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Over 16,000 flee unrest in Indonesia's Papua region

More than 16,000 scared residents have fled an unrest-hit city in Indonesia's Papua region, the military said Monday, as one of the deadliest eruptions of violence in years sparked calls for an independent probe.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/7 21:13:40

Philippine president Duterte continues to enjoy high performance, trust rating: survey

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte continues to enjoy high performance and trust ratings three years into his six-year presidential term, according to an independent poll released on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/7 15:05:36

DPRK fishing boat half-submerged after collision in Sea of Japan, 20 crew members flung overboard

A fishing boat belonging to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and a Japanese Fisheries Agency patrol boat reportedly collided in the Sea of Japan on Monday, according to accounts from the Japan Coast Guard (JCG).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/7 13:25:20

S.Korea's nuke envoy to visit Washington for talks over Korean Peninsula affairs

South Korea's chief nuclear envoy will visit Washington this week for talks over the Korean Peninsula affairs, Seoul's foreign ministry said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/7 11:40:15

India celebrates annual Hindu Durga Puja festival in Kolkata

Hindu devotees worship a girl as "Kumari" or virgin goddess in front of a clay idol of Durga during the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/7 11:15:20

US eyes more talks with DPRK after Stockholm talks break off

The US State Department on Saturday said that its delegation had "good discussions" with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) counterparts at the latest working-level talks held in the Swedish capital of Stockholm.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/6 13:31:10

DPRK-US working-level talks in Stockholm break down without agreement

The latest working-level talks held here Saturday between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States broke down with no agreement.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/6 11:06:05

Abe vows to push Japan-China ties to a new level

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has once again vowed to open up a new era in China-Japan relationship and push bilateral ties to a new level.
Source: CGTN | 2019/10/5 16:18:34

New poll shows strong support for impeaching Trump

A new poll released Wednesday showed a 46 percent support rate for impeaching U.S. President Donald Trump, with 43 percent opposed.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/3 17:45:40

DPRK confirms success in test-firing new submarine-launched ballistic missile

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) succeeded in test-firing a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Wednesday morning, the official Korean Central News Agency reported on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/3 17:40:23

DPRK fires unidentified ballistic missile off east coast: S.Korea

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired unidentified projectiles toward the East Sea on Wednesday local time, Yonhap news agency reported, citing military sources of the Republic of Korea (ROK).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/2 8:01:39

Afghan voters head to polls amid deadly violence

Afghans voted in presidential elections amid tight security Saturday, even as insurgents attacked polling centres in a series of blasts and clashes across the country that left at least two people dead.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/28 22:53:40

Indonesia marks one year since deadly quake-tsunami disaster

Indonesia on Saturday marks one year since a devastating quake-tsunami disaster that pounded the city of Palu, killing more than 4,000 people.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/28 19:33:40

Saudi Arabia launches e-tourist visa

Saudi Arabia launched on Friday the e-tourist visa, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/28 10:59:10

Chinese FM calls for effective management of Kashmir issue

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday called for effective management of the Kashmir issue.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/28 10:00:20

Japanese PM Abe congratulates China on 70th founding anniversary

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday sent a congratulatory video message to China on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, "on behalf of the Japanese government and people."
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/27 10:51:07

S. Koreans believe DPRK leader's trip to S. Korea to be positive: poll

Seven out of 10 South Koreans believed that if Kim Jong Un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), visits South Korea, it will be positive for denuclearization talks and inter-Korean relations, a poll showed Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/27 8:24:43

SK troops chase boar in DMZ in war on swine fever

South Korea has ordered hundreds of soldiers manning the demilitarized zone (DMZ) on its border with North Korea to track and capture wild boars in a bid to prevent the spread of African swine fever, military officials said.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/26 20:58:42