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Indonesian airport tries to get stranded tourists home amid volcano eruption scare

As volcanic activities of Mount Agung have yet to recede with the alert remaining the highest, the airport in Indonesia's Bali island took cautious approaches to secure stranded tourists to get home after it reopened on Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/1 13:32:25

Japanese emperor to abdicate on April 30, 2019: govt

Japan's Emperor Akihito is expected to abdicate on April 30, 2019, Japanese government said on Friday following a meeting of the Imperial House Council.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/1 11:53:03

At least 10 injured in blast at chemistry plant in southeastern Japan

At least 10 people were injured in an explosion at a chemical plant in the Fuji city, Shizuoka prefecture in southeastern Japan on Friday, local media quoted fire department sources as saying.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/1 9:56:38

Japan delays restart of 4 nuke reactors due to Kobe Steel scandal

Nuclear plant operators in Japan announced on Thursday that they will delay the restart of four reactors to confirm whether the reactors used products affected by Kobe Steel Ltd.'s data falsification scandal.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/1 1:41:00

Pakistani naval ship SAIF arrives in Shanghai to further goodwill

Pakistani naval ship SAIF (PNS SAIF) arrived Tuesday in Shanghai on a goodwill visit and to participate in joint naval exercise in a bid to boost defense cooperation with their Chinese counterpart, according to Pakistani Embassy in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/30 23:23:39

Philippine protest

Supporters of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attend a rally in Manila on Thursday, calling for the implementation of a revolutionary government. Thousands of supporters and critics of Duterte staged rallies on Thursday to praise and oppose his threat to declare a “revolutionary government.”
Source: AFP | 2017/11/30 23:18:41

Pope lands in Bangladesh after controversial Myanmar visit

Pope Francis on Thursday arrived in Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees have sought sanctuary after fleeing Myanmar.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/30 23:18:40

China, Russia to strengthen air defense, anti-missile cooperation

China and Russia will strengthen their cooperation in air defense and the anti-missile field, according to the Chinese Ministry of National Defense Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 21:31:11

Residents living in the shadows of Bali's bubbling volcano cannot afford to flee

Thousands of villagers living in the shadow of a rumbling Bali volcano have been fleeing over recent days, but some are now risking life and limb by sneaking back into the danger zone – along with thrill-seeking tourists.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/30 20:08:39

Chinese navy to hold joint patrol with Vietnam

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) navy will hold a joint patrol with the Vietnamese navy in the Beibu Gulf next month, a Chinese official said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 19:33:05

New Zealand legislates to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks

The bill extending paid parental leave to 26 weeks by 2020 in New Zealand passed its third reading on Thursday, aiming to give children "the very best start in life," said Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 18:42:49

UN Security Council urges preventing escalation of tension on Korean Peninsula

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday called for all measures possible to prevent escalation of tension on the Korean Peninsula following the latest ballistic missile launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 16:23:52

Bangladeshi PM to visit Cambodia on ties

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will lead a delegation to pay an official visit to Cambodia from Dec. 3 to 5, according to a Cambodian Foreign Ministry statement on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 14:00:57

2 die in building collapse in western India

At least two people have been killed and two others injured after a three-storied building collapsed in India's western Gujarat state, police said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 13:37:45

Indonesia shuts down int'l airport in Lombok for volcanic ash

The Indonesian Transport Ministry on Thursday closed again the international airport in Lombok of West Nusa Tenggara province due to impact of volcanic ash from Mount Agung volcano on nearby Bali island, a senior government official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 13:24:08

Gunfight breaks out in Indian-controlled Kashmir

A fierce gunfight between militants and Indian troops broke out Thursday in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 13:15:00

China'seriously concerned'by DPRK missile test

China said Wednesday it was seriously concerned by and objected to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) latest firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 1:22:18

Trump threatens to impose additional sanctions on DPRK

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that additional sanctions will be imposed on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) after its latest missile launch.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 1:16:45