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Confucius Classroom anniversary celebrated in Nepal

Students perform in a program in celebration of the 7th anniversary of Learning Realm International College's Confucius Classroom in Kathmandu, Nepal, Nov. 13, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 10:28:45

"Crack team" of scientists unite to save Australia's Great Barrier Reef

A "crack team" of leading scientists have begun a major mission aimed at saving Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 10:15:49

Jordan stresses on Japan's role in Mideast issues

Jordan on Tuesday stressed on the importance of Japan's role in regional issues in the Middle East including the peace process, the state-run Petra news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 7:53:04

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh targeted by traffickers, exploiters: UN

Rohingya refugees, who have fled Myanmar into Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, are being exploited by human traffickers and other exploiters, UN officials said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 7:42:46

Philippines' Duterte hails ASEAN+3 as solid foundation for East Asia Economic Community

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte welcomed on Tuesday the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plus China, Japan and South Korea (10+3) as a solid foundation for establishing the East Asia Economic Community.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 1:51:54

China-Australia year of tourism records impressive gains

A major one-year long event to mark tourism between China and Australia looks set to record impressive gains, with the large numbers of travelers from both sides reflecting the growing importance of the sector.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 1:35:00

Chinese president meets Lao PM on ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping met here Tuesday with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, exchanging views on further consolidating bilateral relations.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 1:15:55

Philippines committed to building strong, resilient ASEAN: Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that his country remained committed to building a strong and resilient Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 1:08:44

‘Yes’ win expected in Australian gay marriage vote that exposed divisions

Australians will finally learn the result of a controversial national poll on same-sex marriage Wednesday, with an expected "yes" vote set to unleash a divisive debate over how then to enshrine marriage equality into law.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/14 23:33:40

Sharks beware of fishers

Sharks fished from Indonesian waters pile up on a wharf before being sent to the Muara Angke fish market in Jakarta on Monday. Although many species of sharks are endangered to some degree, sharks remain a lucrative catch due to the high demand. Shark fin soup is a popular dish often served at banquets and restaurants.
Source: VCG | 2017/11/14 23:23:40

China to safeguard sea stability: Li

China will firmly safeguard the freedom of navigation and overflight around the South China Sea, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Tuesday at the 12th East Asia Summit.
Source: Global Times - Xinhua | 2017/11/14 22:48:40

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi meets UN chief on Rohingya crisis

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi met with the UN chief and America's top diplomat in the Philippines among the crisis for her nation's displaced Rohingya Muslim minority.
Source: Agencies | 2017/11/14 22:18:40

Philippines, Russia vow to expand trade, strengthen military cooperation

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his willingness to expand trade ties with Russia during his talks with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, a government statement said in Manila on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 14:02:29

Three-carrier exercises "normal operation": Pentagon chief

The deployment of three US aircraft carriers, which entered waters off the Korean Peninsula in a joint maritime exercise with the South Korea, was just a "normal operation" with "no big message" intended, said US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis here on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 14:00:46

Backgrounder: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

Leaders from 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and six ASEAN dialogue partners meet in Manila Tuesday to seek an early conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 10:02:05

India could learn from China on fighting heavy pollution: experts

India should abandon its competitive mentality toward China and learn from China's experience in dealing with pollution, which has blanketed the country in the past week, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/13 22:48:39

Sperm whales stranded at Ujong Kareung beach in Indonesia

Photo taken on Nov. 13, 2017 shows sperm whales stranded at Ujong Kareung beach in Aceh, Indonesia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 8:00:15

Trump, Duterte rebuilding ties, but challenges remain

After a period of animosity between Washington and Manila, the leaders of the United States and the Philippines improved ties on Sunday and Monday. But experts said challenges remain.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 7:40:05