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S. Korea, DPRK agree to break ground for railway, road connection in late Nov. or early Dec.

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed Monday to hold a groundbreaking ceremony in late November or early December to connect railways and roads across the inter-Korean border.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/15 14:47:58

Trilateral peace talks kick off in Myanmar's capital

Trilateral peace talks among the Myanmar government, the army and 10 nationwide ceasefire accord (NCA)- signatory ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) kicked off here Monday to continue resolving matters in existence through negotiation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/15 13:36:29

2 suspected terrorists shot dead by police in southern Philippines

Police shot and killed two suspected members of a local cell of the Islamic State (IS) group in the southern Philippines late on Sunday, authorities on Monday said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/15 12:06:44

Royal couple Prince Harry, Meghan arrive in Sydney

Prince Harry and his new, former film and television actress wife, Meghan, arrived in Sydney on Monday for their first overseas tour as a royal couple.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/15 10:34:06

S. Korea, DPRK start high-level talks to discuss implementation of Pyongyang Declaration

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) kicked off high-level talks Monday in the border village of Panmunjom to discuss ways to implement the Pyongyang Declaration, which the leaders of the two Koreas announced in the latest summit in Pyongyang in September.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/15 9:53:43

Hun Sen offers to resume search for US soldiers

Cambodian leader Hun Sen has offered to resume working with a US program that recovers the remains of American soldiers killed during the Vietnam War.
Source: Agencies | 2018/10/14 22:28:39

Australia halts gay expulsions

Australia's conservative government will ban schools from expelling students over their sexuality, after a public outcry over the issue that threatened to sway the result of a crucial by-election and change the balance of power.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/14 22:23:39

Nepal rescuers retrieve bodies of nine climbers after freak accident

The bodies of nine climbers killed on Nepal's Mount Gurja were retrieved from the mountainside Sunday as rescuers tried to piece together what led to the freak accident.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/14 22:18:39

Japan to pledge 2019 tax hike to help reduce debt mountain

Japan will announce Monday a sales tax hike in 2019 after repeated delays, reports said Sunday, in an effort to address the nation's huge public debt.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/14 21:53:39

Educated Balochi women find it impossible to scale social barriers to get employed

Marzia Mohsin had married in 2010 and had been a wife for only two years and five months. Her husband who was the only breadwinner of the family died shortly after their marriage and the tragedy left her shaken.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/14 19:38:40

10 killed in SUV-truck collision in central India

At least 10 people were killed in a collision between a sports utility vehicle (SUV) and a truck in India's Chhattisgarh state on Sunday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/14 14:56:35

Former Malaysian deputy PM Anwar wins by-election to become parliamentarian

Former Malaysian deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim returned to the political center stage after winning a by-election to become a member of parliament (MP) on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/14 6:23:32

People march in Kathmandu to raise awareness about breast cancer

Hundreds of people, particularly girls and women, from different walks of life took to the streets in Nepal's capital city on Saturday morning to raise awareness about breast cancer.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/13 18:15:20

4 wounded in blast in northeast India

At least four people were wounded Saturday in a blast in India's northeastern state of Assam, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/13 18:13:44

Eight climbers, including five South Korean nationals killed in Nepal

Eight climbers, including five South Korean nationals, who were part of a trekking expedition, have been killed after an avalanche buried the base camp of Mount Gurja in western Nepal, police and authorities said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/13 14:32:29

New Okinawa governor urges Abe to forego U.S. base move, fundamentally review SOFA

New Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki in talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday maintained his stance that a controversial U.S. base should not be relocated within Japan's southernmost prefecture and that this reflected the voice of the Okinawan people.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/13 10:27:48

North Korea intends to abolish all nuclear weapons: S.Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un intends to abolish all nuclear weapons, materials and facilities to achieve "complete" denuclearization, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who held his third summit with Kim last month, said on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/12 22:48:40

S.Korea, DPRK to hold high-level talks next week on implementing Pyongyang Declaration

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed to hold high-level talks next week to discuss the implementation of the Pyongyang Declaration, which the leaders of the Koreas signed in their summit meeting in Pyongyang last month, Seoul's unification ministry said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/12 14:57:06