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Myanmar grants amnesty to 51 foreign prisoners on new year day

Myanmar government has granted amnesty to 51 foreigners serving prison terms in the country, according to an announcement of the President's Office Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/17 11:36:32

DPRK top leader watches ballet performed by Chinese artists

Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), watched the ballet "The Red Detachment of Women" performed by a visiting Chinese art troupe here Monday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/17 9:42:53

Shark attack suspends elite Aussie surfing competition

A man suffered leg injuries Monday after he was attacked by a shark off Australia's southwestern coast, forcing authorities to shut down a nearby international surfing competition.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/16 23:28:40

Stateless & homeless

Rohingya refugees look for their belongings in New Delhi on Monday following a fire that broke out at their camp early Sunday that left about 200 people homeless. No casualties were reported after the fire ripped through the camp early in the morning. The refugees living in New Delhi fled persecution in Myanmar.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/16 23:18:40

Japan PM Abe back on the ropes

Japan's premier was facing fresh pressure Monday as new polls showed a second cronyism scandal has sent his approval ratings nosediving, and thousands of protesters rallied for his resignation.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/16 23:18:40

India's shame

A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest calling for justice on Monday, following the recent rape and murder case of an 8-year-old girl in northern India. Eight men accused of raping and murdering the girl pleaded not guilty to the crime that has sparked revulsion and brought thousands to India's streets in protest.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/16 23:13:40

S.Koreans mourn over victims of Sewol ferry sinking to mark 4th anniversary

South Korea held a nationwide mourning on Monday over the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol in 2014.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/16 17:35:45

Vanuatu seeks int'l funds to help resettle islanders affected by volcano

Vanuatu's Council of Ministers has authorized the government to secure a permanent resettlement for the 11,000 people affected by the Manaro Voui volcano on the Ambae Island by the end of this May.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/16 15:58:36

Former US first lady Barbara Bush in failing health, not seeking further treatment

Former US first lady Barbara Bush, in the face of her "failing health", won't seek additional medical treatment, a family spokesman said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/16 6:33:58

Myanmar's passenger plane makes emergency landing at southern region airport

A Myanmar National Airline flight has made an emergency landing at Dawei Airport in Myanmar's Tanintharyi region due to a shortage of engine oil, according to a release of the Home Affairs Ministry Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/15 17:46:42

1 in 5 Australian children regularly missing meals: report

More than 20 percent of Australian children have gone hungry in the last 12 months, according to a report.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/15 14:28:27

Japan's Kumamoto marks anniversary of deadly quakes

Local residents on Saturday commemorated the deadly earthquakes two years ago that claimed hundreds of lives in Kumamoto and Oita prefectures in southwestern Japan.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/15 6:24:52

Trump seeks to rejoin the TPP

The competitive mentality of the US and its pursuit of global dominance over China has partly driven the US President Donald Trump to reconsider joining the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a multilateral trade pact he once called a "disaster" and a "rape" of the American people, Chinese analysts said Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/14 0:08:39

Leader's memorial

Visitors pose for photos before a display featuring an image of late North Korean leader Kim Il-sung at the 20th “Kimilsungia” festival flower show in Pyongyang on Friday, two days ahead of the former leader's birthday.
Source: VCG | 2018/4/13 23:23:43

Fewer Aussie visas made available to Asians as migrant intake falls

As many as 10,000 Australian visas will be taken off from Asians living overseas and allocated to New Zealanders already living in Australia under new immigration rules.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/13 15:01:14

4 of family killed in building fire in New Delhi

Four members of a family were killed and three others injured in a fire at a four-storey building here on Friday, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/13 13:42:40

Philippine President Duterte apologizes for 2010 Manila hostage crisis

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday that he formally apologized for the 2010 hostage-taking incident in Manila that killed eight tourists from China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/13 10:18:13

Sri Lankan president suspends parliament until May 8

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday suspended the parliament until May 8, a day after six ministers resigned from the nation's unity government.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/13 9:52:52