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S.Korea strongly protests Japan's opening of exhibition hall laying territorial claims

South Korea strongly protested against the Japanese government for its move to open an exhibition hall laying territorial claims over Dokdo islets, called Takeshima in Japan, Seoul's foreign ministry said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/25 14:39:25

Russian fishing vessel disappears in Sea of Japan, 21 missing

The fishing vessel "Vostok" with 21 crew members on board has disappeared in the Sea of Japan, the local Ministry of Emergency Situations said in a statement Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/25 13:46:40

Red lanterns set for Chinese lunar new year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Visitors pose for photos in front of the red lanterns set for Chinese lunar new year, at the Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jan. 24, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/25 8:43:09

Russia's Lavrov warns Tillerson against escalation of tensions on Korean Peninsula

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson against the escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula by using aggressive rhetoric, including threats of a naval blockade, in a phone conversation Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/25 8:10:41

US imposes new sanctions on DPRK-related entities, individuals

The US Department of Treasury on Wednesday issued new sanctions on entities and individuals, allegedly related to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/25 8:05:52

Abe to attend S.Korea Winter Games despite sex slave spat

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Wednesday pledged to attend the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, ending speculation he would snub the event after an emotional war of words with Seoul over a deal on wartime sex slavery.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/24 22:53:42

Myanmar to sign ceasefire with rebels amid decades of conflict

Two armed ethnic groups in Myanmar have agreed to sign a ceasefire with the government, state media reported on Wednesday, as leader Aung San Suu Kyi seeks to revive a stuttering peace process to end decades of conflict.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/24 22:43:40

Homeless but alive

A resident walks over the galvanized roof sheet of destroyed homes after a fire hit at an informal settlers area along the coast in Bacoor town, Cavite province, southwest of Manila on Wednesday. About 200 houses were destroyed, affecting about 1,000 residents. No deaths or injuries were reported.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/24 22:43:39

Japanese police halt search after fresh volcanic eruptions near ski resort

New volcanic activity Wednesday forced Japanese police to suspend search operations a day after an eruption near a popular ski resort that killed a soldier and injured several other people.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/24 22:38:39

Search back on

After years of futile efforts, a fresh hunt for MH370 has set off for the remote Indian Ocean - and the top Australian scientist who helped pinpoint the new search zone is hopeful the missing jet can be found within weeks.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/24 22:28:39

Indonesian president arrives in Sri Lanka on state visit

Indonesian President Joko Widodo Wednesday arrived in Sri Lanka for a two-day state visit, on the invitation of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lankan foreign ministry said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/24 18:11:03

Hazardous eruption of Mayon volcano imminent: Philippine authorities

Ash plumes rise from the crater of Mayon volcano in Albay Province, the Philippines, Jan. 23, 2018. The Philippine authorities raised the alert level for the Mayon volcano from level three to level four on Monday, meaning that a "hazardous eruption is imminent."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/24 8:48:17

Data falsification scandal in iPS research triggers concerns in Japan

A data falsification scandal in Japan's renowned iPS research revealed recently has triggered concerns among scientists over the possible damage to reputation of the country's scientific research.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/24 8:20:55

India should further open market: experts

Experts called on India to practice openness in its domestic market after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the end of the protectionist and anti-globalization trend at the Davos forum on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/23 22:53:40

New hunt for flight MH370 gets underway

A new hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 using high-tech underwater drones has started, officials said Tuesday, in the latest bid to solve one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/23 22:48:40

Myanmar blames Bangladesh for delayed Rohingya return

Myanmar blamed Bangladesh on Tuesday for delays to a huge repatriation program for Rohingya refugees, as the deadline passed for starting the return of the Muslim minority to strife-torn Rakhine state.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/23 22:48:40

Tokyo's panda Xiang Xiang latest 'overtime' example

By popular demand, Tokyo's new panda cub Xiang Xiang is working extra hours from Tuesday, the latest example of overtime in a country famous for its hard-working "salarymen."
Source: AFP | 2018/1/23 22:43:40

1 killed from Japan ski resort avalanche

A Japanese soldier was killed on Tuesday after a volcano erupted near a popular Japanese ski resort, sparking an avalanche that left several injured and scores stranded up a mountain, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/23 22:38:40