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Fiji PM labels Australia's Morrison 'very insulting'

Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama blasted his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison as "very insulting," saying China offers a more welcoming brand of diplomacy following a tense Pacific summit.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/18 20:38:39

High-end rebrand makes life sweet for Japan's 'ice farmers'

In a mountainous area north of Tokyo, a priest blows a conch shell as Yuichiro Yamamoto bows and thanks the nature gods for this year's "good harvest": natural ice.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/18 20:13:39

Top DPRK leader guides test-fire of new weapon again: KCNA

Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), guided the test-fire of a new weapon again on Friday morning, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/17 11:05:32

N.Korea fires new missiles as protest

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles into the sea on Friday and launched a scathing attack on "foolish" calls for dialogue from South Korean President Moon Jae-in, rejecting further peace talks with Seoul.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2019/8/16 22:28:40

S.Korea to tighten radioactive tests on imported waste materials

South Korea's environment ministry said Friday that it will tighten radioactive and heavy metal tests on imported battery, tire and plastic wastes, apparently targeting Japan in protest against Tokyo's export curbs.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/16 15:54:03

DPRK fires 2 short-range projectiles off east coast: S.Korea

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two unidentified projectiles into East Sea, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing the country's Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/16 8:02:51

Indian firing kills 3 Pakistani soldiers along LoC

The Pakistani army said on Thursday that three soldiers were killed in Indian forces' firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 23:25:58

'Deep remorse' for WWII acts: Naruhito

Japan on Thursday marked the 74th anniversary of its surrender in World War II, with Emperor Naruhito expressing his "deep remorse" over Japan's wartime acts.
Source: Xinhua-Reuters | 2019/8/15 22:03:40

Moon vows to build 'peace economy' with North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed Thursday to build a peace economy on the Korean Peninsula with North Korea through dialogue and cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 21:53:40

Nepal mulls criteria to climb world's highest mountain after deadly season

Climbers wanting to take on Mount Qomolangma, commonly known in the West as Mount Everest, will first have to tackle another Nepal mountain of at least 6,500 meters under new proposals by a committee seeking to improve safety on the world's highest peak.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/15 21:48:41

Powerful storm lashes Japan and snarls holiday travel

A powerful tropical storm lashed Japan on Thursday, bringing strong winds and torrential rain that injured at least 14 people, prompted warnings of landslides and flooding, and sparked evacuation advisories and travel chaos at a peak holiday period.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/15 19:28:40

Artificial tree to tackle air pollution

Trees are one of the best things we have to clean the Earth's air, but they have certain drawbacks: They need time and space to grow.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/15 19:23:40

UNAIDS appoints new chief

UN Secretary-General ­Antonio Guterres Wednesday appointed a new HIV/AIDS chief after the previous incumbent left accused of serious mismanagement.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/15 19:23:40

S.Korean president vows to build peace economy with DPRK via dialogue

South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed Thursday to build a peace economy on the Korean Peninsula with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) through dialogue and cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 18:31:47

Trauma refuses to leave war-scarred Afghanistan children attending school

Sixteen-year-old Madina still has nightmares about the day two huge blasts tore through her school in Kabul, showering shards of broken window glass on her and other students. She survived, with lacerations to her arms and legs. The physical wounds are slowly healing, but she remains haunted by the stress of the attack.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/15 18:13:41

5.4-magnitude quake strikes Japan's Aomori Prefecture with no tsunami warning issued

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck Japan's northern Aomori Prefecture, the weather agency said on Thursday, although no tsunami warning has been issued.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 14:40:23

Japan's new Emperor expresses "deep remorse" over Japan's wartime acts on anniversary of WWII surrender

Japanese Emperor Naruhito on Thursday expressed his "deep remorse" over Japan's wartime acts.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 12:41:17

UN rights body makes wrongful statement on Hong Kong: Chinese mission

The spokesperson for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) made a wrongful statement on Hong Kong that contradicts the facts, the Chinese Mission to the United Nations (UN) at Geneva said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 10:29:16