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'Bold step' toward ending war: Moon


South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday his visit to Pyongyang next month will be a "bold step" toward formally ending the decades-old war with the nuclear-armed North.

Royal well-wishers

Well-wishers pray during a ceremony to celebrate the 86th birthday of Thai Queen Sirikit, widow of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in Narathiwat on Sunday. Photo: AFP

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Maid cafe waitresses sprinkle water during the Uchimizukko festival at the Kanda Myojin Shrine on Saturday, in Tokyo. Maid cafe waitresses attended the annual event, a Japanese summer tradition celebrated in Akihabara since 2003, to splash water on the hot ...


Total victory

Two boys ride a bicycle past the billboard of the ruling Cambodian People's Party bearing the portraits of Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (right) and National Assembly President Heng Samrin ...

Symbolic message

Catholic Agency For Overseas Development's (CAFOD) Sister Clara from Zambia walks through shoes outside Westminster Cathedral in London on Wednesday. The shoes are being displayed outside Westminster Cathedral to promote ...


Celebrating independence

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets schoolchildren after his speech commemorating India's 72nd Independence Day, which marks the 71st anniversary of the end of British colonial rule, at the Red Fort in New Delhi on Wednesday. Modi announced in a speech that India will send a manned mission into space by 2022.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/15 23:33:42

Man behind UK attack faces murder attempted charge

A British man accused of a terror attack after driving into a barrier protecting the Houses of Parliament faces investigation for attempted murder, police said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/15 22:38:42

Italy bridge collapse death toll climbs to 39

Rescuers hunted for survivors among huge chunks of debris on Wednesday after a bridge collapse that killed 39, as furious government ministers rounded on the viaduct's operator, saying it should pay fines and compensation and lose its concession.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/15 22:38:42

'Bold step' toward ending war: Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday his visit to Pyongyang next month will be a "bold step" toward formally ending the decades-old war with the nuclear-armed North.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/15 22:38:41

India must find unique development path to achieve its manufacturing ambitions

Wednesday was a memorable day for India, as it marked the anniversary of the country's independence from the British Empire in 1947. During the subsequent decades, India created an impressive economic miracle, lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, but it has long been beset by a failure to achieve its manufacturing ambitions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/15 22:33:42

India's Modi announces space mission, health scheme as election nears

India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022 and roll out a health insurance scheme from September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday in his last Independence Day speech ahead of next year's general election.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/15 22:33:40

Turkey hits back with tariffs at US

Turkey on Wednesday said it was hiking tariffs on imports of key US products in retaliation for American sanctions against Ankara, as a bitter dispute between the two allies that sent the Turkish lira into freefall showed no sign of ending.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/15 22:28:42

US trying to get 'surrender' via sanctions, says Iran VP

The United States is trying to make Iran surrender through the imposition of sanctions, Iranian vice president Eshaq Jahangiri said on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/15 22:28:42

Iconic Soviet cartoon creator Eduard Uspensky dies

Legendary Soviet children's writer and creator of the USSR's most popular cartoon characters Eduard Uspensky died in his home in the Moscow suburbs at the age of 80 late on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/15 22:28:40

Japan toddler found alive after 3 days

A 2-year-old boy who went missing in woods in western Japan has been found unharmed after three days alone, apparently surviving on river water as volunteers hunted desperately for him.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/15 22:23:41

NZ bans non-residents from buying homes

New Zealand's parliament passed a law on Wednesday to ban many non-­resident foreigners from buying ­existing homes, completing the Labour-led ­government's election campaign pledge.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/15 22:23:40

North Korean seafood attracts Chinese diners to cross border one-day tours

Chinese gourmands are sampling cheap high-quality seafood on one-day trips across the China-North Korea border.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/15 21:48:40

At least 22 students dead as boat sinks on Nile River in Sudan: official media

At least 22 students drowned on Wednesday when a boat was crossing the Nile River in Sudan, state news agency SUNA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/15 21:20:30