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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 ...


Pakistani lawmakers elect Asad Qaiser as new parliamentary speaker

Asad Qaiser of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf or PTI was elected speaker of the National Assembly or the lower house of the country's parliament on Wednesday, according to an official announcement made by Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, the outgoing speaker.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/15 21:16:48

Turkey, Russia come closer amid common tension with US

Turkey and Russia display further rapprochement after the United States imposed sanctions on Moscow and Ankara on different grounds.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/15 21:13:28

Suicide attack rocks Kabul's western edge, casualties feared

Casualties are feared as a suicide bombing was launched on a private educational center in Dasht-e-Barchi locality of Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Wednesday, a security official confirmed on condition of anonymity.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/15 20:21:25

Putin ready to meet Kim at 'early date': KCNA

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet with Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong Un "at an early date," the DPRK's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Wednesday. The two leaders are expected to share thoughts on "bilateral ties" as well as "important issues," according to the Russian TV network RT.
Source: CGTN | 2018/8/15 20:14:24

Spilling the beans

President Donald Trump lashed out at his former "Apprentice" and White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman Tuesday in especially angry terms, slamming her as a "dog" and a "crazed, crying lowlife" as her tell-all book hit stores.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/15 19:03:41

China looks forward to positive results from north-south summit in Pyongyang: FM spokesperson

China Wednesday welcomed the upcoming north-south summit in Pyongyang set for next month, saying it looks forward to positive results.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/15 17:38:56

But mom! I want to play

A lion cub preferring to wander through the grass instead of going to its mother was eventually picked up by its neck and carried away. The humorous scene was captured by wildlife photographer Paul Goldstein in Kenya's Maasai Mara.
Source: VCG | 2018/8/15 16:03:09

Australian senator censured for "racist" anti-Muslim speech

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday joined politicians from all sides of the political spectrum to condemn a senator's "racist" inaugural speech.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/15 14:18:49

India to send human into space by 2022: PM

India will become the fourth nation in the world to send human into space by 2022, announced Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, while delivering his speech on the occasion of the country's 72nd Independence Day.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/15 14:18:30

Turkey raises tariffs on some US imports in retaliation, says report

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan signed a decree to raise the tariffs on some US imports including cars, alcohol and tobacco, an official report said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/15 14:12:05

45 soldiers killed in Taliban attack on military camp in N. Afghanistan

At least 45 Afghan security force members were killed after Taliban militants stormed a joint military camp in northern Baghlan province overnight, reported local media Tolo News TV on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/15 14:11:45

Washington-Pyongyang talks to become "regular course of business", says State Department

The US State Department said Tuesday that inter-governmental talks between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will become a "regular course of business" with denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula as the focus.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/15 14:10:27

S.Korean president says to deepen trust with DPRK in Pyongyang summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday that his country will deepen trust with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the upcoming summit with top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/15 14:09:31