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DPRK top leader receives art delegation returning from China

Kim Jong Un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), met here on Thursday the members of the country's friendship art delegation, who came back home after their successful performances in China, official media reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/1 11:00:44

Malaysia enthrones new king after historic abdication

Malaysia on Thursday installed a new king, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, after the last monarch abdicated in a historic first following his reported marriage to a Russian ex-beauty queen.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/31 21:03:41

Kiss to remember

An 18-year-old Indonesian woman is caned in public in Banda Aceh on Thursday as punishment for being caught cuddling with her boyfriend. Two teenagers were whipped in Indonesia's Aceh province on Thursday after they were caught cuddling in public: a crime under the conservative region's Islamic law.
Source: VCG | 2019/1/31 20:53:40

US senator awarded for neighbor's 2017 assault

A jury awarded Republican Senator Rand Paul more than $580,000 on Wednesday over an attack by a neighbor that left him with broken ribs and fluid in his lungs, US media reported.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/31 19:23:42

Japan defiant over whale treaty

Neatly lining up sliced whale meat to make "jerky" in the wintry sea breeze, Tetsuya ­Masaki says whaling is just part of daily life in his tiny Japanese community of Minamiboso.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/31 19:23:40

Hundreds of schools close as series of air pollution crises choke Bangkok

Toxic smog forced hundreds of Bangkok schools to close Wednesday, as authorities struggle to manage a pollution crisis that has stirred widespread health fears and taken on a political edge just weeks before elections.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/30 20:18:40

Parliamentary speaker exits amid scandal in Mongolia

Mongolia's parliamentary speaker, Enkhbold Myegombo, has been ousted following weeks of public protests against him over accusations that he was involved in the corrupt sale of government positions.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/30 20:13:41

2 die in Philippines mosque attack

A grenade attack on a mosque in the troubled southern Philippines killed two people early Wednesday, authorities said, just days after a deadly Catholic cathedral bombing and a vote backing Muslim self-rule in the region.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/30 20:13:40

Xinhua Headlines: Chinese experts help preserve Cambodia's Angkor temples, forge China-ASEAN cultural bond

As the sun sets over the ancient city of Angkor in the deep jungle in northwestern Cambodia, a massive temple-mountain named Ta Keo glows golden in the rays.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/30 13:46:09

Malaysian PM slams decision to strip nation of swim meet

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has branded Israel a "criminal state," hitting back at a decision to strip Malaysia of the right to host a major swimming event for refusing to let Israelis participate.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/29 22:18:41

'Spiderman' arrested for scaling Manila skyscraper

French urban freeclimber Alain Robert was arrested on Tuesday, police said, after he scaled one of Manila's tallest towers in his latest high-risk ascent.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/29 22:08:43

'Hundreds of thousands' of fish dead in Australia

"Hundreds of thousands" of fish have died in drought-stricken Australia in the last few days and more mass deaths are likely to occur, the authorities warned Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/29 19:18:41

Graft on rise in US: watchdog

The US last year slid down the rankings of a global corruption index as the country's system of checks and balances faced growing threats on Donald Trump's watch, Transparency International (TI) said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/29 19:18:40

Chinese embassy donates e-motorcycles to Manila police in Philippines

The Chinese embassy in the Philippines donated 50 units of eco-friendly electric motorcycles to Manila Police District (MPD) on Monday to help the local police force becoming more effective.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/28 22:11:40

Abe vows Kim Jong-un meeting to end distrust

Japan's prime minister vowed Monday to "break the shell of mutual distrust" with North Korea by meeting leader Kim Jong-un face-to-face and restore diplomatic relations between the two historic foes.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/28 21:53:40

Myanmar open for business: Suu Kyi

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday urged global investors to put their money into Myanmar, seeking to offset the negative impact of the Rohingya crisis and slow pace of economic reforms.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/28 21:53:39

World's loneliest duck meets violent end on island of Niue

A lone duck named Trevor that lived on the tiny Pacific island nation of Niue has died, officials say, sparking an outpouring of grief from as far away as New Zealand.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/28 18:13:41

Kim Jong-nam murder trial adjourned until March

The trial of two women accused of murdering North ­Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half brother was adjourned Monday until March, and the case will now drag on until at least mid-2019.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/28 18:13:40