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Nuclear applause

This undated picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Sunday shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (front second left) attending an art performance dedicated to nuclear scientists and technicians, who worked on a hydrogen bomb which the regime claimed to have successfully tested, at the People’s Theatre in Pyongyang.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/10 22:53:40

Philippines plans to ban ASEAN security personnel from using mobile phones

The Philippines plans to ban security personnel from carrying mobile phones while on duty during the leaders' summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and East Asian Summit (EAS) in November, local media reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/10 17:54:35

5.7-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan's Hokkaido prefecture

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 struck off Japan's Hokkaido prefecture at 5:44 p.m. local time, Japan Meteorological Agency said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/10 17:28:36

China, the Philippines to expedite work on cooperative projects

China and the Philippines agreed to speed up the working process of cooperative projects, hoping to make vital progress within this year, a Chinese commercial official said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/9 19:35:09

5 killed, 1 injured in onboard tanker explosion in Indonesia

A total of five people were killed with another suffering from serious injury after an onboard explosion in a tanker owned by state oil and gas company Pertamina, spokesman of national search and rescue office Marsudi said here on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/9 18:37:39

US calls for vote on draft UN Security Council resolution on DPRK

The United States has called for a UN Security Council meeting to vote on a draft resolution to impose additional sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), said the US mission to the United Nations on Friday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/9 12:58:34

Anti-THAAD S.Koreans vow to fight for removal outside Blue House

Outside the presidential office of South Korea, scores of civilians against the deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile interception system gathered on Friday afternoon.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/9 8:33:15

Red Cross scales up aid for people fleeing violence across Myanmar, Bangladesh border

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Friday said it is deeply concerned about the condition of families fleeing violence in Myanmar to seek safety in Bangladesh since Aug. 25.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/9 8:31:21

Iran, South Korea sign deal on banking cooperation

Iran and South Korea signed an agreement to cooperate in banking sector, Press TV reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/9 8:30:31

UN steps up aid as refugees flee Myanmar to Bangladesh

UN agencies have stepped up efforts to provide aid to refugees who are fleeing violence in Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh, said the world organization.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/9 7:54:50

Pakistan opens fifth nuclear power plant

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday inaugurated the country's fifth nuclear power plant, developed in collaboration with China amid hopes that his government could end chronic power shortages this year.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/9 0:23:40

Exodus of Rohingya reaches 270,000

An unprecedented surge of 270,000 Rohingya has sought refuge in Bangladesh over the past two weeks, the UN refugee agency said Friday, as it announced a dramatic jump in total.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/9 0:23:39

Xi, Macron exchange views on Korean denuclearization

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday held a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on the Korean Peninsula issue, stressing China's insistence that the peninsula be denuclearized.
Source: Xinhua-Reuters | 2017/9/9 0:18:39

Australia offers to train Philippine troops on counter-terrorism

Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne said on Friday that Australia offered to send military specialists to the Philippines to train Philippine troops on counter-terrorism, reiterating Australia's commitment to support Manila in combating Islamist extremism.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 23:21:22

5.3-magnitude quake rocks Japan's Akita prefecture, no tsunami warning issued

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 rocked Japan's northern Akita prefecture, Japan Meteorological Agency said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 22:04:21

DPRK military experts leave Uganda over nuclear sanctions

Military experts from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) completed this week their withdrawal from Uganda where they have been training troops.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 19:46:24

Japan has no plan to review 3 non-nuclear principles: FM

The Japanese government is not planning to review its three non-nuclear principles, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 18:04:28

ASEAN welcomes China's proposal to further enhance, integrate economic, trade ties

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Friday welcomed China's proposal to synergize the Belt and Road Initiative with the bloc's development strategy to further enhance and integrate China-ASEAN economic and trade ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/8 16:04:32