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UN: 536,000 Rohingya refugees flee from Myanmar to Bangladesh

The number of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar's northern Rakhine State for Bangladesh has reached 536,000, with 14,000 having crossed the border in the last two days, a UN spokesman said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/13 9:38:12

Myanmar state counselor stresses unity to tackle Rakhine problem

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday stressed the need to tackle the Rakhine issue based on the strength of unity.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/13 8:40:48

Fukushima survivor submits evidence to UN over Japanese "human rights abuses"

A Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster survivor on Thursday submitted evidence of the "ongoing human rights abuses of Fukushima victims" to the UN Human Rights Council, a source with the Greenpeace Japan in Geneva said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/13 8:36:50

Abe’s call for snap elections could pay off: media polls

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's snap election gamble looked like paying off after media forecasts showed his ruling bloc heading for a surprisingly big win, possibly enough to re-energize his push to revise Japan's post-WWII pacifist constitution.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/12 23:03:39

Flying Dutch team wins world solar car race across Australian outback

Dominant Dutch team Nuon won an epic 3,000-kilometer solar car race across Australia's outback for the third-straight year on Thursday in an innovative contest showcasing new vehicle technology.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/12 22:43:39

Myanmar general blames media

Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the US ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and said media was complicit in exaggerating the number of refugees fleeing.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/12 22:03:40

Fat wet lucky pig

This picture from the Vietnam News Agency taken Wednesday shows soldiers escorting a pig out of a flooded area in the central province of Thanh Hoa. At least 37 people have died and another 40 are missing after floods and landslides ravaged northern and central Vietnam, disaster officials said Thursday.
Source: VCG | 2017/10/12 21:53:39

Cambodian parliament holds plenary session after 3-month recess

The Cambodia's National Assembly began its ninth plenary session of the fifth legislature on Thursday after a three-month recess.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/12 13:34:03

S.Korean president's approval rating modestly rises for two weeks: poll

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating modestly rose for two weeks in a row, a poll showed Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/12 13:33:32

Volcano in S. W. Japan continues to erupt, plume rises 2,000 meters above crater

A volcano in southwestern Japan continued to erupt for a second consecutive day on Thursday, following an eruption early Wednesday morning, the weather agency here said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/12 13:32:07

37 dead, 40 missing in landslides, floods in Vietnam

Landslides and floods triggered by heavy rain over the past four days in Vietnam's northern and central regions have left 37 local people dead and 40 others missing, the country's Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/12 13:28:24

Sensitive Australian Defence Force data stolen by hacker

More than 30 gigabytes (GBs) of sensitive Australian Defence Force (ADF) data has been stolen by a hacker, it was revealed on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/12 9:48:00

Myanmar state counselor calls for speeding up measures for rehabilitation in Rakhine state

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has called for speeding up measures for humanitarian aid, rehabilitation, resettlement and development in conflict-torn northern Rakhine state, Myanmar News Agency reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/12 9:47:30

Japan steel scandal casts a wider net

Top Japanese automakers said Wednesday they were scrambling to assess the safety of vehicles using Kobe Steel products, after it admitted falsifying quality data, in a growing scandal.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/11 23:23:39

Praying for peace

A man holds up a candle during the Interreligious Gathering of Prayer for Peace ceremony in Yangon, Myanmar on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of people filled a football stadium as a show of unity in a country seared by ethnically-charged violence against the Muslim Rohingya on its western border.
Source: VCG | 2017/10/11 21:53:40

Canada’s Trudeau fights for NAFTA amid contentious new US demands

Contentious new US demands are set to hit NAFTA negotiating tables on Wednesday, threatening to push modernization talks toward collapse as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again tries to remind US President Donald Trump of the trade pact's merits.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/11 21:53:39

Vietnam to streamline political system

The 12th Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee wrapped up its sixth meeting on Wednesday in Hanoi capital, emphasizing the importance of renewing and rearranging the apparatus of the political system towards a streamlined one with efficient and effective operation, highlighting this as a fundamental and urgent task to build and re-organize the party.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/11 17:56:35

1 killed, 15 injured in truck-buses collision in eastern India

At least one person has been killed and 15 others injured in a road accident in the eastern Indian state of Odisha Wednesday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/11 13:30:26