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Thailand apologizes for security guard assaulting Chinese tourist at airport

Thailand apologized and set up a separate custom access pathway in its five major airports for Chinese visitors after a Chinese tourist was assaulted by a security guard at the Don Mueang International Airport on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/30 20:52:21

Death toll climbs to 832 after Indonesia quake

The death toll from the Indonesian earthquake and tsunami jumped to 832 and is expected to rise, the Indonesian disaster agency said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/30 17:20:15

DPRK says it needs trust in U.S. before denuclearization

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday demanded the United States take steps to secure Pyongyang's trust before its denuclearization.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/30 11:38:20

Fish mongers protest

Braving steady typhoon-driven rain, several hundred protesters held a demonstration on Saturday in Tokyo against the closure of Tsukiji, the world's biggest fish market.
Source: Agencies | 2018/9/29 23:18:41

F-35 stealth fighter crashes for the first time

A US F-35 stealth fighter plane was completely destroyed in a crash during training on Friday, officials said. The crash is the first of its kind for the troubled F-35 program.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/29 23:13:42

Hundreds dead as quake-tsunami hits Sulawesi

Nearly 400 people were killed when a powerful quake sent a tsunami barreling into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, officials said Saturday, as hospitals struggled to cope with hundreds of injured and rescuers scrambled to reach the stricken region.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/29 23:13:41

Trump finally orders FBI probe

US President Donald Trump on Friday ordered a new FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against his Supreme Court pick, as the Senate delayed a vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to make way for the probe.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/29 23:13:40

China-India border affairs meeting held in Chengdu

The 12th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on China-India Border Affairs was held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, Thursday and Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/29 21:17:43

Death toll from Indonesia quake, tsunami rises to 384

The death toll from a powerful earthquake and ensuing tsunami which hit Indonensia's Central Sulawesi province has risen to 384, the national disaster management agency said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/29 16:20:26

China Enterprises Chamber of Commerce established in Myanmar

The opening ceremony of China Enterprises Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar (CECCM) was held in Myanmar's largest city of Yangon late Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/29 14:31:41

Leading Bangladeshi, Chinese universities share experience in tackling climate change

A conference of leading Bangladeshi and Chinese universities kicked off Friday in Dhaka to share experiences in dealing with environmental and ecological risks amid a warming planet.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/29 13:59:23

At least 30 killed after earthquake, tsunami hit central Indonesia

At least 30 people were killed in Palu, capital of Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province after it was hit by a powerful earthquake and ensuing tsunami on Friday, local media quoted hospital staff as saying on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/29 11:47:33

7.5 temblor roils Indonesia's Palu with 2-meter-high wave

A tsunami of up to two meters hit a small city on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi after a major 7.5 quake struck offshore on Friday, collapsing buildings and washing a vessel ashore, but there was no word on casualties, officials said.
Source: Agencies | 2018/9/28 23:23:40

Thailand prepares for return of civilian rule

A new chief of Thailand's army took command on Friday, a staunchly royalist general who will oversee a return to barracks to make way for a civilian government after nearly five years of military rule.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/28 23:13:41

India's top court scraps ban on women entering famous Hindu temple

India's top court on Friday revoked a ban on women entering a famous Hindu temple following a decades-long legal battle, ruling that patriarchy cannot be allowed to trump faith.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/28 22:18:42

Plane crashes into Pacific lagoon

Passengers were forced to swim for their lives Friday when an airliner ditched into a lagoon after missing the runway on a remote Pacific island and began sinking.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/28 22:18:42

Bangladeshi PM asks for early repatriation of Rohingya refugees

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked for an early repatriation of Bengali-speaking Rohingya refugees from her country to Myanmar.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/28 14:51:19

Danish vessel tests Russian Arctic route as ice pack melts

A Danish vessel loaded with Russian fish and South Korean electronics arrived on Thursday in Saint Petersburg, becoming the first container ship to navigate the Russian Arctic as the ice pack melts and recedes.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/27 23:23:41