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Three Chinese among 6 injured in suicide blast in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan

A suicide attack injured six people, including three Chinese workers, in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province on Saturday, the Chinese Embassy to Pakistan said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/12 6:29:26

All nine crew confirmed dead after gov't helicopter crashes in Japan

All nine crew members aboard a local Japanese government helicopter that crashed on a mountain in the prefecture of Gunma on Friday have been confirmed dead, police said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 12:35:31

US eyes to create Space Force

US President Donald Trump's administration has announced an ambitious plan to usher in a new Space Force as the sixth branch of the US military by 2020, a move that Chinese experts said on Friday may trigger fierce competition in the development of space weapons.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/10 23:33:41

Najib to go on trial on Feb 12

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will go on trial on February 12 next year on charges linked to a multibillion dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a court ruled on Friday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/10 23:33:40

Erdogan calls on Turks to buy lira

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Turks on Friday to exchange gold and dollars into lira, with the country's currency in free fall after US President Donald Trump turned the screws on Ankara by doubling tariffs on metals imports.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/10 23:28:42

Soccer diplomacy

North Korean delegation to an inter-Korean workers' soccer match wave unified Korean flags as they arrive in Paju in South Korea on Friday. The delegation's three-day visit is part of the first private-level exchange between the two Koreas since the summit of the countries' two leaders in April, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported (see story on page 15). Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/8/10 23:28:41

Nationwide probe after Tokyo med school excludes women

Japan Friday launched an unprecedented probe into gender discrimination at all the nation's medical universities after a Tokyo medical school admitted altering the entrance test results of female applicants to exclude them.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/10 23:28:41

S.Korean firms caught violating sanctions on coal imports from North

Three South Korean firms were caught importing coal and iron from the North last year, Seoul said Friday, in an apparent violation of UN sanctions imposed in August 2017 on the nuclear-armed state.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/10 23:28:40

Pacific Islands Forum foreign ministers stress collective diplomacy for stronger region

Foreign ministers of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) underlined on Friday their commitment to collective diplomacy and enhanced action for regional security arrangements to build a stronger region for Pacific people.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 17:43:14

Australian police uncover methamphetamine hidden in rice noodle

An estimated 300 kg of methamphetamine, worth 22 million US dollars, has been seized by Australian law enforcement after it was flown from California to Sydney in a shipment of rice noodle and Asian spices.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 14:17:42

DPRK condemns US new sanctions, urging for joint effort to improve ties

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday condemned the United States for placing fresh sanctions on it and called on the country to respond to its efforts to improve bilateral ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 13:29:19

Singapore holds parade to celebrate National Day

Singapore held a National Day Parade Thursday evening to celebrate its 53rd birthday at its iconic Marina Bay, with performances, fireworks and military stunts.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 6:19:02

City-state celebrates

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong cheers during the city-state's National Day parade along Marina Bay on Thursday. Lee said on Wednesday that Singapore would make further efforts in education, healthcare and housing to improve the livelihood of its people.
Source: VCG | 2018/8/9 22:53:41

Rare teeth from ancient shark found on Australia beach

A rare set of teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of the great white have been found on an Australian beach by a keen-eyed amateur enthusiast, scientists said Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/9 22:03:40

DPRK media calls for declaring end to war on Korean Peninsula

An official newspaper of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday called for declaring an end to the war with the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 21:53:35

Fijians urged to celebrate cultural diversity

The Fiji Council of Social Services (FCOSS) celebrated the International Indigenous Day through the spirit of hospitality on Thursday and urged people to celebrate their uniqueness and cultural diversity.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 18:14:41

S.Korea, DPRK to hold high-level talks on Aug. 13

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed Thursday to hold high-level talks on Aug. 13 at the border village of Panmunjom, according to the Unification Ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 18:11:32

S. Korea, DPRK discussing cooperation to modernize inter-Korean railways

Officials from South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) discussed on cooperation Thursday to modernize and eventually connect railways across the border, according to local media.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 14:01:44