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4 killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

Four people including two militants and two air force personnel, were killed Wednesday in a fierce gunfight between militants and Indian troops in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, army officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/11 13:08:35

Myanmar tightens security at entry points to stop terrorists

Myanmar has tightened security measures at the country's entry points including border check points and airports in its efforts to prevent terrorists from infiltrating into the country, Myanmar News Agency reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/11 13:07:42

Myanmar gov't reiterates commitment to carrying out refugee verification, repatriation process

The Myanmar government has reiterated its commitment to carrying out verification and repatriation of refugees fleeing to Bangladesh from northern Rakhine state amid attacks by extremist terrorists in August.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/11 11:22:29

ASEAN senior officials discuss preparations for November summit

Senior officials from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) kicked off on Wednesday in Manila a three-day meeting to discuss preparations for next month's ASEAN summit and related meetings.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/11 11:07:55

Volcano in southwestern Japan erupts for 1st time since 2011

A volcano in southwestern Japan erupted early on Wednesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/11 10:12:37

Disasters might push Asia-Pacific back to poverty: UN report

Disaster risk is outpacing resilience in the Asia-Pacific and putting people in this most disaster-prone region at risk of being pushed back into poverty, the latest report from a United Nations regional commission has revealed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/11 8:33:51

New SK ambassador to China takes office

The upcoming 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will give the world answers to questions about rising expectations for China's bigger role in international affairs, says the newly appointed South Korean ambassador to China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 23:38:40

Japan election campaign off to fierce start

Tokyo's popular governor Yuriko Koike and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traded barbs Tuesday as the gloves came off for the official start of a snap election campaign in the world's third-largest economy.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/10 23:38:39

Rohingya get vaccinations

The UN launched one of its biggest ever cholera vaccination drives in the vast refugee camps of southeast Bangladesh Tuesday amid fears of an outbreak among nearly 1 million Rohingya now living there.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/10 23:08:40

Back to earth

Nepal’s former Kumari, or living goddess, Matina Shakya (center) sits in class on her first school day on Monday in Kathmandu. Matina was 3 when she was taken away from her parents to be worshipped in Nepal’s historic capital. On Monday she finally started school after puberty ended her 9-year reign.
Source: VCG | 2017/10/10 22:58:39

Pope to meet top Myanmar Buddhist monks, address military chiefs

Pope Francis will meet Myanmar's top Buddhist monks, its military generals and civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in November when he visits that country and Bangladesh, both caught up in a crisis over the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/10 22:43:40

Landslide victory

Lawyers hold banners outside the Fukushima District Court proclaiming victory over the government and the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant after the verdict Tuesday. The court ruled Japan could have foreseen and avoided the 2011 disaster and ordered the government and utility firm to pay damages to residents. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/10/10 22:43:39

S.Korean activists float anti-DPRK leaflets denouncing provocations

South Korean activists have floated propaganda leaflets against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) early on Tuesday to denounce Pyongyang's nuclear and missile provocations.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 14:08:56

Japanese party leaders hit streets as official campaigning for lower house election begins

Official campaigning began Tuesday for Japan's Oct. 22 Lower House election, with the contest widely thought to be a three horse race between the ruling coalition headed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and newly-formed opposition parties including Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike's Party of Hope.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 14:08:34

S.Korea urges DPRK not to violate property rights in closed inter-Korean factory complex

South Korea's unification ministry on Tuesday urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) not to violate property rights owned by South Korean companies which had operated factories in the currently closed inter-Korean industrial complex.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 13:25:37

Former Aussie PM faces criticism for saying global warming "may save lives"

A swag of leading Australian politicians on Tuesday criticized former Prime Minister Tony Abbott after he said that global warming was "probably doing more good than harm."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 13:24:53

Seven members of Aussie Parliament face High Court for citizenship ruling

Seven members of Australian Parliament failing to find out and disclose that they are dual citizens are facing the High Court in Canberra on Tuesday in a hearing set to determine their political future.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 13:24:22

Myanmar launches disaster risk mitigation action plan

The Myanmar government has launched an action plan on disaster risk reduction-2017 in an effort to boost disaster risk prevention investment in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 11:03:00