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Poll finds over 80 percent in Japan back the coronation of a woman

The vast majority of Japanese voters back allowing women to inherit the Chrysanthemum Throne, a new polls shows, as the royal family struggles with a dearth of male heirs.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/28 21:13:41

Aussie police get shoot-to-kill power for rogue drivers

Police in Australia's state of Victoria were given shoot-to-kill powers on Monday, to stop drivers who deliberately plough into pedestrians.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/28 21:08:41

With Lebanon in deadlock, protesters form human chain

Protesters formed a human chain across Lebanon on Sunday, pressing a historic wave of demonstrations against political leaders blamed for corruption and steering the country toward economic collapse.
Source: CGTN | 2019/10/28 17:57:40

Romania, Hungary look to Asia to fill labor shortage

Sporting yellow safety helmets, about 30 men are busy at work on a construction site south of Bucharest, exchanging a few words in Vietnamese.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/28 16:53:40

S.Korea offers working-level talks to DPRK on Mount Kumgang issues

South Korea on Monday offered to hold working-level talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to discuss issues on the DPRK's scenic resort of Mount Kumgang.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/28 14:55:38

UK PM prepares to call for snap election following surge in poll ratings

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was given a boost in the poll ratings Sunday on the eve of his bid to seek a snap general election on Dec. 12.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/28 10:51:52

Pakistan says it denied India PM right to use its airspace

Pakistan on Saturday said it denied India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi permission to fly through its airspace due to “ongoing grave human rights violations” in India-controlled Kashmir.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/27 21:08:40

Three killed in fresh violence in Indonesia's Papua region

Three people have been killed in Indonesia's restive Papua region with police saying the victims were civilians, while a rebel group that took responsibility said they were undercover intelligence officers.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/27 19:48:40

Australian serial killer dies in prison

Ivan Milat, one of Australia's worst convicted serial killers, has died in prison after spending 23 years behind bars for the murders of seven backpackers in the late 1980s and early 1990s, authorities said Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/27 19:43:41

DPRK urges US to return to negotiation table

A senior Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) official on Sunday urged the United States to return to the negotiation table by the end of the year and criticized the hostile US policy towards the DPRK.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/27 16:59:54

Pakistan court releases former PM Sharif on bail

A Pakistani court on Friday bailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif indefinitely on medical grounds, court officials said, days after he was taken to hospital from prison.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/25 22:28:40

Boeing design flaw, training factors in Lion Air crash

A design flaw, inadequate pilot training and poor flight crew performance contributed to a Boeing jet crashing in Indonesia last year, killing all 189 people on board, investigators said Friday, in what one aviation analyst called a “damning” report.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/25 22:03:40

From "explosive buying" to cultural experience -- Chinese tourists explore Japan anew

When talking about Chinese tourists, there was a special word "bakubai," or "explosive buying" in Japanese to describe their spending power. However, things have changed over these years. The Chinese tourists are exploring new ways to travel around Japan, shifting their focus to cultural experiences.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/25 13:57:08

DPRK sends notice to discuss removal of facilities in Mount Kumgang: S.Korea

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) sent a notice to South Korea offering to discuss the removal of facilities in the DPRK's scenic resort of Mount Kumgang, South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/25 13:45:32

Japanese, South Korean PMs meet with relations in deep freeze

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met his South Korean counterpart on Thursday and warned frayed relations should be mended, but appeared to suggest it was Seoul's responsibility to make that happen.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/24 21:23:41

16 sentenced to death for Bangladesh teen murder

A court in Bangladesh sentenced 16 people to death on Thursday over the murder of a 19-year-old female student burnt alive in April that provoked outrage across the country.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/24 20:33:41

Green effort: Qomolangma garbage given new lease of life

A group of tourists sip water at a five-star hotel in Kathmandu, unaware that the green glasses in their hands were once bottles discarded on Mount Qomolangma, commonly known in the West as Mount Everest – left by climbers eager to make their ascent.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/23 19:18:40

Thailand to ban several widely used pesticides

Thailand edged closer Tuesday to banning glyphosate and two other controversial pesticides despite protests from farmers in a multi-billion-dollar agriculture industry aiming to be the "kitchen of the world."
Source: AFP | 2019/10/23 18:58:40