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Evacuation of foreign tourists from Lombok islands to complete: Indonesian navy

Evacuation of foreign tourists stranded on small islands around the Lombok resort island in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) province was expected to conclude on Tuesday evening, an Indonesian navy officer said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 14:24:00

Mongolian students to get interest-free loans next academic year

A total of 35,000 Mongolian students will get interest-free loans during the 2018-2019 academic year, local media cited the country's Ministry of Education as saying on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 13:50:21

Philippines kicks out over 2,000 corrupt policemen from force

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has dismissed a total of 2,181 rogue police officers from the force since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in June, 2016, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:32:06

63 killed in Mongolia floods

Floods in Mongolia have killed 63 people, including 15 children, so far this year, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:31:37

Mekong floods kill 6, force nearly 5,000 families in Cambodia to evacuate

Six Cambodians have died so far and nearly 5,000 families have evacuated to higher grounds after Mekong floods hit five provinces along the river, a disaster control spokesman said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:30:39

WWII weapons found buried at Japanese elementary school

About 1,400 firearms, 1,200 swords and 300 shells were found buried at an elementary school in western Tokyo, local officials said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:28:21

Philippine president expects new Muslim autonomy law to end conflict in Mindanao

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed the hope on Monday that the new expanded Muslim autonomy law will finally end the decades-old conflict in Mindanao in southern Philippines.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:27:33

Thousands still live in shelter month after deadly rain disaster hit western Japan

Some 3,600 people are still living in evacuation shelters one month after a severe rain disaster caused hundreds of deaths in western Japan, authorities said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/7 7:27:06

Two Koreas agree on list of families to participate in reunions

The two Koreas have finalized a list of families separated by the Korean War whose members will be briefly reunited this month after decades of separation, Seoul said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/6 22:28:40

Chinese tourists evacuating from quake-hit island

Around 40 Chinese tourists trapped in Indonesia's resort land of Lombok and nearby islands by a powerful earthquake are expected to be evacuated by Monday, as the death toll from Sunday's 7.0-magnitude quake rose to 91, with hundreds of others injured.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 20:45:16

Sydney Harbor Bridge security measures to raise fines

Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge illegally will now cost offenders Aus$22,000 (US$16,300) after authorities Monday raised the fine more than sixfold as part of new security measures.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/6 20:08:40

Thousands ordered to evacuate as torrential rain continues to pummel Japan

Evacuation orders were issued to thousands of households in Yamagata Prefecture, northern Japan, as the region continues to be pummeled by heavy rain, local officials said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/6 19:41:31

S.Korean president's approval rating rebounds to 63 pct

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating rebounded last week, ending the six-week downward trend, a weekly poll showed Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/6 11:06:33

Japan urged to remember its atrocities in WWII as it marks 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing of Hiroshima

Japan on Monday marked the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, with its mayor telling thousands of observers that there should be a world without nuclear weapons.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/6 11:06:02

Australian PM accused of "humiliating" indigenous leaders

Australia's indigenous leaders have accused Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's government of "humiliating" them by refusing to establish an indigenous advisory body to parliament.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/6 9:43:55

Death toll from Indonesia quake rises to 82, hundreds injured

At least 82 people were killed and hundreds of others wounded as Sunday's 7.0 magnitude quake destroyed thousands of houses and buildings mostly in Lombok Island of central Indonesia, a government official said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/6 8:28:29

Students protest

Bangladeshi police fire tear gas in Dhaka on Sunday at students protesting over road safety following the deaths of two college students in a road accident. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged students to go home on the eighth day of unprecedented protests which have paralysed parts of Dhaka.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/5 22:48:39

Students protest

Bangladeshi police fire tear gas in Dhaka on Sunday at students protesting over road safety following the deaths of two college students in a road accident. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged students to go home on the eighth day of unprecedented protests which have paralysed parts of Dhaka.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/5 22:48:39