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US sanctions three state-sponsored DPRK hacking groups

The United States on Friday sanctioned three entities it accused of conducting cyber attacks on behalf of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) government to generate revenue for nuclear and missile programs.
Source: CGTN | 2019/9/14 12:49:35

Malaysian authorities begin cloud seeding in bid to combat haze

Malaysian authorities began cloud seeding operations on Thursday in an attempt to combat persistent haze, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/13 14:39:23

S.Korea to seek WTO help on Japan's export restrictions

South Korea said Wednesday it will file a complaint to the World Trade Organization over Japan's "politically motivated" export restrictions, upping the ante in an intensifying dispute with the neighbor.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/11 19:43:41

Japanese premier shakes up cabinet

Japan's Shinzo Abe on Wednesday appointed new foreign and defense ministers and promoted a popular rising political star, in a cabinet reshuffle that fueled speculation over the prime minister's successor.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/11 19:23:41

Top DPRK leader again guides test-firing of "multiple rocket launcher": KCNA

Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), again guided a test-firing of "super-large multiple rocket launcher" Tuesday, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/11 17:38:41

Japan's Abe reshuffles Cabinet in bid to boost public support, retains support of key allies

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday reshuffled his Cabinet with the hefty revamp aimed at boosting public support while retaining the services of his allies holding similar political views in key ministerial and executive positions.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/11 16:17:26

N.Korea fires 'projectiles' after offering talks

China said Tuesday that it hopes all parties can narrow their differences through dialogue and consultations, resolve their respective.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/10 22:38:41

India locates missing lander, but no lunar communication

Indian space scientists were desperately trying Tuesday to establish communication with their broken moon lander, having located the probe that went silent moments before it was due to make a historic soft landing.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/10 22:28:41

With one suicide every 40 seconds, WHO urges action

Nearly 800,000 people commit suicide each year – more than those killed by war and homicide or breast cancer, the World Health Organization said Monday, urging action to avert the tragedies.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/10 19:58:40

NASA probes new malaria tech

NASA is developing a new ­technique to forecast malaria outbreaks in Myanmar from space, as the emergence of new drug-resistant strains in Southeast Asia threatens efforts to wipe out the deadly disease globally.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/10 19:38:41

Typhoon strands 17,000 passengers at Tokyo airport

Around 17,000 passengers were stranded overnight at ­Tokyo's Narita Airport, an ­official said Tuesday, after it took a direct hit from a powerful typhoon that caused transport chaos throughout the capital.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/10 19:18:41

Typhoon Faxai kills 3 in Tokyo metropolitan area

Typhoon Faxai, which made landfall near Tokyo early Monday morning, left at least three people dead in its wake and around 40 others injured as it battered the capital and surrounding areas on its way northward to the Pacific.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/10 9:57:03

DPRK fires unidentified projectiles: Yonhap

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired unidentified projectiles twice from a western region toward the East Sea on Tuesday local time, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing the country's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/10 9:45:41

Festive mood

People dance in Pyongyang in celebration of the 71st anniversary of the founding of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on Monday. National flags and eye-catching signs along the main roads brought a festive mood. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2019/9/9 23:03:40

South Korean justice minister picked

An embattled law professor began his duty as South Korea's justice minister after receiving presidential approval on Monday, despite an ongoing probe by state prosecutors into alleged misconduct by his wife.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/9 19:53:39

Philippines becomes latest country hit by African swine fever cases

The Philippines on Monday reported its first cases of African swine fever, becoming the latest country hit by the disease that has killed pigs from Slovakia to China, pushing up pork prices worldwide.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/9 19:33:41

Australia blocks sites hosting attack videos

Australia ordered internet providers on Monday to block eight websites that published content linked to the Christchurch mosque massacre - a first under new censorship rules.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/9 19:33:39

Typhoon Faxai slashing Japan

A powerful typhoon that battered Tokyo overnight with ferocious winds killed one person, police said Monday, as halted trains caused commuter chaos and more than 100 flights were cancelled.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/9 19:23:40