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Australia issues new evacuation alerts as monster bushfires regenerate

Australian authorities issued new warnings and evacuation notices across the country's heavily populated southeast on Thursday as a return of hot weather fanned huge bushfires threatening several towns and communities.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/9 18:53:40

Japan urges Ghosn to return

Japan's justice minister on Thursday urged Carlos Ghosn to return and make his case in court, after the fugitive former auto tycoon gave an impassioned defense of his decision to jump bail and flee to Lebanon.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/9 18:38:40

Armenian orchestra deepens bilateral exchange

The Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra (ANPO) officially concluded its two-week tour in China on Thursday, which was hailed as a representative event of increasing cultural exchanges between the two countries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 16:18:40

Japan's Abe to cancel trip to Middle East amid rising tensions

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will cancel a planned trip to the Middle East initially planned from Saturday amid the escalating tensions in the region, government sources said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/9 1:32:59

One dead, three wounded in Ottawa shooting

A shooting incident left one dead and three others wounded in the Canadian capital Wednesday morning, said local police.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/8 23:24:27

Ghosn vows to clear name at 1st appearance since fleeing Japan

Fugitive auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn vowed on Wednesday to clear his name as he made his first public appearance at a news conference in Beirut, Lebanon since skipping bail in Japan.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/8 22:23:40

Man pleads not guilty to murder of 19 disabled people at Japan care home

The man accused of murdering 19 disabled people at a Japanese care home in one of the country's worst mass killings pleaded not guilty on Wednesday as his trial began.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/8 21:13:41

Prolific rapist sparks shock and disgust

The father of an Indonesian student described as Britain's most prolific rapist said his son's life sentence “fits the crimes,” as the lurid case sparked shock and disgust in his native country.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/8 21:08:42

Indians strike over labor policies

Millions went on strike throughout India on Wednesday, unions said, as workers angry at the government's labor policies brought travel chaos across the country.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/8 21:08:40

Snipers to cull camels in drought-stricken South Australia

Snipers took to helicopters in Australia on Wednesday to begin a mass cull of up to 10,000 camels as drought drives big herds of the feral animals to search for water closer to remote towns, endangering indigenous communities.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/8 18:03:40

Smoke from Australian bushfires reaches South America

Smoke from Australia's bushfires has reached Uruguay, darkening the sky of the South American country with a "grayish veil," the Uruguayan Meteorological Institute (Inumet) said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/8 13:44:11

New Year tour

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits the construction site of the Sunchon phosphatic fertilizer factory in South Pyongan province. Kim went to the site “as the first leg of his field guidance in the New Year” to emphasize that the factory's construction was one of the most important economic tasks of 2020, the official Korean Central News Agency reported Tuesday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2020/1/7 22:58:40

Japan issues arrest warrant for wife of Carlos Ghosn

Tokyo prosecutors on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for Carlos Ghosn's wife Carole for allegedly lying in testimony, as officials sought ways to bring the fugitive car industry boss back for trial on financial misconduct charges.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/7 21:48:41

South Korea's Moon seeks Kim Jong-un visit to Seoul

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday called for better relations with North Korea so leader Kim Jong-un can visit Seoul, despite Pyongyang's abandonment of its nuclear and missile test moratoriums.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/7 20:58:41

Australia bolsters anti-bushfire efforts as economic, environmental costs mount

Australian firefighters used a break from searing temperatures to strengthen containment lines around huge wildfires burning in the country's southeast on Tuesday, as the financial and environmental costs of the crisis mounted.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/7 18:43:42

S.Korean president offers DPRK broader inter-Korean cooperation

South Korean President Moon Jae-in offered the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to make broader inter-Korean cooperation this year, including cooperation in border region and joint efforts to resume the currently suspended economic cooperation projects between the two sides.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/7 10:39:28

Hard-fought Delhi election set for Feb 8

New Delhi will hold elections next month, officials said on Monday, in a key popularity test for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party as it reels from nationwide protests over a new citizenship law.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/6 21:38:42

Fire-hit Australia gets $1.4b recovery fund as troops deployed

Reserve troops fanned out across fire-ravaged regions in three Australian states on Monday after a horror weekend, as the government pledged $1.4 billion over two years to help recover from the devastating months-long crisis.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/6 20:38:41