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South Pacific island bones likely those of famed pilot Amelia Earhart: study

Bones found on a remote South Pacific island that were originally believed to be those of a man may in fact be those of famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart, who disappeared in the area in 1937, according to a new study.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/9 22:43:40

Scandal implicating Japanese PM draws renewed attention, tax agency chief resigns

A cut-price land deal scandal implicating Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kept drawing public attention Friday as the opposition parties continued boycotting parliamentary session, while the government's tax agency chief stepped down to take responsibility.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/9 21:53:58

Japan's Abe hails DPRK's move to invite US for talks

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday praised the shift in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s position after US President Donald Trump was invited by Pyongyang to meet top leader Kim Jong Un.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/9 14:28:19

S.Korean president says planned DPRK-US summit to become historic milestone

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Friday that the agreed summit between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States will become a "historic milestone" for peace on the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/9 14:27:44

Thailand to use banknotes with portrait of new king

Thailand will use brand-new banknotes with a portrait of newly-succeeding King Rama X on the front of the baht bills from next month.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/9 13:52:48

Over 200 people killed in road accidents in 2 months in Laos

A total of 212 people died in road accidents in Laos in the first two months of 2018, with many of the crashes attributed to speeding and drunk driving.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/9 11:26:32

Trump agrees to meet top DPRK leader by May: South Korean envoy

US President Donald Trump has agreed to meet Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), by May at the invitation of Kim, a visiting South Korean envoy said here on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/9 9:29:36

Japan PM's cronyism scandal resurfaces upon newly-revealed file doctoring suspicion

A cut-price land deal scandal involving Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has resurfaced recently after local media reported that the Finance Ministry documents about the dubious deal appeared to have been revised before they were submitted to parliament for scrutiny last year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/9 8:57:55

US President Trump says he will meet Kim Jong-un by May

US President Donald Trump said he will meet Kim Jong-un by May, the Republic of Korea (ROK) national security adviser Chung Eui-yong said on Thursday at a joint presser at the White House.
Source: CGTN | 2018/3/9 8:36:37

DPRK Kim Jong Un offers to meet Trump: report

Envoys of the Republic of Korea (ROK) hand-delivered a letter to the White House from the head of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un inviting US President Donald Trump to meet him, CNN reported on Thursday citing a foreign diplomatic source.
Source: CGTN | 2018/3/9 8:05:11

Women speak

South Korean demonstrators hold signs during a rally to mark International Women's Day as part of the country's #MeToo movement, in Seoul on Thursday. The #MeToo movement has gradually gained ground in South Korea, which remains socially conservative and patriarchal in many respects. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/3/8 23:08:40

Malaysia says MH370 report to be released at search's end

The full investigation report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will be released after the latest search efforts are completed, officials said on Thursday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/3/8 22:03:40

Accused sex abusers stripped from SK textbooks

Three prominent South Korean writers and artists who have been accused of sex abuse will have their works and almost all mentions of their names removed from school textbooks, the government said Thursday, as the country's nascent #MeToo campaign spreads.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/8 21:38:40

S. Korean envoys leave for US to explain result of DPRK visit

Two South Korean special envoys, who visited the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) earlier this week, left for the United States Thursday to explain the result of their two-day visit to the DPRK, the Blue House of South Korea said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/8 14:17:26

Japan's training program sparks fury after foreigner duped into decontamination work in Fukushima

Japanese Minister for Reconstruction Masayoshi Yoshino called it "truly outrageous" a recently-exposed scandal involving the government-sponsored Technical Intern Training Program after a foreign intern was allegedly tricked into doing cleanup work in areas devastated by the 2011 nuclear disaster.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/8 8:06:38

US slaps sanctions on Pyongyang over alleged killing of Kim Jong Un's half-brother

The US State Department announced Tuesday it has imposed sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) over its alleged killing of top leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother with what authorities said was a nerve agent last year in Malaysia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/8 8:00:24

DPRK official media accuses US of trying to end detente on Korean Peninsula

The official media of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Wednesday accused the United States of trying to reverse the detente on the Korean Peninsula after the DPRK and South Korea agreed to hold a summit late next month.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/7 23:52:40

Australian PM rules out early election as ratings slump

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday ruled out an early election, as his popularity ratings slump following a sex scandal between his deputy and a staffer.
Source: Reuters | 2018/3/7 22:48:40