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DPRK top leader praises military strategic force for making plan to attack Guam with missiles

Kim Jong Un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Monday praised the country's strategic force for making a detailed plan for launching missile strikes against the US territory of Guam in the Pacific, said official media Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/15 8:07:40

Australian deputy PM refers himself to High Court over dual citizenship concerns

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has referred himself to the High Court over fears he could be ineligible to sit in the nation's parliament.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/15 1:18:21

18 killed in ‘terrorist attack’ on Burkina Faso restaurant

At least 18 people including foreigners were killed and a dozen others wounded in a "terrorist attack" by suspected jihadists on a Turkish restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso, the government said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/14 23:13:39

At least 312 dead in Sierra Leone mudslide

At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless on Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown, leaving morgues overflowing and residents desperately searching for loved ones.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/14 23:13:39

South Korea urges calm over the North

South Korean President Moon Jae-in called Monday for calm in the standoff with North Korea, saying there should never be another war on the peninsula.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/14 23:08:40

Medical tragedy

An Indian woman looks after her child at the Baba Raghav Das Hospital in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh state of India on Monday. The chief minister of the state, a key ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was facing calls on Sunday for resignation after dozens of children died in the hospital that suffered oxygen shortages.
Source: CFP | 2017/8/14 23:08:40

Casino says China has freed its staff

Australia's Crown Resorts said Monday that China had released all of the casino group's employees who were detained last year.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/14 22:53:40

Citizenship crisis hits top official

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's political future was in doubt Monday after it emerged he was a dual citizen, placing the conservative government's slim parliamentary majority at risk.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/14 22:53:40

Monsoon floods kill 175 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

At least 175 people have died and thousands have fled their homes as monsoon floods swept across Nepal, India and Bangladesh, officials said Monday, warning the toll could rise as the extent of the damage becomes clear.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/14 22:48:39

Small plane crashes in western Japan

A small plane might have crashed in a mountainous area in Japan's western Nara prefecture on Monday, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/14 14:10:21

Indian capital on high alert ahead of Independence Day

The Indian capital has been put on high alert ahead of the Independence Day on Aug. 15, officials said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/14 13:28:43

Death toll in Nepal's flood reaches 64, gov't announces relief package

The death toll from Nepal's monsoon disasters triggered by incessant rainfall over past three days has risen to 64, the Home Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/14 13:23:56

Myanmar ruling party's former chairman U Aung Shwe dies

Former Chairman of Myanmar's ruling party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), U Aung Shwe passed away at Yangon's Victoria Hospital Sunday night, local media reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/14 10:23:41

Floods claim lives of at least 18 people in NW Bangladesh

Flesh floods triggered by heavy seasonal rains and onrush of water from hills across the Indian borders on Sunday claimed lives of at least 18 people in three northwestern Bangladesh districts.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/14 9:32:27

Making a statement

A man adjusts South Korean national flags on a wire fence near a directional sign showing the distance to North Korea’s Kaesong city and South Korea’s capital Seoul, at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea on Sunday. Chinese President Xi Jinping made a plea for cool-headedness over escalating tensions between the US and North Korea in a phone call with US President Donald Trump on Saturday. Photo: AP
Source: AP | 2017/8/14 0:16:06

India should not link everything to China border disputes: expert

India should not link everything to its border disputes with China, a Chinese expert said on Sunday after India media blamed the standoff for stalling its plan with Nepal to re-measure the world's tallest peak.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/13 23:03:40

US, Japan, South Korea forming military alliance as a strategy to put pressure on China: experts

Chinese experts warned that the US, Japan and South Korea have set aside their differences to unite militarily against North Korea's nuclear weapons threat.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/13 23:03:39

Guam residents pray for peace as North Korea missile threat looms

The Catholic faithful in Guam led prayers for peace Sunday in the shadow of North Korean missile threat, with the western Pacific island's archbishop appealing for "prudence" amid an escalating war of words between the US and Pyongyang.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/13 22:08:40