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S.Korea to reconsider GSOMIA if Japan scraps export curbs: defense ministry

South Korea will reconsider the termination of the military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, called the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA), if Japan scraps export curbs, Seoul's defense ministry said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/14 17:12:16

Chinese-made train makes mountain rail travel in Sri Lanka smoother than ever

Sri Lanka has always been regarded by travel enthusiasts as "a country with the most beautiful railway network in the world."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/14 14:53:02

Australian bushfire death toll rises to 4

A man's body has been found in burnt-out bushland in the Australian state of New South Wales, authorities said on Thursday, taking the death toll of an ongoing bushfire emergency to four.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/14 9:30:39

At least 12 killed in Kabul car bomb attack in rush hour

At least 12 people, including three children, were killed when a minivan packed with explosives rammed into a vehicle carrying foreigners during Kabul's morning rush hour Wednesday, Afghan officials said.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/13 22:58:41

Governor of Tokyo may seek reelection

Tokyo will hold an election to pick a governor on July 5, 2020, less than three weeks before the Japanese capital hosts the Olympic Games, the city said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/13 18:48:40

16 dead, 58 injured in a train collision in Bangladesh

Two packed trains rammed into each other in Bangladesh on Tuesday, killing at least 16 people and injuring nearly 60 others, police said.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/12 19:08:40

As lightning strikes surge, Bangladesh plants a defense

Climate shifts are leading to more deadly lightning - but an effort to plant palm trees could cut the risks.
Source: Reuters | 2019/11/12 17:28:40

Netizens urge Japan to handle 41 cracks in grounds of Fukushima nuclear plant

Chinese and South Korean netizens are calling on Japan to deal with dozens of cracks discovered in facilities containing radiation at the Fukushima nuclear plant as soon as possible as they are worried radioactive pollution will harm the environment and eventually their health.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/12 14:56:55

Schools closed in eastern Australia amid "catastrophic" bushfire warnings

Bushfire danger across the Australian State of New South Wales (NSW) remained at an all time high on Tuesday morning, with authorities closing hundreds of schools at risk and warning all residents to prepare for the worst.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/12 11:43:44

China welcomes positive interaction between India and Pakistan: FM

China has noticed relevant reports regarding Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's message of gratitude to the Pakistani side and welcomes positive interactions between India and Pakistan, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a press conference on Monday.
Source: Global Times - Agencies | 2019/11/11 22:53:42

Malaysian ex-PM Najib's first 1MDB trial to proceed in December

Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak's first trial linked to the 1MDB scandal will proceed after a judge ruled Monday prosecutors had made a sufficient case, boosting efforts to bring him to justice over the mammoth fraud.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/11 19:48:40

S.Korean troops ban possession of e-cigarettes

The South Korean Army has banned the use and possession of liquid e-cigarettes on its bases for health reasons, the military said on Monday, following a government warning for people to stop using the devices.
Source: Reuters | 2019/11/11 19:38:40

Sydney region threatened by 'catastrophic' bushfires

Sydney residents were warned of "catastrophic" danger and a state of emergency was declared Monday as Australia girded for a fresh wave of devastating bushfires.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/11 19:28:39

Former Pakistan PM allowed to travel abroad for medical treatment

Pakistan will allow ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for urgent medical treatment, the country's foreign minister said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/10 22:13:39

Thousands greet Japan's new emperor

Tens of thousands of flag-waving spectators cheered Japan's new Emperor Naruhito on Sunday during a rare open-top car imperial parade that was rescheduled after a deadly typhoon.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/10 21:08:39

Australians warned worst bushfires may be yet to come

Sydney is facing a "catastrophic" fire threat, authorities said on Sunday, as firefighters in eastern Australia raced to prepare for worsening conditions after ferocious bushfires devastated communities.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/10 20:18:39

Eight dead as Cyclone Bulbul batters coasts in India and Bangladesh

Eight people died and more than two million others spent a night huddled in storm shelters as Cyclone Bulbul smashed into the coasts of India and Bangladesh with fierce gales and torrential rains, officials said on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/10 20:03:39

Pakistani PM inaugurates corridor to facilitate Indian Sikhs

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday inaugurated a corridor to allow Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit a holy shrine in Narowal district of Pakistan's Punjab province.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/10 13:20:04