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Manila warns against killing of birds amid flu outbreak

The Philippines on Sunday warned citizens not to kill or poach migratory birds that usually fly in from China, the possible source of a virus that triggered the Southeast Asian nation's first outbreak of avian flu, to avoid worsening the situation.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/13 22:08:40

Myanmar to introduce bus-fare card payment system

Myanmar is planning to introduce bus-fare card payment system in Yangon transportation services, official media reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 18:52:03

Lao PM promises to withdraw all troops from Cambodian territory by Sunday morning

Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith announced Saturday that the Lao government would withdraw all soldiers from Cambodian territory by Sunday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 14:01:00

Endangered bird confiscated by quarantine officers in Indonesia

A Cendrawasih bird, an endangered bird, is seen inside a cage as confiscated by quarantine officers at North Sumatra's Kuala Namu airport, Indonesia on Aug. 11, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 10:38:39

Cambodian PM flies to Laos to discuss border issue

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen left here for Vientiane on Saturday to discuss border issue with his Laos counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith after issuing a six-day ultimatum to Lao troops to retreat from Cambodian territory.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 9:59:56

Time for de-escalation, lowering tensions over Korean Peninsula: UN

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, continuing to be concerned over Korean Peninsula rhetoric, said on Friday it was time to lower tensions after a week of heightening escalation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 7:36:36

US businessman sees anti-nuclear banker market growing amid tension between Washington, Pyongyang

A Los Angeles-based businessman manufacturing bomb shelters said Friday that the demand keeps growing as fears have intensified amid the exchange of fierce rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 7:32:49

Otterly delightful

Visitors at the Jamsil Lotte World Mall aquarium in Songpa-gu, Seoul look at a mother otter and her babies Thursday. The baby otters, known as pups, are around 1 month old.
Source: CFP | 2017/8/12 0:03:40

Trump says US military ‘locked and loaded’ on NK

US President Donald Trump on Friday once again upped the ante in his war of words with North Korea, warning Pyongyang that the US military is "locked and loaded" in the event of a misstep by Pyongyang, despite mounting international calls for restraint.
Source: Agencies | 2017/8/12 0:03:40

Families urge Malaysia on MH370 hunt offer

Relatives of passengers aboard missing flight MH370 Friday demanded Malaysia accept a US exploration firm's offer to take up the hunt for the aircraft, which was suspended this year.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/12 0:03:40

17 Indonesian nationals escape IS in Syria: official

Some 17 Indonesian citizens, who had escaped from the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria, were being repatriated back home, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 22:06:32

Cambodian PM to discuss border issue with Lao counterpart

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen announced Friday that he will fly to Laos on Saturday to discuss border issue with his counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 19:08:45

Singapore to realize cashless public transport system by 2020

Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) and its subsidiary TransitLink are working towards a fully cashless vision for public transport by 2020.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 18:10:07

Indian Air Force drone crashes in Indian-controlled Kashmir

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Air Force crashed in Indian-controlled Kashmir Friday, a senior police official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 17:04:27

S. Korean WWII forced labor victims win suit again against Japan's Mitsubishi

South Korean victims of forced labor during World War II won a suit against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on Friday, after a court ordered the Japanese company earlier this week to pay damages to another victim and a bereaved family.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 15:43:07

30 Taliban militants killed in accidental blast in Afghanistan

At least 30 Taliban militants were killed in an accidental blast in Afghanistan's western province of Farah, the provincial government spokesman said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 15:10:55

M6.1 earthquake hits Luzon island in Philippines

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Batangas province in the Philippine main Luzon island on Friday, according to Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 15:10:24

S. Korean president's approval rating stays high on liberal policies

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating stayed high this week on liberal policies such as tax hikes for high-income earners and big corporations, a weekly survey showed Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 15:06:45