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Myanmar interfaith group condemns ARSA's attacks in northern state

The Myanmar Interfaith Friendship and Unity Group (MIFUG) has denounced the recent acts of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) in the northern Rakhine state, saying that no religion would ever allow such terrorist attacks.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 10:23:27

Australia announces satellite program to assist defence force

Australia has launched a 7.81 million US dollar satellite program that will conduct audio and visual surveillance for the Australian Defence Force.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 10:22:09

Aussie gov't hits back at report claiming nation facing 20 years without submarines

Australia's government has hit back at claims that the country should buy "off-the-shelf" submarines, saying doing so would be "dangerous."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 10:17:58

Six terrorists killed in Pakistan's Karachi

Six suspected terrorists were killed in an encounter during a raid at the suspects' hideout, police in the Pakistani port city of Karachi said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 10:16:55

14 Rohingya refugees believed to have drowned when their boat capsized: UNHCR

The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR on Thursday revealed that it has received a report of a tragedy in the Bay of Bengal in which 14 Rohingya refugees are believed to have drowned when their boat capsized on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 9:58:32

Japanese PM attends ceremony marking China's upcoming National Day

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended on Thursday a ceremony marking China's upcoming National Day at the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 9:48:28

Legal immigrants

An Indonesian immigration officer holds two IDs for two giant pandas as they arrive at the Sukarno-Hatta airport in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta on Thursday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/9/28 23:28:40

Abe kicks off election battle

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament Thursday, effectively kicking off a national election campaign where he faces an unexpected and formidable challenge from the popular governor of Tokyo.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/28 23:13:40

Chinese Embassy hosts Abe in unprecedented visit to mark anniversary of ties

The relationship between China and Japan has improved recently though more sincerity should be seen from the Japanese government for long-term, sustainable ties between the two Asian giants, Chinese experts noted Thursday, one day before the 45th anniversary of the normalization of Japan-China diplomatic ties.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/28 23:13:40

Myanmar says poised to take back ‘verified’ Rohingya

Myanmar is poised to begin "verifying" how many of the near half a million Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh it will take back, the Ministry of Information said Thursday, naming land and sea points in the restive Rakhine state for their return.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/28 22:43:40

Goddess walkabout

Trishna Shakya (center), 3, is carried by her father Bijaya Ratna Shakya as she heads to Kumari House where she will live for the next few years as the new Kumari, and worshipped as a living goddess, in Kathmandu on Thursday. The 3-year-old has been named the new Kumari of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu after her predecessor retired when she reached puberty.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/28 22:28:39

Two teenagers charged with murder over Malaysia's tragic fire

Two teenagers who linked to the religious school fire in Malaysia that killed 23 people were charged with murder here on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 17:20:23

S.Korean presidents stresses need for early transfer of wartime operational control from US

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday stressed a need for early transfer of wartime operational control of its forces from the United States to better tackle the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s nuclear and missile threats.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 14:29:27

Renowned Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann dies at age of 91

Renowned Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann died of natural cause at the age of 91 at his home in northwest Cambodia's Siem Reap province on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 14:28:52

Philippines tells US it does not allow extrajudicial killings in anti-drug war

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have met in Washington to discuss Manila's anti-drug war, a statement issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in Manila Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 13:46:41

Australian Navy facing up to 20 years without submarines: report

The Australian Navy could be without submarines for two decades, an independent report has found.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 12:19:47

S.Korean president's approval rating rebounds in 5 weeks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating rebounded in five weeks, a survey showed Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 12:19:15

Japan's PM dissolves lower house of parliament for general election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday dissolved the more powerful lower chamber of Japan's bicameral parliament and called a general election.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 12:19:01