRPK

Russia's Roscosmos state space corporation and its subsidiaries do not cooperate with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Roscosmos said in a statement on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 7:50:34

New evidence of war crimes by Japan's Unit 731 released

A working staff shows the transportation record of human experiments at the Museum of Evidence of War Crimes by Japanese Army Unit 731 in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Aug. 16, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 7:41:21