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AIIB inks natural gas deal with Chinese firm to improve air quality

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) signed a natural gas project with a Chinese company Monday to improve the air quality in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 21:11:27

Nine child jockeys injured in Mongolia amid critic outcry

Nine child jockeys were injured during a horse race organized on Sunday without permission in central Mongolia's Govisumber Province, amid persistent outcry over alleged use of child labor in horse racing in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 20:04:00

Putin wins Russian presidential election, likely to be sworn in on May 7

Russia's incumbent President Vladimir Putin won 76.6 percent of ballots after 99.83 percent of the votes were counted in the presidential election Sunday, Central Election Commission (CEC) Chair Ella Pamfilova confirmed Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 20:01:41

Mail exchange resumes on China-Russia border land port

International mail through Manzhouli, the largest land port on the China-Russia border, resumed Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 20:00:31

45 hospitalized following gas leak in Sri Lankan factory

At least 45 employees of a garment factory in Ja-Ela on the outskirts of capital Colombo were hospitalized after inhaling a poisonous gas on Monday, local police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 19:58:27

Maldives' tourist arrivals records 19 percent growth in February

Tourist arrivals to the Maldives rose 19 percent in February compared to the same period of last year, despite a string of travel advisories issued during the ongoing state of emergency, local media reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 19:57:23

Malaysia firm to supply cement to China construction company for East Coast Rail Link

A Malaysia-based building material firm said on Monday that it has secured a 270 million ringgit ($68.92 million) cement supply contract for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, the construction of which is led by China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 19:50:34

Xi, Putin exchange congratulations on election win in phone talk, pledge to deepen China-Russia ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin exchanged congratulations on their respective election win in a telephone conversation on Monday and pledged to further deepen bilateral ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 19:32:33

Maldives launches hunt for missing boat with 25 aboard

Coastguards attached to the Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) on Monday launched a search operation for a fishing boat with 25 people on board after it disappeared from radar late Sunday evening, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 19:12:04

Hong Kong suspends import of poultry products from S. Korean province

The food safety authority of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) decided on Monday to suspend import of poultry products from Chungcheongbuk-do Province in north central of South Korea.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 19:03:54

Cambodian analysts say reform, opening-up give tremendous impetus for China's success

The policy of reform and opening to the outside world adopted by China four decades ago has enabled the world's most populous country to become an engine for global growth, said Cambodian officials and scholars.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 18:54:25

Motorbike bomb kills 3, wounds 8 in E. Afghanistan

At least three people were killed and eight others injured as a motorbike bomb rocked Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, spokesman for provincial government Attaullah Khogiani said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 18:40:35

New Zealand to repeal obsolete law to ensure justice

The New Zealand government will remove the "year and a day" rule in the Crimes Act to ensure it no longer prevents those who break the law from being held accountable no matter the length of time, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 18:38:27

Japan's Abe denies involvement in shady land deal amid slumping cabinet approval rating

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday said he and his wife had no involvement in a cut-price land deal with a nationalist school operator or in more recent revelations of document-tampering related to the shady deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 18:36:20

Xi says confident in Russian people achieving new progress in national development under Putin's leadership

Xi says confident in Russian people achieving new progress in national development under Putin's leadership
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 18:16:15

Xi congratulates Putin on winning presidential election in phone talk

Xi congratulates Putin on winning presidential election in phone talk
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 18:15:09

S. Korean prosecutors seek arrest warrant on ex-President Lee Myung-bak over corruption

South Korean prosecutors on Monday requested an arrest warrant on former President Lee Myung-bak over a number of corruption charges.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 17:31:15

1 killed, 7 injured as blast rocks Afghan eastern Jalalabad city

At least one person lost his life and seven others injured as a blast rocked Jalalabad city the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, a local official said on the condition of anonymity.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 17:29:02