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Life returns to normalcy in Cambodia after Sunday's general election

Traffic jams have come back to the crowded Orussey Market on Wednesday in central downtown of Phnom Penh, like every common workday. Life and business activities have returned to normalcy in Cambodia after the general election over the weekend, showing people's high confidence in the country's political stability.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/1 14:01:22

200 fighters of IS outfit give up fighting in N. Afghanistan

Up to 200 fighters including some senior leaders of the hardliner Islamic State (IS) outfit have given up fighting and handed over their weapons to local authorities in Darzab district of the northern Jawzjan province on Wednesday, provincial governor Mawlawi Lutfullah Azizi said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/1 14:00:44

Positive outcomes still possible on suspended projects as Chinese FM Wang Yi heads to Malaysia: expert

Negotiations over suspended multi-billion dollar connectivity projects are "almost inevitable" and positive outcomes can still be expected, a Chinese expert said as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Malaysia on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 22:43:40

US satellites detect N.Korea missile development: media

US spy satellites have detected renewed activity at the North Korean factory that produced the country's first intercontinental ballistic missiles, a senior US official said on Monday.
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2018/7/31 23:13:40

FM welcomes US-led Pacific investment

China said Tuesday it was good if the US, Japan and Australia were willing to increase investment in regional infrastructure, while it hoped the three could take more real actions after such proposals had been repeatedly announced as part of an "Indo-Pacific Strategy."
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 22:43:40

S.Korea, DPRK share understanding on trial withdrawal of border guard posts

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DRPK) shared understanding on the trial withdrawal of guard posts from areas near the inter-Korean border, according to the South Korean joint media pool reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 21:22:41

Stranded hikers return to safety

More than 500 hikers and guides stranded by landslides on an Indonesian mountain after an earthquake have returned to safety, with some recalling their terror when tons of rock cascaded down.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/31 20:18:39

Philippines vows to advance ASEAN-China ties as coordinator: FM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said on Tuesday that his country had vowed to play a constructive role in advancing ASEAN (the association of Southeast Asian Nations)-China relations when it assumes the role of ASEAN-China country coordinator later this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 18:59:02

Malaysian civil aviation authority head resigns over air traffic control irregularity

Azharuddin Abd Rahman, chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), offered his resignation on Tuesday over some incompliance found in the Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control Center (KLATCC).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 18:12:30

Senior S.Korean official to visit DPRK to check preparations for reunion of separate families

A senior South Korean official will visit the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Wednesday to check the ongoing preparations for the reunion of Korean families separated across the inter-Korean border, Seoul's unification ministry said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 17:37:28

5.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan's Fukushima prefecture

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck off the coast of Japan's Fukushima prefecture at 5:42 p.m. local time, Japan Meteorological Agency said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 17:33:48

8 killed, 40 injured in roadside bomb blast in W. Afghanistan

At least eight people were killed and 40 others wounded as a roadside bomb blast struck a passenger bus in Afghanistan's western province of Farah on Tuesday, local government said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 13:52:44

S.Korea, DPRK start general-level military talks at border village

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) started general-level military talks Tuesday morning at the border village of Panmunjom to discuss measures to reduce tension in border areas.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 11:39:45

Over 500 hikers evacuated from Indonesian volcano after deadly quake

More than 500 hikers have been rescued from an Indonesian volcano after being trapped by landslides triggered by a devastating earthquake, an official from the national disaster agency said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 11:39:25

Death toll of bomb attack in southern Philippines rises to 10

Death toll of the vehicle bomb explosion in the southern Philippines island of Basilan on Tuesday increased to 10, including six soldiers and four civilians, according to military sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 11:39:02

Intensifying storms in Australia to cause "unacceptable" flood risk: study

Short rain storms affecting Australia are intensifying at a rate much higher than expected, a study found.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 10:29:18

At least 6 killed in car bombing in southern Philippines

A powerful bomb apparently rigged to a vehicle exploded on Tuesday in the southern Philippines island of Basilan, killing six people including a soldier and four militia men.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 9:31:08

Pompeo to travel to Southeast Asia on ties, regional issues

US State Department said on Monday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Southeast Asia next month to discuss bilateral ties and regional issues with three nations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 7:33:14