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Japan urged to remember its atrocities in WWII, as Nagasaki marks 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing by US

Nagasaki City in Japan commemorated the 73rd anniversary of the US atomic bombing on Thursday, with its mayor urging the Japanese government to support an international nuclear ban treaty which came into effect last year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 13:57:59

Giant prehistoric shark teeth unearthed in Australia

Australian paleontologists said on Thursday that they have uncovered a set of teeth from a giant prehistoric shark, the first fossil of its kind in the country and one of three in the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 9:55:38

Doctors work around clock serving injured people in Indonesia's quake-hit Lombok hospital

Doctors in a hospital, RSUD Mataram, ran by Indonesia's West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) provincial government, are work around the clock to serve those injured from the quake-hit areas across the leisure island of Lombok.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 9:55:06

Death toll of Indonesia's deadly earthquake climbs to 347

The death toll of Indonesia's 7.0-magnitude earthquake rose significantly to 347 on Wednesday, spokesman of the national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 7:29:35

Japan's Okinawa Governor Onaga dies amid anti-US base campaign

Japan's Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga who was well known for his strong opposition against US bases in the island prefecture, died Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 7:04:16

ROK warship sent to Libya to help kidnapped engineer: ambassador

The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea (ROK) to Libya Choi Sung-soo said on Wednesday that the war vessel sent to the country aimed to provide humanitarian assistance to the kidnapped ROK engineer and other ROK people in Libya.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 6:26:04

Comrades in sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (right) receives North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho during their meeting in the capital Tehran on Wednesday. The state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported the two officials met and "expressed satisfaction with existing bilateral relations and called for further expansion of ties."
Source: AFP | 2018/8/8 23:18:43

Najib pleads not guilty, gets bail

Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak pleaded not guilty to money laundering charges slapped on him on Wednesday, as the country's new government looked for answers to how billions of dollars went missing from state fund 1MDB during his term.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/8 22:48:42

India to remain one of world's fastest-growing major economies: IMF

India will remain one of the world's fastest-growing major economies in coming years, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday, in welcome news for Prime Minister Narendra Modi before elections next year.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/8 22:38:43

UN presses Myanmar to grant access to Rakhine state

The United Nations said Wednesday it still had not been granted independent access to the epicenter of Myanmar's Rohingya crisis two months after inking a deal with the government to carry out work there.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/8 22:38:42

Indonesian shaman arrested for keeping sex slave for 15 years

An Indonesian shaman has been arrested for abducting a teenager and keeping her as a sex slave for 15 years by claiming he was possessed by the spirit of her imaginary boyfriend, police said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/8 22:33:42

Despair as crippling famine hammers Australian farmers

A crippling drought is ravaging vast tracts of Australia's pastoral heartlands, decimating herds and putting desperate farmers under intense financial and emotional strain, with little relief in sight.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/8 20:03:40

Former Malaysian PM Najib slapped with money-laundering charges

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday was charged with three offenses related to money-laundering and anti-terrorism financing, in addition to several counts of criminal breach of trust and corruption charges that were served in early July.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/8 14:39:43

No consultation underway for inter-Korean summit: S.Korea

No consultation has been underway between South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for another inter-Korean summit, Seoul's unification ministry said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/8 13:14:22

2 abducted Indian businessmen rescued in Malaysia

India has said two of its citizens who were abducted while on a business trip to Malaysia, have been rescued.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/8 13:14:00

Lao ministers outline main areas of aid needed in dam collapse area

The Lao government will immediately focus on four main areas of assistance for people affected by the flood caused by the dam failure in Attapeu province's Sanamxay district, ministers told the media.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/8 11:30:34

Cambodian PM changes date of forming new gov't after winning election

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Wednesday announced a change in the schedule of forming a new government after his ruling party won a recent general election.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/8 11:30:13

4 countries seek better air traffic flow in Myanmar

A four-country air traffic management meeting, hosted by Myanmar, is underway in Yangon to seek ways to better manage air traffic flow between Bangladesh, India, Myanmar and Thailand, Myanmar News Agency reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/8 11:29:53