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Australia to curb migrants

Australia plans to restrict some new migrants from living in its largest cities - Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane - for "at least a few years" in an effort to ease urban congestion, a government minister said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/10/9 23:13:41

Philippines' Duterte denies rumors of having cancer

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he did not have cancer, following a biopsy last week at a private hospital that proved negative for the disease.
Source: Reuters | 2018/10/9 22:03:40

Japanese space tourist makes light of moon training

Billionaire Japanese tycoon and future space tourist Yusaku Maezawa's training to go to the moon should not be too tricky, he joked Tuesday, adding that he planned to use free time from his six-hour work day to squeeze it in.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/9 21:58:39

Movie exhibition of BRICS member states kicks off in Maputo

The embassy of Brazil in Mozambique held here on Monday an exhibition of movies from BRICS member states (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), drawing crowds of attendance.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 13:54:22

Int'l security personnel allowed to bring arms, use force if necessary to protect APEC leaders

International security personnel guarding visiting dignitaries at the upcoming APEC leader's meeting have been given pre-authorized powers to deal with an imminent threat, Papua New Guinea's (PNG) Minister Responsible for APEC has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 13:49:05

Myanmar to host ASEAN-COCI meeting in November

Myanmar will host the 53rd meeting of ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information (ASEAN-COCI) in Nay Pyi Taw on Nov.12-16 under the framework of ASEAN Charter, Myanmar News Agency reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 13:31:29

Russia moves drills away from disputed islands: minister

Russia has decided not to involve the Kuril Islands it disputes with Japan in its recent military drills, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 11:53:58

Suu Kyi promises transparency over Rohingya crisis

Embattled Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi vowed Monday to increase transparency over her government's handling of the Rohingya crisis while pitching for foreign investment in Myanmar ahead of a regional summit in Tokyo.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/8 22:43:40

Monuments to honor dead, missing in quake-hit areas

Monuments and parks will be built over parts of Indonesia's Palu as a solemn tribute to the thousands buried in a quake-tsunami whose corpses will never be found, officials said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/8 21:43:40

Opera House horse race ad ignites furor

A plan to use the sails of the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House to promote Australia's richest horse race, despite objections from its management, has sparked a firestorm of criticism.
Source: Reuters | 2018/10/8 21:43:40

Mood, conditions created to hold 2nd DPRK-US summit: S.Korean president

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that mood and conditions were created to hold the second summit between top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 11:08:27

Pompeo says talks in DPRK productive: S. Korea's Blue House

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said here on Sunday that his talks in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) were productive.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 8:15:50

Aussie state eyes tougher penalties for cyberbullying, online threats

Australia's New South Wales state is planning to beef up laws to better protect residents from cyberbullying and other kinds of digital threats, including higher penalties of up to five years in prison, authorities said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 8:13:46

Pompeo to visit China following meetings in Pyongyang, Seoul

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to visit China on Monday, following US Vice President Mike Pence's speech which highlighted a more aggressive approach toward China on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/7 22:48:39

Wave of disaster

When up to six-meter high tsunami waves crashed into the Indonesian city of Palu last month, Didiek Wahyudi Kurniawan's house near the beach was quickly engulfed with water, leaving his wife and two daughters barely any time to escape.
Source: Reuters | 2018/10/7 22:08:41

Death toll from quakes, tsunami in Indonesia jumps to 1,649

Death toll from multiple earthquakes and an ensuing tsunami in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province jumped to 1,649, spokesman of the national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/7 11:03:57

5.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Japan's Nagano prefecture, no tsunami warning issued

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 struck Japan's Nagano prefecture and neighboring areas on Sunday, Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/7 10:47:04

Pakistan's top medical institution confers honorary degrees on Chinese doctors

Pakistan's premier postgraduate medical institution on Saturday conferred the country's top honorary degree upon four Chinese doctors for the first time here to recognize their services as medics.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/7 10:26:42