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Flights sent to fetch stranded Chinese tourists in Bali

Two major Chinese state-owned carriers on Wednesday night sent flights to fetch more than 2,700 Chinese tourists stranded in Bali, Indonesia, after a volcano eruption.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 1:16:01

Pope meets Myanmar clergy after holding mass

Pope Francis called on Myanmar's top Buddhist monks to conquer "prejudice and hatred" in a country scored by communal divisions, after holding the nation's first-ever papal mass, attended by 150,000 Catholics on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/29 23:28:40

15 suspected Filipino rebels killed in fire fight as peace talks cancelled

Fifteen suspected communist guerrillas including six women have been killed in a gun battle, the Philippine military said on Wednesday, days after President Rodrigo Duterte called off peace talks.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/29 23:28:40

Australia's upper house passes gay marriage bill

Australia's upper house senate on Wednesday passed a bill paving the way for the legalization of gay marriage, rejecting conservative efforts to add religious exemptions to the legislation.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/29 21:33:40

Sumo champion retires after brutal assault on rival in drinking spree

Japan's ancient sport of sumo suffered another humiliating blow Wednesday when grand champion Harumafuji retired to atone for a brutal assault on a rival wrestler while out drinking.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/29 21:33:40

Indonesia reopens Bali airport

Bali's international airport reopened Wednesday afternoon after a nearly three-day shutdown as towering columns of volcanic ash and smoke shifted direction on the Indonesian resort island.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/29 21:33:39

Philippine military to build counterterrorism training complex

The Philippine military will build a "counterterrorism training complex" inside an army camp in Nueva Ecija, a province north of Manila, an army spokesman said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 20:36:33

DPRK declares test-firing another intercontinental ballistic missile

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) successfully test-fired a newly developed Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) early Wednesday morning, the country's Korean Central Television reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 20:29:04

China strongly dissatisfied with U.S. anti-dumping investigations

China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) Wednesday expressed strong dissatisfaction with the latest U.S. anti-dumping investigations into Chinese common alloy aluminum sheets exported to the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 20:21:08

China "seriously concerned" about DPRK missile test

China said on Wednesday it was seriously concerned about and opposed to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) test-firing of a newly developed Intercontinental Ballistic Missile.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 17:01:36

DPRK's new missile test-launch draws condemnation from int'l community

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has confirmed that it successfully test-fired a newly developed Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) early Wednesday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 16:00:22

Death toll rises to 19 after cyclone hits Indonesia

Landslides and floods triggered by cyclone in waters off Indonesia's East Java province have killed 19 people, a government official said here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 15:59:50

South Korea condemns DPRK's ballistic missile launch

South Korean military on Wednesday condemned the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 14:42:04

Security Council to hold urgent meeting on DPRK missile launch

United Nations Security Council will hold an urgent meeting Wednesday afternoon to discuss the latest launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), diplomatic sources said here on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 14:41:48

Australian senate passes same-sex marriage bill

The Australian senate on Wednesday voted in favor of the bill to legalize same-sex marriage, less than a month after 61.6 percent of Australians voted "yes" in a postal survey asking whether the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 13:51:57

DPRK declares test firing another intercontinental ballistic missile

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) successfully test fired a newly developed Intercontinental Ballistic Missile early Wednesday morning, the country's Korean Central Television reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 13:26:58

Search continues for 3rd person after 2 dead in Fiji's barge accident

The Fijian police, supported by Fijian rescuers and island villagers, continued on Wednesday their search for the third victim after two foreigners died in a landing barge accident which happened in the western part of Fiji on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 11:24:33

Japan says to maximize pressure on DPRK following missile launch

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that Japan will maximize pressure on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in coordination with the international community following the latest missile launch.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 11:23:22