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Urgent: Powerful quake strikes off central Indonesia, no tsunami alert issued

A strong and shallow quake with a magnitude of 6.2 rocked East Nusa Tenggara province of central Indonesia earlier Tuesday, but was not potential for tsunami, official in charge of meteorology and geophysics agency Aziz Sugiarso told Xinhua by phone.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/22 8:26:26

Truck hits funeral attendees in Vietnam, killing 9

A truck on Monday afternoon hit a group of local people crossing a national road to attend a funeral in Vietnam's northern Hai Duong province, killing nine people and injuring three others, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/22 0:35:21

Kremlin says peace talks with Japan a 'drawn out' process

The Kremlin on Monday dampened expectations of any breakthrough at the upcoming summit between the leaders of Russia and Japan, saying striking a peace deal would be a very "drawn out" process.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/21 21:08:40

Advance preparation

Japanese police officers conduct anti-terrorism drill in Osaka, Japan on Monday, ahead of this year's Group of Twenty Summit. The annual summit is scheduled to be held on June 28, 29 in Osaka.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/21 21:03:40

Philippines seeks southern peace with Muslim minority self-rule vote

A decades-long push to halt the violence that has claimed some 150,000 lives in the southern Philippines culminates Monday with a vote on giving the nation's Muslim minority greater control over the region.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/21 21:03:39

Mouth moment

A Hindu woman devotee gets her cheeks pierced with a metal rod as she participates in a religious procession during Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Monday. Thaipusam, celebrated in honor of Hindu god Lord Murugan, is an annual procession by Hindu devotees seeking blessings, fulfilling vows and offering thanks.
Source: IC | 2019/1/21 20:58:39

Shooting in Tokyo's Kabukicho district injures one

A shooting took place in Tokyo's Kabukicho district on Monday, in which a man was injured and rushed to a hospital, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 20:26:03

Bangkok ranked top 10 global cities for dining, shopping: MasterCard

Bangkok was ranked third on the list of the Top Global Cities for Dining and sixth of shopping, MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index said recently.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 17:37:42

S. Korean foreign minister, Pompeo hold phone talks over 2nd DPRK-US summit

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held phone talks Monday morning over the second summit between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States, according to Seoul's Foreign Ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 14:10:15

2nd Trump-Kim summit expected to be held in Vietnam: report

The second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), is expected to take place in Vietnam, with three candidate cities being under consideration, U.S. media reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/21 10:02:24

Bangladesh arrests Islamist extremist for cafe massacre

Bangladesh has arrested a suspected Islamist extremist who supplied weapons and explosives for a 2016 siege that killed 22 hostages, a top police official said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/20 19:13:40

S Korea welcomes 2nd DPRK-US summit to be held in February

South Korean presidential Blue House on Saturday welcomed the second Kim-Trump summit, which the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States agreed to hold in late February.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/19 19:27:20

NASA cooperates with China on moon exploration

The United States space agency said Friday that its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is expected to image the landing site of China's lunar lander Chang'e-4 on Jan. 31.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/19 13:38:46

ASEAN FMs emphasize need to thrive from 4th industrial revolution

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) needs to make use of technological advances from the fourth industrial revolution and build immunity from disruptive technologies, said Thailand's Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/19 11:01:51

UN chief calls for clear roadmap of denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for serious talks between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and for a clear roadmap of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/19 10:39:48

White House says 2nd Trump-Kim summit to happen "near the end of February"

The White House said Friday that the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), "will take place near the end of February."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/19 10:35:29

Presidential statement confirms elections in Algeria

An announcement made by Algerian president on Friday to organize presidential elections on April 18 has put an end to the possibility of postponing elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/19 10:33:20