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DPRK slams South Korea's decision to deploy additional THAAD launch pads

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday slammed South Korea's decision to deploy four additional launch pads of the Terminal High Altitude Areas Defense (THAAD) system under alleged threat from DPRK missiles.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 19:12:07

Aussie intelligence agencies' rapport with Muslim community vital in stopping terrorism: attorney general

Australian Attorney General George Brandis said on Sunday that maintaining a positive rapport with Muslim communities was one of the most "vital links" that counter-terror organizations have in stopping radical Islamist terrorism.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 14:29:59

Australian PM unveils national strategy to protect crowded places from terrorism

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Sunday released details of the nation's first "strategy for protecting crowded places", in the government's latest attempt to stay one step ahead of the ever-changing threat of global terrorism.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 14:28:23

2 killed in violence storm in Austria

Two people were killed and at least 40 others were injured on Friday in a violence storm in the western Austrian city of Salzburg, local media reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 23:58:50

DPRK accuses Japan of planning cyberspace war of aggression

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Saturday accused Japan of building a cyberspace attack force in its military under the pretext of self-defense.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 23:41:31

Strong earthquake strikes off coast of Fiji

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 10:54:54

Russian state space corporation denies cooperation with DRPK

Russia's Roscosmos state space corporation and its subsidiaries do not cooperate with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Roscosmos said in a statement on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 7:50:34

New evidence of war crimes by Japan's Unit 731 released

A working staff shows the transportation record of human experiments at the Museum of Evidence of War Crimes by Japanese Army Unit 731 in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Aug. 16, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 7:41:21

Citizenship crisis in Australian govt spreads

Australia's widening citizenship crisis entangled a seventh politician on Friday, a key independent senator whose support is critical for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to pass legislation through a hostile Senate.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/18 23:03:39

Commitment to peace

South Korean President Moon Jae-in talks to Lee Hui-ho, wife of former president Kim Dae-jung, on Friday during a ceremony marking the eighth anniversary of the death of the late leader Kim, who held the first inter-Korean summit in 2000. Moon reaffirmed his commitment to peace and security on the Korean Peninsula.
Source: CFP | 2017/8/18 23:08:39

Spotlight: US Ospreys join joint drill in N. Japan amid concerns for planes' safety

A US military Osprey aircraft took part in a drill in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido on Friday, despite concerns about the planes' checkered safety history.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 18:03:45

DPRK slams South Korean president for north policy

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Friday slammed South Korean President Moon Jae-in for his policy towards the north and his close cooperation with the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 17:35:47

20 people injured as tour bus crashes in N. Japan

Around 20 people were injured on Friday when a tour bus careened off a road in the town of Shimizu in Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost prefecture, the local fire department said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 17:34:51

Red Cross says floods affect 16 million in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

A humanitarian crisis is unfolding across large areas in South Asia, with more than 16 million people affected by monsoon floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 17:32:26

China key to Sri Lanka's economic progress: survey

In an islandwide poll conducted for a leading business magazine in Sri Lanka, 72 percent of the respondents believe that China is key to Sri Lanka's economic progress, local media reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 17:11:57

Urgent: Over 24 hospitalised after gas leak in northern India

More than 24 people have been hospitalised following chlorine gas leakage in the northern Indian hilly state of Uttarakhand Friday, the state's chief minister said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 17:02:47

Over 140 wild animals die in national park in NE India floods

More than 140 wild animals have been found dead at a national park in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, which has been hit by severe floods, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 17:01:20

Urgent: Around 30 people injured as tour bus crashes in N. Japan

Around 30 people were injured when a tour bus plunged off the road in the town of Shimizu in Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost prefecture, NHK reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 16:35:14