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US, N.Korea ‘lost their way,' complicating nuclear issue: FM

China said on Monday that the US and North Korea "lost their way" when seeking national security and complicated the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/9 22:13:39

Kim Jong-nam murder trial visits lab to view clothes

The trial of two women accused of murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother moved Monday to a high-security Malaysian laboratory to view clothing worn by the defendants and contaminated by a nerve agent.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/9 22:08:39

Couple in Nepal’s ‘first transgender marriage’ finds acceptance

Born and raised as a boy in rural Nepal, Monika Shahi Nath never dreamed that one day she would be a bride, adored and accepted as a wife and daughter-in-law.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/9 20:48:40

Japan scientists grow drugs in chicken eggs

Japanese researchers have genetically engineered hens whose eggs contain drugs that can fight serious diseases in a bid to dramatically reduce the cost of treatment, a report said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/9 20:48:39

Bomb attack kills officer, injures another in S. Thai province

Insurgents detonated a roadside bomb to ambush a team of rangers in southern Thai province of Narathiwat on Monday morning, in which one ranger was killed and another seriously injured.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/9 14:09:01

2 dead, at least 32 missing after boat capsizal in river dividing Bangladesh, Myanmar

A boat carrying scores of Rohingya people capsized Sunday night at the mouth of Naf River dividing Bangladesh and Myanmar, leaving two people dead and at least 32 others missing, according to local TV.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/9 8:04:48

China, India improve on crisis management as minister waves at Chinese soldiers: expert

Sino-Indian relations is entering a new era of crisis management where Indian leadership should seek to fix stagnated ties, a Chinese expert warned on Sunday after India's defense minister visited the border and expressed her "goodwill."
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/9 0:03:39

6.1-magnitude quake hits 153km NW of Pangai, Tonga -- USGS

An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted 153km NW of Pangai, Tonga at 14:04:38 GMT on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 23:53:16

Kim Jong-un defends nuke program, gives sister promotion

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said his nuclear weapons are a “powerful deterrent” that guarantee North Korea’s sovereignty, North Korean state media reported on Sunday, hours after US President Donald Trump said “only one thing will work” in dealing with North Korea.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/8 23:23:40

Japan’s Koike says her party offers centrist choice to voters

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Sunday her new party aims to offer voters a "middle of the fairway" choice, seeking to differentiate her group from ruling, conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and smaller, left-leaning opposition parties.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/8 23:18:40

Australia hosts epic world solar car race

An epic 3,000-kilometer solar car race across the desert heart of Australia got underway Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/8 22:43:39

Bangladesh police hunt man who defied ban, married Rohingya refugee

Bangladesh police were Sunday searching for a man who defied a ban and married a Rohingya refugee, hundreds of thousands of whom have fled across the border to escape violence in Myanmar.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/8 22:43:39

Top leader tasks DPRK with nuclear, missile development despite UN sanctions

The top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong Un, has tasked the nation to go forward with nuclear and missile development despite numerous UN sanctions, the official Korean Central News Agency reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 13:41:12

Trump says "only one thing will work" with DPRK

US President Donald Trump said Saturday that "only one thing will work" with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) after past talks with Pyongyang had yielded no results.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 9:56:37

Rehearsal for funeral of late Thai King held in Bangkok

Soldiers and honour guards escort the royal chariot which will be used to carry the urn of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej during a rehearsal for the King's funeral near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 7, 2017. The royal funeral of King Bhumibol is scheduled between Oct. 25 and Oct. 29, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 9:50:11

Philippine police to impose gun ban during ASEAN summit in November

The Philippine police will impose a gun ban starting Nov. 1 to Nov. 15 as part of the security steps to ensure the safety of world leaders who will gather here for the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, a news report said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 7:02:41

Japan's Party of Hope unveils some election pledges in direct opposition to ruling LDP

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike's newly-formed Party of Hope unveiled on Friday its platform for the upcoming lower house election, with some of the pledges in direct opposition to those of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/7 12:21:03

6.0-magnitude quake strikes off coast of Japan's Fukushima Prefecture: JMA

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture in Japan's northeast at 5:00 p.m. local time on Friday, the weather agency said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/6 16:22:24