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Trump, May discuss Iran, DPRK issues over phone

The White House said on Saturday that President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May discussed over phone Friday on issues concerning Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/7 8:16:30

Aussie aerial shooting targets major feral animal threat in northern areas

Local authorities in Australia's Northern Territory are set to begin unprecedented aerial shooting of feral animals threatening major environmental and cultural sites, according to local media.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/6 8:54:21

4 men arrested in Australia following massive methamphetamine seizure

Australian police arrested four men in Sydney on Thursday in relation to a massive 500 kilogram shipment of the drug methamphetamine which arrived in Australia in June.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/5 11:48:27

Malaysia nabs Hollywood producer over 1MDB scandal

The Malaysian producer of the Leonardo DiCaprio-starred film The Wolf of Wall Street was arrested Thursday on suspicion of money laundering as part of investigations into the 1MDB scandal, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/4 20:43:42

Gun buyback

A bullet trap is used as part of a demonstration at a firearms buy-back collection event on Thursday in Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealand gun owners will be able to hand in their guns around the country during the buy back and amnesty period starting July 13.
Source: VCG | 2019/7/4 20:43:41

Japan's upper house elections begin

Campaigning began on Thursday for Japan's July 21 upper house election, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc expected to keep a majority but perhaps with fewer seats, clouding hopes of achieving his goal of revising the pacifist constitution.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/4 20:43:41

Seoul may retaliate against Tokyo

South Korea may retaliate against Japan's latest export limits on high-tech materials, it said on Thursday, as a row over forced wartime labor threatened to disrupt global supplies of memory chips and smartphones.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/4 19:48:42

Heavy rains put Japan on high alert

Fears of landslides and flooding put southern Japan on high alert Thursday as heavy rains continued to lash the region, prompting authorities to order more than 1 million people to evacuate.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/4 19:28:40

Ukraine, Canada reach agreements on defense cooperation

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have reached a number of agreements regarding defense cooperation during their meeting in Toronto, said the press service of the Ukrainian president on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/4 9:14:55

Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina visits Beijing to bolster ties: media

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is paying an official visit to Beijing from Wednesday to Saturday, which is expected to bolster ties with China, Bangladesh-based newspaper the Daily Observer reported on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/3 21:33:41

Bug buster

An Indonesian worker conducts mosquito fogging to minimize a dengue fever endemic in Banda Aceh on Wednesday. As the hot weather continues, efforts to prevent dengue fever outbreaks caused by mosquitoes have intensified.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/3 21:13:40

Northern Territory eyes gas reserves to beat debt

Australia's Northern Territory is trying to clear some of its mountainous debts by ending a ban on fracking its vast gas reserves, but green activists and indigenous groups say officials rushed the plan through without addressing key issues.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/3 18:23:42

Diners cheer whale comeback

“Two sashimis, three steaks,” cries the waitress at one of Tokyo's most famous whale restaurants during a frantic lunchtime service where Japan's resumption of commercial whaling has cooked up new hope.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/3 18:23:41

Chlamydia-free island koalas key to future of species: Aussie study

Koalas living on an island off the coast of South Australia (SA) could be the last in the country entirely free of chlamydia, researchers have found.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/3 14:58:00

QR code introduced to Karl Marx tomb in London for Chinese tourists

A QR code of Chinese introduction of Karl Marx tomb, located at Highgate Cemetery in north London, was recently released online, the China National Tourist Office London said Tuesday in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/3 11:21:41

6,000 people ordered to evacuate in SW Japan due to torrential rain: NHK

Around 6,000 people have been ordered to evacuate in the city of Kagoshima in Japan's southwest, public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/3 10:10:20

Moon hails 'astounding imagination' of Trump, Kim

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday hailed the third meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the Demilitarized Zone as the result of an "astounding imagination" and thinking outside the box.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/2 21:33:41

Top cop faces charges over bombings

Sri Lanka's police chief and a top defense official should be tried for “grave crimes against humanity” over failure to prevent Easter bombings that killed 258, the state prosecutor said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/2 19:23:40