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Cambodian ruling party to form new gov't in September: PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said Thursday that a new government will be formed on Sept. 20 after his ruling party won a sweeping victory in the Sunday's election.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/2 13:40:10

Aussie math prodigy recognized with top honor

A 36-year-old Australian man has become the second person from the country to win what is described as the Nobel Prize for mathematics with fellow academics on Thursday, highlighting his prodigious talent and stellar achievements in the field.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/2 11:35:28

Blast hits port in central Philippines, no casualties reported

A blast ripped through a port in Masbate, a province in the Philippines, south of Manila, on Wednesday night, but there were no casualties, police have said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/2 11:31:46

Pompeo hails DPRK's returning of US fallen soldiers' remains

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday praised Pyongyang's returning of the remains of U.S. soldiers killed during the Korean War, as he headed to three Southeast Asian nations for a five-day visit starting Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/2 9:26:03

Philippines to apply full force of law on perpetrators of Tuesday's car bomb explosion: defense chief

The Philippines will apply the full force of the law on the perpetrators of Tuesday's car bomb explosion that had claimed the lives of 11 people, said the defense chief on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/2 8:05:08

13 confirmed dead, 118 missing after dam collapse in southern Laos

Some 13 people were confirmed dead while 118 remained missing after a dam collapsed, triggering flash flood in southern Laos last Monday, an officer from Lao People's Army said on Wednesday during a press conference held in Sanamxay District of Attapeu Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/2 7:56:04

Pompeo hails DPRK's returning of US fallen soldiers' remains

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday praised Pyongyang's returning of the remains of US soldiers killed during the Korean War, as he headed to three Southeast Asian nations for a five-day visit starting Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/2 7:53:43

US plans to urge pressure against North Korea at talks

The US will urge the international community to keep up sanctions pressure against North Korea at a security forum in Singapore this week, as concerns mount that Pyongyang has made little progress towards denuclearization.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/1 22:48:40

Malaysian Prime Minister backs Belt and Road initiative

Malaysia stands ready to participate in the Belt and Road initiative, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said at a meeting in Kuala Lumpur with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday, and hailed the initiative for providing common development and prosperity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 22:23:39

Ceremony to repatriate remains of US Korean War soldiers held in S.Korea

A ceremony to repatriate the remains of 55 US soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War was held in South Korea Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/1 20:40:37

Made in Fukushima

The pumpkin is diced, the chicken carved and the eggs beaten into an omelette, but the people preparing the food are not chefs - they are scientists testing produce from Japan's Fukushima region.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/1 19:23:39

Benign bilateral ties with China benefit Malaysia: PM Mahathir

Benign Sino-Malaysian relations benefit the development of Malaysia as well as regional peace and prosperity, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday when meeting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/1 19:15:09

Plastic bag costs 10 cents more in Fiji from August 1

All Fijians need to pay 20 cents for a plastic bag if they are buying items from the supermarkets from August 1.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/1 14:54:48

Myanmar forms independent enquiry commission to address Rakhine issue

The Myanmar government has formed an independent commission of enquiry on Rakhine issue as part of its national initiative to address reconciliation, peace, stability and development in the state.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/1 14:02:04

Life returns to normalcy in Cambodia after Sunday's general election

Traffic jams have come back to the crowded Orussey Market on Wednesday in central downtown of Phnom Penh, like every common workday. Life and business activities have returned to normalcy in Cambodia after the general election over the weekend, showing people's high confidence in the country's political stability.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/1 14:01:22

200 fighters of IS outfit give up fighting in N. Afghanistan

Up to 200 fighters including some senior leaders of the hardliner Islamic State (IS) outfit have given up fighting and handed over their weapons to local authorities in Darzab district of the northern Jawzjan province on Wednesday, provincial governor Mawlawi Lutfullah Azizi said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/1 14:00:44

Positive outcomes still possible on suspended projects as Chinese FM Wang Yi heads to Malaysia: expert

Negotiations over suspended multi-billion dollar connectivity projects are "almost inevitable" and positive outcomes can still be expected, a Chinese expert said as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Malaysia on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 22:43:40

US satellites detect N.Korea missile development: media

US spy satellites have detected renewed activity at the North Korean factory that produced the country's first intercontinental ballistic missiles, a senior US official said on Monday.
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2018/7/31 23:13:40