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12 killed, 8 injured in landslide in Myanmar

At least 12 people died and eight others injured due to a landslide in Hpakant mining region, Myanmar's Kachin state Friday before dawn, said a press release from the country's information ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/4 19:19:14

S. Korea urges civic groups not to distribute anti-DPRK leaflets in areas near MDL

South Korea's government on Friday urged civic groups not to distribute leaflets criticizing the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in areas near the military demarcation line (MDL), as the leaders of the two Koreas agreed to stop hostile acts.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/4 18:14:27

10 die as rains, hailstorm wreak havoc in S. India

At least 10 people have died due to heavy rains and hailstorm in southern Indian states Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, officials said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/4 15:11:16

Bollywood actor Sridevi posthumously wins India's best actress award

India's Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor has posthumously won this year's best national actress award for her role in her last movie Mom, a revenge thriller.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/4 14:52:06

Indian environmental court asks northern states to respond to WHO report on most-polluted cities

India's environmental court National Green Tribunal (NGT) has urged Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Bihar to respond to a recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report on 20 most-polluted cities in the world, officials said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/4 14:51:46

S.Korea's travel account deficit falls to 11-month low on rising Chinese tourists

South Korea's travel account deficit fell to the lowest in 11 months on the rising number of Chinese tourists, central bank data showed Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/4 11:56:57

Myanmar welcomes inter-Korean summit: foreign ministry

Myanmar government has expressed welcome over the historic inter-Korean summit, according to a statement of the Myanmar Foreign Ministry released late Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/4 11:56:36

India's Met department warns of another storm as death toll rises to 112 in two states

India's Meteorological department Thursday warned of another dust storm in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan in the next 48 hours, where it has claimed at least 112 lives so far.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/4 11:33:41

China's top legislator meets Japanese guests

China's top legislator Li Zhanshu met with the delegation of Japan-China Friendship Parliamentarians' Union on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/4 9:30:23

Massive protests mark Japan's 71st Constitution Memorial Day

Tens of thousands people rallied across Japan on Thursday to protest against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's attempts to amend the nation's pacifist Constitution as the nation marked its 71st Constitution Memorial Day.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/4 0:45:16

Shipwrecks found during MH370 search identified

Two shipwrecks found during the hunt for missing flight MH370 in the remote Southern Ocean were identified Thursday as 19th century merchant vessels carrying coal, each crewed by up to 30 people.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/3 22:18:40

Aussie bank loses 20m accounts

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the country's top lender, confirmed on Thursday it lost records of almost 20 million accounts and decided to not inform its clients, a breach the nation's prime minister called “an extraordinary blunder.”
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/3 21:53:39

World Economic Forum on ASEAN to be held in Vietnam

The World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN 2018 will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam on Sept. 11-13, the event's organizing committee said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/3 20:50:41

Chinese FM, DPRK top leader meet on ties, Korean Peninsula issue

China supports and congratulates on the successful completion of the inter-Korean summit last month, which has brought beneficial opportunities for a political solution to the Korean Peninsula issue, visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/3 20:19:47

Indian president to present national film awards

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind will give away the 65th national film awards Thursday in New Delhi, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/3 14:20:42

7 out of 10 S. Koreans believe complete denuclearization to be possible: survey

Seven out of 10 South Korean people believe that a complete denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula will be possible, a local survey showed Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/3 14:08:15

Garbage fire, smoke under control in Myanmar after 12 days' fight

The garbage fire that broke out in western outskirts of Myanmar's Yangon on April 21, has been totally brought under control with smoke emitted from the fire being completely extinguished on Wednesday evening after 12 days fight, according to the Fire Department Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/3 11:09:15

All decked out

French President Emmanuel Macron (2nd from left) and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (3rd from left) stand on the deck of the HMAS Waller, a Collins-class submarine operated by the Royal Australian Navy, in Garden Island, Sydney on Wednesday. Macron arrived in Australia on Tuesday on a rare visit by a French president. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/5/2 23:33:39