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6 militants, trooper killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

At least six militants and a trooper were killed Sunday in a predawn fierce gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/25 14:11:47

PIA plane hits another aircraft at Pakistan's Karachi airport

An aircraft of the Pakistan International Airlines hit another plane at the Jinnah International Airport on Saturday in the country's southern port city of Karachi, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/25 12:02:16

S.Korea-ASEAN anniversary art exhibition held in Myanmar

A South Korea-Myanmar contemporary art exchange exhibition is underway in Myanmar's Yangon to mark the 70th anniversary Myanmar's Independence and the 30th anniversary of South Korea-ASEAN dialogue partnership.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/25 10:29:20

76th joint patrol on Mekong River completed

The 76th joint patrol on the Mekong River jointly conducted by China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand was completed Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/25 0:06:06

Death toll in India bus accident rises to 25

At least 25 people were killed Saturday after a bus carrying them fell into a canal in southern Indian state of Karnataka, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/24 19:51:00

Popular Aussie beach closed after shark spotted in safety zone

Authorities closed a popular beach in Western Australia on Saturday after swimmers spotted a shark in the safety zone.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/24 19:49:52

Chinese song competition in Malaysia draws vocal talent from university students

Students studying the Chinese language in Malaysia joined a Chinese song competition on Saturday to showcase their love of the Chinese language and culture.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/24 19:49:23

Vietnam's HCM City starts compulsory rubbish sorting at home

Vietnams Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday began compulsory garbage sorting at organizations and households which will be fined up to 20 million Vietnamese dong (860 US dollars) if failing to comply with the new rule.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/24 19:47:42

New Zealand confirms mandatory phaseout of single-use plastic bags

A New Zealand environmental official confirmed on Saturday the mandatory phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags in New Zealand that will come into effect around the middle of next yea
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/24 17:55:59

15 killed as bus falls into canal in India

At least 15 people were killed and many others injured Saturday after a passenger bus carrying them fell into a canal in southern Indian state of Karnataka, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/24 17:02:15

Ban Ki-moon shares insights on causes, countermeasures for global problems

After retiring from the United Nations in 2016, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is still concerned about world changes and is committed to promoting international cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/23 23:53:42

Indonesia halts Lion Air crash identification

Indonesia on Friday wrapped up the grim task of identifying Lion Air jet crash victims from recovered body parts, with a preliminary report on the cause of the accident that killed 189 people due next week.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/23 23:13:42

Trump 'ignoring' Khashoggi killing

US President Donald Trump's comments on the investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi show that he will turn a blind to the incident no matter what, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told CNN Turk on Friday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/11/23 23:13:41

Singapore sets off political transition

Singapore's ruling party, the People's Action Party (PAP) will Friday set in motion a carefully orchestrated political succession that will see the powerful founding family hand over the premiership.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/23 23:13:40

Vintage car show helps boost China-Vietnam ties

A vintage car show kicked off here on Friday, exhibiting classic vehicles owned by Chinese people, which would help bolster multi-faceted cooperation between China and Vietnam, officials from the two countries said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/23 23:09:15

5.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan's Fukushima prefecture: JMA

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 struck off Japan's Fukushima prefecture at 11:30 p.m. local time, Japan Meteorological Agency said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/23 23:07:37

Inter-Korean economic cooperation possible under denuke, improved ties: S.Korea

South Korea's unification ministry said on Friday that the country's economic cooperation with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) would be possible under the denuclearization and improved inter-Korean relations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/23 15:28:01

Two Koreas connect Demilitarized Zone road across border: Seoul

North and South Korea have connected a road across their shared border for the first time in 14 years, Seoul's defence ministry said Thursday in the latest reconciliation gesture between the neighbors.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/22 22:03:41