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FM welcomes US-led Pacific investment

China said Tuesday it was good if the US, Japan and Australia were willing to increase investment in regional infrastructure, while it hoped the three could take more real actions after such proposals had been repeatedly announced as part of an "Indo-Pacific Strategy."
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 22:43:40

S.Korea, DPRK share understanding on trial withdrawal of border guard posts

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DRPK) shared understanding on the trial withdrawal of guard posts from areas near the inter-Korean border, according to the South Korean joint media pool reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 21:22:41

Stranded hikers return to safety

More than 500 hikers and guides stranded by landslides on an Indonesian mountain after an earthquake have returned to safety, with some recalling their terror when tons of rock cascaded down.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/31 20:18:39

Philippines vows to advance ASEAN-China ties as coordinator: FM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said on Tuesday that his country had vowed to play a constructive role in advancing ASEAN (the association of Southeast Asian Nations)-China relations when it assumes the role of ASEAN-China country coordinator later this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 18:59:02

Malaysian civil aviation authority head resigns over air traffic control irregularity

Azharuddin Abd Rahman, chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), offered his resignation on Tuesday over some incompliance found in the Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control Center (KLATCC).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 18:12:30

Senior S.Korean official to visit DPRK to check preparations for reunion of separate families

A senior South Korean official will visit the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Wednesday to check the ongoing preparations for the reunion of Korean families separated across the inter-Korean border, Seoul's unification ministry said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 17:37:28

5.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan's Fukushima prefecture

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck off the coast of Japan's Fukushima prefecture at 5:42 p.m. local time, Japan Meteorological Agency said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 17:33:48

8 killed, 40 injured in roadside bomb blast in W. Afghanistan

At least eight people were killed and 40 others wounded as a roadside bomb blast struck a passenger bus in Afghanistan's western province of Farah on Tuesday, local government said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 13:52:44

S.Korea, DPRK start general-level military talks at border village

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) started general-level military talks Tuesday morning at the border village of Panmunjom to discuss measures to reduce tension in border areas.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 11:39:45

Over 500 hikers evacuated from Indonesian volcano after deadly quake

More than 500 hikers have been rescued from an Indonesian volcano after being trapped by landslides triggered by a devastating earthquake, an official from the national disaster agency said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 11:39:25

Death toll of bomb attack in southern Philippines rises to 10

Death toll of the vehicle bomb explosion in the southern Philippines island of Basilan on Tuesday increased to 10, including six soldiers and four civilians, according to military sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 11:39:02

Intensifying storms in Australia to cause "unacceptable" flood risk: study

Short rain storms affecting Australia are intensifying at a rate much higher than expected, a study found.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 10:29:18

At least 6 killed in car bombing in southern Philippines

A powerful bomb apparently rigged to a vehicle exploded on Tuesday in the southern Philippines island of Basilan, killing six people including a soldier and four militia men.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 9:31:08

Pompeo to travel to Southeast Asia on ties, regional issues

US State Department said on Monday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Southeast Asia next month to discuss bilateral ties and regional issues with three nations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 7:33:14

Chinese-produced documentary to be aired in Cambodia

Cambodia will air a documentary produced by the Chinese state broadcaster to mark the 60th anniversary of China-Cambodia diplomatic ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 0:56:15

Hundreds trek down volcano after Indonesian earthquake

Nearly 700 trekkers headed down Mount Rinjani on Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok on Monday, a day after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.4 terrified the climbers as boulders tumbled down the slopes of the volcano.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/30 22:33:40

Japan to spend $4.2b on missile defense system

Japan said Monday it would spend $4.2 billion over the next 30 years to install and operate US radar systems to protect itself against North Korean missile threats, despite the deal of denuclearization that has been reached by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump during a historic meeting in June.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/30 22:33:39

Ruling party wins all 125 seats

The ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen won Sunday's general election, according to the National Election Committee (NEC)'s preliminary results released on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/30 22:13:40