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Japan's real wages increase for first time in eight months

Japan's real wages increased 0.1 percent in August from a year earlier, marking the first rise in eight months, the government said in a report on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/6 10:01:14

Six killed in apartment blaze in eastern Japan, man hands himself into police

Six people, including five children, died in a blaze in an apartment building in eastern Japan on Friday morning, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/6 10:00:46

Mongolian parliament confirms new PM

The Mongolian parliament Wednesday confirmed Khurelsukh Ukhnaa as the country's new prime minister.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/4 17:16:35

Aussie FM praises nation's strict gun laws following Las Vegas shooting

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop praised the country's gun control laws on Tuesday in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting which left at least 59 people dead.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/3 10:22:56

Rally held in Myanmar to show support for state counselor in handling northern state issue

Residents in Myanmar's Yangon city have staged a rally to show support for State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi in her handling of the issue of northern Rakhine state.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/2 13:26:41

S. Korea says in close cooperation with US on DPRK communication channels

South Korea's presidential Blue House said on Sunday that it was closely cooperating with the United States to keep communication channels with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/1 15:39:32

US, North Korea must commit to talks to avoid military clashes: analyst

Direct talks between Washington and Pyongyang could not only avoid strategic misjudgments on the two sides and thus prevent military clashes, but also pave the way for more effective and swift solutions to the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula, said Chinese experts on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/1 12:13:37

Indian firing kills Pakistan soldier, two civilians: Pakistan's army

One soldier and two civilians were killed overnight by unprovoked Indian forces' shelling across Kashmir ceasefire line, Pakistan's Army said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/30 14:25:25

Economic corridor bearing fruit

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative has entered a new fruitful era, according to Pakistan's Minister for Interior and Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/29 23:43:40

Number of Rohingya arriving from Myanmar to Bangladesh crosses half mln mark: UN

The UN refugee agency UNHCR said Friday that the latest estimate of the number of Rohingya who have arrived in neighbouring Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar has crossed the half-million mark, at 501,000 as of Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/30 1:28:11

Stampede kills 22

A stampede killed at least 22 people and wounded 36 on Friday during a sudden monsoon downpour at a busy railway station in India's commercial hub of Mumbai, government and emergency officials said.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/29 23:53:40

UN extends probe into Rakhine violence

The UN decided Friday to extend an investigation into abuses committed in Myanmar, especially in Rakhine state, where violence has forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/29 23:53:40

Bali volcano belches

A rumbling volcano on the holiday island of Bali is spewing steam and sulphurous fumes with more intensity, heightening fears of an eruption as officials said the number of evacuees had topped 144,000.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/29 23:53:39

Li, Abe exchange congratulatory notes on 45th anniversary of normalization of ties

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday exchanged congratulatory messages with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to mark the 45th anniversary of the normalization of bilateral relations, with both hoping for the stable development of the ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 23:36:13

China expects more good news in relations with Japan: FM

China expects more good news on relations with Japan in the future, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 21:31:47

China says US should turn positive talk into action on DPRK

China commended the commitment made by the United States on resolving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday, calling on Washington to convert its resolve to concrete action.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 20:50:17

Myanmar nationals start to enjoy visa exemption for visiting India

Myanmar nationals have started to enjoy visa exemption for visiting India which has been effective since Monday, the local Voice Daily reported Friday quoting a Bodh Gaya pilgrimage working committee.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 10:55:03

AIIB, World Bank approve funding for flood management in Metro Manila

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the World Bank (WB) have approved the funding to improve flood management in select drainage areas in the Metro Manila, a WB statement said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 10:54:42